Radiographer/Mammographer - London

The North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust is a medium-sized acute and community trust with over 525 beds and over 600 community staff, serving more than 600,000 people living across Enfield and Haringey and the surrounding areas, including Barnet and Waltham Forest.

The hospital has been on its present site for over 100 years and was established as an NHS trust by statute in December 1990. The Trust’s services are provided on the North Middlesex University Hospital site as well as a range of community sites across the London Borough of Enfield, including at partner hospitals. They provide services in collaboration with a range of partners, including local GPs, acute, mental health and other community health service providers across North Central London. 

In the year ending 31 March 2022, the Trust reported a turnover of £419.7m and employed almost 4,000 staff. Following the transfer of Enfield Community Services on 1st April 2023, this has increased as we have welcomed over 600 new staff including District Nurses, Community Matrons, Community Physiotherapists, Psychologists and many more across a wide range of adult and children’s community services in Enfield. It is an exciting time to join North Mid as we continue our journey to become an integrated care organisation to deliver high quality, seamless care in our local communities, with a focus on tackling health inequalities. 

North Mid is part of North Central London integrated care system – consisting of the NHS and Local authority organisations in Camden, Islington, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. As with other ICSs, we are working increasingly closely with partners and indeed many of our financial and performance objectives are measured at this system level. Whilst all organisations remain as standalone, statutory bodies have an ICS infrastructure for making shared decisions and agreeing shared approaches.

We are proud of our staff and want to ensure their training allows them to provide excellent clinical care. We are also a training unit for medical students from UCL and St George’s University Grenada, and for nursing and midwifery students from Middlesex and City Universities.


Job Summary

The post holder will be expected to rotate through all areas of the radiology department, acting as the coordinator and supervisor in the general X-ray areas and CT. In addition, the post holder will be required to cover in The candidate will therefore need to demonstrate a high level of competence in a range of general X-ray, CT examinations and mammography. The supervisory element of this job will require the candidate to demonstrate appropriate levels of responsibility and initiative that supports junior staff/students and the aims of the department. They will instigate and/or complete tasks to support or improve patient care and service provision, performing any reasonable task delegated by their lead radiographer. Participation in the 24-hour shift rota is expected once general X-ray and theatre competencies are fulfilled. In addition, the candidate would also act as the lead radiographer in the out-of-hours rota upon completion of their CT competencies. Teamwork, a desire to put the patient first, and a can-do attitude are essential to this role.

The post holder will be able to work autonomously and demonstrate the ability to prioritise their work in line with the clinical need. They will also be prepared to work flexibly to cover the workload of the department. They will be accountable for their professional actions, operate within their scope of practice and will consult senior staff as and when necessary. They will work as part of the wider multidisciplinary team and will take into account the requirements of referring teams in the interests of patient care. They will be responsible for the supervision and teaching of students and assistant practitioners. The post-holder will demonstrate a level of competency in line with the department’s Radiography Competency Framework and is responsible for maintaining their own personal development with support.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Undertake all clinical work on rotation through the department under the direction of the lead radiographers, maintaining high clinical standards throughout.
• Undertake all clinical breast work and support breast interventional procedures whilst working closely with Breast radiologist and surgeons.
• Perform daily, weekly, and monthly equipment quality assurance tests as per NHSBSP guidelines/ local protocol and act if results are out of tolerance.
• Accountable for own professional actions and working within codes of practise and professional guidelines.  
• Acting as the lead radiographer in the general X-ray area and on-call, this involves effectively coordinating the patient through-put whilst supervising the radiographic and student team.
• 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. 
• To seek advice from a modality lead when confronted by new or unusual situations, particularly when it may be necessary to refuse a patient’s examination request.
• 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.
• To abide by all national legislation and local rules in relation to Health and Safety and Radiation Protection.
• To abide by all policies of the department and hospital including Equal Opportunities, Information Governance and Code of Conduct. 
• Participate in the appraisal system, ensuring that one’s own objectives are met each year.
• Perform any other duties thought appropriate to the post as directed by senior radiographers and/or management.
• Work independently when providing a standby service to patients requiring urgent imaging due to acute trauma or illness.
• Provide advice to clinicians on the nature of a diagnostic image either verbally or using the red dot system to identify possible trauma/pathology, in accordance to experience and training, or directing clinicians to more senior staff if the findings are unclear.
• 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.
• Work independently when providing a standby and on-call service to patients requiring urgent imaging due to acute trauma or illness.
• Attend regular manual handling updates and use the techniques taught in these sessions to ensure the safety of staff and patients when moving immobile patients. 
• To bring any significant or unexpected findings to the attention of senior colleagues, and to report the incident via Datix.
• To notify management of any concerns about the conduct or competency of colleagues.
• Be able to recognise the signs of adverse reaction to contrast media, including anaphylactic shock, and know when to contact the crash team. Be able to give first aid and start resuscitation if required. 
• To supervise, train and mentor student radiographers in a stress-free environment, ensuring patient safety at all times.
• To protect the unborn foetus by checking the LMP of females of childbearing age and applying the 10- and 28-day rules.

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 Radiographers 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.

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