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Senior MRI/Neuro Radiographer

Employer
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
Location
Brighton
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you a keen radiographer who wants to maintain a breadth of skills whilst developing specialist knowledge in Neuro imaging to support (tertiary) services on the Brighton site?

There's never been a better time to progress within UHSussex. Our Trust is in the final stages of a �420 million redevelopment of the Brighton Campus. This includes a brand new Imaging department including Neuro imaging with 3 Tesla and intra-operative MRI. We are a modern department who strive for quality. We are the regional Trauma and Stroke centre with mechanical thrombectomy and our service reflects the challenges this brings with it.

This position would be ideal for any radiographer who holds a strong interest in neurological imaging and would like to develop a strong role in MRI. It is a 50/50 split between MRI and Neuro rotation spending solid time in each.

Previous experience in MRI and Neuro-angiography would be ideal but is not a necessity as our training programmes are very comprehensive.

You will implement advanced imaging techniques within this niche service, developing interventional angiography skills . This will involve the team participating in advanced interventional treatments such as aneurysm and AVM treatment, and exciting stroke management such as mechanical thrombectomy.

Most importantly we are looking for someone with NHS experience who is eager to join our developing team and someone who is as passionate as we are about the service that we deliver

Main duties of the job

  • The radiographer will be expected to work in Neuro-angiography, Interventional Radiology (IR), MRI, CT and plain film on the Royal Sussex County Hospital site.
  • Will be an experienced HCPC registered radiographer able to undertake a wide range of clinical duties to provide the highest quality radiological images at all times to assist patient diagnosis and treatment, supporting all colleagues to do the same.
  • To support the Superintendent radiographer that the day to day running of the department is smoothly co-ordinated whilst delivering a high quality patient experience.
  • Ensure departmental adherence to x-ray regulations (IR(ME)R, IR17), MHRA MRI safety guidelines and UHSx policy guidelines/protocols.
  • In addition to your normal core hours, participation in the out of hour's rota is necessary. This will include some weekend and night shift work and on-calls from home.
  • You will be a senior influence within the department. You will be working throughout the Imaging department which includes a state of the art bi-plane Neuro angiography suite, two 1.5T Philips MRI scanners, one 1.5T Siemens MRI scanner, 5 CT scanners including a dedicated A& E CT. This will expand to include Philips intra-operative MRI and a 3T scanner.


About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer a buddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in ourWellbeing Programmefor staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Service Delivery
  • Be able to use the full range of radiographic equipment within the departments including neuro-angiography, IR, CT, MRI and x-ray
  • To achieve and maintain a high standard of Imaging, and to support the out of hours service by supporting the 24 hour cover arrangements.
  • To be able to perform complex neuro-radiography procedure within the CT, MRI and neuro-angiography environment.
  • Maintain expert clinical practice and support colleagues to do the same, providing and teaching high standards in all of imaging techniques undertaken.
  • To advise on MRI safety issues, including giving advice where appropriate regarding neurosurgical/ endovascular implant.
  • To train in neuro-angiography/ IR suites have the knowledge to be able to adapt technique, to know when further imaging or change of protocol is required and provide appropriate advice to colleagues as necessary.
  • To have knowledge of the various interventional techniques used within neuro-angiography/IR suites and to be able to react quickly to changes in the patients condition when required.
  • Liaise with the appropriate radiologist if clinical input is required and ensure any change of practice is adequately documented and communicated.
  • Ensure a safe working environment and adherence to local department policies.
  • To ensure that the CT, MRI and angiography local rules, (IR(ME)R, IR17), MHRA associated codes of practice, guidance notes, and the Health and Safety at Work Act are understood and adhered to in respect of staff, patients and members of the public.
  • Theatre radiography will include being able to use a range of mobile fluoroscopy to provide imaging during Neurosurgical operative procedures at the RSCH. The radiographer will be able to manipulate the equipment to optimize the imaging for the referring surgeon.
  • Fluoroscopy procedures at RSCH will include interventional techniques requiring the radiographer to assist in preparation of patients and equipment, including using sterile techniques.
  • To acquire and maintain competence in intravenous cannulation, venepuncture and intravenous therapy and work safely in accordance with the departments intravenous policies ensuring ones own knowledge is always kept up to date.
  • Liaise appropriately with the Superintendent Radiographer in charge.
  • To continually promote a patient focused service in a caring manner. Be able to communicate information to all patients and carers to minimise radiation doses.
  • To work in accordance with the practitioners guidelines for general radiography, CT head scans, Renal Colic CT, CT C-Spines T-Spines and CT Trauma scans.
  • To have a flexible approach to work, be able to regularly participate in the 24 hour cover and extended day rotas on the RSCH site.

  • Please see Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

    Person Specification

    shortlisting

    Essential

    • NHS experience
    • Cross-sectional experience


    Desirable

    • RSCH experience
    • CPD evidence
    • MRI experience
    • Neuro experience


    Qualifications

    Essential

    • HCPC


    Equality Diversity and Inclusion

    Essential

    • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues
    • evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles


    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)

    Address

    Royal Sussex County Hospital

    Brighton

    BN2 5BE

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    279-6406527-JUL24

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