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Paediatric Radiographer

Employer
Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sheffield
Salary
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum (dependant on experience)
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic individual to join our dedicated paediatric Radiology Department.

You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide a high quality, responsive diagnostic service to children in Sheffield, South Yorkshire and the surrounding areas.

You must have excellent communication and organisation skills, commitment to CPD and a growing knowledge of Radiation Protection legislation and health and safety requirements to ensure patients receive the best possible quality care. We have many opportunities for CPD, including research, audits and specialist training and we are committed to supporting and encouraging our staff to promote quality within our department.

Our X-ray service provision is currently under review to develop a pathway based on performance and development to enhance progression of Band 5 radiographers towards Band 6 paediatric speciality under the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF).

Main duties of the job

You will be joining our friendly, flexible and welcoming paediatric department that encompasses 3 general x-ray rooms, DEXA, EOS scanner, CT and Spect CT scanners, theatre and mobile imaging. The x-ray department supports a range of specialities including neurosurgery, oncology, abdominal, vascular, forensic and musculo-skeletal work.

There is also a requirement after an initial training period to participate in the provision of an on-call / shift based radiographic service on a rotational basis.

About us

AtSheffield Children's, our purpose is clear: to provide healthier futures for children and young people. Our three strategic aims are:
  • Outstanding Patient Care
  • Brilliant Place to work
  • Leaders in Children's Health

  • We work successfully with local, regional, and national partners to provide physical and mental healthcare across acute and community settings. Many of our clinicians are amongst the best in their field, recognised nationally and internationally for their expertise.

    As well as having enormous pride in what we do, we are a friendly, welcoming, and motivated NHS Trust who are guided by our CARE values: Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence. Our nearly 4000 colleagues live these values, ensuring kind and compassionate care that makes patients and their families feel safe and at home.

    As we approach our 150th anniversary in 2026,we remain committed to enhancing our reputation in children's health leadership, improving the experiences of both patient and colleagues, and focusing on our communities and population health

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    To provide a high standard of radiographic imaging whilst ensuring that patients receive high quality care, working within the Trust values, using professional judgment skills.

    To work as part of a team, to use a range of age appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication tools to communicate effectively with children and their family/carers and others involved with the childs care in order to achieve a successful imaging examination.

    To assess the patients clinical need and level of co-operation to performing radiographic procedures to ensure the highest possible diagnostic image is produced at first attempt to minimise radiation risk to the patient.

    Inclusive Recruitment & Selection

    We are committed to being an inclusive employer and accurate data capture is an important part of that to ensure we are supportive and representative. Our aim is to ensure that all applicants can see themselves in the available categories on our application form, but we recognise that some of our data capture fields are not inclusive. We have flagged this with our system provider to ask for change.

    We offer encouragement and active support to applicants with additional needs, including those from ethnic minorities, with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community. If you wish to adjust any aspect of the recruitment process or wish to find out more about our recruitment & selection processes, please get in touch with our Recruitment Manager: Catherine.Gilbert7@nhs.net

    We are continually reviewing our recruitment & selection process to support the long-term aim of Sheffield Childrens being a champion of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. If you have any ideas for improvement, please get in touch with Catherine Gilbert at Catherine.Gilbert7@nhs.net

    Trust Values

    The Trust is committed to providing great quality patient care and keep children, young people and families at the heart of what we do by following our CARE values:
    • Compassion leading by kindness and showing empathy, understanding and respect
    • Accountability striving to do the right thing and owning responsibility
    • Respect value differences, tackling inequality and fostering a culture of inclusion
    • Excellence delivering a high-quality standard of care


    Person Specification

    Qualifications and Training

    Essential

    • HCPC registration
    • DCR(R) / Degree in Radiography or recognised equivalent
    • Evidence of CPD maintained in a portfolio including reflective practice.


    Desirable

    • Interest or CPD aimed at paediatric radiology imaging


    Knowledge & skills

    Essential

    • Knowledge of radiation protection legislation
    • To undertake further appropriate training to develop knowledge and skill as the post requires
    • Awareness for health and safety requirements
    • Knowledge of clinical governance and its implications for services
    • Understanding of data protection, confidentiality and health and safety requirements in meeting the needs of the child and family
    • Understanding of information governance


    Desirable

    • Knowledge of consent issues specific to paediatrics
    • Simple research methodology
    • Involvement in audit, research or service evaluation


    Personal Attributes

    Essential

    • Ability to work effectively within a team and independently
    • Good written and verbal communication skills
    • Competent I.T skills
    • Ability to keep accurate and legible clinical records
    • Ability to cope working in a stressful environment and within emotional or challenging situations.


    Experience

    Essential

    • Evidence of interest / experience in working in paediatric radiography
    • Experience in working as part of a team


    Desirable

    • Working on call / shift system
    • Currently working in paediatric imaging or recent paediatric experience
    • Working in CT


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

    Address

    Sheffield Children's Hospital

    Western Bank

    Sheffield

    S10 2TH

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

    425-24-6381490

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