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Diagnostic Radiographer

Employer
University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Location
Stoke-on-Trent
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata/p/a
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our small and welcoming community X-ray team are looking for experienced Radiographers to join us.

Working out of 4 community hospital locations within the North Staffs and Stoke-on-Trent area, we are currently looking for Band 6 Radiographers to join us on a permanent full time basis, with bank positions also available.

Working hours vary across sites, covering a service to include Morning, Lates and Evening shifts, plus weekends and bank holidays.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a Band 6 Radiographer to join our existing proficient, and motivated team.

The successful applicant will
  • Have a flexible approach to work, be self-motivated and ensure the delivery of a high quality diagnostic imaging service.
  • Be willing to undertake a wide range of radiographic examinations and help deliver an imaging service for a very varied caseload.
  • Be a key member of the team, have good interpersonal skills to support effective communication.
  • Be Patient focused and enthusiastic about gaining a wider, more holistic, understanding of patient care.
  • Participate in departmental QA, audit and all aspects of mandatory training.
  • Support the Service Lead Radiographer in the job role.
  • Help train, develop and mentor Student Radiographers and junior team members.
  • Promote our UHNM Values.
  • Ensure policies and procedures are implemented and maintained.

To succeed as a Band 6 Radiographer you will
  • Have high levels of technical knowledge, ability to work quickly and accurately.
  • Have a caring nature - with understanding and empathy.
  • Hold a BSc (Hons) degree in Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent.
  • Recent experience of working in an NHS Hospital at Band 6 level or a minimum of 12 - 18months at Band 5 depending on experience.
  • Have an excellent understanding of IR(ME)R and IRR Regulations.
  • Be registered with the HCPC
  • Have excellent communication and team working abilities.
  • Ability to make decisions and deputise in the absence of the Service Lead Radiographer.


About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Being part of the wider UHNM family with imaging departments at our Royal Stoke and County sites, we are based out of the Haywood Hospital and provide an imaging services to all departments, wards and Urgent Care Centre, as well as referrals from General Practitioners. A wide range of general x-ray examinations are undertaken, including rheumatology and research imaging.

As a flexible employer we would consider rotational opportunities between our sites to meet the needs of our service and suit applicants that want a varied role or better work life balance.

The Community team have a total of 5 DR X-ray rooms and Samsung DR Mobile for use on the Haywood Wards.

As this post is community based there is a requirement to travel between sites and a driving license and use of a vehicle is essential.

Applicants must have eligibility to work and reside in the UK before applying.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc Radiography/DCR (R) or similar
  • Full HCPC Registration


Desirable

  • Completion of RPS Qualifications
  • Post Graduate Qualifications
  • Educated to 'A' Level or Equivilent


Experience

Essential

  • Recent experience of working as a Radiographer in the NHS
  • Minimum of 12 months at Band 5 level within the NHS
  • Knowledge and experience of QA
  • Knowledge of adverse incident reporting


Desirable

  • Experience of a extended range of imaging services including theatre, MSK, IP/O
  • Experience in Red Dot or Rad Commenting system
  • Experience of leading a team
  • Experience of Digital Radiography, CRIS and PACs Software


Skills, Ability & Knowledge

Essential

  • Computer literate including Radiology Information Systems/PACs
  • Sound knowledge of IR(ME)R and IRR
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to organise and prioritise (self and others)


Desirable

  • Demonstration of conducting audit
  • Ability to work unsupervised / Lone Work


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Able to participate in 24/7 rosters


Desirable

  • Ability to Drive & Access to Vehicle


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust

Address

Haywood Hospital

High Lane

Stoke-on-Trent

ST6 7AG

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205-6304804

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