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B6 Paediatric radiographer

Employer
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts
Location
Nottingham
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per anum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This exciting opportunity requires an experienced radiographer that has an interest to specialise in paediatrics. Nottingham Children's Hospital is an integral part of NUH.

A minimum of three years post graduate experience is required. The applicant needs to have an interest in the imaging of children, and should have extensive paediatric experience, knowledge of paediatric pathologies and disease patterns.

Successful applicants will be: highly motivated, adaptable to change team players and have excellent communication and organisational skills. Commitment to high quality patient care is essential. You will be able to display excellent interpersonal skills with a caring, patient centred and flexible approach to work and innovation. You will need to be able to take part in out of hours working including on call.

Candidates must be able to cope with distressing and emotive situations with paediatric patients and their parents/carers.

You will join a large department consisting of 5 modalities CT, MRI, X-Ray, Ultrasound and Interventional Radiology. We collectively image around 400,000 patients a year and play a key role in the journey of the majority of paediatric patients who visit our Hospitals.

Main duties of the job

Your main duties will be to undertake paediatric imaging procedures including plain film and fluoroscopy, and clinical support to assist in the smooth running of the Paediatric Radiology Department.

A high standard of work is essential the candidate will acquire high quality diagnostic images within the department's protocols and procedures, and strive for continual improvements in radiographic standards and patient care.

As a Paediatric radiographer, you must be approachable and enthusiastic, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, to explain procedures to patients in order to facilitate their full understanding and co-operation throughout the examination.

Candidates must be able to cope with distressing and emotive situations with paediatric patients, supporting parents, carers and other family members.

Supervision and advice of less experienced radiographers and students that rotate to the paediatric imaging department will also be provided.

Support the paediatric imaging team by managing situations that may arise, allowing staff with extended role and managerial duties to fulfil their responsibilities.

The post is a 37.5 hours a week. The successful candidate must be able to participate in any future rota system including out of hours and on-call duties as required by the Radiology Services Manager to cover paediatric service commitments.

About us

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust employs round 16,700 staff and is one of the largest Trusts in the Midlands. We deliver care across 3 main sites QMC and the Treatment Centre, City Hospital and Ropewalk House. We are a Major Trauma Centre and also a Regional Tertiary destination for number of specialised Cancer services and deliver patient care to around 5.5million people across the region.

The Radiology Department supports all services within the Trust and spans across Queens Medical Centre, City Hospital and the Treatment Centre. In order to meet the demands of these services, we currently have 25 X-Ray rooms, 7 MRI Scanners, 6 CT Scanners, 27 Ultrasound machines and 5 Interventional Radiology suites with further plans to redevelop and expand these areas.

The Paediatric X-ray department provides imaging from new-born to 18 years.

The radiographers and Radiologists perform a variety of examinations in a friendly, small department. This consists of two x-ray rooms, one fluoroscopy/x-ray room, and two ultrasound rooms. There is also a wide range of paediatric theatre and mobile work covering specialities such as Spinal, Orthopaedic, Surgical, Urology and Oncology, as well as a large Critical Care unit

The department is currently being redevelopment with new x-ray rooms and waiting areas which will provide state of the art imaging equipment, in a paediatric focused environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Attached you will find the Job Description and Person Specification for the Paediatric Band 6 radiographer role. The Job Description provides an overview of the main responsibilities and the Person Specification provides detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed to fulfil these duties. We highly recommend you review both documents when completing your application to ensure that you demonstrate how you meet the person specification.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • NHS experience


Experience

Essential

  • A minimum of three years post graduate experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of all aspects of paediatric plain film imaging


Desirable

  • Proven communication skills in dealing with children and vulnerable people, and potentially distressing situations


Training and qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma of College of Radiographers or BSc Hons in Diagnostic Radiography. HCPC registration


Desirable

  • Evidence of CPD relating to paediatric imaging and competencies


Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts

Address

QMC Campus NUH NHS Trust

Derby Road

Nottingham

NG7 2UH

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

164-6413269

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