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Specialist paediatric Radiographer

Band 5

Main area
Children’s Radiology
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
188-OTH2927
Site
Southampton General Hospital
Town
Southampton
Salary
£25,655 - £31,534 pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
04/07/2022 23:59
Interview date
12/07/2022

Job overview

Due to promotion within the team the Children’s Radiology Department, we are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated & caring  band 5 radiographer who has a desire to work and develop their career in the challenging and rewarding field of paediatric radiology.

This post is for our band 6 preceptorship to support existing band 5 radiographers develop the skills needed to take the next step in your career.  Upon successful completion of the preceptorship programme, you will become a Band 6.
 
Children’s Radiology is a modern dedicated paediatric environment, which performed just under 50,000 paediatric imaging examinations last year. There are 3 DR rooms, a fluoroscopy room, and an ultrasound room, and a satellite x-ray room in the purpose-built Children's ED. There is a fleet of DR mobiles and image intensifiers to provide radiography on the wards and in theatres.  The radiology equipment is part of a managed equipment service to ensure it is replaced in a timely manner.

 

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities’ section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

 

Working for our organisation

What we can offer you

 As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Your Responsibilities

What you’ll do

The successful candidate will be a proficient, valuable, and reliable member of the children’s radiology team. Predominantly undertaking high quality paediatric radiography working on rotation through the main imaging areas of the department as well as mobile radiography on the wards, intensive care areas and theatres.

Ensure radiation doses are as low as reasonably achievable to patients, staff, visitors, comforters and carers; balancing clinical necessity with the dangers of exposing them to ionising radiation.  The patient, family, comforters and carers are fully aware of the risk benefit associated with the examination.

Participate in the full shift roster including weekends, nights and public holidays as required.

What we’re looking for

An HCPC registered radiographer with 6-9 months post qualification experience. Who is able to work unsupervised within and adapting protocols as required.

We are looking for sound knowledge of IRMER 17 and IRR 17 regulations and have experience of these in clinical practice. With a strong desire to work in the rewarding field of paediatric radiography.

Additional information

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 12th  July 2022

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person specification

Qualifications / training required

Essential criteria
  • BSc. Radiography or equivalent
  • HCPC registration
  • Evidence of personal and professional development
  • Understanding of COSHH, Manual Handling, Basic Life support
  • Basic understanding of clinical governance
  • Computer literate in Word
  • Fluent in the use of a RIS system

Previous or relevant experience necessary

Essential criteria
  • Able to work supervised, within and adapting protocols
  • Ability to demonstrate clarity and breadth in use of English language and able to communicate complex clinical information
  • Able to communicate with all ages, disabilities and cultures including the seriously ill
  • To be able to cope with distressed patients and carers, and distressing circumstances e.g. suspected physical abuse, major trauma, cancer
  • Adaptable to new situations within own boundaries and confidant to assess and seek timely help when necessary
  • Able to remain calm when under pressure
  • Empathy with patients, carers and staff
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to diffuse conflict and mediate to ensure patient needs are met
  • Demonstration of knowledge of other department work practice with whom radiology has a significant interface

Special requirements of the post

Essential criteria
  • Able to cover a full range of shifts the role requires
  • Able to deal with body fluids
  • Desire to work in paediatric radiology
  • Demonstration of knowledge of safeguarding children
Desirable criteria
  • Application form expresses a strong, specific reason and or justification for wanting to work at UHS

Values and behaviours

Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyDisability confident employerCare quality commission - Good

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Nadine Duffin
Job title
Lead Superintendent Paediatric Radiographer
Email address
Nadine.Duffin@uhs.nhs.uk
Telephone number
023 8120 4017

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