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Mammography Advanced Practitioner ( interventional)

Employer
Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Luton
Salary
Depending on experience Dependant on experience
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Beds & Herts Breast Screening Services are looking for

Advanced practitioner - A4C BAND 7 - 37.5hours per week

An opportunity has arisen for an advanced practitioner with a post graduate qualification in breast interventional procedures to join our friendly team.

We would also consider applications from radiographers with a post graduate certificate in mammography who have an interest in training for the interventional qualification.

Main duties of the job

The Beds & Herts Breast Screening Service is one of the largest units in the country and provides breast screening and assessment services to women living across Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

The successful candidate will be expected to support symptomatic, screening, assessment and follow up clinics in the Breast Unit at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital and screening on 4 mobile units. The ability to get to the mobiles is essential.

Opportunities for role progression form an exciting part of our continuing service development plan. We currently have 10 mammographers working in advanced practice and have recently trained a consultant radiographer.

We can offer you the chance to join a great friendly team, aiming to provide the best service to our women.

This post has a GOQ under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 Section 7 (2) and is therefore restricted to female applicants only.

Informal visits are encouraged, please contact Anne- Marie Leach, deputy Screening Manager on 01582 497593

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A& E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics. You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology.

Our Values

We not only recruit based on qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who demonstrate the behaviours which underpin our Trusts core values. We achieve this by using values based recruitment. We are dedicated to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone, we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and creating a culture that values differences.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering first 6 months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required. Please review all documents attached to ensure you familiarize yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To participate in the radiographic operation of the assessment centre, mobile units and symptomatic clinics in accordance with the agreed operational policies of the Breast Screening Services and the National Health Service Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP)

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Uk recognised post graduate qualification in mammography


Desirable

  • Post graduate qualification in interventional techniques


Experience

Essential

  • Breast screening experience


Desirable

  • Interventional experience


Knowledge

Essential

  • Understanding of role


Desirable

  • Has qualification in role


Communication skills

Essential

  • Good communication skills


Desirable

  • Able to communicate complex information


Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Beds and Herts Breast screening centre

Lewsey Road

Luton

LU4 0EY

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

418-DTO2478-SJ

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