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Mammographer

Employer
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Location
Wolverhampton
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
If you are a highly skilled mammographer with plenty of enthusiasm for both your job and your work environment New Cross Hospital is the place for you.

We are a small Breast Imaging department made up of enthusiastic, mammographers and consultants. Although small we take pride in carrying out all aspects of mammography including Symptomatic and Assessment clinics to a high standard.

Every member of staff is considered to be an equally valued part of our hard working team, which has resulted in the department becoming an exceptionally supportive place to work.

We are passionate about providing excellent patient care and as a senior mammographer, you will be an integral part of the patients care and journey through radiology. We are equally committed to growing you as a professional and have multiple opportunities for growth and career progression including post graduate training and advanced learning/development.

Previous experience in these areas is desirable, but it is by no means essential. We will actively support development and training for radiographers who have a desire to work in these specialty areas but may not yet have the necessary skills. Under these circumstances training under Annex 21 of Agenda for Change will apply.

The core working hours for our staff are Monday to Friday 09.00 - 17.00. Weekend and Bank Holiday working will be required as part of this post.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be able:

To perform mammograms for both Symptomatic and Surveillance patients in the Breast Imaging Department and to perform more specialised views in Assessment clinics

To carry out daily QA testing.

To work flexibly over 7 days to provide the highest possible standard of patient care.

The post holder will work in the breast imaging department, undertaking radiographic duties, and supporting the Advanced Practitioners, Consultant Practitioners and Consultant Radiologists.

The post holder will work flexibly to provide these services between 8.00 am and 8.00 pm, including weekends when necessary.

About us

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services and we are incredibly proud of the diversity of both our staff and the communities we serve. We are building a workforce that can help us to fulfil our values, improve the quality of care for patients, and solve the health care problems of tomorrow. We're passionate about the value that diversity of thinking and lived experience brings in enabling us to become a learning organisation and leader in delivering compassionate care for our patients.

We are delighted that we have been rated as Good by CQC. We have achieved numerous awards The Nursing Times Best Diversity and Inclusion Practice and Best UK Employer of the Year for Nursing Staff in 2020.

The Trust is a supportive working environment committed to creating flexible working arrangements that suit your needs and as such will consider all requests from applicants who wish to work flexibly.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To ensure safe and effective clinical practice.

1. To work on a rotation, undertaking radiographic duties in at least one clinical area primarily Breast Imaging. To work across any of our sites flexibly as required.

2. To work flexibly to provide these services including at weekends, evenings, on call and Bank Holidays to ensure that you have sufficient equipment training and technical knowledge to produce high quality diagnostic images.

3. To ensure that you use all equipment safely and in accordance with operating/manufacturer instructions and that you and all staff using equipment are competent and trained to do so.

4. To undertake training on the Patient Management System (PMS), the Radiology Information System (RIS) and the Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) to ensure that patient information is stored and retrieved accurately.

5. To participate in the vetting of appropriate referrals in line with radiology authorisation guidelines.

6. To work in a multi-disciplinary team and to encourage team development and facilitate the professional development of other personnel this may include nurses, HCAs, students, apprentices and other trainees.

7. To ensure a clean, tidy and safe working environment, adhering to the cleaning SOPs in place for each clinical area.

8. To promptly report any equipment failures to the Department Superintendent or the Ergea Helpdesk as appropriate.

9. To report accidents / untoward incidents / hazards to the Superintendent Radiographer as soon as possible, ensuring completion of the Incident Report Form.

10. To undertake any reasonable duty that may arise which will assist the smooth running of the Radiology Service following appropriate discussions.

11. To work flexibly to cover annual leave and sickness absence, working additional sessions as agreed.

12. Maintain fitness to practice with the Professional Code of Conduct through Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and mandatory training (Fire, Infection Control, Manual Handling, Information Governance and CPR).

13. To be familiar with relevant Health and Safety policies.

14. To participate in Health & Safety risk assessments, following appropriate training.

15. To wear the uniform provided and to always promote the Radiology Directorate in a positive manner.

16. This job description is a guide to the main duties and responsibilities of the post and is not exhaustive. You may be required to undertake other duties that are commensurate with the post and grade, and which have been discussed with you.

17. You have a responsibility for the identification of all risks which have a potential adverse effect on the Trusts ability to maintain quality of care and the safety of patients, staff and visitors, and for the taking of positive action to eliminate or reduce these risks.

Please see the attached documents for a full version of the Job Description & Person Specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Certificate of Competency Mammography or equivalent or willing to commit to training towards this within year 1 of employment
  • Significant experience working in a radiology department
  • BSc Hons Degree or Equivalent in Diagnostic Radiography


Desirable

  • Post qualification experience working in a Mammography Service


Professional Registration

Essential

  • HCPC registration


Communication

Essential

  • Good written communication demonstrated in the application form


Personal Statement

Essential

  • In 200 Words or fewer, please describe why you would be a good fit for the role.


Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Address

New Cross hospital

Wolverhampton Road

Wolverhampton

WV100QP

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

225-DIV3-6256423-A

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