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Lead SWITA Research Radiographer

Employer
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
Location
Plymouth
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum Pro Rata
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 7
Hours
Part Time
To develop and lead a high level of clinical research in Diagnostic Radiography and related Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the South West Imaging & Training Academy (SWITA) in partnership with the PenRAD and West of England imaging networks, the higher education institutions (Universities of Exeter, Gloucester, Plymouth & West of England in Bristol) and SW NHS Trusts' diagnostic imaging, research, medical physics and IT departments.

***Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.***

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for delivering high quality, effective research and investigations in the field of diagnostic imaging and cancer care, particularly in the development of artificial intelligence, providing and presenting reports and writing articles to the highest professional standards as required.

To undertake a lead role in planning, co-coordinating, delivering, developing and evaluating artificial intelligence products in clinical services across the SW region, working with diagnostic imaging staff in multiple sites to deliver improved services to all patients including cancer patients.

About us

We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE ELECTRONIC, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT REGULARLY. If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support including reasonable adjustments with the application process please contact the recruitment team on 01752 432100. We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applicants around less than full time/flexible working for our advertised roles. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss this prior to your application submission. We commit to giving this full consideration in each case. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles, as diversity strengthens our teams. It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide radiographic clinical leadership to research activity within the SW region which includes working with the Academy, imaging network colleagues, Trust staff and the private sector to develop, pilot and introduce software and artificial intelligence products into clinical practice.

To be responsible for delivering high quality, effective research and investigations in the field of diagnostic imaging and cancer care, particularly in the development of artificial intelligence, providing and presenting reports and writing articles to the highest professional standards as required.

To undertake a lead role in planning, co-coordinating, delivering, developing and evaluating artificial intelligence products in clinical services across the SW region, working with diagnostic imaging staff in multiple sites to deliver improved services to all patients including cancer patients.

This is an autonomous and self-directing research role with a requirement to work flexibly to deliver the emerging diagnostic imaging research and AI in imaging agenda. This will include travel to other NHS sites across the region, other regional and national venues requiring either appropriate business car insurance or willingness to travel by public transport.

To work with the SW universities and Trusts to develop a comprehensive research development and training offering to all diagnostic imaging and related staff, to be delivered by the SWITA.

To proactively promote a culture of learning and the adoption of new technologies across the diagnostic imaging workforce in the SW regions imaging departments.

To work collaboratively with health and IT leads across the Trusts as appropriate and promote the role of research and artificial intelligence in diagnostic imaging to all stakeholders.

The post holder will also develop strong working relationships with each of the network Trusts research, development and innovation (RD& I) departments to promote and encourage engagement with research across the imaging workforce

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • oMust have demonstrated the competencies expected of senior radiographer
  • oExtensive demonstrable post graduate experience.
  • oSubstantial demonstrable experience in this specialist field.
  • oKnowledge of local, national and (where relevant) international research ethics and governance procedures and frameworks
  • oProven evidence of CPD and relevant post graduate training and integrating EBP into current practice.


Desirable

  • oAble to demonstrate post qualification experience as a radiographer.
  • oAn understanding of NHS policies and documents


Qualifications

Essential

  • Current HCPC Registration
  • BSc in Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent
  • oLevel 7 education to include 15/30 credit research module or equivalent relevant experience


Desirable

  • Computer literate (ECDL)


Aptitude and Abilities

Essential

  • Good communication skills, written and verbal, with ability to demonstrate fluency, clarity and effectiveness at all levels.
  • Leadership Skills


Desirable

  • Ability to adapt to change within the work area
  • Ability to interpret the Trust's policy on Violence and Aggression in order to maintain a safe working environment for yourself and colleagues.


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Address

University Hospitals NHS Trust

South West Imaging Training

Plymouth

PL6 8DH

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