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Rotational Radiographer

Employer
Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Liverpool
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Come and join a forward thinking Nationally recognised Specialist Centre, providing excellent healthcare for women, babies and their families.

In addition to our core Obstetrics, Maternity, Neonatal and Gynaecology services we have recently established a CT and MRI service as part of the Crown Street Community Diagnostic Centre.This is an exciting development and provides CT and MRI to the region as well as to the Women and babies at LWH.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with previous CT/ MRI experience to take the next step in their career. The Imaging Department is a forward thinking and friendly team specialising in general x-ray, fluoroscopy, Dexa, Ultrasound, MRI and CT.

Applications are invited from hardworking, motivated individuals who have a genuine passion for patient care and experience.

We have a small friendly radiography team and the ability to work independently and be self-directed in the role is key. There is a commitment to on-call duties as part of this role. Any relevant training for additional duties will be provided. Please note that CT and MRI are extended working days.

Applicants must have a minimum of 2 years postgraduate experience.

We are happy to consider part-time hours/flexible working

If you would like any further information or would like to visit the department please contact Claire Holroyd (Imaging Services Manager) claire.holroyd@lwh.nhs.uk or Liz Read (Lead Radiographer) liz.read@lwh.nhs.uk

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected :

To undertake general radiography, CT, MRI, Fluoroscopy, and DEXA.

To participate in the extended day and on call Rota.

To prepare and administer CT and MRI contrast injections following the departmental PGD's.

To work in compliance with all local rules and appropriate legislation.

To organize workload efficiently and liaise with referrers and other staff to optimize service delivery.

Participation in equipment testing and analysis for Quality Assurance is required.

To develop and improve professional expertise via continuous professional development.

The post holder will be expected to work with minimal supervision and to supervise, train and mentor junior colleagues, student radiographers and new starters.

To deputize for the service lead as required.

About us

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust delivers the highest standards of care for women, babies and families. Each year we deliver over 7,500 babies, carry out over 49,000 gynaecological inpatient and outpatient procedures, care for over 1,000 poorly & preterm newborns, perform around 1,000 IVF cycles and have over 4,000 genetic appointments taking place. We believe that this along with a strong dedication to research & innovation makes us the specialist health provider of choice in Europe for women, babies and families.

We have some of the leading experts in their field, which has been showcased on national TV and news, making our teams famous across the world for professionalism, skill & compassion.

The Trust is constantly innovating and evolving it's services to provide the most cutting edge and modern care possible. As well as developing services on our current site we have long-term aspirations for the future. We have recently launched a number of new strategies which provide a detailed long-term plan for our services.

Check out why Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work using the links below:

Video: https://vimeo.com/556197652

Online brochure: https://www.liverpoolwomens.nhs.uk/media/4121/recruitment-pack-great-place-to-work-16pp-v4-final.pdf

Job description

Job responsibilities

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The Radiographer will be involved in the delivery of Radiography services to all patients attending the imaging department, satellite units and wards, with some weekend working and on-call cover as required.

Perform a range of x-ray examinations, CT/MRI, DEXA scanning (training provided) and fluoroscopy imaging in an outpatient and inpatient capacity to the agreed standards of the department.

Participate in the provision of the out of hours x-ray, CT and MRI services to include on call and weekend working patterns.

To work autonomously, as required, in designated specialist and general areas of Imaging making effective clinical decisions in accordance with best practice, IR(ME)R guidelines, MRI safety advice and professional judgement.

To assess the clinical justification of Referrals acting as a practitioner, in line with national regulations IR(ME)R 2000 and local guidelines.

To have extensive working knowledge and understanding of all specialist equipment and techniques and to competently operate the equipment to safely obtain diagnostic images.

Use of advanced imaging software in CT and MRI to produce required images and measurements as required.

Interpret images to assess diagnostic and technical quality.

To carry out duties in a professional manner always providing a high standard of care.

To ensure that all standard operating procedures, protocols, and guidelines are adhered to by all members of staff.

Establish patients suitability for administration of IV contrast media, assessing the risk of contraindications and ensuring appropriate aftercare.

To carry out IV cannulations and injections of contrast media as required and to maintain clinical competence.

Work efficiently, managing own workload, organizing, and prioritising work, liaising with clinics and wards to optimize service.

To participate in multi-disciplinary team working.

To work using own initiative but maintaining an awareness of own limitations and to seek guidance when required.

To address the patients health and well being including modification of techniques, involving the manipulation of patient and equipment, to obtain diagnostic information.

To participate in the evaluation and development of new imaging techniques

Maintain accuracy of clinical records within the Radiology Information System, always ensuring patient confidentiality.

Participate in departmental audit, research, equipment testing, QA programme as required.

Maintain professional standards as defined by the HCPC registration requirements and code of professional conduct.

A minimum of 2 years post qualification and registration is essential.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Learning

Essential

  • DCR or Degree in Radiography
  • HCPC Registration
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Evidence of experience in general x-ray, CT and MRI


Desirable

  • Certificate of cannulation
  • Post graduate qualification in CT and / or MRI


Skills & Knowledge

Essential

  • Extensive clinical experience to include the following: ? Plain film radiography ? Fluoroscopic procedures. ? CT and/ or MRI.
  • Experience of PACS Ability to demonstrate a good understanding of the principles of CT and / or MR.
  • Ability to work unsupervised in an out of hours capacity.
  • Ability to adapt radiographic technique to encompass a wide range of patient requirements.
  • IT skills. Word processing, EMail and spread sheets.
  • Participate in clinical audit as a method of quality improvement.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including good command of English language.
  • Ability to prioritise workload in order of clinical priority.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Maintains records in a clear, accurate, concise manner on a day-to-day basis.
  • Ability to train/mentor students, junior staff and new members of staff.
  • Ability to work on-call and weekend Rota.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Good time management.
  • Awareness of clinical governance in relation to patient care.


Desirable

  • Previous experience of CRIS.
  • Knowledge of MR safety issues to enable staff, carers and other staff to be aware of the hazards in MRI.
  • Previous radiographic experience in the NHS.
  • An awareness of general issues facing NHS.
  • Participate in research.
  • Evidence of presentation skills.
  • Effective and proactive leadership skills to ensure efficient team working, staff development and service improvement.


Experience

Essential

  • Minimum of 2 years post graduate experience


Desirable

  • Previous NHS Experience


Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Liverpool Women's Hospital

Crown St

Liverpool

L8 7SS

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