Wonderful opportunity for a Clinical Specialist Radiographer in Nuclear Medicine (including PET/CT) at Beacon Hospital. This role requires an ability to lead, guide and work closely with Radiographic staff and to successfully manage the Nuclear Medicine service delivery on a day to day basis.
Wonderful opportunity for a Clinical Specialist Radiographer in Nuclear Medicine (including PET/CT) at Beacon Hospital. This role requires an ability to lead, guide and work closely with Radiographic staff and to successfully manage the Nuclear Medicine service delivery on a day to day basis. The ideal candidate will have several years’ experience with SPECT/CT and PET/CT. Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, be an effective communicator and demonstrate evidence of effective planning, organising and time management.
Overall Purpose of Job
We will provide exceptional patient care in an environment where quality, respect, caring and compassion are at the centre of all we do.
The position of Clinical Specialist Radiographer requires an ability to lead, guide and supervise Radiographic staff and to successfully manage service delivery on a day to day basis. An ability to manage in a rapidly changing environment and a willingness to undertake such additional duties as may be assigned from time to time are essential.
While carrying out the duties appropriate to a Radiographer in the Nuclear Medicine (including PET/CT) department, maintenance of professional competence in other areas of the department is necessary as some participation in the on-call service is required. This will necessitate the post holder in rotating through other areas in the department on a periodic basis.
Key Responsibilities and Deliverables
- Clinical Operations: undertake as team leader, primary responsibility on a day-to-day basis for the Nuclear Medicine (including PET/CT) service and the effective utilisation of all resources allocated.
- Be accountable for the quality of the service provided, including customer service and technical aspects.
- Contribute to the development and implementation of operational policies, protocols and guidelines to ensure optimum utilisation of resources and systematic audit of such usage.
- Advise on equipment selection, purchase, replacement or upgrading.
- Contribute to the preparation of plans of service – monitor and report on their implementation. Implement and maintain accurate information systems for clinical data in accordance with hospital standards.
- Ensure the RSM/Head of Radiology is provided with accurate records of equipment service, maintenance, malfunction, downtime and performance as required and co-ordinate preventative maintenance schedules in accordance with clinical demand.
- Maintain up to date knowledge of clinical, technical and radiographic developments in relation to Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT and promote awareness of new developments. Ensure that best practices are implemented.
- Contribute to financial planning and ensure that appropriate budgetary control procedures are implemented.
- Support the RSM/ Head of Radiology in the implementation of initiatives aimed at on-going service development, improvement and increase in volume.
- Provide professional support and advice to patients, radiographers, radiologists, medical staff, nurses and other allied health professionals.
- Promote and maintain a safe environment for staff and patients. Assist in the development and implementation of risk management and health and safety strategies in association with appropriate personnel.
- Develop and maintain a training function as may be required in relation to qualified staff and/or trainees and students. Supervise and assess all training as required.
- Liaise with the RSM/ Head of Radiology on the rotation of staff through the Department to ensure an adequate number of trained staff is available.
- Liaise with the RSM/ Head of Radiology on human resource issues as appropriate.
- Quality Assurance: Investigate and take appropriate action in accordance with hospital policy in relation to complaints, accidents and incidents.
- Ensure that all hospital policies and relevant up to date information on Nuclear Medicine safety is understood by staff and complied with.
- Ensure all hospital policies on infection control, IV policy and health and safety etc. are understood by staff and complied with.
- Implement and maintain a quality assurance programme in the Nuclear Medicine department as set out by the Radiation Protection Advisor.
- Radiation safety: To ensure that the three principles of radiation protection, namely justification, optimisation (ALARA) and dose constraints/limits are adhered to. To be familiar with S.I 125 of 2000 and S.I 478 of 2002. Council directive 96/29 Euratom Basic safety standards for the protection of health workers and the general public against the dangers arising from Ionising Radiation and Council directive 97/43 Euratom on the health protection of individuals against the dangers of ionising radiation in relation to medical exposure.
- Demonstrate flexibility in possible changes to work patterns e.g. extending working hours in Nuclear Medicine in order to accommodate our patients once volume increases significantly.
- Other duties assigned that are appropriate to the post.
- All posts in Radiology Services will be continually assessed in line with service requirements and changes with the development of the Hospital. Consequently, the duties of the post may change.
BSc(Hons) Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent.
Post graduate qualification in Nuclear Medicine
(Amount and Type)
A minimum of 6 years experience in the chosen modality or a post graduate qualification in the modality plus a minimum of 3 years experience.
Demonstrate experience of working with a team of Radiographers.
Experience in SPECT/CT; PET/CT and working in the Radiopharmacy.
Job Specific Competencies and Knowledge
Demonstrate ability to manage clinical and non-clinical situations.
Have a proven ability to work under pressure.
Have excellent interpersonal and communicative skills.
Be able to deal with staff and management at all levels within the organisation.
Have a high capacity for responsibility and individual initiative.
Have an interest in quality initiation for the Radiographic service.
Evidence of post registration professional development.
All posts inBeaconHospitalrequire a high level of flexibility to ensure the delivery of an effective and efficient service. Therefore, the post holder will be required to demonstrate flexibility as and when required by their manager of hospital management.