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Senior Radiographer, specialist knowledge in Mammography

Employer
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Ashington
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year None
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Northumbria Health care symptomatic breast service operates over three base sites, Wansbeck General, North Tyneside and Hexham hospitals, 5 days per week, covering an 8- 4 working day. The successful candidate will be confident in performing all standard and additional mammography views, and will be able to travel to all sites throughout the week.The successful candidate will work as part of a team of Radiographers who specialize in mammography, performing mammograms for the onestop clinic and annual review programme. The successful candidate will also assist with stereo and US guided vacuum biopsy.

Essential Criteria.
  • PGc mammography certificate.
  • Bsc Radiography Degree.
  • Full UK drivers licence.
  • HPC Registration.
  • Full time is desirable but part time hours will be considered.


Main duties of the job

Providing a mammographic service cross trust at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham hospitals.Apply specialist knowledge to carry out mammography examinations to a high standard.To ensure that patient care and comfort are maintained to a high standard at all times.To treat all patients with empathy to persuade, influence and encourage their cooperation in the examination.To liaise and communicate effectively with all colleagues, patients and visitors in a professional manner, thus promoting good relations.Apply all local instructions relating to and demonstrate an understanding of Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (IR(ME)R) andHealth and Safety legislation to ensure a safe working environment at all times.If competent to, continue to participate in and provide a general radiographic service.

Due to the sensitive nature of this post, only female applicants will be considered (this provision applies under Section 7(2)(b) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975).

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinicsfrom Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, in addition to our state-of-the-art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind inEngland. We also care for people in their homes and provide services from facilities in local communities such as health centres. We give peoplegreater choice and control over their care to help them to live independently at home and avoid hospital admission where appropriate. High qualitypatient care is at the heart of everything we do and we strive to ensure every single patient and service user has an exceptional experience withus. We have one of the most extensive patient experience programmes of any trust in England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Provide a mammographic service cross trust at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham hospitals.Provide a high level of patient care and empathy, whilst dealing with distressed patients.Apply specialist knowledge to mammography lists and adapting technique to individual patients, whilst ensuring care and comfort are maintainedto a high standard at all times.To liaise and communicate effectively with all colleagues, patients and visitors in a professional manner, thus promoting good relations.Apply all local instructions relating to and demonstrate an understanding of IR(ME)R and Health and Safety legislation to ensure a safe workingenvironment at all times.Continue to participate in and provide a general radiographic service.Knowledge and understanding of Trust and department policies and procedures.To be proficient in the use of department computer system.Must be capable to work unsupervised and single handed when required.Supervise Assistant Practitioners, assistants and student Radiographers and verify examinations and checking the work carried out by them.To liaise and communicate effectively with all colleagues, patients and visitors in a professional manner, thus promoting good relations.Communicate with patients who may have difficulty in understanding or where English is not their first language. This will include communicationwith patients who have learning disabilities, mental health problems, sedated patients, distressed elderly patients, children and patients withsevere injuries. Ensuring communication is delivered to patients in a sympathetic manner explaining the procedure to encourage cooperation inthe examination in order to acquire images of diagnostic quality using the lowest radiation dose possible.To use empathy with patients to obtain sensitive information. E.g. L.M.P.Must be able to demonstrate the English language proficiency level required for this post.Desirable but not essentialTo carry out all radiographic techniques and examinations to a consistently high standard, professionally and efficiently following departmentprocedures.

Person Specification

Professional qualifications

Essential

  • BSc in Radiography or equivalent and HPC Registration
  • Post Graduate qualification in mammography or willingness to work towards
  • Proven attendance of study days and short courses attended
  • Must have completed the departmental role development programme by undertaking post qualification training in intravenous cannulation and demonstrate competency in the administration of intravenous injections. Competency in specialist areas e.g. CT head scanning and fluoroscopy


Desirable

  • Ability and willingness to further extend knowledge and skills.


Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Wansbeck General Hospital

Woodhorn Lane

Ashington

NE63 9JJ

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