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Lead CT Radiographer RLI

NHS AfC: Band 7

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Band 7 CT Lead Radiographer
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time: 37.5 hours per week (The RLI CT service runs 12.5 hours per day, over 7 days.)
Job ref
331-L9910221
Site
Royal Lancaster Infirmary
Town
Lancaster
Salary
£38,890 - £44,503 Per Annum Pro Rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
03/03/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.


Job overview

We are looking for a full time, 37.5 hour per week, Lead Radiographer to manage two GE  CT scanners based at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.  These units work 12.5 hour days, over 7 days.

Whilst this is a full time post, applications for part time would be considered.   

In your Supporting Information, please describe how you plan to carry out this role, particularly with regard to optimising the balance between staff support, admin tasks and clinical work. There are a range of options that might work, but the candidates should show an understanding of how they would realistically carry out this role in a practical way.

Main duties of the job

As the Lead Radiographer, you would be expected to manage the day to day activity for these two scanners.  As part of the Radiology Management Team you would be expected to line manage staff, including authorisation of pay, carrying out appraisals, managing staff attendance and dealing with staff performance issues. You would also be expected to deputise for other managers from time to time.

 

Working for our organisation

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In your Supporting Information, please describe how you plan to carry out this role, particularly with regard to optimising the balance between staff support, admin tasks and clinical work. There are a range of options that might work, but the candidates should show an understanding of how they would realistically carry out this role in a practical way.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • To be a Radiation Protection Supervisor for the CT department.
  • To work alongside the CT Lead Radiographers at FGH and the RLI to ensure all policies and protocols are in place and up to date.
  • To deputise for the other CT Lead Radiographers and MR Lead Radiographers if required.
  • To take an active role in staff recruitment and be responsible for induction and training of staff in all general areas, and keeping documentation for this training.
  • To ensure staff competencies are up to date.
  • To ensure that the CT lists are managed in conjunction with the Radiologists and other healthcare professionals
  • To investigate Clinical Incidents relating to CT.
  • To initiate audits.
  • To liaise with other departments within the trust regarding service delivery issues.
  • To suggest and implement improvements to working practice.
  • To make presentations to Radiographers and other staff groups both inside and outside the trust on a variety of subjects.
  • To manage delegated projects, including new equipment procurement and implementing new radiology IT systems.
  • To manage equipment issues, and liaise with engineers or medical physics as necessary.
  • To work clinically as required to support the service.
  • To take part in out of hours/on-call work as necessary.

Person specification

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Significant post graduate experience in general radiography
  • Significant post graduate experience in computed tomography
  • Significant post graduate experience in magnetic resonance imaging
  • Relevant experience at a supervisory level
Desirable criteria
  • Staff appraisal experience
  • Mentoring experience
  • Experience of working in an NHS Radiology Department

Education and Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • DCR R/BSC Radiography
  • HCPC Registration
  • Good command of the English language
Desirable criteria
  • Post graduate qualification clinical and/or management
  • Post graduate qualification in CT and/or MRI

Training

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of CPD
Desirable criteria
  • First line management training
  • Regular attendance at post graduate study days, lectures and courses

Research and Development

Essential criteria
  • Involvement in research/audit relating to CT and/or MRI

Skills, Ability & Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Relevant experience with Radiology RIS and PACS systems and a good knowledge of basic IT office systems.
  • High technical standards in CT
  • Good organisational and leadership skills and able to lead a large team of specialist radiographers.
  • Ability to use own initiative including good problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Able to organise and prioritise workload
  • Ability to work without supervision
  • Excellent time management skills, multitasking, communication skills & interpersonal skills
  • To be aware of Health & Safety, COSHH and Ionising radiation legislation and their application
  • Up to date knowledge of NHS and current issues
  • Able to work to departmental policies and procedures

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Available to work on call and out of hours single-handedly as required.
  • Able to work on any site in the Trust as required.
  • Be able to manage own time/resources effectively
  • Ability to work as part of team and provide leadership and/or delegate as necessary
  • Professional in appearance and manner
  • Remain calm whilst under pressure
  • Compassionate and caring
  • Flexible attitude to accommodate the needs of the service
  • Highly motivated and able to motivate others
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Sharon Timperley
Job title
Head of Department
Email address
sharon.timperley@mbht.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01524 516270
Additional information

Maxine Karim

Lead MR Radiographer, RLI

maxine.karim@mbht.nhs.uk