Allied Health Professionals - Lead Practice Educator (Diagnostic Radiography)

  • Department X-Ray Department (RSH)
  • Salary £40,057.00 – £45,839 per annum
  • Closing Date 19/08/2022
  • Location Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 7
  • Job ref 223-LPE-741
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

This is an exciting time to join and lead the expanding Radiology education team at SaTH.  SaTH utilises a variety of education providers, entry routes to radiography and extensive post graduate studies and this role will be integral to the future success of these pathways.

This opportunity will give the successful applicant the chance to fully explore and embed Radiology education at all levels. A desire to innovate historical training models and explore creative teaching methods is a must. 

The post holder will be based at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, but will support training across all of our sites. The successful candidate is required to demonstrate flexibility and passion around delivering quality clinical education. They must be dynamic in adapting to the ever changing demands on our services in addition to supporting and developing the skillset of the Radiology team.  

Please note this post will include working at all sites supported by SaTH.

SaTH has state of the art imaging equipment installed in 2020, including dedicated reporting hubs and facilities. 

The post holder must have extensive post-graduate experience including training or working in an NHS hospital.

Main duties of the job

  • To act as a radiography tutor and provide pastoral support and training to all learners (Radiology training, undergraduate to post graduate level) from all Universities who have placements within the Trust (note: this will include students on elective placements from any university in the UK)
  • To place/rota learners in areas that will facilitate best training/practice in line with their ability and university requirements
  • To provide continual assessment of a learner’s progression
  • To provide training/update training for Clinical Supervisors and Clinical Assessment Supervisors in the staged formative and summative clinical assessment scheme as and when required
  • To plan and coordinate complex educational / CPD activities for all radiology staff groups and learners
  • To foster a positive educational environment of learning
  • To foster and develop innovative training opportunities
  • To provide clinical expertise and/or knowledge across all areas of radiography with a willingness to provide formal education

Working for your organisation

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.

We have recently undergone an extensive equipment upgrade within our Radiology department. PRH now has a new Philips Azurion cardiac catheter lab, a Philips fluoroscopy room, 4 Philips DR general x-ray rooms and 2 mobiles. We have 2 state of the art Cannon CT scanners and a Siemens 1.5T MRI also on the hospital site.  In addition, the CDC is about to open housing a brand-new imaging suite with a Cannon CT scanner and Philips DR general room.

We are committed to the development of our teams, including extension into advanced practice, under the guidance of our Consultant Radiographer - striving to provide quality imaging for our patients.

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.

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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