The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust are looking for a dynamic, caring, and enthusiastic Consultant Radiographer to join our Breast Imaging team.
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. We are supported by an excellent team of Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Radiographers, Assistant Practitioners, Breast Care Nurses, Imaging Assistants and Clerical staff.
We have newly installed GE Pristina equipment in both departments and on one of our mobile units.
We embrace new ways of working to meet the challenges currently faced, this includes going paper lite for our Breast Screening.
Main duties of the job
The post-holder will be expected to provide and facilitate an expert level of care in breast imaging services. They will exercise the highest degree of professional autonomy enabling and embedding values based practice across pathways, services, organisations and systems, working in partnership with individuals and teams. This extends beyond developing expertise in professional practice and independent decision-making within complex and unpredictable contexts. They will demonstrate expertise and evidence informed practice.
Work collaboratively with colleagues delivering a seamless continuity of service for the NHS Breast Screening Programme and symptomatic breast services at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.
Liaise with colleagues regarding annual leave and during times of increased workload, ensuring clinical workload commitments are covered to maintain continuity of service in both the screening and symptomatic services.
Clinical duties will be undertaken at both the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury, and the Princess Royal Hospital, Telford. As such, the post-holder must have a current driving licence and access to private transport.
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.
Working for our 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. This will present an opportunity for the post-holder to take a leading role in the planning, design and development of the new 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.
DCR or BSc (Hons) Radiography
Certificate of Competence in Mammography
Post-graduate qualification in Mammography Image Interpretation
Post-graduate qualification in Breast Ultrasound
Post-graduate qualification in Image-Guided Breast Interventional
MSc in Radiography
HCPC State-Registered Radiographer
Advanced specialist knowledge across a range of procedures and practices within Breast Imaging that is underpinned by theoretical study at Masters level
Experience of research/audit at high level
Health and Safety
Information Governance & Confidentiality
Specialist expertise underpinned by theory and extensive practical experience in all areas – breast ultrasound, intervention and image interpretation
High standard of clinical skills
IT competent: Microsoft Office, NBSS, PACS
Comprehensive up-to-date CPD portfolio
Proven experience in audit
Participation in PERFORMS
Must be able to make judgements on a wide variety of complex clinical and operational issues
Teaching and supervision of students and trainees
Experience with CRIS, Review, SemaHelix
Day to day supervision of junior staff
Proficient in reading, writing and note-taking using the English language
Handwriting must be legible and concise
Able to maintain accurate patient records according to Trust policy
Able to communicate complex, sensitive information requiring empathy and reassurance, removing barriers to understanding
Must possess good verbal English
Able to communicate face-to-face, by telephone and e-mail
Must have attended an Advanced Communication Skills Course
Participation in individual performance review
Delivery of formal and informal presentations to a wide range of audiences
Experience of presenting and publishing data and material for journals, meetings, conferences and events
Participation in individual performance review of junior colleagues
Must possess a current driving licence with access to private transport
Must be able to travel between the two main hospital sites