Allied Health Professionals - Advanced Practitioner in Breast Imaging

  • Department Mammography Department
  • Salary £43,742.00 – £50,056 per annum
  • Closing Date 18/07/2024
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 7
  • Job ref 223-APB-359
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust are looking for a dynamic, caring, and enthusiastic Advanced Practitioner Mammographer to join the team undertaking stereotactic biopsies, film reading, QA lead and PACS support.  Training will be given to those who do not hold a qualification in interventional and film reading.  There is potential for the candidate to undertake further clinical components, such as ultrasound if clinical demand dictates in the future.  

The department provides screening and symptomatic services for the county of Shropshire and parts of mid-Wales.  We have recently implemented Tomosynthesis and are looking to implement Contract Enhanced Mammography and Vacuum Assisted Excisions.  We are supported by an excellent team of Consultant Radiographers, Advanced Practitioners, Radiographers, Assistant Practitioners, Breast Care Nurses, Imaging Assistants and Clerical staff. 

We have newly installed GE Pristina equipment in both departments and on our mobile units.  Our ultrasound equipment is also GE. 

We embrace new ways of working to meet the challenges currently faced, this includes going paperlite for our Breast Screening Programme. 

Main duties of the job

This post requires extremely high levels of clinical judgement involving frequent periods of intense concentration, utilising a significant amount of physical, emotional and intellectual resourcefulness in managing patients, equipment and external influences.   

The post-holder will provide local PACS support for colleagues within breast imaging as well as being the QA lead for the department and leading the symptomatic bookings for interventional procedures. The post-holder will be a key member of the breast multidisciplinary team and take an active role in meetings as well as deputise for the Superintendent Radiographers as required. The post-holder will take a lead role within the clinical audit and research agenda in mammography.

Working for your organisation

You will be joining us at an incredibly exciting time as, having recently being awarded more than £300 million government funding, The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is about to undergo a major transformation as part of our sustainable services programme.  This will lead to breast imaging and surgery being co-located at one of the two hospital sites in a purpose-built breast services department. 

Due to the nature of the work, mammography posts have a gender protected character. This is a genuine occupational requirement and as a result this post is exempt under Schedule 9; Part1 of the Equality Act 2010 and, therefore, only female applicants should apply.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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