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CT Radiographer

Employer
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Manchester
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Targeted Lung Health Check Programme ( TLHC) programme forms part of the NHS Long Term Plan to improve early diagnosis and survival for those diagnosed with cancer in the UK.

It targets those most at risk of lung cancer and will initially work with CCGs who have some of the highest rates of mortality from lung cancer.

People aged over 55 years old but less than 75 years old that have ever smoked will be invited to a free lung check.

Following the lung health check, those assessed as high risk will be offered a low dose CT scan. It is estimated that approximately 3,400 cancers will be found - many earlier than they would have done otherwise - and the NHS will be able to offer more treatments, such as curative surgery which will save people's lives.

This is a new position, to work for the Manchester Foundation Trust and closely with the thoracics team provide a high quality service. The role will support the Principal CT Radiographer and work alongside two Thoracic band 7s radiographers already in post. This role is to ensure the smooth running and management of the new interventional CT scanner and part of the role will involve assisting the lead radiologist with review of previous imaging, involvement with MDT and onwards diagnostics.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have a keen interest in thoracic radiology and will need to work closely with the Thoracic team and RAPID hub. This is a new role to support the onwards diagnostics from the expansion of the Greater Manchester Targeted Lung Health Check Programme, working for the Trust but in close liaison with the Thoracics team to support the Principal CT Radiographer to ensure a high-quality service is provided.

There is a need to be able to work independently to justify referrals and manage workloads. You will also need to work closely with Principal CT radiographer in main department about onwards diagnostics from the screening programme and contribute to the clinical service. The post holder will need to be proficient in radiation protection measures and procedures.

The successful candidate will need to work closely with lead thoracic radiologist to review previous scans images to see if images suitable or further imaging required, attend MDT, supporting the service. Training will be given. We are exploring the possibility to consolidate this training in the future to PG Cert level to allow for the reporting of low dose CT lung scans (This needs to be agreed with University to formalise). Further development of advanced CT practice is also being considered to support the onwards diagnostics and biopsy services.

The successful candidate will be supported to develop leadership skills within the CT department and wider directorate.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity MattersMFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at resourcing@mft.nhs.uk.Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Significant CT experience
  • Evidence of complex CT scanning experience
  • Evidence of operational leadership
  • Evidence of teaching and training


Desirable

  • Audit and research skills


Qualifications

Essential

  • Relevant degree
  • HCPC registration


Desirable

  • MSC in CT based subject
  • Post Graduate M level learning in CT


Skills

Essential

  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to teach and train others
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Demonstration of multidisciplinary team working
  • Evidence of working as part of a specialist team
  • Excellent knowledge of CT packages
  • Interest in Thoracic Radiology


Desirable

  • Evidence of developing others
  • Evidence of team leading


Personal Circumstances

Essential

  • Ability to work flexible as service demands


Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Wythenshawe Hospital

Southmoore Road

Manchester

M23 9LT

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