Radiographer

Whitstable Medical Practice

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Job summary

Whitstable Medical Practice is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced Band 6 (equivalent) Radiographer to join our friendly team providing general x-ray examinations to a high diagnostic standard.

The x-ray room is open 8.00 am 8.00 pm, 7 days a week. The post-holder will be required to work 2 x 12 hour days in a flexible rota to include some weekend shifts. There will be more shifts offered to cover annual and sickness leave.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will work autonomously in the Philips Digital Diagnostic x-ray room at Estuary View Medical Centre. They will be responsible for managing their own workload to provide ad hoc x-ray imaging for a busy Urgent Treatment Centre and multiple out-patient clinics as well as a full list of GP appointed patients.

About us

Whitstable Medical Practice is a forward thinking single practice Primary Care Network (PCN) GP Practice based across 3 sites in Whitstable. There are 21 equity partners and 6 salaried GPs looking after over 40,000 patients. We pride ourselves on our innovative approach to Primary Care. We are a training practice and run various in house contracts including Cataract surgery, Ultrasound, Dermatology, Physical Therapies and Audiology together with further community contracts, a Day Surgery Suite and an Urgent Treatment Centre with Digital x-ray.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To demonstrate a working knowledge of and act in accordance with IR(ME)R 17 and IRR 17
  • To efficiently manage a busy workload. Demonstrate communication and time management skills with the ability to effectively prioritise while providing high quality care to our patients
  • To participate in the red dot and preliminary clinical evaluation process
  • To demonstrate sound IT and administrative skills; the post-holder will be required to book patients onto the x-ray console, service record and scan some documentation
  • To undertake image transfer transactions via Image Exchange Portal, e-mail and CD media
  • To participate in the x-ray room QA equipment checks
  • To supervise and support student radiographers
  • Promote good practice consistent with legislation, Whitstable Medical Practice and in accordance with the Society of Radiographers core standards and Professional Code of Conduct.
  • To maintain professional HCPC registration
  • Participate in continuing professional development opportunities to ensure that up to date evidence-based knowledge and competence in all aspects of the role is maintained
  • Identify with the Lead Radiographer the risks and priorities when improving the x-ray service, making constructive suggestions for improvement
  • Keep up-to-date with relevant health related policy and work to consider the impact and strategies for implementation with the Lead Radiographer

  • Work collaboratively with colleagues within and outside the practice.

Person Specification

Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and as a team player.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure with a calm disposition.
  • Patient Focussed
  • Empathetic and respectful to all individuals.
  • Adaptable, flexible and motivated.

Desirable

  • A keen enthusiasm and interest for plain film x-ray.
  • To be proactive in CPD Development.

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSC Diagnostic Radiography
  • DCR Diagnostic Radiography
  • HCPC Registration

Desirable

  • Red Dot Training

Experience

Essential

  • Clinical experience in general x-ray examinations within a busy routine GP and acute trauma setting.
  • IR(ME)R17 and IRR17

Desirable

  • Audit participation
  • Equipment QA experience
  • Student mentorship

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Whitstable Medical Practice

Address

Boorman Way

Whitstable

Kent

CT5 3SE


Employer's website

https://www.whitstablemedicalpractice.co.uk/

For help with your application, contact:

Gemma Relph

gemmarelph@nhs.net

01227284336

Date posted

28 June 2021

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Negotiable

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

A2876-21-8734

Job locations

Boorman Way

Whitstable

Kent

CT5 3SE


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