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This post would be ideally suited for a Senior radiographer wishing to develop their MRI, CT and X-ray orthopaedic imaging experience.
The post-holder will undergo a comprehensive induction/training period whereby they will be working with the Head of Imaging, Lead radiographer, Senior Training radiographers and other senior radiographers to deliver a five-star service in the Imaging Department. They will develop specialised knowledge and expertise and produce high quality images to assist in diagnosis and treatment, while demonstrating high standards of care. The responsibilities will include teaching and supervision of qualified junior staff and occasional agency/bank staff in both the delivery of the service and their individual development needs in a motivational manner.
Assisting with and managing workflow and ensuring all data inputs are recorded for both patient record integrity and statistical evaluation purposes. They must exhibit a high professional and technical standard and adapt to different learning environments. Demonstrating partnership in professional development issues, maintaining a high level of technical and theoretical skills through personal CPD. Participating in the governance of the department in areas including risk management, health and safety, research and audit activities.
· To maintain HCPC registration.
· To liaise with referral sources where clarification is required regarding selection of the most clinically appropriate imaging examination.
· To act as a point of advice for imaging referrers.
· To ensure the safety of all patients and personnel within MRI, CT, Theatre and X-ray department.
· To perform all imaging examinations competently and seek advise/support as needed.
· To communicate effectively and empathetically with patients and their escorts prior to, during, and after an examination, especially in difficult or emotional circumstances, using both verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
· To ensure patients receive a high standard of care across all modalities.
· To acquire diagnostic images, and physically position the full range of patient presentations, accurately for examinations, considering patient limitations and adapting standard techniques where necessary.
· To match clinical indications presented by the referrer to an appropriate departmental protocol.
· To operate advanced software on specialist radiological equipment, requiring excellent hand-eye co-ordination,
· To review images and ensure that supplementary imaging procedures are considered prior to patient departure from the department.
· To be able to offer good clinical judgement when assessing and interpreting images produced by themselves or more junior staff
· To ensure that images are presented for reporting purposes in a timely and accurate manner.
· To ensure that urgent findings are communicated and patients directed accordingly.
· To highlight abnormalities noted during scanning to the relevant Clinician or Radiologist
· To review and comment on continuing appropriateness of imaging protocols.
· To participate in the delivery of the imaging service and an out of hours service when required.
· To work unsupervised within the out of hours service arrangements.
· To be able to set up and clear a basic sterile trolley for interventional procedures.
· To participate in patient monitoring or administration of oxygen, under supervision.
· To ascertain from the patient, patient’s guardian or the referrer, the patient’s suitability for receipt of intravenous (IV) contrast media.
· To perform intravenous cannulation and manual injection of contrast agent.
· To undertake other duties as and when required by the demands of the service or the Imaging Manager.
· 26 days annual leave, rising by 1 day every 2 years, up to 31 days
· Flexible hours, clinical roles work 4 or 5 days per week
· Full medical insurance, including dental treatment.
· Degree or Diploma in Diagnostic Radiography
· HCPC registration
· Evidence of CPD
· Significant MRI, CT, x-ray and II Orthopaedics procedures experience
· Ability to support on-call rota
· Able to make judgements involving complex facts or situations which require the analysis, interpretation and comparison of a range of options
· Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills
· Excellent team working and MDT skills
· Flexible and adaptive to changing situations
· Experience using 3T
· Ability to undertake IV cannulation
· Some knowledge of PACS and other IT systems
Get in touch today if this opportunity interests you or apply now to be considered.
020 3002 6305