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Radiographer

Job Reference: 379-CCSMAY010-19

Employer:
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Department:
Imaging
Location:
Princess Royal Hospital & Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton
Salary:
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum

About our Trust

Our Trust is rated as ‘Outstanding for Caring’ by the CQC – fundamental to this is the way that we value and respect our staff. At every level, we value the diversity of our colleagues and actively champion an inclusive culture. We believe that everyone without exception should feel free to be their authentic self in the workplace.

We understand that work is only one part of life. We are committed to helping our colleagues achieve the best possible work/life balance. We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it.

Our Trust is already a Disability Confident employer and we are holding ourselves to account through the Workplace Disability Equality Standard (WDES). Our work on promoting equity and inclusion for our Black, and Minority Ethnic (BME) colleagues continues to be driven by engagement with the WRES (Workforce Race Equality Standard) and the WRES Experts Programme.

In 2019, we committed ourselves to becoming a Stonewall Top 100 LGBTQ+ Employer. We also support the national ‘Veteran Aware’ scheme and are an ERS Silver accredited Hospital who welcomes applications from all members of the Armed Forces communities.

For our patients, we do everything we can to deliver fair access to all our services. This includes providing interpretative and other services to meet the needs of disabled communities. We're careful to show sensitivity towards ethnic, cultural and religious differences. Our staff uphold these values and so help our care to get better all the time.


We welcome applications from student radiographers due to qualify in spring or summer 2019 who have an interest in working with us and qualified radiographers with NHS experience who are looking to relocate.

 

We are looking to recruit Band 5 radiographers to join our department at this exciting time for our Trust. Over the next 2 years we have a £485 million investment to redevelop the Royal Sussex County Hospital site in Brighton and this will include a new state of the art Imaging Department.

 

Our band 5 posts are rotational between the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton (RSCH) and Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath (PRH) including 24 hour cover at RSCH.

 

Our department has held Imaging Services accreditation (ISAS accreditation) since 2014 demonstrating our position as an excellent centre for imaging services.

 

Brighton is a vibrant city by the sea and the nearby town of Haywards Heath has easy access to the South Downs National Park. Both are within one hour of London by train.

 

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) is an acute teaching trust. BSUH has been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ grade for caring in our recent CQC inspection.

 

The Trust provides treatment to over three quarters of a million patients each year working across sites in Brighton and Haywards Heath. These are The Royal Sussex County Hospital including the onsite Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (RACH) in Brighton and the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath. The Trust’s specialised and tertiary services include arterial vascular surgery, neonatal, paediatrics, cardiac, cancer, renal, infectious diseases and HIV medicine.

 

RSCH is the major trauma centre for Sussex and the South East Regional Neurosciences Unit undertakes neurology and elective spinal work at PRH and intra cranial, acute spine and neuro vascular work at RSCH in Brighton.

 

The Department of Imaging provides services on both of these sites and in addition to this we provide a service at Hove Polyclinic.

 

As a Band 5 radiographer with us you will have the opportunity to develop your A&E experience in our busy 3 room A&E X-ray Department providing a 24 hour service for trauma and emergency work at RSCH. This will include participating in our 24 hour cover including weekend and night duties on this site.

 

You will also gain experience in mobile and theatre work, general radiography, fluoroscopy and paediatric radiography rotating through our general departments at RSCH and Hove Polyclinic, our paediatric department at RACH and the Princess Royal Hospital in Hayward’s Heath.

 

Experience gained on the Princess Royal site in Haywards Heath will include Plain Film radiography with referrals from Accident and Emergency, GP’s, Out-Patients including dental radiography and In-Patients.

 

You will also gain experience in fluoroscopy work, mobiles and theatres. Theatre workload on this site includes urology, fracture neck of femur pathway, spinal surgery including joint injections and further orthopaedic work at the Sussex Orthopaedic Treatment Centre base onsite.

 

Applicants must have current HCPC registration and have recent clinical experience in an NHS environment or be a student radiographer undertaking clinical experience in an NHS setting.

 

In return for your commitment to us we will provide ongoing support for your professional development, as well as a friendly, challenging and stimulating work environment.

 

Posts in the Trust are 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 to check for any previous criminal spent and unspent convictions, reprimands, and cautions.

 

Salaries for this role will be offered in alignment with the NHS Agenda for Change terms and conditions

 

BSUH are an ERS Silver and Veteran Aware accredited Hospital who welcome applications from all members of the Armed Forces communities

 

We may also use this advert to build our Bank staff. If you are unsuccessful at interview for a substantive role but meet the BSUH standards you may be offered a bank post.

 

If this post attracts sufficient interest before the closing date, we may decide to close this vacancy at an earlier date, so an early application is advised.

 

Closing Date: 29th May 2019

 

Interview Date: 7th June 2019



For further details / informal visits contact:

Nadezna MacKenzie Superintendent Radiographer Main X-ray RSCH on 01273 696955 ext 4576 or e-mail
nadenza.mackenzie@bsuh.nhs.uk

or

Alex Catlow Acting Lead Superintendent Radiographer. RSCH Acute Floor and RACH Imaging on 01273 696955 ext 2576 or e-mail Alexandra.catlow@bsuh.nhs.uk

or

Elizabeth Riches Lead Superintendent for Professional Development on 01273 696955 ext 7530 or e-mail elizabeth.riches@bsuh.nhs.uk




General information for applicants

Salaries for substantive posts will be offered to successful candidates in alignment with the NHS Agenda for Change terms and conditions. All our substantive colleagues will also receive an annual appraisal. For substantive colleagues appointed after 1 April 2019, this guides their progression through the salary steps. Please note this does not apply to Bank only applicants.

As part of our commitment to a safe working environment, we undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check on all new employees where the role is eligible for a criminal record check . We make offers in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975.

We may also use our substantive adverts to build our Bank staff. If you are unsuccessful at interview for a substantive role but meet the BSUH specification for that role you may be offered a bank post. Please note our Bank hourly rates are outlined on a separate payscale.

Applications for Tier 2 sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria. Please note our Bank only roles are not eligible for Tier 2 sponsorship. These will be considered alongside all other applications. Under the Residence Labour Market Test, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available. For further information please visit the gov.uk website searching for Tier 2.

Please apply as early as you're able for this role. Sometimes, we receive exceptional interest, and close adverts earlier than specified. If you are not successful in this application, we may be able to offer you a position through our Bank. Do keep watching our 'Current Vacancies' and apply for the next suitable position.

Further Information

Specific information about this role is in the documents accompanying this advertisement.

For further more information, or help with the application process, please contact the HR Employment Services Team on 01444 448692 /448616 or by email: bsuh.hremploymentservices@nhs.net


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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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