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Reporting Radiographer

Employer
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
Location
Nuneaton
Salary
Depending on experience Dependant on experience
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Title-Reporting Radiographer

Hours per week-37.50

Perm/Fixed Term-Permanent

Salary-Dependant on experience

Closing Date-18.06.2024

Interview Date-28.06.2024

This post may close early due to high numbers of applications so you are advised to apply promptly.

All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas.

A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertiseand enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.

Careers at George Eliot - 'Where you make a difference'

Main duties of the job

  • Responsible for maintaining patient records pertaining to imaging examinations.
  • Written and verified radiological reports in own name and to be accountable for these reports.
  • Follow the protocols that are in place for team to comply with legal record keeping requirements.
  • Ensure Radiography staff follow protocol and work with and instruct staff on protocol requirements if there are knowledge gaps.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality.
  • Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.
  • Quality
  • Responsible for quality audits within the department.
  • Obtaining & maintaining processes for service user feedback
  • Key Results Areas
  • Provide training and assessment of under graduate radiography students, APs and radiographers as required.
  • Produce images of sufficient quality for the diagnostic and treatment process in accordance with professional, technical and legal standards and act as point of reference for technique advice for radiographers.
  • Contribute to continual improvement of image quality within the department.
  • Functioning in accordance with best practice and in a manner that meets professional, departmental and legal standards and requirements.
  • Provide specialist knowledge, verbal or written opinions/advice to medical staff and others as required.


About us

Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:

Effective Open Communication

excellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence

Benefits: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Organise the efficient control of workflow patterns within the department when acting as senior of the day.
  • Perform all administrative tasks required, including patient reception & data entry onto Radiology Information System and update of patient records.
  • Undertake CPD and support other staff to meet their CPD requirements.
  • Record relevant clinical observations.
  • Organisation of radiographers, assistants and students.
  • Appraisal, sickness, competency documentation.
  • Collation and distribution of audit results

Quality and Safety
  • Ensure safe working practices and a safe working environment including reporting of equipment faults/medical physics issues and ensuring these are resolved in a timely way.
  • Responsible for reporting safety incidents to the appropriate body and senior management.
  • Be familiar with and apply current safety guidelines for magnetic resonance imaging, Health and Safety policies and manual handling policies.
  • Be responsible for and conduct quality audits identified through discussion with senior management and reporting team.
  • Assess and maintain imaging quality, performing all necessary processing functions to achieve good quality images.
  • Ensure both imaging identification and patient documentation is accurate and that computer progression is timely.
  • Participate in departmental quality projects.
  • Ensure service user feedback is regularly monitored and any issues or improvements acted upon.
  • Maintain and uphold trust values and standards.
  • Maintain trusts requirements for stat/man training and appraisals.
  • Maintain professional standards and uphold professional codes of conduct.


Person Specification

Experience and Knowledge

Essential

  • In depth knowledge of anatomy physiology and pathology and imaging protocols according to specialty
  • Knowledge of current radiographic and wider health care issues
  • Experience of team leadership
  • Working knowledge of safety guidelines for magnetic resonance imaging


Desirable

  • Minimum of 3 years' experience as senior radiographer


Qualification(s) and Professional Training

Essential

  • BSc or equivalent in diagnostic radiography
  • Post graduate qualifications or equivalent qualification in area of specialty reporting
  • State Registration with the Health Professionals council
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD


Desirable

  • Student clinical assessors course


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Advanced skills in a specialist area, i.e. film reporting in chest and abdominal, appendicular and axial skeleton
  • Ability to use initiative, analyse and solve problems, make decisions
  • To use analytical and judgement skills to interpret highly complex images and therefore be able to differentiate between normal and abnormal appearances of the anatomy demonstrated.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be able to communicate to a broad audience
  • Ability to cope with work pressures and manage time effectively


Desirable

  • Presentation skills


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Able to provide and receive complex information requiring empathy and understanding
  • Confidence to work autonomously with little or no support
  • Motivated team worker
  • To maintain a flexible approach and to develop the role according to service needs.
  • Ability to make decisions or recommendations in the best interest of the patient for example deciding if emergency treatment or urgent referral is needed.


Other

Essential

  • Flexibility for 24/7/365 service provision
  • Able to exert frequent moderate physical effort throughout a duty e.g. positioning and manoeuvring patients and equipment with and without mechanical aids.


Trust Values

Essential

  • Effective Open Communication
  • Excellence & Safety in all that we do
  • Challenge but Support
  • Expect Respect & Dignity
  • Local Healthcare that inspires confidence


Employer details

Employer name

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

Address

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

College Street

Nuneaton

CV10 7DJ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

230-36774611-URG-A

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