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Advanced Clinical Practice Radiographer (General Imaging)

Employer
University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust
Location
Southampton
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum (PA) Pro Rata.
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity to work with us.

Please see below for detailed job description of the role.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen at University Hospital Southampton NHS foundation Trust (UHS).

UHS offers fantastic training and development giving you the best possible opportunities to achieve the career you want. Development of our staff is central to the delivery of high quality, safe and effective care. We can offer opportunities to develop within a supportive environment, and our staff survey results reflect our commitment to facilitate your career progression

We are looking for a suitably skilled and experienced radiographer, who has specialised knowledge of general imaging, to help develop, inspire, and support Central Radiology as an Advanced Clinical Specialist. The successful candidate must be innovative, organised, inclusive, compassionate, knowledgeable, and adaptable, providing positive leadership throughout Radiology. Strong interpersonal skills are essential for this role. This exciting role offers the opportunity to use your technical knowledge, passion and leadership to ensure a high quality imaging culture within the general imaging environment (including theatres and fluoroscopy).

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Additional information

We have 2 vacancies available. Vacancy 1 has a bias to general planar and static fluoroscopy. Vacancy 2 has a bias to general planar and mobile theatre imaging. Please specify in your supporting information if you have a preference of imaging speciality/vacancy.

Successful applicants can be offered a development role (Band 6 to 7 Preceptorship). This supports the band 6 radiographer in developing their skills and demonstrating their ability to work as a band 7. The preceptorship will have the duration of 3-6 months. The transition is competency based and during the preceptorship period the radiographer will be expected to complete the required assessments/stages to achieve the required competencies.

We are a large dynamic, multicultural team of radiographers with a wide range of expertise.

We comprise of the following areas:

Main X-rayThis area provides general, fluoroscopy and mobile radiography for adult in-patients and out-patients. There are 5 DR X-ray rooms, 2 state of the art digital fluoroscopy rooms, and a fleet of DR mobiles. There is also a Xograph DR Dental Imaging room.

Emergency X-ray.This area provides adult and paediatric trauma radiography for the Emergency Department and Major Trauma Centre plus emergency and general theatre imaging.There are 3 DR x-ray rooms, DR mobiles and a fleet of up to date flat plate image intensifiers undertaking a wide variety of complex imaging procedures including mobile 3D imaging.

Interventional RadiologyOur interventional Unit carries out a wide range of complex vascular, non-vascular and oncology procedures in 2 Siemens interventional labs in additional to a Hybrid Lab. The unit is the cancer centre and major vascular hub within the region.

Royal South Hants X-rayThis satellite unit, near the city centre, provides imaging for adult outpatient clinics and GP referrals and has 4 DR x-ray rooms.

Advanced PracticeWe currently have radiographers reporting in MSK, Chest and Abdomen Planar imaging and specialist radiographers performing and reporting Barium and Video Fluoroscopy Swallows. We also have a radiographer Lithotripsy service. UHS also offers exceptional leadership training in both formal and informal settings.

The role involves: Working with others to deliver an effective and efficient high quality imaging service that meets the needs of both patients and referrers. Promoting planar and fluoroscopy excellence within the Radiographic team Providing expert advice on specialist equipment Providing appraisals, education, and training to the staff group to ensure competency, capability and development. Working within all four pillars of advanced practice (Advanced Clinical Practice, Leadership and Management, Education and Training, Research and Service Development) Superintendent Level Line Management duties as part of the management team Education and training of radiographers and Registrars within area of speciality (theatre imaging) Undertaking general radiography to a high level of expertise. To use initiative in adapting techniques to optimise image quality and diagnostic yield. To utilise in depth knowledge and experience to advise and problem solve when confronted by clinical and technical issues

What were looking for:

A compassionate, inclusive leader, who can support, teach and inspire the team to be better every day. Evidence of advanced planar radiography and fluoroscopy imaging knowledge Detailed knowledge of static and mobile DR imaging systems Considerable post qualification experience and expertise in Planar Imaging Sound knowledge of all areas of Governance Demonstration of knowledge of other departments works practice with which radiology has a significant interface. Evidence of previous change management Evidence of previous teaching experience Ability to make decisions and support the team Able to deliver specialist training and education in both formal and informal settings

The role requires a commitment to on call and occasional weekend working.

Person Specification

Trust Values

Essential

  • Patient First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together


Qualifications / training required

Essential

  • Degree in Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent qualification
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Level 7 Post graduate qualification in area of clinical specialism or equivalent experience
  • Sound knowledge of Radiation Protection regulations including IR(ME)R 2017, IRR 17
  • Evidence of ability to support a range of learners in practice or supporting colleagues to promote learning in practice
  • Equipment Super user within area of speciality


Desirable

  • Change Management Qualification
  • Formal management/supervisory training


Previous or relevant experience necessary

Essential

  • Evidence of advanced imaging knowledge in area of specialism
  • Extensive post qualification experience in area of clinical specialism
  • Ability to prioritise work and adapt to changing deadlines
  • Detailed knowledge of imaging systems within area of imaging speciality
  • I.T skills and ability to develop skills further
  • Extensive knowledge of the guidelines relating to clinical specialist area.
  • Sound knowledge of all areas of Governance Knowledge of Trust policies and professional issues
  • Demonstration of knowledge of other departments work practices with which radiology has a significant interface.
  • Evidence of previous teaching experience


Desirable

  • Evidence of Research and audit in practice
  • Evidence of previous change management
  • Previous management /supervisory experience


Aptitudes and skills required

Essential

  • Excellent leadership qualities and motivational skills
  • Ability to make decisions and support the team
  • Ability to understand and interpret complex information
  • Able to communicate with all ages, abilities and cultures including the seriously ill
  • Able to hold difficult conversations, manage difficult situations including disciplinary and performance matters
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Able to deliver specialist training and education in both formal and informal settings
  • Diplomatic, discreet, and courteous
  • Adaptable to new situations and confident to assess and seek timely help when necessary
  • Ability to diffuse conflict and mediate to ensure patient, staff and service needs are met.
  • Committed to the improvement of patient care with a dynamic and flexible approach to service delivery
  • Able to remain calm when under pressure.
  • Presentation Skills
  • Punctual, presentable, and courteous at all times


Desirable

  • Innovative ideas regarding continual service improvement


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust

Address

University Hospital Southampton

Tremona Road

Southampton

SO14 2AA

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