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Nuclear Medicine Radiographer

Employer
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
Location
Walsall
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Undertaking the full range of Nuclear Medicine examinations, giving support and advice tojunior staff, developing them to achieve agreed standards of competency within thespecialist field of Nuclear Medicine.

The post holder may be expected to deputise for the Nuclear Medicine Lead as required.

There is an opportunity for the post holder to maintain general radiographic competencies,

if applicable, and to work in other areas of the Imaging Department including plain film,fluoroscopy, cardiology as required.

Main duties of the job

To deputise for the Nuclear Medicine Lead when required.

To be responsible for maintaining professional and technical standards relevant to Nuclear Medicine.

To work closely with the Nuclear Medicine lead keeping them and the Radiology Service Manager fully informed of issues within Nuclear Medicine.

To maintain and develop clinical Nuclear Medicine skills with clinical competenciesand attainment of PGD in Nuclear Medicine.

Prepare and administer radiopharmaceuticals in line with Departmental Protocols.

Adhere to Departmental Protocols and Systems of Work regarding theadministration of adjunct drugs and radiopharmaceuticals while adhering to doselimits set down by ARSAC Guidelines.

Ensure the implementation of examination protocols, regularly updating in liaison with the lead Nuclear Medicine Consultant Radiologist and Nuclear Medicine lead,

To provide a specialist clinical nuclear service including calculation andadministration of radiopharmaceuticals via oral, intradermal or intravenous routes.

About us

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust is an integrated Trust and the only provider of NHS acute care in Walsall, serving a population of 286,700, providing inpatient and outpatient services at the Manor Hospital as well as a wide range of services in the community. Walsall Manor houses the full range of district general hospital services under one roof. The �170 million development was completed in 2010 and the continued upgrading of existing areas ensures the Trust now has a state-of-the-art Critical Care Unit, Neonatal Unit, Obstetric Theatre, and Integrated Assessment Unit facilities. Work is also well underway on its multi-million pound new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre which will house a new Emergency Department (including Children's Emergency Department), co-located Paediatric Assessment Unit, Acute Medical Unit and Urgent Care Centre. This is scheduled for completion this year.

We would particularly welcome applications from people from a BME background and people with a disability as these groups are currently under-represented at senior level. We value diversity within our Trust and are working to achieve equality in our recruitment.

We support flexible working for all employees and prospective applicants.

Any settled workers meeting the requirements must be offered the position in preference to any non-resident candidates meeting the requirements, unless the role falls under a PhD-level code, in which case sponsorship may be attained.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To perform performance reviews for junior staff, as directed, in a timely manner,setting objectives and personal development plans.To undertake day to day responsibility for the efficient performance of a clinicalarea, escalating any issues to the Nuclear Medicine Lead. To be responsible for maintaining professional and technical standards relevant to Radiography / Cardiology/ Nuclear Medicine. To establish and maintain effective communication with all members of the imaging team, both senior and junior. To challenge, in a positive manner, poor working practices seeking support from senior colleagues to promote a culture of continuous improvement and development. To deliver the training and development for junior staff in the Department, under the direction of the Nuclear Medicine Lead. To document and report any equipment faults or breakdowns in a timely manner and notify the Nuclear Medicine Lead. To coordinate routine maintenance of equipment, in conjunction with the Nuclear Medicine Lead. Manage equipment malfunction by liaising with external companies ensuring appropriate handover of equipment to engineers and medical physics staff .

Person Specification

Essential

Essential

  • Intensive knowledge and experience of Nuclear Medicine Procedures.


Desirable

  • Possess a high level of self motivation


Essential

Essential

  • 2 years post graduate experience at a senior grade


Desirable

  • Evidence of post Graduate development


Essential

Essential

  • DCR/BSc Diagnostic Radiography


Desirable

  • PGD Nuclear Medicine


Employer details

Employer name

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Address

Walsall Manor Hospital

Moat Road

Walsall

WS2 9PS

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

407-WCCSS-6300238

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