Posted 3 months ago

£38,000 – £42,000 depending on experience

37.5 hours a week

London

 

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

 

The Senior radiographer role involves a mix of orthopaedic MRI and X-rays, along with Theatre II sessions at the Surgical Centre.

 

The MRI Unit performs a wide range of examinations for all the above specialities. This clinic also provides an orthopaedic imaging service for children over 5 years.

The post-holder will undergo a comprehensive induction/training period whereby they will be working with the lead radiographers and other senior radiographers to deliver a five-star service in the Imaging Department.

 

You 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 include teaching and supervision of qualified junior staff and occasional agency/bank staff in both the delivery of the service and their individual development needs in a motivational manner.

  • Assisting with and managing workflow and ensuring all data inputs are recorded for both patient record integrity and statistical evaluation purposes.
  • You 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 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 across all modalities.
  •  To acquire diagnostic images, and physically position the full range of patient presentations, accurately for examinations, considering 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 handeye co-ordination,
  • To review images and ensure that supplementary imaging procedures are considered prior to patient departure from the department.
  •  To be able to offer good clinical judgement when assessing and interpreting images produced by themselves or more junior staff
  •  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 review and comment on continuing appropriateness of imaging protocols.
  •  To participate in the delivery of the imaging service and an 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 perform intravenous cannulation and manual injection of contrast agent.
  •  To undertake other duties as and when required by the demands of the service or the Imaging Manager

 

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, taking into account patient limitations and adapting standard techniques where necessary.
  • To act as a point of advice for patients’ 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
  • To maintain a professional standard of communication between patients and members of the public.
  •  Follow infection control policies when required dictated by individual patient condition and requirement

 

RESPONSIBILITY FOR POLICY AND SERVICE DEVELOPMENT

  • To review and comment on continuing appropriateness of imaging protocols.
  • To report any instances of sickness in a timely manner and as dictated by clinic and departmental policy.
  • Excellent time keeping.
  • 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 departmental policy and all legal requirements and Child Protection measures are fulfilled.
  • To carry out all responsibilities with regard to the Clinics’ Equal Opportunities Policy
  •  To abide by the Clinics No Smoking Policy.
  • To ensure records surrounding the above events are maintained at all times.
  •  To be familiar with the range of technical applications available on imaging equipment

 

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

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