Allied Health Professionals - Diagnostic Radiographer

  • Department Radiography
  • Salary £25,655.00 – £31,534 per annum
  • Closing Date 25/10/2021
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Job ref 223-SDR-741
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

Are you looking for an interesting and rewarding job with good work-life balance in a stunningly beautiful rural location within easy reach of the West Midlands conurbation? If so, we would like to welcome you to join our friendly, supportive team. We are looking for enthusiastic, flexible, highly motivated, and experienced Radiographers to join our busy Radiology team here at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust. The successful applicants must have a BSc (Hon) Diagnostic Radiography or DCR and have current HCPC registration.

This post would be suitable for newly qualified or experienced Radiographers who would be provided with the opportunity to develop their skills.  The successful applicant would be expected to participate in a busy general rotation including cross sectional imaging, participation in the on-call rota and 7 day working. Full time and part time hours are available.

You must have experience of working or training in an NHS hospital and be eligible to work in the UK.

Main duties of the job

Carry out quality x-ray imaging in line with departmental protocols
Undertake theatre and mobile x-ray procedures
Participate in the on call and out-of-hours x-ray service
Assist in training students and apprentices
To provide a high-quality service for patients across the department
Undertake CT brain and cervical spine scans to support the on-call service
To carry out clinical and administrative work as a member of the Radiology team

Working for our organisation

We have recently undergone a £7 million equipment upgrade within our Radiology departments with 2 new Philips Azurion, 2 replacement general fluoroscopy rooms, 8 general x-ray rooms and 4 mobiles. In addition, the department is about to open a brand-new imaging suite with Siemens CT and MRI scanners.

The successful applicants will be an integral part of the general x-ray team and will be based at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital site. 

All Radiographers with more than 1 year post graduate experience contribute to the training and mentorship of undergraduate students and the department has an excellent on-site teaching environment.  The department is fully committed to role extension and has practicing Radiographers undertaking Ultrasound, Barium Swallows, CT Colonoscopies and plain film reporting.

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is the main provider of acute medical care for half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid-Wales and has been awarded over £300 million to invest in our hospitals. Shropshire is the largest inland county in the UK with Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, World Heritage sites and access to Mid Wales and the Welsh coast. There are good schools, amazingly affordable housing and a wide range of leisure pursuits. 

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

BSc Hon Diagnostic Radiography/ DCR
HCPC registration

Experience

Essential criteria

Experience working in general radiography during training or in previous position
Experience in out of hours working during training
Training in CT Head scanning

Desirable criteria

Experience or training in an NHS Hospital

Skills

Essential criteria

Able to participate in clinical work in most areas of the dept.
Able to assess how to communicate with people with difficulties
Capable of using PACS and the Radiology Information System
Computer literate

Desirable criteria

IV Cannulation

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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