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Cardiac Radiographer

Employer
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Slough
Salary
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum INCL HCAS plus 20% Recruitment & Retention
Closing date
13 Jul 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
You will be working as part of the Cardiac Cath Lab in a multi-disciplinary team, delivering and maintaining a high standard of expertise in radiographic imaging technique, exhibiting good organizational skills and patient care.

The Cardiac Catheter Lab consists of two state-of-the-art single plane c-arm cardiac catheter imaging. These are the Siemens Artis Q and the Philips Azurion 7M12 linked to a hospital Trust wide Change Healthcare Cardiology Web data image management.

The daily throughput of work consists of booked elective, routine and emergency ward angiograms and PCIs with the aid of OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) and IVUS (Intra-Vascular Ultrasound System) medical imaging technology, rotablation procedure, shockwave intravascular lithotripsy, and CTO (chronic total occlusion) procedures.

The department also runs an active 24/7 primary PCI service covering the South-Central network. Thus, the team provide a dedicated out of hours on-call commitment to provide 24-hour cover for primary PCI service. In addition, the lab regularly carries out the implantation of devices ranging from pacemaker insertions to the more complex Bi-Ventricular defibrillators. We also provide electrophysiological studies and ablation.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a high quality and efficient Imaging service in all areas of the Cardiac Catheter Laboratories and Radiology.
  • To maintain the high standards of the department by contributing to individual and team objectives.
  • To participate in the 24/7 pPCI, emergency pacing, etc. on-call
  • Responsible for maintaining IR(ME)R compliance, interpret protocols and assess the justification of radiographic requests.


About us

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital services for around 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area.

We have three main hospitals - Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough.

Our three core values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other, Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future.

We are also proud to host the Defence Medical Group South East at Frimley Park with military surgical, medical and nursing personnel working alongside the hospital's NHS staff providing care to patients in all specialties

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To deputise for the Superintendent in their absence, including helping to maintain the smooth running of the lab and to play an active role in managing the patient workload.
  • To work alongside cardiologists, cardiac physiologists, and cardiac nurses as part of a multi-disciplinary team to maximize the daily elective and emergency work.
  • To ensure that image quality is of a high standard.
  • To set and maintain standards of appearance and professional attitude.
  • To participate in all activities within the cardiac lab as required.
  • To maintain the cleanliness and tidiness within the cardiac catheter department.
  • To assist and participate in the quality assurance program within the department.
  • To exercise all reasonable care and precautions to minimise risk to patients, staff, and members of the public.
  • To be prepared to participate in the provision of 24/7 primary PCI on-call rota.
  • To work in accordance with all Safe Systems of Work, Local Rules and adhere to all Departmental protocols.
  • To be fully acquainted with the IR(ME)R 2017 and IRR17 Legislation.
  • To be aware of the Health and Safety Policy and to also be aware of all other trust policies and their location.
  • Take responsibility for any stock monitoring and ordering, and informing the catheter lab manager, lead radiographer and in-charge.
  • To complete mandatory trainings and attend appropriate courses including developmental courses at the discretion of the managers.
  • To work as part of rotation in main x-ray when required.
  • Must be willing to do flexible work with weekday and weekends with on call.

Please see Job Description and Job Specification for further information

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • D.C.R. or B.Sc. Radiography Or equivalent
  • HCPC


Desirable

  • Postgraduate qualifications Cardiac related qualifications e.g., ECG, ALS
  • Relevant coaching, mentoring, or training qualifications


Experience

Essential

  • Experience working in a Cardiac Catheter Laboratory or equivalent
  • Significant experience in General Radiography
  • Experience in training other clinical users / staff
  • Participation in audit


Desirable

  • Experience in delivering pPCI on-call.
  • Experience in specialist modality
  • Experience in selecting and evaluating equipment
  • Experience in managing small teams
  • Coaching and training skills.


Specific Competencies

Essential

  • Must communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Ability to manage own workload and determining priorities.


Desirable

  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Must be able to work alone on-call in cardiac environment.


Employer details

Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Wexham Park Hospital

Wexham Street

Slough

SL2 4HL

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