Senior Nuclear Medicine Radiographer - Portsmouth

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Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust is the largest non-teaching hospital trust in England. With strong local ties and serving around 675,000 residents in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire, they pride themselves on providing comprehensive acute and specialist services.

The Trust has one main site, Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, and looks after six peripheral community sites for outpatient activity.

Here at Portsmouth Staff Bank, we support the Trust with temporary staff in all staff groups. We offer our workers an excellent service that allows them to work flexibly whilst enjoying several benefits including:

  • Online timesheets
  • Weekly pay
  • Priority over agency workers
  • Supportive on-site teams
  • And many more

To make sure that our bank workers are fully supported we have a dedicated recruitment and compliance team. They work hard to ensure that our workers can start booking shifts as soon as possible. In addition, a helpful bookings desk and on-site team are there to assist them and answer any questions.


Key Responsibilities:

Clinical/Professional

  • Proactively and positively contribute to the achievement of the patient experience through individual and team effort. Support your team members to deliver on their functional-relevant objectives through offering advice, guidance and support as appropriate.
  • Participate in departmental activities and assist with risk control, ensuring that approved budgets are spent effectively and in accordance with agreed procedures.
  • Liaison with Senior Professionals and related functions to ensure that work is neither overlooked nor duplicated. Build and sustain effective communications with other roles involved in the shared projects, programmes or tasks as required.
  • Maintain and continuously improve specialist knowledge in an aspect of Health Service which significantly contributes to the Trust’s stated objectives & aims.
  • Maintain and improve your knowledge & understanding of the health service arena; including health systems, policy development and current issues.
  • Establish and maintain strategic links with a range of external partners/stakeholders or supervise the links made through the team. Engage with external partners/stakeholders to gain their necessary level of contribution & commitment to the successful delivery of your work.
  • Undertake evidence-based practice for either developments relating to Trust work or opportunities for Trust involvement around health issues.
  • Increase the level of knowledge & skills within the Trust through documenting key learning and supporting others to develop their professional abilities.
  • Dissemination of knowledge through engagement in report writing, academic writing, coaching and reviewing, taking full responsibility for clinical accuracy and reliability and being sensitive to the wider implications of that dissemination.
  • Ensure that expertise is seen as a resource within and outside the Trust and form working partnerships with government departments, national agencies and key stakeholders internationally, nationally, regionally and across sectors.
  • Conduct examinations across a wide range of nuclear medicine procedures including the more specialised procedures such as cardiac, brain and Single Photon Emission Computerised Tomography (SPECT). Scanning upon a range of patient types, both as an autonomous practitioner (within the limits of the ARSAC regulations) and as part of a multi professional team, in a manner that meets professional, departmental and legal standards and requirements.
  • Able to interpret Clinician’s requirements, to determine the appropriate nuclear medicine procedure and ensure that it is performed in accordance with best practice and that the resultant images and derived results are accurate and contribute to the diagnostic evaluation of the patient.
  • To administer oral, intravenous injections and intradermal injections of radiopharmaceuticals to patients according to departmental and national standards within the limitations of ARSAC recommendations.
  • To use discretion to work outside departmental standards when clinical circumstances necessitate i.e. undertaking additional or specialist techniques. To independently assess each patient and adapt nuclear medicine procedures according to the needs of the patient.
  • To check completed acquisitions derived results and analytical data against accepted standards, including patient details and to act appropriately according to findings.
  • To offer advice on the correct nuclear medicine procedure, and the appropriate information required to utilise the service efficiently to other practitioners and clinicians.
  • To extend their role as appropriate.
  • To train and supervise new staff, to mentor junior staff and facilitate their development. Assist the Superintendent Radiographer in identifying staff training and development needs. To offer an educational role to junior staff, students, SPRs and other health care professionals working within or visiting the department.
  • To be able to use the departmental radiology information computer system to register patients, to check results and appointments.
  • To be able to use the radiology PACS computer system to register patients and transfer and authorise patient records.
  • To communicate effectively and appropriately with all users of the service, across all age groups and abilities, observing confidentiality and information governance.
  • To relate to all manner of patients with understanding and care, respecting their privacy and dignity to provide a caring and confidential service.
  • To manage own workload and to help other members of staff when possible.
  • To work as part of the departmental health care team.
  • To participate in the on call/out of hours rota if requested.
  • To be competent in the use of all the nuclear medicine equipment at all sites within the Trust remit and to report all equipment faults to the Superintendent Radiographer.
  • To manage and delegate contamination, monitoring and cleaning tasks.
  • To undertake the departmental and Trust induction programme.
  • To adhere to all Trust policies including the Health and Safety Regulations; COSHH Regulations; the Data Protection Act and Hospital and Directorate Clinical Governance Strategy.
  • To comply with all radiation protection policies such as Ionising Radiation Regulations (1999); Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations– IR(ME)R (2000); Radioactive Substances Act (1993); ARSAC; Medicines Act (1968) and Local Rules.
  • To observe all manual handling criteria when:-
  • moving patients from waiting areas into the nuclear medicine rooms
  • administering radiopharmaceuticals and other listed treatments and medications.
  • transferring patients on and off the nuclear medicine table
  • positioning patients into the correct position.
  • To undertake any further duties as required when requested by the Superintendent Radiographer or Diagnostic Imaging Services Manager.

 

 

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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