Band 6 Senior Radiographer (Shift Leader)
Job Title and Grade: Band 6 Senior Radiographer (Shift Leader)
Location/Trust: The Pennine Acute Hospital Trust, Royal Oldham Hospital
Department Covered: Trust Wide
Pay Rates: Competative
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We have long term placement opportunities available for a Radiographer available at The Pennine Acute Hospital Trust.JOB PURPOSE
The Shift Leader will provide demonstrable evidence of post graduate experience in all aspects of diagnostic radiography and demonstrate an ability to develop skills in new technology and alternative imaging modalities.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESClinical Responsibilities
- Display evidence of good anatomical, physiological and pathological knowledge to assist in the clinical justification of Radiography referrals in line with both national regulations IRMER (2000) (Ionising Regulations (Medical Exposure) Regulations) and local protocols.me
- Receive, if necessary register, ensuring accuracy of entries onto the RIS (Radiology Information System) and prepare the patient for examination.
- Act with delegated authority as practitioner for plain film radiography referrals.
- Act as an operator under IRMER (2000).
- Liaise with referral sources where clarification is required for the most clinically appropriate imaging.
- Act as a point of advice for imaging referrers and patient enquiries.
- Act as a patient advocate in Radiation protection issues.
- Assess specific communication needs of individual patients.
- 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 (presentations include distressed children, unconscious multiple trauma patients and uncooperative patients).
- Undertake more specialised examinations unsupervised and where appropriate develop an extended role.
- Provide information by explanation and demonstration of often-complex procedures and listening to the patient’s requirements in order to encourage compliance with the imaging process.
- Patients will have injuries or illness that will require adaptation of technique, utilisation of developed motivational and persuasive skills to acquire correct positioning and reduce mobility to produce an acceptable diagnostic image.
- Provide reassurance as to the necessity of an x-ray examination involving the risk/ benefit associated with the harmful effect of ionising radiation.
- Communicate effectively and empathetically with relatives and carers of patients.
- Review images and ensure that supplementary imaging procedures/views are considered prior to patient departure from the Department.
- Ensure that images are presented for reporting purposes in a timely and accurate manner.
- Ensure that urgent findings are communicated and patients are directed accordingly.
- Flag radiographic abnormalities using the appropriate system of work in place e.g. red dot
- Review and comment on continuing appropriateness of imaging protocols.
- Ensure all appropriate infection control measures are utilised, paying particular attention to personal protection as well as the management of equipment and linens.
- Work as a senior member of a multi-disciplinary team, when undertaking radiographic procedures to provide a high quality of service to patient’s e.g. radiographic procedures in orthopaedic theatre and interventional procedures within the radiology department.
- Operate advanced software on specialised digital equipment, requiring excellent hand eye co-ordination carrying out all post-processing procedures to produce the highest quality diagnostic image.
- Set up and clear a basic sterile trolley for interventional procedures.
- Undertake other duties as and when required which are commensurate with the grading of the post.
- Monitor the quality of radiographic work of junior staff, assistant practitioners and students.
- Be responsible for the delivery of clinical expertise in all aspects of patient care within the department
- At all times behave in a manner appropriate to the professional code of conduct of a State Registered Radiographer and actively promotes this within the Department.
In return for your hard work commitment NHS Professionals (NHSP) can offer you some fantastic benefits: -
- Competitive Pay Rates - work this week, get paid next week!
- First choice of placements at over 50 NHS Trusts in England
- Dedicated consultants
- Flexible working options
- Free DBS and free training
- Build holiday allowance
- Support when you need it - 24/7 365 days
- Stakeholder pension scheme
Who are NHS Professionals?
NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.
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