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Senior Radiographer (Mammographer)- Breast Imaging, Band 6

Employer
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Gloucestershire
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Band 6 Senior Radiographer (Mammographer) / Band 5 Radiographer (Trainee Mammographer)- Breast Imaging

As a member of our team, you will help deliver highly skilled patient focused care within the Breast Imaging Service throughout Gloucestershire. We have 2 mobile screening units and 4 static rooms with 3 mammography equipment suppliers. We perform Digital Breast Tomosynthesis, Contrast Enhanced Mammograpy and have Tomography guided biopsy capability on 3 mammography units. The department has a strong research focus and currently recruit to BRAID/ COMPULSE/ SMALL/ EMBED and NOSTRA trials.

Please note it is desirable for applicants to hold a valid mammography qualification recognised by the NHSBSP to be eligible for this job. If no relevant qualification in mammography is held, a Band 5 trainee mammographer post may be considered. Training will be provided to a suitable candidate on a fixed term 18 month contract. On satisfactory completion of the qualification and internal competencies, the candidate will be offered a substantive Band 6 radiographer (mammographer) post.

Due to the nature of the work, mammography posts have a gender protected character. This is a genuine occupational requirement and as a result this post is exempt under Schedule 9 Part1 of the Equality Act 2010 and therefore only female applicants over 18 should apply.

The proposed interview date is 4th July

Main duties of the job

The post holder is responsible for performing mammography with precision and speed, at a consistently high technical standard at the Breast Centre and Mobile Screening Units. They will deliver a high-quality service for patients referred to the NHSBSP Breast Screening and Symptomatic breast service. They will also undertake specialised assessment mammography to the standard required by the service.

They will maintain and expand an excellent level of skill and knowledge in all aspects of Breast Imaging. They post holder is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of Band 5 Trainee Mammographers, Assistant Practitioners and Radiographic Care Assistants. They will maintain positive professional links with medical and non-medical staff within the unit, and with other departments, to promote the highest service standards and collaborative working. They will be a positive ambassador for the Breast Service and maintain a positive attitude toward work.

Mammography is undertaken for the Gloucestershire Breast Imaging service at mobile sites across Gloucestershire and the Breast Imaging Centre in Cheltenham, and the post holder will need to be able to travel independently to all of these locations.

About us

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest employer in the county and with over 8,000 staff, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK. We offer a generous annual leave allowance, excellent bank rates, access to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme, discounts for local shops, restaurants and services, access to our health and well-being hub, access to our two on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, reward and recognition schemes, exercise and activity classes and membership to our popular hospital choir.

We have a friendly dynamic team which invite around 30000 screening patients to attend for mammography each year, in addition to providing all symptomatic mammograms for the whole of Gloucestershire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information on the main responsibilities for the role.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc Radiography/Radiotherapy or Diploma of the College of Radiographers
  • HCPC registration


Desirable

  • Post Graduate qualification in Mammography (recognised by NHSBSP)


Experience

Essential

  • IT competency
  • Have detailed evidence of continuing progressional development (professional portfolio)
  • At least 6 months post qualification experience


Desirable

  • Experience of a Breast Screening Service or a Breast Symptomatic Service
  • Experience of using departmental computerised patient systems - NBSS/PACS/RIS


Knowledge/ Skills

Essential

  • Able to work independently and on own initiative
  • Ability to work to established standards using departmental protocols
  • Able to travel independently to all mobile unit locations throughout Gloucestershire
  • Possess developed judgement and decision-making skills and be highly reflective


Desirable

  • Ability to perform all relevant mammography to a high standard


Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Trustwide

Gloucestershire

GL1 3NN

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

318-24-SUR-R12352-A

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