MRI Band 6 Radiographer - University College London Hospital

University College London Hospital (UCLH) are on the lookout for a committed, passionate, and qualified Radiographer to join their highly skilled radiology team.

UCLH NHS Foundation Trust was one of the first Foundation Trusts in the UK, and are committed to delivering top-quality patient care, providing excellent education to their staff, and undertaking world-class research. The Radiology Department at UCLH is equipped with a range of state-of-the-art equipment, enabling the highest quality of clinical service to be delivered by a specialist clinical team. Radiology is at the forefront of medical research and academia being undertaken at UCLH, with several radiology research projects being led at any given time by an expert team of consultants, professors, and research radiographers.

Key Results Areas

The post holder is required:

• To aid in the provision of high quality imaging service that is responsive to the needs of the patient in areas designated on a rotational basis.
• The post holder will be expected to ensure that the images produced are of the highest possible quality as befits a department with an international reputation.
• All requests for imaging from the ward should be actioned on the same day and out-patient appointment time should be adhered to taking into account clinical priority.

Main Duties and Responsibilities 

Clinical Responsibilities
• To work in various MRI scanners within the department on a rotational basis as directed by a Superintendent Radiographer
• To undertake intravenous injections of contrast medium in line with departmental policies and procedures.
• To be responsible for the cleanliness, and the provisioning of, the allocated scanner within the department under the direction of the Band 7 Radiographer for that area.
• To ensure that all clinical and non-clinical accidents or incidents in the work area are promptly brought to the attention of the Radiology Services Manager and Health and Safety Representative, and when requested, co-operate with any investigations undertaken. Employees must be aware of the responsibilities placed on them under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, to ensure that the agreed safety procedures are carried out to maintain a safe environment for patients, employees and visitors.
• To promote the care of patients in an allocated scanner by responding to their needs in the most appropriate and effective manner
• To critically evaluate images both technically and clinically in order to ensure that the best possible imaging is produced taking the patient’s medical and psychological condition into account.
• To ensure the safety of any patients, relatives and visitors in the MRI controlled area
• To take part in the out of hours, extended working day and weekend rotas.

Operational Responsibilities
• To produce and promote images of the highest technical quality as befits a high profile department/hospital, adapting and tailoring the examination to the needs of the patient
• To participate in routine extended day and weekend working 
• To observe Local Rules for Radiation Protection and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Safety, ensuring that safety is of paramount importance.
• To work in accordance with IRR 17 and IR(ME)R 2017 as it relates to departmental policies and procedures.
• To advise medical staff as to the application of the department’s Referral Criteria for Radiological Examinations.
• To report any potential hazards to the appropriate person.
• To use imaging equipment in the correct manner at all times and report all equipment faults to the Band 7 Radiographer so that remedial action can be taken immediately.  Ensure faults are also fully documented and reported to a Superintendent Radiographer.
• To participate in the Q.A. programme for the department as directed by a Superintendent Radiographer.
• To diligently record all necessary fiscal and technical data, using departmental and hospital paper and electronic systems i.e., RIS, PAS, CDR and in the future EPR.
• To take an active role in Radiology Audits as required.
• To participate in administrative duties as directed by a Superintendent Radiographer.
• To participate in any research programme within the department as requested by senior radiographic personnel.
• To maintain and develop an interest in CPD – (this should include personal reflective practice as well as imparting knowledge to others).
• To participate in the induction and training of new personnel to the department and specifically help in the training of student radiographers.
• To attend any courses, study days as requested by the Radiology Services Manager which will enhance personal development or improve the service provided.
• To participate in the department’s appraisal programme, as it affects the radiographic establishment.
• To set a good example in dress, time keeping and professional attitudes.

Training, Audit and Governance Responsibilities

• To participate in clinical audit 
• To participate in the induction and training of new staff in MRI.
• To act as a ‘buddy’ for new staff of the same grade and act as a mentor to junior staff
• To instruct and teach student radiographers and more junior staff and to take an active part in teaching sessions within the department, performing assessments when required
• To take an active role in the departmental mentoring scheme as requested by the Superintendent Radiographers.
• To attend any courses or study days, as requested by the Radiology Services Manager, which will enhance personal development or improve the service provided and make known their training needs to a Superintendent radiographer
• To actively participate in any research study within the department as requested by the Radiology Services Manager and senior Neuroradiology personnel.
• To play an integral role in the training of other staff in the Neuroradiology department, including radiographers, physicists, surgeons, anaesthetists and other members of the theatre team
• To undertake presentations to the department, feeding back from study days, Postgraduate courses and audit projects
• To maintain and develop an interest in Continued Professional Development, continuously updating and expanding their professional skills and knowledge 
• To maintain the highest standards of personal practical and theoretical knowledge.
• To ensure that they are adequately trained in the use of any piece of equipment before using it unsupervised
• To ensure all training logs are completed and filed appropriately
• To attend all mandatory training

Important Requirements:

  • HCPC Qualified or qualification in diagnostic radiography
  • At least 6 months previous experience in NHS & Radiology department in last 3 years
  • Strong initiative and commitment to mentoring talent, acting as a role model and resource to junior staff
  • An honest individual with integrity, and a caring approach to patients
  • Excellent administrative, verbal, and written communication skills

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

  • Flexible working hours
  • Access to free Bank Partners Core Skills training
  • Weekly salary
  • Opportunity to book and monitor shifts via online timesheet
  • Priority of shifts over all agency workers
  • Competitive pay

Apply now for this fantastic opportunity by uploading your CV, and a member of our recruitment team 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.