Senior Radiographer

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic qualified MRI Radiographer to join the team in Neuroradiology at the Royal Victoria Infirmary. The department is part of the Regional Neurosciences Centre, which is one of the top units in the UK providing a comprehensive range of specialist procedures, tests and treatments for all types of neurological conditions. There are longstanding strong collaborations between Neurosciences within the Trust and Newcastle University enabling research in a variety of areas.

The department is equipped with two state of the art Siemens MRI scanners (3T & 1.5T), a Siemens CT scanner; a Philips bi-plane angiographic suite, a Siemens single plane fluoroscopy unit, Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound and imaging equipment for Neuro Theatre.

In Neuroradiology you will work as part of a small multidisciplinary team, providing high quality patient care, diagnostic imaging and interventional services within the Regional Neurosciences Centre.

  • Interview date: 4th October 2023
  • 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

Main duties of the job

  • Being part of a multidisciplinary team, providing high quality patient care and diagnostic imaging within the Regional Neurosciences Centre, also including provision of on-call system.
  • To be a specialist neuroradiographer in each imaging modality, with a high level of theoretical and practical knowledge as well as skills, allowing informed decisions to be made on imaging techniques.

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL BE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN A SHIFT PATTERN, WEEKEND WORK AND AN OVERNIGHT ON-CALL SERVICE.

About us

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.

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.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

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.

Date posted

21 August 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

317-2023-24-043-A

Job locations

Royal Victoria Infirmary

317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary

NE1 4LP


Job description

Job responsibilities

Post 1

This is an MRI specific role within the Neuroradiology Department at the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) undertaking neuro specialised imaging using both a Siemens 1.5T and 3T scanners. This role also involves providing an On-call emergency MRI service which also covers emergency spinal theatres. You will be involved with MR neuro specific core and advanced imaging techniques. You will develop a high level of neuro specific theoretical and practical knowledge. You will develop and enhance your radiographic knowledge and skills to allow you to make informed decisions and work efficiently as an autonomous practitioner. In addition, you will work within a multidisciplinary team contributing to the treatment of both complex neurovascular and spinal abnormalities and disease.

Post 2

This is a CT and neurovascular intervention specific role within the Neuroradiology Department at the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) undertaking neuro specialised imaging using a Siemens Definition Edge CT Scanner and Philip biplane interventional equipment. This role also involves providing an interventional on call service for the region, treating patients following stroke or subarachnoid haemorrhage. You will develop a high level of neuro specific theoretical and practical knowledge. You will develop and enhance your radiographic knowledge and skills to allow you to make informed decisions and work efficiently as an autonomous practitioner. In addition, you will work within a multidisciplinary team contributing to the treatment of both complex neurovascular and spinal abnormalities and disease. You will also have the opportunity to train to undertake Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound in order to monitor patients following subarachnoid haemorrhage to detect early vasospasm. You will be encouraged to attend our bi-monthly subarachnoid haemorrhage support group for patients.

Post 3

This to a Band 5 Radiographer post Annex 21 to a Band 6 Radiographer post at 12 months if all competencies are met in theatre, spinal intervention, CT and neurovascular intervention. In Neuroradiology at the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) undertaking neuro specialised imaging using a Siemens Definition Edge CT Scanner, Philips biplane interventional equipment, Siemens single plane fluoroscopy unit and imaging equipment for use in neuro theatres. You will develop and enhance your radiographic knowledge and skills to allow you to make informed decisions and work efficiently as an autonomous practitioner. In addition, you will work within a multidisciplinary team contributing to the treatment of both complex neurovascular and spinal abnormalities and disease. You will also have the opportunity to train to undertake Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound in order to monitor patients following subarachnoid haemorrhage to detect early vasospasm. Once competent in neurovascular intervention you will also be involved with providing an interventional on call service for the region, treating patients following stroke or subarachnoid haemorrhage.

All 3 posts

You must demonstrate you have the potential for development to be become a confident autonomous practitioner with excellent motivation and communication skills. You will need to have problem solving ability and change management skills and to have the ability to work effectively in a team or independently. You must also have knowledge and commitment to evidence based practice, clinical governance and a clear understanding of radiation protection legislation and MRI safety.

We are looking for a Radiographer who wishes to join our specialised diagnostic and interventional team at the forefront of Neuroradiology in the UK. We offer an induction package, clinical supervision, individualised support around the specialist skills required to meet the needs of our patients and this is provided by all members of the multi-disciplinary team. We offer the opportunity for professional development to undertake post graduate qualifications in a field of your choice.

  • Being part of a multidisciplinary team, providing high quality patient care and diagnostic imaging within the Regional Neurosciences Centre, also including provision of on-call system.
  • To be a specialist neuro-radiographer in each imaging modality, with a high level of theoretical and practical knowledge as well as skills, allowing informed decisions to be made on imaging techniques.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

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 months pay.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Post 1

This is an MRI specific role within the Neuroradiology Department at the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) undertaking neuro specialised imaging using both a Siemens 1.5T and 3T scanners. This role also involves providing an On-call emergency MRI service which also covers emergency spinal theatres. You will be involved with MR neuro specific core and advanced imaging techniques. You will develop a high level of neuro specific theoretical and practical knowledge. You will develop and enhance your radiographic knowledge and skills to allow you to make informed decisions and work efficiently as an autonomous practitioner. In addition, you will work within a multidisciplinary team contributing to the treatment of both complex neurovascular and spinal abnormalities and disease.

Post 2

This is a CT and neurovascular intervention specific role within the Neuroradiology Department at the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) undertaking neuro specialised imaging using a Siemens Definition Edge CT Scanner and Philip biplane interventional equipment. This role also involves providing an interventional on call service for the region, treating patients following stroke or subarachnoid haemorrhage. You will develop a high level of neuro specific theoretical and practical knowledge. You will develop and enhance your radiographic knowledge and skills to allow you to make informed decisions and work efficiently as an autonomous practitioner. In addition, you will work within a multidisciplinary team contributing to the treatment of both complex neurovascular and spinal abnormalities and disease. You will also have the opportunity to train to undertake Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound in order to monitor patients following subarachnoid haemorrhage to detect early vasospasm. You will be encouraged to attend our bi-monthly subarachnoid haemorrhage support group for patients.

Post 3

This to a Band 5 Radiographer post Annex 21 to a Band 6 Radiographer post at 12 months if all competencies are met in theatre, spinal intervention, CT and neurovascular intervention. In Neuroradiology at the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) undertaking neuro specialised imaging using a Siemens Definition Edge CT Scanner, Philips biplane interventional equipment, Siemens single plane fluoroscopy unit and imaging equipment for use in neuro theatres. You will develop and enhance your radiographic knowledge and skills to allow you to make informed decisions and work efficiently as an autonomous practitioner. In addition, you will work within a multidisciplinary team contributing to the treatment of both complex neurovascular and spinal abnormalities and disease. You will also have the opportunity to train to undertake Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound in order to monitor patients following subarachnoid haemorrhage to detect early vasospasm. Once competent in neurovascular intervention you will also be involved with providing an interventional on call service for the region, treating patients following stroke or subarachnoid haemorrhage.

All 3 posts

You must demonstrate you have the potential for development to be become a confident autonomous practitioner with excellent motivation and communication skills. You will need to have problem solving ability and change management skills and to have the ability to work effectively in a team or independently. You must also have knowledge and commitment to evidence based practice, clinical governance and a clear understanding of radiation protection legislation and MRI safety.

We are looking for a Radiographer who wishes to join our specialised diagnostic and interventional team at the forefront of Neuroradiology in the UK. We offer an induction package, clinical supervision, individualised support around the specialist skills required to meet the needs of our patients and this is provided by all members of the multi-disciplinary team. We offer the opportunity for professional development to undertake post graduate qualifications in a field of your choice.

  • Being part of a multidisciplinary team, providing high quality patient care and diagnostic imaging within the Regional Neurosciences Centre, also including provision of on-call system.
  • To be a specialist neuro-radiographer in each imaging modality, with a high level of theoretical and practical knowledge as well as skills, allowing informed decisions to be made on imaging techniques.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

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 months pay.

Person Specification

KNOWLEDGE

Essential

  • Working knowledge of relevant professional and NHS policies.
  • Knowledge of practical implications of IRMER (2000) regulations

Desirable

  • Knowledge of Neuroradiology specific techniques

SKILLS

Essential

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to manage own workload
  • To be a self-motivated individual and have the ability to use initiative

EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Post qualification experience
  • Previous experience in IV cannulation
  • IT Basic experience

Desirable

  • Previous experience in CT, MRI and/or Angiography.

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • BSc (Hons) in Radiography or equivalent
  • Current HCPC Registration
  • Current up to date CPD portfolio
  • IV cannulation certificate

Desirable

  • Relevant post graduate qualifications
Person Specification

KNOWLEDGE

Essential

  • Working knowledge of relevant professional and NHS policies.
  • Knowledge of practical implications of IRMER (2000) regulations

Desirable

  • Knowledge of Neuroradiology specific techniques

SKILLS

Essential

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to manage own workload
  • To be a self-motivated individual and have the ability to use initiative

EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Post qualification experience
  • Previous experience in IV cannulation
  • IT Basic experience

Desirable

  • Previous experience in CT, MRI and/or Angiography.

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • BSc (Hons) in Radiography or equivalent
  • Current HCPC Registration
  • Current up to date CPD portfolio
  • IV cannulation certificate

Desirable

  • Relevant post graduate qualifications

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).

Additional information

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

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Victoria Infirmary

317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary

NE1 4LP


Employer's website

https://careers.nuth.nhs.uk/why-us (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Victoria Infirmary

317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary

NE1 4LP


Employer's website

https://careers.nuth.nhs.uk/why-us (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Neuroradiology Manager

Lisa Flett

lisa.flett@nhs.net

01912821716

Date posted

21 August 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

317-2023-24-043-A

Job locations

Royal Victoria Infirmary

317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary

NE1 4LP


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