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CT Trainee Radiographer

Employer
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Basingstoke
Salary
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you passionate about training and development in Radiology? We have an opportunity to train and develop a Band 5 radiographer to become a Band 6 CT Radiographer in our busy and forever expanding department at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital that you do not want to miss.

You will be joining the team at the most exciting period as we are getting new state of the art scanners as part of the Radiology Managed Service contract, as well as an additional scanner, bringing the total CT scanners to 3 in department. Offering a wide range of patient presentations, interventional procedures and specialised CT examinations.

Main duties of the job

  • To undertake and complete training to carry out front line patient care and high-quality CT radiographic examinations essential to diagnosis and treatment.
  • Learn and develop full understanding of correct justification of CT procedures under supervision and adhere to IRMER procedures
  • Complete IV and cannulation competencies for the safe preparation and administration of contrast agents


About us

Our vision is to provide outstanding care for every patient. Patient care is at the heart of what we do at our three sites: Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester and Andover War Memorial Hospital. Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides medical and surgical services to a population of approximately 600,000 people across Hampshire and parts of West Berkshire.

Our cultural ambition is to have a culture that places people at the heart of all we do, where we all belong, and where learning, improvement and excellence thrive.

We provide specialist services to people across the UK and internationally. We are one of only two centres in the UK treating pseudomyxoma peritonei (a rare form of abdominal cancer) and we are leaders in the field of tertiary liver cancer and colorectal cancer.

The trust employs more than 9,000 staff and has a turnover of over �500 million a year. As a Foundation Trust, we are directly accountable to our members through the governors. The Council of Governors represent the interests of their constituencies and influence the future plans of the Foundation Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To undertake and complete training in order to carry out front line patient care and high-quality CT and radiographic examinations essential to diagnosis and treatment. Under supervision of the trained CT Radiographers, assess the suitability of patients to undergo CT examinations and specialised procedures and modify technique accordingly in line with policy and protocols. To assess own workload and maintain associated records To complete training and gain competence to undertake a wide range of CT examinations across a range of specialities including trauma, in-patient and out-patient scanning, CT Intervention, Cardiac CT and CT colonography. Actively participate in the organisation of the CT team and patient workload under supervision of the CT radiographers. Work with the Lead Lead CT Radiographer, develop departmental protocols and standard operational procedures. Personally aspire to maintain high ethical and professional standards in attitude at work including punctuality and appearance. Learn and develop full understanding of the correct justification of CT procedures under supervision of the CT radiographers and adhere to IRMER Procedures. To ensure Trust compliance with Radiology legislative requirements by adhering to and implementing all relevant radiation protection and drug management legislation. As an IR(ME)R operator, where necessary, communicate with all grades of medical, nursing and AHP staff to ensure the most appropriate examination is performed, modifying technique such that the medical question asked in the referral is answered in the images. Obtain informed verbal consent for patients undergoing examination or treatment. Complete IV and cannulation competencies for the safe preparation and administration of contrast agents To gain competence in using specialised imaging equipment, ensuring the safe use of radiation and high voltage equipment in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Contribute to the quality assurance of CT scanner and other ancillary equipment. Report faults to ensure minimal down time and radiation safety. Seek guidance from the CT radiographers in order to provide imaging advice to junior radiographers, multidisciplinary team members and referrers. To exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality at all times, in line with Caldicott principles. To work in other Radiology modalities within scope of practice and to provide cover where required at other HHFT sites, as required. To be able to use appropriate IT systems such as CRIS, PACS and IEP.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications

Essential

  • HCPC Registration
  • BSc Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent


Knowledge and experience

Essential

  • NHS Radiography experience
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Sound clinical knowledge
  • Basic CT understanding


Desirable

  • Previous additional responsibilities


Skills and ability

Essential

  • Effective communication with patients, colleagues and medical staff
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Works well under pressure
  • Ability to make decisions and handle additional responsibilities


Employer details

Employer name

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital

Basingstoke

RG24 9NA

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