Bank CT Radiographer Band 6

London, Greater London, England
Full time
Job level
Admin - Sales - Clerical
12 Sep 2019
12 Oct 2019

Job Description

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

Clinical Board

The Acute Hospital Board incorporates the specialties of Critical Care and Theatres, Outpatient and Imaging, Pathology, Emergency Services, Medicine and Therapies, Surgery, lead by the Medical Director

Lung Cancer Screening Sites

The Lung cancer study is based at four sites across north east London with CT scanners at UCH, King Georges Hospital (TBC), Finchley Memorial Hospital and Mile End Hospital. The post holder will rotate throughout these sites, liaising with radiographers, radiologists, research nurses, assistant practitioners, and staff at other trusts where Trial scanners are based.

Job Purpose
  • The post holder will work as a senior radiographer in Radiology and will contribute to an efficient and patient focused service at the Trial CT sites. They will ensure the provision of the highest standards of patient care, and will be actively involved in daily operation of the Department. This person will be working closely within a multidisciplinary research team.
  • The post holder will supervise, support and assist students and junior radiographers in service delivery and personal development.

Key Results Areas

The post holder is required:
  • To perform low dose CT lung scans as part of the lung screening trial to a high standard.
  • 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.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical Responsibilities

Assess a referral or request form, and justify it under radiographic regulations and locally 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.

Liaise with referring clinicians to clarify or discuss requests.

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 any instructions they need to follow.

Enter accurate patient examination data into Imaging Information Systems e.g. ESR and PACS.

Accurately position patients for the appropriate examinations, taking into account their abilities, needs and limitations.

Appropriately adapt standard techniques to ensure that radiographic procedures are undertaken appropriately for patients with limited capabilities.

Undertake the more complex radiological procedures, utilising skills, knowledge and experience, calculating and setting exposure parameters and doses.

Participate in patient monitoring or administration of oxygen.

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.

Ensure that unexpected abnormalities seen are brought to the attentio

Ref: A1927690

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This job was posted to Radiography in London, Greater London, England

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