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Senior Radiographer - Team Leader

Employer
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Radiology Department at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals is delighted to advertise this opportunity for a Band 6 Radiographer working in Theatres as the Team lead. The successful candidate will also spend the other 50 percent of their time working in another modality such as Plain film or CT depending on your interest.
  • Interview Date: Thursday 4th July 2024
  • 37 hours 30 minutes/week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month's pay.

Newcastle Hospitals encourages all staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking a capable and experienced individual with interest and skills in the Theatre environment to enhance provision of services across the Radiology Directorate. The successful candidate will have broad experience, knowledge and understanding in the field of Theatre Imaging with good knowledge of the guidelines relating to mobile fluoroscopy imaging.

Applicants must possess a BSc (Hon)/ DCR (R) in Diagnostic Radiography and have current HCPC registration

Previous experience of managing staff and services/planning of theatre workflow at a senior level and use of an O-arm would be an advantage.

You will have a flexible and professional approach, demonstrating good organisational and time management, together with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The ability to remain calm and manage unexpected demands is critical to this role. You must have a commitment to CPD and a practical knowledge of radiation protection, legislation and health and safety requirements.

You will be joining our friendly, flexible team and working alongside the Theatre Superintendent Radiographer to provide a high quality, responsive diagnostic service delivering excellent patient care in line with the Trust core values. You will be expected to maintain high clinical standards and share this practice with other staff and students.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Responsibility for ensuring effective and efficient day to day operation of the relevant imaging service, on site, supporting the modality Superintendent.
  • To be part of a team delivering a high quality efficient and effective radiographic service, to make an informed decision on the diagnostic images required and demonstrate a professional, caring and responsible approach to patients.
  • To ensure local protocols and defined working practices are adhered to.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Person Specification

KNOWLEDGE

Essential

  • Working knowledge of all relevant professional and NHS policies and procedures
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of radiation protection and methods of reducing radiation dose as well as a working knowledge of ionising radiation legislation (IR (ME) R).
  • Evidence of CPD.


Skills

Essential

  • Good organisational interpersonal and communication skills, with ability to work effectively in a team or independently as required.
  • IT skills necessary for Radiology Information Systems (RIS) and Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS).


Desirable

  • Teaching and assessment skills
  • Leadership, managerial and motivational skills


EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Experienced Plain film radiographer ale to produce high quality diagnostic images


Desirable

  • Relevant role extension


QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • HPC registered, BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography with significant post degree experience or equivalent
  • Post Graduate qualification in a clinical speciality, or post graduate specialist short courses or relevant specialist experience.


Desirable

  • ECDL qualification.


Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Victoria Infirmary

317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary

NE1 4LP

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

317-2024-22-17-DR

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