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Radiographer

Employer
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum, inc HCA
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Senior Radiographer (Band 6) role at King's College Hospital is diverse and challenging. You will be expected to work within various multi-disciplinary teams across multiple modalities, including specialist imaging areas such as Cardiac, IR and CT. You will be supported with training from an outstanding clinical and management team within Radiology, which prides themselves on teamwork and patient centred care. As a member of the Trust and Radiology workforce you will be expected to live up to the values of a Kind, Respectful, Team.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for Band 6 Radiographers to join our team of dedicated staff. As a Band 6 Radiographer you will enhance your current skills and gain valuable experience providing leadership and supervision. The rotational (CT/IR/Cath Lab) posts provide our Radiographers with an exciting and challenging opportunity to gain multi-modality skills. Comprehensive training programmes in all of the specialist areas will ensure you are fully competent prior to working autonomously or out-of-hours.

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c�1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible

Job description

Job responsibilities

Service Delivery
  • Act as an Operator under the IR(ME)R Radiation Regulations and assess the clinical justification of referrals to ensure that the benefit to the patient outweighs the radiation risk associated with theexamination.
  • Act as patient and staff advocate minimising their exposure to radiation.
  • Provide timely, efficient and courteous provision of radiographic services to the agreed standards of the department taking account of the patient/clients clinical, physical and cultural needs.
  • Carry out on-call duties without supervision.
  • Monitor and adjust work priorities in conjunction with other professionals to take into account changing demands on the diagnostic services due to emergencies or increased demand from A& E, particularly during on-call duties.
  • Assess and treat own workload of patients/clients, also communicates work priorities, organising workload and encouraging collaboration in the respective work area.
  • Responsible for the safe use and maintenance of imaging equipment, reporting faults to senior staff or directly to the manufacturer.
  • Participate in the departmental rota, being flexible in responding to service needs.
  • Be responsive to change management issues and understand the implications for the Radiology service.
  • Ensure all adverse incidents are reported in line with trust policies
  • Participate in clinical audit to improve quality of service
  • Participate in multiple site rotation as and when necessary Communication
  • Receive and welcome patients and staff to the relevant Radiology reception areas and deal with any enquiries in a kind and courteous manner.
  • Communicates with the referrer any changes to referrals after assessing the clinical justification for an X-ray examination against IR(ME)R and local protocols.
  • Deal sensitively with patients or carers under emotional stress, including the terminally ill and bereaved.
  • Communicate information relating to conditions and procedures to staff, patients and carers andensure informed consent for examinations.
  • Communicate effectively on a daily basis with patients with communication difficulties and cognitive impairment.
  • Anticipate and interpret customers needs, defining the level of customer care required on an individual basis.
  • Communicate effectively with staff within and outside of the department to ensure the smooth operation of the service. Including liaison with ward staff.
  • Give factual information to patients, including children, regarding examinations and understand the necessary preparations.
  • Lead more junior radiographers and health care professionals in a defined work area, to assist them with diagnostic examinations and other procedures.
  • Ensure the safety and wellbeing of patients, staff and visitors within the department.
  • Ensure patients receive timely and accurate information about their examination, and ensure urgent findings are communicated in the appropriate way to referrers (e.g. red-dot system). Knowledge, training and Experience
  • Position patients accurately for each examination, adapting techniques in accordance with thepatients needs.
  • Comply with the requirements of Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts.
  • Demonstrate a problem-solving approach to issues arising at a local level, evaluating the need to refer problems to the line manager.
  • Be accountable for own professional actions and working within codes of Practice and professional guidelines, consulting senior staff as and when necessary.
  • Act as a source of knowledge to be consulted by other professionals.
  • Be responsible for ensuring the legal documentation on the Radiology Information System (RIS) and Picture Archiving Communications System (PACS) associated with each completed patient episode.
  • Ensure timely provision of images to referrers.
  • Assist Radiologists in performing fluoroscopy studies.
  • Safely administer contrast media and other drugs in accordance with protocols as required.
  • Train in the utilisation of complex and specialised imaging equipment.
  • Train on advanced software on specialised radiological equipment requiring anatomicalpathological and technical knowledge


Person Specification

Qualification and Experience

Essential

  • BSc Radiography (or equivalent)
  • Experience in working in a PACS and RIS environment.
  • Experience in supervision and training of less experienced radiographers, students and departmental staff
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Can show leadership of teams of radiographers, AP's and RDA's


Desirable

  • Post Graduate Qualification in a relevant Radiology area of study (min 12 month length)
  • Had 18 months post graduate experience as a band 5 radiographer with some evidence of role extension or currently works as a band 6 radiographer in general and specialised imaging modalities.
  • Evidence of participation in audit and research


Skills

Essential

  • Demonstrates a positive approach to customer care.
  • Able to think logically and independently and to use initiative.
  • Able to organise and prioritise workload, managing time effectively and deliver within agreed timescales.
  • Able to work in a team
  • Flexible approach to working practice, evidence of responding to service needs
  • Demonstrates a caring attitude towards patients and their needs


Employer details

Employer name

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Kings College Hospital

Denmark Hill

London

SE5 9RS

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213-CAX-6422519

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