Radiographer Band 6 - NUH - London

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Job Title: Senior Radiographer

Pay Band: Band 6

Location: Newham University Hospital London

Reports to: Core Services Lead

Responsible to: Site Lead/Clinical Director, Imaging

Job Purpose

The aim of this role is to provide high quality, effective Imaging services to a wide range of services which are supported by Imaging including General and A&E x-ray, fluoroscopy, theatres and CT. There is also a possibility of rotation to MRI. The post holder will work closely with Radiographers, students and clinical staff of all grades to provide safe, prompt and effective imaging of patients.

Patients may be unconscious, un-cooperative, incapacitated, incompetent or with physical or mental disabilities. Some may exhibit anti-social or threatening behaviour. It is necessary to provide empathy and emotional support to the bereaved, terminally ill injured and traumatised.

The service operates 24 hours a day 365 days per year.

What experience and skills do you need?

The suitable candidate must have these following skills and experience:

Experience

  • Up to date knowledge of general imaging techniques
  • Able to work unsupervised
  • Experience of working out of hours duties

Personal and people development

  • Awareness of clinical governance issue in relation to patient care
  • Active CPD with evidence

Qualifications

  • BSc Hons degree in Diagnostic imaging or equivalent
  • Health Professional Council registration

Skills

  • 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

    • Perform a wide range of radiographic procedures as required, managing patient priority as appropriate and maintaining a high standard of patient care, respect for privacy and dignity.
    • Supervise, support and train less experienced radiographers, nurses, students, porters and other support staff.
    • Assist in managing a varying workload according to need, recognising and respecting the individual needs of patients and staff, but also current waiting list pressures.
  • Professional/Clinical Leadership

    • The post holder will work to the highest standards and act as Practitioner for all plain film Radiographs in accordance with Ionising Radiations (Medical Exposure) Regulations; IR(ME)R (2017). A state registered Radiographer; the post holder will ensure that adequate training is delivered to all Radiographic staff.
    • Assesses the clinical justification of referrals in accordance with IR(ME)R (2017) and local protocols and liaise with referrers and radiologists to select the most appropriate imaging procedure.
    • Where appropriate take responsibility for the IV cannulation and drug administration relevant to the examination performed including checking blood results and medical history of the patient to ensure they have no contra-indications to the administration of the drug.
    • To be aware and able to deal with any possible complications of the drug administration without direct supervision by medical personnel.
    • Review images produced and in the absence of a radiologist, ensure that any additional imaging procedures or scans are acquired prior to the patient leaving the department.
    • Bring to the attention of the radiologist (or referring clinician in their absence) the presence of any pathology that may suggest urgent medical intervention is indicated.
    • Be able to articulate the radiographic procedure, and complex or sensitive information in language suitable to a wide variant of patients with specific and individual needs.
    • Communicate effectively with patients and escorts throughout their journey in the department and the potential outcome of the examination.
    • Much skill and a variety of persuasive and counselling-like strategies are required in helping patients to overcome their anxieties in order to complete an examination.
    • Ensure that infection control measures are adopted, with attention to personal protection and protection of equipment and other patients. Deal appropriately with situations involving exposure to bodily fluids and parasitic infestations, according to Trust guidelines.

Key Working Relationships

Internal

  • Superintendent Radiographers
  • Modality Leads
  • Site Lead
  • Consultant Radiologists
  • Radiology trainees
  • Radiographers (of all grades)
  • Student Radiographers
  • Administrative & Clerical staff
  • Ward Nursing Staff
  • Consultant Staff

External

  • Representatives from industry
  • MIS professionals

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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