Radiographer Band 5 - NUH - London

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Job Title: Radiographer 

Pay Band: Band 5

Location: Main site Newham University Hospital

Reports to: Superintendent Radiographer 

Responsible to: Site Lead 

Job Purpose

The aim of this role is to provide high quality, effective Imaging services within adult and paediatric general X-Ray, Mobile/theatre work, A&E imaging and screening/fluoroscopy ie Core Services.  The post holder will work closely with Radiographers, Radiologists and staff of all grades in the provision of safe, prompt and effective imaging of in-patients and out-patients, observing local and national guidelines; always in accordance with the ionising radiations (medical exposure) regulations – IR(ME)R 2000.

The post holder will schedule work for the general department in conjunction with any additional tests/ward schedules that the patient is undergoing.  The post holder will liaise with portering staff to ensure that the patients are transported safely and appropriately to and from the Imaging department.

  1. To maintain accurate and concise records of all imaging received by the patient and track x-rays effectively and efficiently using the appropriate computerised system.
  2. To use and promote correct manual handling techniques to all staff in work area.
  3. To be responsible for the safe use of Radiation, regarding Radiation Protection within a specialist area including Intensive Care, Theatres and Resus.
  4. To ensure that all members of staff and students under post holder’s supervision follow the Infection control policies and procedures within work area.
  5. To be responsible for the care of equipment and accessories in the section in which the post-holder is working and to ensure that equipment used is cleaned, and kept in good order.
  6. To ensure that all equipment problems and operational difficulties are reported immediately to the modality or sectional Senior Radiographer without delay. To participate in the Quality Assurance Programme in accordance with the policies of the department
  7. To undertake the measurement and evaluation of your own work and current practices through the use of Evident Based Practice (EBP), audits and outcome measures, either individually or with a clinical specialist or manager. To make recommendations for change.

The service operates 0800-17:30 hours a day Mondays-Fridays per year.

What experience and skills do you need?

The suitable candidate must have these following skills and experience:

Experience

  • Fulfilled a varied role as a radiographer in the Band 5 position for at least 2 years with evidence of some role extension or as an experienced Band 6 radiographer with specialised Imaging procedures.

  • Evidence of CPD, including attendance at relevant short course & study days.

Qualifications and knowledge

  • Bsc Hons degree in Diagnostic imaging or equivalent

  • Health Professional Council registration

Specific requirements

  • Required to work 9-5 weekdays and participate in evening, night & weekend shifts as appropriate.

  • Sufficient to perform the duties of the post with any aids and adaptations

Skills

  • Competent to perform IV injections and cannulation (or willing to undergo training).

  • Skilled in keyboard and mouse operation of computerised technology Able to operate VDU equipment.

  • Teaching and training skills with the ability to adapt training and teaching styles in response to needs of the trainee.

  • Team player with enthusiasm for radiography, with the ability to engage staff at all levels.

  • PACS, RIS and CRS knowledge and experience.

  • IT skills, with advanced levels of understanding of Microsoft office.

Main professional/clinical duties and responsibilities

  • Key result areas

    • To maintain high Radiographic standards and quality within the department.
    • To carry our all diagnostic Imaging procedures in accordance with the Ionising Radiations (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000; IR(ME)R 2000, acting as practitioner whilst justifying planar imaging requests.
    • To conform to Trust Guidelines in relation to infection control, information governance, infection control and safeguarding.
    • To escalate any problems, incidents and concerns to a senior member of staff.

    Professional / Clinical Leadership

    • To maintain own continuing professional development (CPD) and career pathway by attending relevant postgraduate training courses to develop, implement and maintain high clinical standards within the Imaging service.
    • To undertake internal and external training where required (incl. red dot course, IV cannulation, CT, angiography, trauma, fire, CPR, manual handling, infection control and COSHH) and utilise these skills in the supervision and teaching of others.
    • To be able to undertake and implement recommendations from performance review meetings and to identify individual needs for development.
    • To assist Senior Radiographers with training and support to other members of the Imaging department and outside agencies to improve their clinical skills. To disseminate information on the role and scope of Radiographic practice in the clinical area and wider inpatient hospital team.
    • To assist the Senior Radiographer in the provision of direct supervision and training of Radiographers and student Radiographers, Imaging Assistants and Assistant Practitioners in the section that the post-holder is working.
    • To conduct students’ assessments during clinical placement in the hospital.

Key Working Relationships

Internal                                               

  • Superintendent Radiographers
  • Consultant Radiologists
  • Radiology Trainees
  • Radiographers
  • Admin Staff
  • Students

External

  • Governance team
  • Ward Nursing staff
  • Representatives from industry
  • Siemens MES professionals
  • Consultant staff

If you have any queries, please email kaylie.jianoran@bankpartners.co.uk directly.

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.

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