CT Senior Radiographer
We are going through an exciting period of positive change at RWT as we grow our services and our teams. We hope you will be our next key team member.
The CT department at New Cross hospital consists of four scanners and you will work alongside an innovative team of professionals, performing a wide range of CT examinations including advanced cardiac and colon scanning. In addition, you will offer support, guidance and training to junior members of staff and trainees, helping develop people and services.
We are passionate about providing excellent patient care and as a senior radiographer, you will be an integral part of the patients care and journey through radiology. We are equally committed to growing you as a professional and have multiple opportunities for growth and career progression including post graduate training and advanced learning/development.
You must have a degree or equivalent qualification in Diagnostic Radiography, and be registered with the HCPC. Applicants should have recent NHS experience.
Hours will include weekends and bank holidays.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will work on a rotation, undertaking radiographic duties in CT scanning.
The post holder will administer I.V injections of contrast media to patients.
The post holder will work flexibly to provide these services including weekends and Bank Holidays.
The post-holder will participate in the On Call system including Weekends and Bank Holidays.
Working for our organisation
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services and we are incredibly proud of the diversity of both our staff and the communities we serve. We are building a workforce that can help us to fulfil our values, improve quality of care for patients, and solve the health care problems of tomorrow. We’re passionate about the value that diversity of thinking and lived experience brings in enabling us to become a learning organisation and leader in delivering compassionate care for our patients.
We are delighted that we have been rated as “Good” by CQC. We have achieved numerous awards; The Nursing Times Best Diversity and Inclusion Practice and Best UK Employer of the Year for Nursing Staff in 2020.
The Trust is a supportive working environment committed to creating flexible working arrangements that suit your needs and as such will consider all requests from applicants who wish to work flexibly.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
To be familiar with the principles of clinical governance and to strive to maintain and improve the quality of patient care, showing courtesy and consideration at all times.
To ensure that all staff in the area have an understanding of radiographic and image acquisition equipment to enable the optimisation of imaging systems so that high quality diagnostic images are produced and the highest possible standards maintained.
To ensure that all staff in the area has an understanding of the Radiology Information System (RIS) and the Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) to ensure that patient information is stored and retrieved accurately.
To undertake radiographic duties in a minimum of one specialist area, currently CT scanning.
To supervise the work and standards of Radiographers, Assistant Practitioners and Radiographer Helpers.
To assist with administrative tasks, such as preparing staff rotas as required.
To work in a multi-disciplinary team and to encourage team development and facilitate the professional development of other personnel.
To develop and promote good working relationships with other departments.
To be familiar with Health and Safety policies and to ensure a clean, tidy and safe working environment.
To ensure all equipment is used safely and in accordance with operating instructions and that all staff using equipment are competent.
To promptly report any equipment failures to the Department Superintendent or the Impregilo Helpdesk.
To report accidents / untoward incidents / hazards to the Superintendent Radiographer as soon as possible, ensuring completion of the Incident Report Form and accident book.
To liaise with staff of other Directorates as required.
To participate in practical and theoretical training for Student Radiographers, Assistant Practitioners and Radiographer Helpers.
To be familiar with and comply with all Trust and Radiology Directorate Policies, Procedures and Practices and to ensure adherence by more junior staff working within the area. Particularly Health and Safety at Work, IR(ME)R 2000, Local Rules and the Major Incident Action Plan.
To participate in Health & Safety risk assessments, following appropriate training.
Maintain fitness to practice with the Professional Code of Conduct through Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and mandatory training (Fire, Infection Control, Manual Handling and CPR).
To wear the uniform provided and to promote the Radiology Directorate in a positive manner at all times.
To participate fully in the emergency duty/standby rotas including bank holidays and early / late duties.
To undertake any reasonable duty that may arise which will assist the smooth running of the Radiology Service.
This job description is a guide to the main duties and responsibilities of the post and is not exhaustive. You may be required to undertake other duties that are commensurate with the post and grade and which have been discussed with you.
You have a responsibility for the identification of all risk which have a potential adverse effect on the Trust’s ability to maintain quality of care and the safety of patients, staff and visitors, and for the taking of positive action to eliminate or reduce these.
To work flexibly in order to cover annual leave and sickness absence, working additional sessions as required.
The post holder will work in any area/department of the Radiology Directorate as required by the needs of the service.
To be courteous and helpful towards patients, visitors, staff and referring clinicians/GPs and to offer a high quality service at all times.
To provide first line assistance in the event of a patient’s query or complaint and passing the matter to a more senior member of staff where appropriate. This will at times require a high level of communication skills to diffuse confrontational situations. The post holder is required to have knowledge of the Trust’s Complaints Procedure
To assist in the training of new members of staff, supporting them through their induction programme.
To encourage and support radiography students learning at RWT.
To be familiar with and comply with all appropriate Trust and Radiology Directorate Policies, Procedures and Practices, making suggestions which could lead to improvements in the service.
To attend such courses/lectures/in-service training as required by the needs of the service and of this post.
To ensure that Risk Management, Health and Safety Regulations, COSHH Regulations, MRI Local Rules and the Ionising Radiation Regulations are adhered to, including the Local Rules, and to report accidents/untoward incidents/hazards to the Superintendent or most senior Radiographer on duty as soon as is practicable.
To be familiar with and uphold the quality standards of the Trust and Radiology Directorate, to be pleasant and polite to patients and other members of staff and to ensure a high quality service to patients at all times.
To assist in the collection of any information required for audit purposes.
To attend and participate in clinical governance meetings.
The post holder will be subject to annual appraisal.
To see full list of duties and main responsibilities, please refer to the full job description attached to the vacancy on the Trust website.
- Qualified CT Radiographer
- Post Grad cert CT
- 2 + years working as Radiographer
- NHS Experience
- Good written communication demonstrated in application
- Good verbal communication demonstrated by visiting department
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Samuel Abbott
- Job title
- Superintendent Radiographer
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 01902 696339
- Additional information