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Superintendent Radiographer CT - Band 7

Band 7

Main area
Radiology
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
318-22-R9354
Site
Trustwide
Town
Gloucester / Cheltenham
Salary
£40,057 - £45,839 pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
16/08/2022 23:59

Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.

 

Job overview

Would you like to join a team of exceptional, forward thinking and innovative professionals with excellent career prospects in a progressive environment with new equipment?  Are you patient centred in your approach to work and 
passionate about providing a high quality and safe service to the patients of Gloucestershire? Are you driven to be part of the team delivering high quality education for developing the current and future radiographic workforce? If the answer to these questions is yes then you would fit perfectly into our radiographic team here at GHNHSFT.

The post holder will work with a multidisciplinary team, and be responsible for managing the day-to-day CT service county-wide, spanning over 2 acute sites. The successful candidate will have expert knowledge of CT including an in-depth knowledge of a range of CT examinations, whilst also providing day to day leadership and motivation to the team.

The post holder will work with the senior management team to develop an environment and culture that improves quality, health, safety and security. Working in partnership with the clinical leads to review and develop changes surrounding patient experience.

Main duties of the job

AIM OF THE ROLE:

To assist in the provision of an effective and efficient CT service.
To act as a role model and promote effective team-working to provide a high quality diagnostic service.
To be responsible for maintaining high standards in the training and education of staff within the CT service.
To strive for continual improvement in the quality of the CT service, working alongside the management and Consultant teams.
To maintain a safe working environment for both staff and patients.
To develop and improve clinical expertise both personally and for the team via continuous professional development

Working for our organisation

The Radiology Directorate at GHNHSFT manages services across 10 sites in Gloucestershire including 2 large District General Hospitals.  We are the second largest directorate in the South West of England offering a broad range of sub-specialty work including adult and paediatric radiography including trauma and orthopaedic examinations, mobile imaging, general radiography, cardiac and interventional procedures, digital fluoroscopy, CT scanning, MRI and Ultrasound. This is an especially exciting time to join us as the department at Cheltenham General Hospital has undergone a major refurbishment programme with all modalities benefiting from £6.5m equipment replacement investment.   
CPD is actively encouraged and there are opportunities to learn additional skills in all modalities to ensure that you feel fulfilled in your role.  

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest employer in the county and with over 8,000 staff, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK.  We offer a generous annual leave allowance, excellent bank rates, access to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme, discounts for local shops, restaurants and services, access to our health and well-being hub, access to our two on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, reward and recognition schemes, exercise and activity classes and membership to our popular hospital choir.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

•    BSc Radiography or equivalent
•    HCPC registration
•    Extensive clinical experience post qualification gaining radiographic experience underpinned by theoretical knowledge
•    Hold high levels of professional knowledge by working towards a Masters level post graduate qualification or other relevant qualification 
•    Exhibit excellent day to day multidisciplinary team working & leadership skills 
•    Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to manage staff effectively and motivate teams
•    Possess developed judgement and decision-making skills and be reflective in thinking and outlook
•    A broad understanding of the role of different radiology modalities in relationship to effective and efficient delivery of patient clinical management 
•    Have a level 3 teaching and assessing qualification or equivalent.
•    Have attended an appropriate communication / counselling course
•    Evidence of awareness of application of research and audit techniques.
•    Presentation and report writing skills (clinical / non clinical)
•    Able to work under own initiative to a high level with responsibility and commitment
•    Ability and enthusiasm to contribute to the departmental education programme and deliver presentations to multidisciplinary groups.
•    Annual attendance at mandatory training.
•    Basic knowledge of IT skills. 
•    Physical skills required: dexterity, co-ordination and sensory skill required for precise positioning of patients with narrow margins of error, and performing intravenous injections. Specialised keyboard skills for image manipulation.
Have competency sign off in the areas of clinical speciality

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • BSc Radiography or equivalent
  • HCPC registration
Desirable criteria
  • Postgraduate qualification in relevant field
  • Have a level 3 teaching and assessing qualification or equivalent.
  • Have attended an appropriate communication / counselling course

Experience

Desirable criteria
  • Extensive clinical experience post qualification

Knowledge / Skills

Essential criteria
  • Able to work under own initiative to a high level with responsibility and commitment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to manage staff effectively and motivate teams
  • Possess developed judgement and decision-making skills and be reflective in thinking and outlook
  • Exhibit excellent day to day multidisciplinary team working & leadership skills

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Gemma Holford
Job title
Deputy Lead Radiographer
Email address
gemma.holford@nhs.net
Telephone number
0300 422 6781