Radiographer (Part Time)

Key Competencies

JOB PURPOSE

  • To provide imaging services to General X-ray and Theatres. To be flexible with regard to workload and theatre scheduling and perform imaging in other modalities where competent.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To perform high quality examinations as required by referring Consultants according to departmental policies and procedures. Ensuring that all patients being investigated receive a high standard of care.
  • To perform Imaging in Theatres having a flexible approach to meet the requirements of scheduling and the needs of consultants and patients.
  • To perform all imaging in accordance with IRMER 2000 regulations.
  • To work and assist in the day to day operation of General X-ray.
  • To ensure that safety awareness in both general x-ray and theatres areas are adhered to and report any untoward incidents as they occur.
  • To participate in the On-Call rota as scheduled.

COMMUNICATION

  • To develop and maintain staff morale and contribution through positive and proactive leadership, communication and example.
  • To participate in the development and maintenance of communications both written and verbal with patients, users and other managers and staff within the hospital.
  • Provide a service in the Imaging Department to support consultants and all clinical departments.
  • Bring to the attention of senior managers at St. Hugh’s Hospital any concerns regarding the performance of other colleagues that is questionable, or where practice is poor, in accordance with the Public Disclosure’s Act 1988.

MANAGERIAL

  • Support a culture of teamwork within the Imaging department.
  • Collaborate with all members of theatre to ensure efficient running of the Imaging department.
  • Use resources effectively in order to provide quality patient care whilst having an awareness of budgetary issues.
  • Assist in introducing new members of staff to their duties.
  • Supervise registered and unregistered staff as appropriate.
  • Take all reasonable steps to ensure the safe keeping of patients’ property in accordance with hospital policy.
  • Ensure where appropriate that the programmes of training for both trained and untrained staff are completed.
  • Undertake formal and informal teaching sessions as required.
  • Contribute to the monitoring and control of expenditure and use of resources.
  • Contribute to the improvement of services where appropriate.

GENERAL

In addition to the key job responsibilities detailed in this job description all employees at St Hugh’s Hospital are expected to comply with the following standards:  

Infection Control

To maintain a clean, safe environment, ensuring adherence to the Hospital’s standards of cleanliness, hygiene and infection control.  

Health & Safety

To take reasonable care to prevent injury to themselves or others who may be affected by their acts or omissions.  

To co-operate fully in discharging HMT policies and procedures with regard to health and safety matters.  

To immediately report to their manager any shortcomings in health and safety procedures and practice.  

To report any accidents or dangerous incidents to their immediate manager and safety representative as early as possible and submit a completed accident / incident form.  

To use protective clothing and equipment where provided.  

Whilst the aim of the hospital is to promote a co-operative and constructive view of health and safety concerns in the organisation, all staff must be aware that a wilful or irresponsible disregard for safety matters may give rise to disciplinary proceedings.

Equality & Diversity

Be aware of need for own personal development and be prepared to attend and undertake any necessary training, being aware of the need to develop oneself and to strive to increase personal knowledge.  

Contribute to making the clinical environment conductive to learning and development where individuals feel able to discuss ideas and action as well as showing initiative.  

Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults

St Hugh’s Hospital is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All staff are therefore expected to behave in such a way that supports this commitment.

Information Governance

All staff have an individual responsibility for creating accurate records of their work and for making entries into and managing all patient records effectively in line with all the Health Record Keeping Policies and Procedures in order to meet the Hospital’s legal, regulatory and accountability requirements.  

Governance

To actively participate in governance activities to ensure that the highest standards of care and business conduct are achieved.  

General Policies, Procedures and Practices

To comply with all HMT and Hospital policies, procedures and practices and to be responsible for keeping up to date with any changes to these.  

Freedom to Act

The post holder will be accountable for their own actions, using own initiative, acting autonomously within their designated area but working within HMT policies and procedures.  

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

BENEFITS: 25 Statutory days’ holiday plus bank holidays (Pro rata), contributory pension, private medical insurance

We regularly review our employee benefits package, which includes our group personal pension plan, private medical cover, free car parking and a range of retail and entertainment discounts.

All staff have the option to opt into our flexible benefits programme offering substantial savings on items such as childcare vouchers, bicycles, mobile phones and computers.

We encourage our employees to have a positive work-life balance and to consider HMT ‘a great place to work’  

NOTES

The job holder will work primarily within the hospital with occasional visits to and meetings at other hospitals or centralised function offices.  

This is an outline job description setting out general responsibilities and tasks the post-holder may be required to undertake. It is not comprehensive and the post-holder may be required to carry out other duties and responsibilities from time to time as determined by HMT. The job description will also be subject to change in-line with the needs of the Hospital and the Organisation.  

Staff will be expected to carry out their duties in line with their terms and conditions and contract of employment, the standards stated in the staff handbook and will be required to follow HMT policies and procedures and as stated in the NMC Code of Conduct 2015.  

Staff have a contractual duty to ensure that mandatory training is current and will be expected to participate and undertaken further developmental training specific to their role.  

Job Related Criteria

Qualifications (Academic, Professional & Vocational)

Essential

DCRR or B.Sc in Diagnostic Imaging  

Specific training/skills/knowledge required:

Essential

Good organisation skills.

Continuous evidence of cpd in line with HCPC requirements.

Knowledge of quality assurance programme.

Good interpersonal skills and willing to attend educational meetings/seminars to promote services to GPs/Consultants/referrers.  

Experience:

Essential

At least 1 year’s qualified experience.

Desirable

Previous experience in theatre imaging.

Personal Qualities

Excellent team player

Flexible approach to work including out of hours.

Good customer care.

Application Process

Closing Date for applications: 27th October 2017

Applicants should complete the application form and email it to clairepanton@hmtsthughs.org along with a covering letter and a copy of their CV.

Successful candidates will be notified by email.