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Specialist Radiographer Cross-Sectional Imaging

Band 6

Main area
Radiology
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
188-OTH2037
Site
Southampton General Hospital
Town
Southampton
Salary
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
20/04/2021 23:59
Interview date
11/05/2021

Job overview

An opportunity has arisen at the University Hospital Southampton, NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) to join this well established, friendly, hardworking team of over 60 Radiographers working within the Cross Sectional Imaging Department.

ABOUT THE TEAM

Our supportive team of Superintendent Radiographers and Radiologists lead our imaging services with an open and inclusive approach to our work. Our radiography team are actively encouraged to personally develop along their career path with strong future opportunities available in this continually developing organisation. We value people who want to make a difference to patients and their workplace and we offer supportive and positive leadership. 

Main duties of the job

You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached.

Working for our organisation

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. 

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. 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

WHAT YOU’LL DO

The successful post holder will be a key member of the cross sectional team with a high level of competence in  specialist modalities of MRI,CT scanning and Neuro Interventional Angiography. You must also be able to demonstrate good communication skills, professionalism and a flexible approach to working to support the CT & MRI Imaging Leads in delivering an efficient and effective service. You will be working on the Southampton General site and, in the future, also as part of a rotation off site in the Southampton City area CT scanning as part of the targeted lung health check  screening service.

The Department has the following equipment installed: -

  • 3 Siemens Aera 1.5T MRI scanners
  • 2 Siemens Skyra 3T MRI scanners
  • 2 Siemens Definition Edge Plus dual energy CT scanners
  • 1 Siemens Definition Edge dual energy CT scanners
  • GE Revolution GSI CTand GE Discovery HD CT
  • Siemens Artis Zee Bi-plane Neuro-Interventional Angiography suite
  • Siemens Artis Zee Single plane Neuro-Interventional Angiography Suite

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

We are seeking enthusiastic, talented radiographers preferably with experience in both CT & MRI, but a training post will be considered if the appropriate candidate is identified.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 11 May 2021

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

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • BSc. Medical Imaging or equivalent
  • HCPC registration
  • Sound knowledge of IR(me)R 2000, IRR regulations and clinical governance
  • Computer literate in Word.
  • Sound knowledge of COSHH, Manual Handling, and Basic Life support
Desirable criteria
  • Post Graduate qualification in area of specialism
  • Radiology Information System
  • Intravenous Injection cannulation certificate

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Previous healthcare work experience
  • Experience in MRI and/or CT and /or angiography
  • Evidence of area of advanced practice.
  • Evidence of personal and professional development
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of audit and R&D
  • First level management or supervisory course
  • Previous NHS work experience

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Team player who can also work independently.
  • Demonstrates clarity and breadth in use of verbal and written communications in relation to our patient group
  • Leadership qualities
  • Able to communicate complex clinical information
  • To be able to cope with distressed patients and carers, and distressing circumstances e.g. non accidental injury, major trauma, cancer and death
Desirable criteria
  • Demonstration of knowledge of other departments work practice with whom radiology has a significant interface
  • A second language-other than English

Personal qualities

Essential criteria
  • Adaptable to new situations within own boundaries and confidant to assess and seek timely help when necessary.
  • Able to remain calm when under pressure
  • Punctual, presentable and courteous at all times
  • Empathy with patients, carers and staff
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to diffuse conflict and mediate to ensure patient and service needs are met

Special requirements

Essential criteria
  • Flexible to the needs of the patient and service
  • International Working
  • Regular audit of personal clinical competence.
Desirable criteria
  • Quality assurance supervision and practice

Values

Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Patients First
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Always Improving
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Working Together
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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
Helen Haigh
Job title
Lead Supt Radiographer CT
Email address
Helen.haigh@uhs.nhs.uk
Telephone number
023 8120 3879

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