Allied Health Professionals - Consultant Radiographer

  • Department Consultant Radiographer
  • Salary £65,664.00 – £75,874 per annum
  • Closing Date 08/06/2022
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 8c
  • Job ref 223-CRR-071-B
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Part time - 22.5 hours per week

Job overview

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.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria

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

Knowledge

Essential criteria

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
IR(ME)R Regulations
Health and Safety
Information Governance & Confidentiality

Experience

Essential criteria

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

Desirable criteria

Experience with CRIS, Review, SemaHelix

Skills

Essential criteria

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

Desirable criteria

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

Other

Essential criteria

Must possess a current driving licence with access to private transport
Must be able to travel between the two main hospital sites

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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