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Lycahealth Senior Radiographers

Region:
Orpington

Position:
Clinical

Category:
Business Support

Salary:
Competitive

Closing date:
December 1, 2017

Contact:
Mark.judge@lycahealth.com

We are now in the process of recruiting experienced senior radiographers to work in our 5-Star Outpatient clinics. You must have relevant and suitable Radiography skills and a desire to excel in all that you do.

You will need to have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with a flexible and positive attitude, and have a desire to provide top quality patient support.

Experience in working in the private sector is an advantage.

We are able to offer you a very competitive salary, contributory pension, life assurance and private healthcare cover.

Job description:

You will provide a 5* Radiographer service encompassing day to day patient handling & imaging duties.
The role will primarily involve handling patient, liaising with radiologists, updating scanning protocols, and all standard day-today imaging requirements.
Shift Patterns: Monday – Friday (AM/PM/Late) – Clinic is open 08:00 – 20:00pm, Will also be extending our scope of services to include weekend working in July.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To perform a wide range of radiographic procedures across a variety of complex presentation and pathologies, including CT scans to a required standard.
  • To prioritise patients to ensure optimum efficiency and service quality
  • Report all untoward incidents to operations manager
  • To ensure that all data inputs are accurately recorded in order to maintain the integrity of data for both patients and service
  • To provide professional support, supervision and assistance to qualified radiographers and other staff in service delivery and personal development.
  • To ensure professional practice, and that of the service, is maintained and extended through participation in continuous professional development.

Clinical Responsibilities:

  • Assess a referral or request form, and justify it under radiographer regulations and Lycahealth agreed protocols
  • Prioritise patients to ensure optimum efficiency and service quality
  • Ensure that the protocol used for an examination is suitably matched to the clinical indications for the procedure.
  • Act as a point of specialist advice for referrers, other clinical staff, patients and their relatives
  • Ensure that patients, relatives and staff are appropriately informed and reassured of any discussions relating to patient procedures
  • Assess the physical, mental and communication abilities and needs of individual patients and respond appropriately.
  • Answer all questions and concerns of the patients, providing them with appropriate responses, putting the patient’s condition into the context of the diagnostic procedure
  • Document that patients have consented to procedures and to issue and ensure they understand and instructions they need to follow
  • Enter accurate patient examination data into imaging information systems, e.g. PACS
  • Accurately position patients for the appropriate examinations, considering their abilities, needs and limitations
  • Appropriately adapt standard techniques to ensure that radiographic procedures are undertaken appropriately for patients with limited capabilities
  • Visually be able to discriminate subtle differences between images to ensure there are no artefacts
  • Assess outcomes following procedures, and ensure that any necessary additional procedures are undertaken within a single patient attendance where possible
  • Assess and respond to adverse treatment responses (in line with Lycahealth policy and protocols)
  • Ensure that unexpected abnormalities seen are brought to the attention of the medical staff of the department, and the referring clinician, and that the patient in managed in an appropriate and supportive manner
  • Able to work unsupervised, seeking advice from colleagues and senior radiographic or medical staff when required

Operational Responsibilities:

  • Operate accurately and safely, highly complex radiological equipment, requiring a high degree of manual dexterity
  • Ensure that all the documentation relating to a procedure is appropriately organised to ensure rapid and accurate transit through the administrative and clerical systems of the service
  • Ensure that all data inputs are accurately recorded to maintain the integrity of data for both patients and service
  • Use the equipment in the department safely and effectively, ensuring adherence to the manual handling regulations at all times
  • Undertake regular equipment testing, ensuring appropriate recording and documentation of results
  • Ensure that any equipment faults are brought to the attention of the operations manager in a timely fashion
  • Ensure that any documentation relating to routine servicing or equipment breakdown is correctly filled, and the information disseminated appropriately
  • Participate in departmental activities such as Health and Safety, Audit, Clinical Governance, and investigation of adverse incidents and complaints
  • Maintain a safe, clean and tidy work environment, ensuring there are adequate supplies of stock in clinical areas
  • Participate in out of hours’ duties
  • Monitor the implementation and observance of radiation protection local rules and systems of work and report any problems to a Radiation Protection supervisor.

To receive a full job description and apply for this role – please send your CV and a covering letter Mark Judge – operations manager: Mark.judge@lycahealth.com

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