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Specialist Clinical Technologist/Radiographer

Band 6

Main area
Nuclear Medicine
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
320-CDCS-1089-A
Site
Cross Site
Town
Derby
Salary
£31,365 - £37,890 pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
11/07/2021 23:59
Interview date
23/07/2021

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

The Nuclear Medicine Service at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton is progressive and friendly, providing a full range of diagnostic imaging and non-imaging studies along with a number of molecular radiotherapy treatments. The Service is one of the busiest Nuclear Medicine departments in the country and is based over two sites at the Royal Derby Hospital and Queen's Hospital Burton. It has modern facilities with four gamma cameras, two with SPECT-CT, and its own dedicated radiopharmacy manufacturing unit.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and caring qualified Clinical Technologist/Nuclear Medicine Radiographer to participate in the full range of nuclear medicine practice within the department.

You will be expected to work at either site.

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to participate in all aspects of the department’s diagnostic imaging and non-imaging work with adult and paediatric patients including all methods of radiopharmaceutical administration, image acquisition and image processing. You will also work within the radiopharmacy and be involved in both the manufacture and dispensing of radiopharmaceuticals and also blood cell labelling. You will perform routine equipment quality control.

Working for our organisation

Key facts about our Trust:

  • Every day our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – the 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients every day
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day
  • We employ 12,000 staff across our 5 hospital sites
  • We have a Director of Allied Health Professionals who is committed to provide leadership, progression and direction to AHPs

Closing date of applications: 28 May 2021

Interview date: 11 June 2021

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Perform routine nuclear medicine diagnostic tests (in-vivo and in-vitro) on adult and paediatric patients in a safe, efficient and caring manner, so supporting the clinical activity associated with approximately 7000 patient referrals each year and the manufacture and drawing up of approximately 10000 radiopharmaceutical doses.

Main duties include:

Undertake all diagnostic nuclear medicine investigations (paediatric, adult and invitroand in-vivo) including all methods of radiopharmaceutical administration, image acquisition, image processing, the authorisation of requests and the requesting of X-ray examinations.

Liaise with consultant and medical colleagues to ensure the appropriate test is performed, advising them on technical and patient safety issues.

Discuss potentially sensitive information with patients tactfully including risks and benefits of an investigation and obtain written and verbal informed consent.

Provide for patients’ personal care when necessary.

Follow radiopharmacy procedures and maintain good manufacturing practice (GMP) to ensure the safe production of radiopharmaceuticals.

Communicate patient observations and relevant patient clinical history to staff performing clinical reporting.

Act as an Operator under the IRMER regulations.

Assist with the supervision of junior and student clinical technologists.

Undertake and supervise radiation monitoring, ensure radioactive sources are secure at all times and radioactive waste is stored and disposed of in compliance with the relevant legislation.

Perform one or more of the following:

o Co-ordinate the booking of appointments.

o Undertake paediatric injections.

o Undertake white cell labelling.

o Undertake interstitial injections prior to sentinel node biopsy

o Supervise junior staff within the radiopharmacy

o Act as a Radioactive Waste Supervisor under the EPR regulations.

o Manage the patient image archive (PACS, Gamma Cameras etc.)

o Act as a coordinator for X-ray requesting

o Act as the clinical supervisor for trainee clinical technologists

o Organise staff mandatory training and maintain records

o Coordinate the day to day management of in-vitro procedures

Make decisions about the acceptable quality of acquired images, repeating and/or acquiring extra views if necessary.

Make decisions about referring patients for x-ray examinations following the review of acquired nuclear medicine images.

Make decisions about the acceptability of requests according to the practitioner authorisation guidelines.

 

You should be a registered Clinical Technologist or registered Radiographer with substantial experience in general nuclear medicine practice. Candidates with less experience may be considered and additional training will be provided.

Person specification

Education

Essential criteria
  • Suitable degree/postgraduate qualification for registration
  • demonstrable NM Experience
  • Extensive Knowledge of NM techniques.
  • Good written communication skills
  • IV injection and cannulation
Desirable criteria
  • Post graduate diploma
  • significant NM Experience
  • CT Imaging, Radiopharmacy Manufacturing, other
  • Presentation skils. Posters, Conference Talks
  • Interstitial injection. White Cell Labelling. radiopharmacy manufacture
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

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
Nic Storry
Job title
Principal Clinical Technologist
Email address
nick.storry@nhs.net
Telephone number
01332 788197