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Band 5 - Radiographer, Radiology

Band 5

Main area
Radiology
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent: Substantive
Hours
37.5 hours per week (Full Time 37.5 hours per week)
Job ref
360-C-6760-RA4
Department name
West Herts - General Staffing
Site
Cross site
Town
Watford/Hemel Hempstead/St Albans
Salary
£24,907 - £30,615 £26,152 - £32,146 pa inc HCA
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
20/04/2021 23:59

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust!

Major redevelopment works are due for completion by 2025 or soon after. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

There are also plans for a digital transformation, new models of care and a multi-storey car park. As well as this, the trust – which won the UK Best Employer Award (Nursing Times 2019) – is applying for teaching hospital status in recognition of its wide and well-renowned role in educating doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

 

Job overview

We are looking to appoint a Band 5 Radiographer to rotate across all 3 Trust sites.

We serve a population of over half a million people - and employ over 90 Radiographers. We have 3 MRI Scanners, 4 CT Scanners and over 15 Ultrasound Scanners.

Watford General Hospital is home to a large Acute Admissions unit (AAU) which has led to an innovative model of care, nearly doubling the trusts emergency activity. Within the AAU there is a CT scanner, which all radiographers get the opportunity to rotate through. We have also recently opened a brand new CT and MRI cardiac suite.

Hemel Hempstead General Hospital provides a range of Outpatient services and incorporates an Urgent Care centre. Radiology within Hemel Hempstead General Hospital comprises of an MRI scanner, CT scanner, Nuclear Medicine, General X-ray and Ultrasound.

St. Albans City Hospital is our elective care centre. It provides a wide range of elective care as inpatient and day surgery cases, outpatient’s services, and diagnostics.

Main duties of the job

We aim to deliver the best quality care for all of our patients - within Radiology we are working toward QSI accreditation.

You will participate in a broad rotation, to include general radiography and specialities, a full induction programme where you will be fully supported with an allocated mentor. We promote role extension and have many Radiographers who undertake radiographic reporting, Barium studies and HSG’s.

You will be highly motivated and enthusiastic; adaptable to change; team players; and have excellent communication and organisational skills. Commitment to high quality patient care is essential. You will be able to display excellent interpersonal skills with a caring, patient centred and flexible approach to work and innovation. A commitment to education/training and career development is required. Also, you would be required to work on a shift system rota as we are a 7 day working department.

 

Working for our organisation

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust! Major redevelopment works are due for completion by 2025 or soon after. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

 

There are also plans for a digital transformation, new models of care and a multi-storey car park. As well as this, the trust – which won the UK Best Employer Award (Nursing Times 2019) – is applying for teaching hospital status in recognition of its wide and well-renowned role in educating doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities if you need help please ask.

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To be an effective member of the Radiography team, providing a high standard of radiographic service to Radiologists and patients. Supervision of junior staff and students.

Person specification

Overall Score Based on P/Spec

Essential criteria
  • Please score each application against the personal specification - marking them as 0=Reject, 1=Reserve or 2=Shortlist
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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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Nuala Littlechild
Job title
Lead Superintendent Radiographer
Telephone number
01923 217525
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