George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
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- To provide the Trust with a high-level reporting service for a specified range of XR images.
- Clinical input into the service, including producing independent free text reports of a specified range of XR images; recommending next step in patient pathway where appropriate.
- Post holder is directly responsible to the imaging service manager but is autonomous and responsible for providing written and verified radiological reports in own name and to be accountable for these reports.
- Post holder is responsible for working within own competency and referring any images outside this to a consultant radiologist
- Be part of a team working on quality improvement ensuring consistent high quality XR images from all radiography staff and students.
- First line managerial responsibilities for all aspects of the general service including staff recruitment, appraisals, sickness management, assisting in the monitoring of performance management with regards technique and quality and obtaining & maintaining processes for service user feedback.
- To provide an XR service to the Trust, by providing high quality images and participate in out of hour's rota.
- To develop and improve professional expertise via continuous professional development (CPD).
Main duties of the job
- Responsible for maintaining patient records pertaining to imaging examinations.
- Written and verified radiological reports in own name and to be accountable for these reports.
- Follow the protocols that are in place for team to comply with legal record keeping requirements.
- Ensure Radiography staff follow protocol and work with and instruct staff on protocol requirements if there are knowledge gaps.
- Maintain patient confidentiality.
- Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.
- Responsible for quality audits within the department.
- Obtaining & maintaining processes for service user feedback
- Key Results Areas
- Provide training and assessment of under graduate radiography students, APs and radiographers as required.
- Produce images of sufficient quality for the diagnostic and treatment process in accordance with professional, technical and legal standards and act as point of reference for technique advice for radiographers.
- Contribute to continual improvement of image quality within the department.
- Functioning in accordance with best practice and in a manner that meets professional, departmental and legal standards and requirements.
- Provide specialist knowledge, verbal or written opinions/advice to medical staff and others as required.
Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:
Effective Open Communication
excellence and safety in everything we do
Challenge but support
Expect respect and dignity
Local health that inspires confidence
Benefits:On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.
- Organise the efficient control of workflow patterns within the department when acting as senior of the day.
- Perform all administrative tasks required, including patient reception & data entry onto Radiology Information System and update of patient records.
- Undertake CPD and support other staff to meet their CPD requirements.
- Record relevant clinical observations.
- Organisation of radiographers, assistants and students.
- Appraisal, sickness, competency documentation.
- Collation and distribution of audit results
Quality and Safety
- Ensure safe working practices and a safe working environment including reporting of equipment faults/medical physics issues and ensuring these are resolved in a timely way.
- Responsible for reporting safety incidents to the appropriate body and senior management.
- Be familiar with and apply current safety guidelines for magnetic resonance imaging, Health and Safety policies and manual handling policies.
- Be responsible for and conduct quality audits identified through discussion with senior management and reporting team.
- Assess and maintain imaging quality, performing all necessary processing functions to achieve good quality images.
- Ensure both imaging identification and patient documentation is accurate and that computer progression is timely.
- Participate in departmental quality projects.
- Ensure service user feedback is regularly monitored and any issues or improvements acted upon.
- Maintain and uphold trust values and standards.
- Maintain trusts requirements for stat/man training and appraisals.
- Maintain professional standards and uphold professional codes of conduct.
Experience and Knowledge
Qualification(s) and Professional Training
Skills and Abilities
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).