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Breast Screening Radiographer

Employer
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Location
Coventry
Salary
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for either a full time or part time Breast Screening Radiographer (s) to join our caring and supportive team.

This role focuses on either attracting a mammography trained Radiographer or supporting a qualified Radiographer to acquire the skills in Mammography. Training will be provided to NHS Breast Screening Programmme standards. The role is varied and experience will be gained in order to support symptomatic and assessment clinics. The work is extremely rewarding and would be best suited to individuals that have the mental and physical resilience to complete this role.

Duties will be undertaken flexibly in the week to include a mixture of shift patterns to include weekend working, early starts and late finishes.

The requirement for a female to undertake this role is a Genuine Occupational Qualification and is exempt under section 7(2) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, superseded by The Equality Act 2010.

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Main duties of the job

For the Band 6 position, the post holder should possess a BSc. in Radiography or equivalent, be state registered, have attained the Postgraduate Award in Mammographic practice, hold a full current UK driving licence and have access to a vehicle for work purposes. Should a Radiographer apply without the post graduate qualification, an opportunity will be provided to obtain the qualification in a Band 5 training role. The candidate will move to the Band 6 pay scale on course completion.

The post holder will be a member of the multidisciplinary team based at Coventry & Warwickshire Hospital undertaking mammography examinations related to the NHS Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) and symptomatic imaging referrals from local surgical Out-patient clinics.

Duties will be undertaken at University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire Hospital, the newly opened Coventry City Health Centre Unit, George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton, and on the three mobile breast screening units according to NHSBSP guidelines and Warwickshire, Solihull & Coventry Breast Screening Service & ISO 9000:2008 standard operating procedures.

Closing Date: Please be advised that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

About us

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellencedesignated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award.Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (uhcw.nhs.uk)

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. To undertake screening mammography across twenty mobile and two hospital sites.

2. To perform accurate standard mammography examinations in a sensitive and professional manner, and be able to adapt techniques to individual patients/clients whilst adhering to a 6 minute appointment schedule.

3. To undertake mammography and associated specialist radiographic techniques at assessment and symptomatic clinics in static and satellite units as required.

4. To carry out mammography examinations which are optimal for radiological interpretation in 97% of cases.

5. To perform regular Quality Assurance tests on the x-ray equipment (mobile units and static sites), log results accurately and inform the Superintendent Radiographer immediately of any results which are outside agreed parameters, or, if the post-holder is the most senior inthe department, to take actions to resolve the problem.

6. To adhere to IRMER regulations and local rules of practice.

7. To liaise with in house RPS physicists and with other members of QA team to maintain regular and timely equipment checks following QA guidelines.

8. To check and document identification according to departmental practice for screening and symptomatic patients/clients.

9. To document any reported breast problems, significant clinical signs and symptoms according to ISO 9001:2015 standard operating procedures.

10. To operate RIS/PACS systems accurately and attend MDTs regularly.

11. To take part in regular image analysis and clinical audit sessions of mammography standards to maintain a technical repeat rate of less than 2%.

12. To take part in regular local and national client satisfaction surveys for screening clinics.

13. To perform specialised mammography views in assessment and symptomatic clinics as well as using highly specialised and complex digital equipment to allow radiologists and advanced practitioners to perform accurate biopsies on impalpable lesions.

14. To act as Clinic Coordinator in the assessment and symptomatic clinic.

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Person Specification

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Address

University Hospitals Coventry

Clifford Bridge Road

Coventry

CV2 2DX

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218-AHP-B6-6188152-A

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