Mammographer - London

North Middlesex NHS Hospital – Band 8a - Mammographer

North Middlesex University Hospital, one of London’s busiest acute hospitals, is seeking a driven and experienced Mammographer to join their committed and fast-paced clinical team.

Despite seeing on average 2,000 patients a day, over 500 in their busy A&E department alone, North Middlesex prides themselves on their ability to consistently provide world-class standards of healthcare and a caring approach to every one of their patients. After being fully modernised with a £200 million investment, North Middlesex Hospital have state-of-the-art facilities including a world class service for sickle cell and thalassaemia patients, with their other specialist services including HIV, cardiology, blood disorders, diabetes, and fertility.

This is a superb opportunity for a nurse to really diversify their clinical experience across these specialities, whilst also challenging themselves to reach their upmost potential within this busy and fast-paced clinical environment. This role is ideal for a candidate with robust clinical knowledge who thrives in a busy, hands-on environment, and who is seeking to learn from some of the UK’s leading specialist healthcare professionals.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

- Extensive experience of facilitating symptomatic breast clinics including performing supplementary views.

- Undertake all clinical breast work and support breast interventional procedures whilst working closely with breast radiologists and surgeons. 

- Perform daily and weekly equipment quality assurance tests as per the NHSBSP guidelines/local protocol and take appropriate action if results are out of tolerance.

- Accountable for own professional actions and working within codes of practise and professional guidelines.  

- Decreasing each patient’s radiation dose during examinations by the use of collimation and careful positioning. 

- To take responsibility for their actions as described in IR(ME)R and IRR99, keeping up to date with national standards and guidelines.

- Observing the department DRL and DIL, reporting excess doses and radiation incidents to the Royal Free Radiation physics service and via Datix. 

- Undertake training to the standard required by the department and accept advice and instruction when necessary

- Ensuring that competency sheets are signed off in a timely fashion and competency is maintained in all signed off areas.

- To be able to perform complex CT scans when working solo or during out-of-hours shifts, including IV cannulation of patients and safely administering iodinated contrast media.

- Demonstrate a high level of communication skills and empathy when dealing with patients and other staff members, exemplifying the Trust core values at all times. 

- Work as a team member with all members of the department and other hospital staff ensuring an efficient service to all users and patients.

- Maintain the good order and cleanliness of equipment and accessories used and report all incidents and breakages to senior staff

- Prioritise workload depending on the severity of a patient condition and the direct impact on their management, using the input from the clinical teams to guide these decisions.

- Maintain accurate patient records to reflect the service provided and meet professional and governance standards.

Important Requirements:

  • HCPC Qualified or qualification in diagnostic radiograph.
  • BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography.
  • Ability to perform a wide range of plain film X-rays to a high standard including adaptive technique.
  • Ability to perform a range of non-contrast and contrast-enhanced CT scans. 
  • AT least 6 months previous experience in NHS & Radiography department in last 3 years
  • Strong initiative and commitment to mentoring talent, acting as a role model and resource to junior staff.
  • Able to show reflection and subsequent improvement in techniques when involved in incidents.
  • An honest individual with integrity, and a caring approach to patients
  • Excellent administrative, verbal, and written communication skills

 Our Bank Staff Mammographer are invaluable to us, so we provide the following advantages as a thank you for their dedication and commitment:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Ability to book and monitor shifts using online timesheet
  • Weekly salary
  • Priority of shifts over agency workers
  • Access to free Bank Partners Core Skills training
  • We operate with an open-door policy
  • Competitive salary

Apply now for this exciting opportunity by attaching you CV, and one of our recruitment team members will be in touch shortly.

Bank Partners is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.