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Band 6 Diagnostic Radiographer

Employer
North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic, ambitious diagnostic radiographer to join our friendly and forward-thinking Radiology team. This is an ideal opportunity for an HCPC registered radiographer wishing to increase their radiographic experience and expertise in a bustling and team-focused department.

Our internal training and support have long been a draw for candidates as it has enabled numerous radiographers to develop the necessary skills for career progression and advanced practice.

If you are a radiographer with a passion for patient-centred care, we would like to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

  • Undertake all clinical work on rotation through the department under the direction of the lead radiographers, maintaining high clinical standards throughout.
  • Acting as the lead radiographer in the general X-ray area and on-call, this involves effectively coordinating the patient through-put whilst supervising the radiographic and student team.
  • Decreasing each patient's radiation dose during examinations by the use of collimation and careful positioning.
  • To take responsibility for their actions as described in IR(ME)R and IRR99, keeping up to date with national standards and guidelines.
  • Observing the department DRL and DIL, reporting excess doses and radiation incidents to the Royal Free Radiation physics service and via Datix.
  • Undertake training to the standard required by the department and accept advice and instruction when necessary.
  • To seek advice from a modality lead when confronted by new or unusual situations, particularly when it may be necessary to refuse a patient's examination request.
  • Ensuring that competency sheets are signed off in a timely fashion and competency is maintained in all signed off areas.
  • To be able to perform complex CT scans when working solo or during out-of-hours shifts, including IV cannulation of patients and safely administering iodinated contrast media.

Please refer to the job description for the full list of duties and responsibilities.

About us

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Hospital Trust (NMUH) is one of London's busiest healthcare providers, providing hospital care and community services for the 350,000 people living in Enfield, Haringey and beyond.

Our specialist services include HIV, cardiology, blood disorders, diabetes, fertility, sickle cell and thalassemia. In addition to a full range of cancer diagnosis and treatment services, the Helen Rollason Cancer Support Centre is based on-site and provides services to support cancer patients' wellbeing.

We also provide community services and have a dedicated 0-19 service for children and young people in Enfield so that they can get the best possible start in life. This includes health visitors and school nurses who are delivering the national Healthy Child Programme, which provides a structured framework for the delivery of key interventions to support the health and wellbeing of children and families from 0 to 5 and school aged children from 5-19. The 0-19 service aims to improve pathways and partnerships with services in the hospital and deliver excellent care for the children and families.

For more information, please access the following link: https://www.northmid.nhs.uk/

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be expected to rotate through all areas of the radiology department, acting as the co-ordinator and supervisor in the general X-ray areas and CT.

The candidate will therefore need to demonstrate a high level of competence in a range of general X-ray and CT examinations.

The supervisory element of this job will require the candidate to demonstrate appropriate levels of responsibility and initiative that supports junior staff/students and the aims of the department.

They will instigate and/or complete tasks to support or improve patient care and service provision, performing any reasonable task delegated by their lead radiographer.

Participation in the 24-hour shift rota is expected once general X-ray and theatre competencies are fulfilled.

In addition, the candidate would also act as the lead radiographer in the out-of-hours rota upon completion of their CT competencies. Team work, a desire to put the patient first, and a can-do attitude are essential to this role.

Person Specification

Education and qualifications

Essential

  • BSc. (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography.
  • HCPC registration.


Desirable

  • IV cannulation.


Skills and abilities

Essential

  • Ability to perform a wide range of plain film X-rays to a high standard including adaptive technique.
  • Ability to perform a range of non-contrast and contrast-enhanced CT scans.


Desirable

  • Ability to undertake imaging for a range of fluoroscopy/interventional procedures.


Experience

Essential

  • Previous work in NHS. Ability to supervise others' work.
  • Can demonstrate first line leadership.


Desirable

  • Experience of Cath Lab and Cardiac CT imaging.
  • Use of Soliton RIS, Sectra PACS and CareFlow.


Personal qualities

Essential

  • Able to work well within a team, to work without supervision and also to take direction from senior colleagues.
  • Able to show reflection and subsequent improvement in techniques when involved in incidents.
  • Can demonstrate a desire to put the patient first.


Values

Essential

  • Demonstrable ability to meet Trust values.


Other requirements

Essential

  • Willingness to work flexibly.
  • Friendly, caring and approachable to patients and staff.


Desirable

  • Understanding of the 2ww, 6ww and 18-week RTT pathways


Employer details

Employer name

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

Address

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

Sterling Way

London

N18 1QX

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393-NMUH-1446

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