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Radiographer

Job Reference: 358-2569602-CSI

Employer:
University Hospitals of Leicester
Department:
Clinical Support and Imaging
Location:
LGH, Leicester
Salary:
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum pro rata

We have vacancies for up to 2 Plain X-ray centered Band 5 Diagnostic Radiographers, one based at the Glenfield Hospital and one at the Leicester General Hospital.

Come and join our forward thinking and extremely friendly teams in the University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL), which is one of the largest Hospital Trusts in the country.

UHL spans three hospital sites, employs around 14,500 staff and fully embraces role extension. Imaging has regularly supported career progression in Radiographic Reporting/Advanced Practice and the other roles such as Hysterosalpinography, Vascular Access and Ultrasonography.

The Glenfield Hospital is a busy expanding site with a planned increase in service provision and currently has approximately 400+ beds. With cardiothoracic expertise, it provides a range of services including nationally recognised medical care for heart disease, lung cancer and breast care. Reconfiguration work is underway to further include hepatobiliary and renal transplant cases.

The well-equipped Radiology Department is due to expand and the “plain x-ray” aspect currently comprises of 3 twin plate wireless general DR rooms, 2 dedicated DR chest rooms, 1 fluoroscopy unit, 4 DR mobiles, 2 mobile image intensifiers and 2 CR/DR dental x-ray rooms. The workload includes GP appointment access for MSK and open access for chest examinations; a variety of out-patient & inpatient referrals, dental radiography and fluoroscopy procedures, plus theatre work. Expansion of Imaging currently includes an additional 4th MRI scanner to its existing complement of 3 MRIs and 2 CTs scanners. In the first half of 2021, the single fluoroscopy unit is being replaced and upgraded by 3 new units in their own recently refurbished suite. Some rotation between the plain film and the cross-sectional team has been supported in the past for those who have requested it. There may also be an opportunity to gain experience in the expanding fluoroscopic aspect of the department.

Leicester General Hospital specialises in Orthopaedics, Nephrology & Urology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Pain Management and Hepato-biliary surgery.

The department has recently had a large investment in new equipment and now has 3 twin plate wireless general DR rooms, 2 DR mobile units, 4 mobile image intensifiers. In addition the department has 2 CT and 2 MRI scanners, 3 interventional radiology suites that provide support to the GI/GU and vascular services. The plain film work load includes GP appointments, outpatients, extensive elective Orthopaedic and some trauma theatre, urology and pain management, outpatients and theatre cases. There are long term plans to develop the hospital into a GP and community hub. Some staff have also helped out at times working in the community hospitals and in the Radiology Emergency Department at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

The nearby Leicester Royal Infirmary has a busy Emergency Department and following a suitable induction period at your base site, there exists a potential opportunity for those who also wish to develop their trauma experience via an additional bank post.

It is essential that you are highly motivated, a good communicator and team player and enthusiastic. You will be required to take on additional non-clinical responsibilities to support the quality control and service requirements. You will be adaptable to change and have excellent communication and organisational skills. Commitment to high quality patient care is essential. This post is suitable for both newly qualified and experienced Radiographers.

As a successful applicant, you will be required to participate in the 24/7 out-of-hours roster which includes night duties, weekends and public holiday shifts and you may be expected to work cross site.

Unfortunately, due to the nature of the interview process for this post, we are unable to accommodate Skype or “virtual” interviews.

Due to the changeable nature of COVID, interview dates might change at short notice to allow for safe face to face interview.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Andy Mear (Superintendent Radiographer) on 0116 2588224 or via email andy.mear@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

Nicola Pearman (Superintendent Radiographer) on 0116 2584407 or via email nicola.pearman@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

 

 




Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. As it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.


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 applying from overseas.



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