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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/08/2020.

Senior Radiographer

Job Reference: 317-2020-30-019

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Neuroradiology - RVI
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “Healthcare at its best with people at our heart”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.69 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally and nationally and internationally.

The Care Quality Commission has rated us ‘Outstanding’ for the second time in a row.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

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.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic qualified 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. This is a rotational post and will allow you to work with the diagnostic modalities of MRI and CT, but will also give the opportunity to work within the neurovascular and spinal interventional theatres. You will develop a high level of theoretical and practical knowledge as well as skills, allowing informed decisions to be made on imaging techniques. In additional you work with a multidisciplinary team contributing to the treatment of both complex neurovascular and spinal abnormalities and disease.

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 development to undertake post graduate qualifications including MRI, CT, Reporting and Forensics. You will need to have a BSc (Hons) or DCR in radiography and have valid HPC registration and have a comprehensive CPD portfolio.

Successful candidates will be required to participate in a shift pattern, weekend work and an on-call.

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All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

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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.

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