Posted 10 months ago

£28,000 – £32,000 depending on experience

37.5 hours a week ( working various hours between 7am to 10pm Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings

 

 

 

 

Our client, one of UKs leading Private Orthopaedic clinics are looking for a Radiographer to join them

 

This post would be ideally suited for a radiographer wishing to develop their orthopaedic imaging experience.

You will be working at three different clinics in London

 

There is an MRI training plan in place for this role and we anticipate over the course of 18 months the radiographer will be trained in musculoskeletal MRI.

 

The post-holder will undergo a comprehensive induction/training period whereby they will be working with senior and lead radiographers. They will develop specialised knowledge and expertise and produce high quality images to assist in diagnosis and treatment, while demonstrating high standards of care.

The responsibilities will also include occasional supervision of agency/bank staff in both the delivery of the service, assisting with and managing, workflow and ensuring all data inputs are recorded for both patient record integrity and statistical evaluation purposes. They must exhibit a high professional and technical standard and adapt to different learning environments.

 

Demonstrating partnership in professional development issues, maintaining a high level of technical and theoretical skills through personal CPD. Participating in the governance of the department in areas including risk management, health and safety, research and audit activities.

 

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES CLINICAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To maintain HCPC registration.
  •  To liaise with referral sources where clarification is required regarding selection of the most clinically appropriate imaging examination.
  •  To act as a point of advice for imaging referrers.
  • To ensure the safety of all patients and personnel within the MRI, theatre and x-ray department.
  • To communicate effectively and empathetically with patients and their escorts prior to, during, and after an examination, especially in difficult or emotional circumstances, using both verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  • To ensure patients receive a high standard of care.
  •  To acquire diagnostic images, and physically position the full range of patient presentations, accurately for examinations, taking into account patient limitations and adapting standard techniques where necessary.
  •  To match clinical indications presented by the referrer to an appropriate departmental protocol.
  • To operate advanced software on specialist radiological equipment, requiring excellent hand-eye co-ordination,
  • To review images and ensure that supplementary imaging procedures are considered (with help from senior radiographers if required) prior to patient departure from the department.
  • To be able to offer good clinical judgement when assessing and interpreting images produced by themselves.
  •  To ensure that images are presented for reporting purposes in a timely and accurate manner.
  •  To ensure that urgent findings are communicated, and patients directed accordingly.
  •  To highlight abnormalities noted during scanning to the relevant Clinician or Radiologist
  •  To participate in the delivery of the clinics imaging service and a voluntary out of hours service when required.
  • To work unsupervised within the out of hours service arrangements.
  •  To be able to set up and clear a basic sterile trolley for interventional procedures.
  • To participate in patient monitoring or administration of oxygen, under supervision.
  •  To ascertain from the patient, patient’s guardian or the referrer, the patient’s suitability for receipt of intravenous (IV) contrast media.
  •  To undertake other duties as and when required by the demands of the service or the Head of Imaging Services.

 

RESPONSIBILITY FOR PATIENTS

 

  • To professionally and legally take responsibility for providing a high standard of clinical care and patient welfare and supporting other staff to do likewise across all imaging modalities.

 

  • To physically position the full range of patient presentations accurately and safely for examinations, considering patient limitations and adapting standard techniques where necessary.

 

  • To act as a point of advice for patient enquiries regarding their referral.

 

  • To ensure patients have agreed to exposure to ionising radiation prior to their examination, using the principles of ‘informed consent’.

 

  • To assess specific communication needs of individual patients.

 

  • To communicate effectively and empathetically with patients and their escorts prior to, during, and after an examination, especially in difficult or emotional circumstances, using both verbal and non-verbal communication skills.

 

  • Follow infection control policies when required dictated by individual patient condition and requirement

 

 

 

RESPONSIBILITY FOR POLICY AND SERVICE DEVELOPMENT

  • To report any instances of sickness in a timely manner and as dictated by trust and departmental policy
  • To adapt, and quickly respond to changes in service, patients or departmental need
  • To comprehend and adhere to the requirements of all Health & Safety regulations
  • To ensure that non-accidental injury (NAI) referrals are handled in line with company policy and all legal requirements and Child Protection measures are fulfilled.

–     Valid HCPC registration , Enhanced DBS on the update service , 6 months experience in working in the UK as a radiologist

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