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CT Radiographer

Employer
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Location
Coventry
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
*** Previous applicants need not apply ***

Perform full range of imaging examinations in CT across sites consistently to a high standard ensuring compliance with imaging protocols.Manage radiographic, technical, admin & clerical staff and students, within a designated area.

Liaise with other staff, and to be responsible for the day to day organisation of the area/department in accordance with departmental protocols, providing management guidance during the absence of the Lead Radiographer

Main duties of the job

Requirements:

1. Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration as a Radiographer2. Diploma/Degree of College of RadiographersSuccessful candidates will participate in a full 24/7 shift system to include weekends and bank holidays

1. Specialist CT knowledge must be up to date and underpinned by theoretical and practical experience

2. Ability to train other members of staff including all clinical staff at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

3. Advanced knowledge of CT safety aspects

4. Knowledge of contrast media, its effects and adverse reactions and contra-indications

5. Demonstrates an understanding and experience of working with performance objectives and organisation targets

6. Ability to review images, detect abnormalities and discuss further imaging with the radiologists.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (uhcw.nhs.uk)

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. To perform radiographic tasks and imaging, in line with governmental and departmental protocols, working both alone and within radiology and multidisciplinary teams.

2. To check patient identification and documentation, and ensure the appropriate radiographic examinations are carried out in accordance with departmental protocols and clinical requests, especially implementing departmental safety protocols

3. Operating static scanners assessing patient's needs adapt and modify imaging techniques according to the patient's condition. Attending to patients' welfare and safety at all times.

4. To evaluate scanned images taken for diagnostic quality, and alert clinicians of any abnormality when appropriate.

5. To participate in the departmental Quality Assurance programme to ensure the efficient operation of the highly technical equipment, and to ensure compliance with best practice especially with reference to minimising radiation exposures within CT.

6. To be familiar with, understand and apply the principles of Radiation Safety, both nationally and locally regulated or protocol led.

7. To give theoretical instruction, practical guidance, and supervision to less experienced staff, Student Radiographers, Assistant Practitioners and trainees.

8. To assist with the practical experience of newly inducted staff

9. To participate in imaging risk management and quality / audit programme and to undertake duties commensurate towards achievement of ISAS accreditation. To attend Radiology Governance meetings and to report all incidents, to include all radiation and drug error incidents in accordance with the Trust DATIX procedures and local operating policies and procedures.

10. To participate in the full shift system including Bank Holidays and weekends, and 'On call' rosters, in line with the departmental agreement, to support full service delivery.

11. Organise facilities for carrying out routine and specialist investigations sessions.

12. Be responsible for the operational supervision and management of an appropriate area, assessing and managing workflow to utilise available resources, in liaison with other staff in the department, and in the hospital. In the absence of other senior staff to supervise other areas ensuring those areas are working to agreed standards.

13. Deal with day to day queries generated by patients, staff and requests presenting at reception, and arrange appointments as necessary with prior consultation with radiological and senior radiographic staff where indicated and liaise with clerical staff, adapting standard bookings for patient specific conditions.

14. To facilitate communication between the department and all service users, patients, relatives, staff and external users, including any adherence to Trust policies, including participation in annual appraisal/review systems.

For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification

Qualification

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Experience

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Knowledge

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Skills

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Address

University Hospitals Coventry

Clifford Bridge Road

Coventry

CV2 2DX

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218-AHP-B6-6441740

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