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Senior Radiographer - Team Leader

Band 6

Main area
317 Radiology - Corporate
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (evenings, nights and weekends as part of the shift system)
Job ref
317-2022-25-08-DR
Site
Royal Victoria Infirmary
Town
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
03/07/2022 23:59
Interview date
11/07/2022

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

Job overview

An opportunity has arisen for a motivated Band 6 Radiographer with a specialist interest in plain film imaging to work within the  Main Radiology department of the Royal Victoria Infirmary.

The role encompasses team lead responsibilities in trauma, general and paediatric plain film radiography.

  • Interview Date 11/07/2022
  • 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

Newcastle Hospitals encourages all staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Main duties of the job

The post is ideal for a suitably experienced professional to extend their skills and experience whilst working in a truly team-based environment. The post will be primarily based on the Royal Victoria Infirmary site but may include cross site working as and when required. The post holder will work as one of a core staff of lead radiographers working within plain film Radiology at a time of great development of our service. The department offers a broad range of modalities and full training will be provided to the successful candidate. 

The role requires working as part of a multidisciplinary team delivering high quality imaging using a patient centred approach. There is also a potential commitment to providing out of hours service as part of this role.

The post holder will take responsibility for producing images of a high standard, supervising and training of junior staff including radiography students and assistant practitioners.

This post is suitable for a state registered radiographer with a number of years plain film experience who demonstrates a clear programme of knowledge development.

Opportunities for further training and development are available. Good organizational, interpersonal and communication skills are essential and knowledge of the current radiation legislation is required.

 

Working for our organisation

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Responsibility for ensuring effective and efficient day to day operation of the relevant imaging service, on site, supporting the modality Superintendent.
  • To be part of a team delivering a high quality efficient and effective radiographic service, to make an informed decision on the diagnostic images required and demonstrate a professional, caring and responsible approach to patients.
  • To ensure local protocols and defined working practices are adhered to.

Person specification

KNOWLEDGE

Essential criteria
  • Working knowledge of all relevant professional and NHS policies and procedures
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of radiation protection and methods of reducing radiation dose as well as a working knowledge of ionising radiation legislation (IR (ME) R).
  • Evidence of CPD.

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Good organisational interpersonal and communication skills, with ability to work effectively in a team or independently as required.
  • IT skills necessary for Radiology Information Systems (RIS) and Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS).
Desirable criteria
  • Teaching and assessment skills
  • Leadership, managerial and motivational skills

EXPERIENCE

Essential criteria
  • Experienced Plain film radiographer ale to produce high quality diagnostic images
Desirable criteria
  • Relevant role extension

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential criteria
  • HPC registered, BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography with significant post degree experience or equivalent
  • Post Graduate qualification in a clinical speciality, or post graduate specialist short courses or relevant specialist experience.
Desirable criteria
  • ECDL qualification.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Veteran AwareApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in People: GoldMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardRIDI Awards Finalist 2021Stonewall Gold 2022

Applicant requirements

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Mark Paterson
Job title
Superintendent Radiographer, Plain film Radiology
Email address
mark.paterson1@nhs.net
Telephone number
0191 2826673