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Band 6
Full Time/Part time
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Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
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The Park Centre for Breast Care
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum (pro rata)
12/03/2020 23:59

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Radiographer / Mammographer

Band 6

About our Trust

Our Trust is rated as ‘Outstanding for Caring’ by the CQC – fundamental to this is the way that we value and respect our staff. At every level, we value the diversity of our colleagues and actively champion an inclusive culture.  We believe that everyone without exception should feel free to be their authentic self in the workplace.

We understand that work is only one part of life. We are committed to helping our colleagues achieve the best possible work/life balance. We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it.

Our Trust is already a Disability Confident employer and we are holding ourselves to account through the Workplace Disability Equality Standard (WDES). Our work on promoting equity and inclusion for our Black, and Minority Ethnic (BME) colleagues continues to be driven by engagement with the WRES (Workforce Race Equality Standard) and the WRES Experts Programme. 

In 2019, we committed ourselves to becoming a Stonewall Top 100 LGBTQ+ Employer. We also support the national ‘Veteran Aware’ scheme and are an ERS Silver accredited Hospital who welcomes applications from all members of the Armed Forces communities.

For our patients, we do everything we can to deliver fair access to all our services. This includes providing interpretative and other services to meet the needs of disabled communities. We're careful to show sensitivity towards ethnic, cultural and religious differences. Our staff uphold these values and so help our care to get better all the time.

 About this vacancy

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust is able to offer Band 6 positions for  qualified Mammographers holding current registration and the Professional Practice in Mammography post graduate certificate. Full time/Part time/Bank positions available

The Breast Imaging Department is based at The Park Centre for Breast Care (PCBC) in Brighton Preston Park area which is 3 miles away from the Royal Sussex County Hospital (RSCH) site in Brighton and 13 miles from the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) site in Haywards Heath.

Our friendly team consists of radiologists, breast care clinician, screening nurse, senior radiographers, assistant practitioners, radiographic and health care assistants.

We are committed to putting patient care first and we are looking for dedicated professionals who share our values and our passion for delivering quality care. The successful candidates will be expected to have excellent practical imaging skills with the ability to work accurately under pressure and to work well as part of a team. Good communication and customer care skills are vital together with attitude reflecting BSUH NHS Trust Values.

As part of BSUH NHS Trust, the region’s leading teaching hospital, this service provides routine Breast Screening for 131,000 women across Brighton, Hove and East Sussex as part of the National Health Service Breast Screening Program. It also provides a full breast imaging service supporting the breast surgical and outpatient teams at PCBC and PRH.

The majority of the routine screening is undertaken on our three mobile breast screening vans equipped with digital GE Essential mammography equipment. Our screening sites are Brighton, Eastbourne, Seaford, Lewes, Hailsham, Crowborough, Battle, Newhaven, Rye, Uckfield, Hastings, Bexhill and Heathfield.

We are looking forward to the arrival of new equipment this year, and would welcome new team members to help us provide both Symptomatic and NHSBSP services for the women of Brighton, Hove and East Sussex.

PCBC has three mammography rooms with digital GE equipment including a stereo-tactic device and a Bard Encor vacuum assisted biopsy device. There are three ultrasound clinic rooms with Toshiba Aplio 500 ultrasound machines. PRH is equipped with one digital GE Essential mammography unit and one ultrasound clinic room with GE ultrasound machine. A valid driving license with access to a car is essential to access mobile screening sites.

The standard working day is between 08.30 and 17:00 Monday to Friday. There are the occasional early, late and Saturday shifts by arrangement. Candidates will be expected to participate in flexible working patterns by arrangement.

The service is committed to continuing professional development for all staff and actively encourages involvement in training and audit. Candidates must be IT literate.

This role attracts a short term Recruitment and Retention Premium £2,000 per annum.

Please contact us for a chat and/or to arrange a visit to our Unit.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Fiona Smith Superintendent Radiographer on 01273 696955 Ext. 3761