Position title
CT radiographer
Organisation

Cleveland Clinic London Hospital

Description

Cleveland Clinic is one of the leading providers of specialised medical care in the world, focused on providing clinical excellence and superior patient outcomes.

Our first healthcare facility in London will be opening in 2021 followed by the opening of our 184-bed hospital in 2022.

We are recruiting CT radiographers to work as part of a team to ensure the highest standard of service to patients, consultants and visitors.  You will provide direct patient care, using good radiographic techniques and working within national legislation, departmental and hospital wide policy.  You will also supply medicines using Patient Group Directions, without compromising patient safety and will carry out basic patient observations.

What you will need

  • Minimally a BSc(Hons) Radiography, DCR(D) Diploma of the College of Radiographers or equivalent
  • Previous training to cannulate and administer contrast agents 
  • Diagnostic radiology knowledge, underpinned by theory and experience
  • Knowledge of the application of different imaging procedures and how images are appropriately shared and stored
  • Ability to build and sustain professional relationships
  • Ability to deliver optimum patient care

“Cleveland Clinic London is committed to supporting the health and well-being of all caregivers with a comprehensive umbrella of services. As a CCL caregiver, you’re committed to providing world-class care and service to our patients — and we’re committed to providing world-class healthcare benefits for our caregivers and their families."

We can offer you:

• 25 days annual leave
• Auto-enrolment of 5% pension, and we’ll contribute 10% on top of that
• Gym facilities located within our admin office building at a discounted rate
• Season ticket loans up to the value of £10k per year
• Private medical insurance

Job profile summary

The Senior II CT radiographer will work as part of a team and under the overall guidance of the radiology manager to ensure the highest standard of service to patients, consultants and visitors. The post will act in accordance with the standards of conduct, performance and ethics set by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Job responsibilities

  • Contribute to the monitoring, evaluation and reporting status of the CT departmental operations. Act as a liaison internally and externally.
  • Be professionally and legally responsible for all aspects of own practice, working within national legislation, departmental and hospital wide policy, Code of Conduct and professional guidelines ensuring delivery of imaging services emulates "best practices".
  • Assist with the development of caregivers with effective coaching and mentoring.
  • Assist radiology leads to ensure caregivers are trained on new equipment.
  • Maintain a work environment that fosters quality care delivery, accountability and employee satisfaction.
  • Assist implementation of new patient care services to keep the Institute market competitive and produce positive clinical outcomes; keeps abreast of current practice trends.
  • Provide direct patient care in specialty areas. Flexible approach to working hours, prepared to participate fully in shifts, extended working days and on–call working rotation and schedules as may be required.
  • Undertake relevant training and competency assessments, strictly adhering to agreed protocols and procedures.
  • Supply medicines using Patient Group Directions, without compromising patient safety. This involves ascertaining the patient’s suitability for drugs, taking joint responsibility for the potential complications under the indirect supervision of radiologists and awareness of the clinical hazards and emergencies that such drugs can induce.
  • Adhere to appropriate Health & Safety guidelines and regulations.
  • Ensure Care Quality Commission regulations related to Imaging are adhered to.
  • Undertake basic patient observations, recognise a deteriorating patient, and manage immediately and appropriately.
  • Use good radiographic techniques and modify as clinically appropriate.
  • Have the technical ability to manipulate a range of equipment, whilst maintaining patient comfort and adequately communicate with patients and colleagues to ensure the safe movement of patients into imaging position. Use appropriate touch techniques to locate external bony landmarks.
  • Other duties as assigned

Education

  • Minimally a BSc(Hons) radiography, DCR(D) Diploma of the College of Radiographers or equivalent required

Certifications & qualifications

  • Current valid Healthcare Professional Council (HCPC) registration required
  • Trained to cannulate and administer contrast agents

Language

  • Ability to speak and write in English at the equivalent to level of 7 of the International English Language Testing System or the Occupational English Test (OET) at level B

Competencies (Competencies (Complexity of Work)

  •  Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work autonomously
  • Requires high degree of dexterity to produce materials on a computer
  • Manage time and resources and prioritise workload according to clinical needs.
  • Build and sustain professional relationships and work independently, as part of the imaging team, as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Knowledge of the process for escalation of unexpected findings identified on images to ensure optimum patient care.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organisational and time management skills
  • Must be able to demonstrate competency in IT

Work experience

  • Highly developed specialist diagnostic radiology knowledge, underpinned by theory and experience
  • Relevant personal history of continuing professional development
  • Experience and understanding of radiographic equipment in the context of how images are produced for both ionising and non-ionising radiation imaging methods and how images are appropriately shared and/or stored
  • Knowledge of the application of different imaging procedures and the associated risks/benefits and precautions/safety requirements.

Physical requirements

  • Requires physical manipulation of objects, fine tools/materials and people; narrow margins for error; accuracy and high degree of precision
  • Requires frequent sitting, standing and walking

Personal protective equipment

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required, e.g. for imaging caregivers working with radiation or high magnetic fields
Job location
London
Salary

Starting at £32,000 depending on experience

Date posted
April 21, 2021
Valid through
May 18, 2021
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