Lead Interventional Radiographer - Redhill

Atlantis Medical
02 Dec 2017
02 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Position: Lead Interventional RadiographerDivision: Cancer ServicesResponsible to: Radiology Service ManagerResponsible for: Interventional ServiceReports to: Operations ManagersSalary:Dependent on experienceBand:7Location: Trusts around SurreyHours of Work: 37.5 hoursOUR OBJECTIVES:Deliver safe, high quality, co-ordinated care.Ensure patients are cared for and cared about.Work in partnership with our Community.Become a sustainable, effective organisation.MAIN DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:To provide the highest professional and technical specialised imaging service whilst complying with all required standards, ensuring particular attention to patient care.Participation in the Departmental quality assurance and audit programmes and in implementing agreed recommendations.To be actively involved in keeping up to date with all Departmental Protocols and notices and to assist in preparation of such documentation.To be proactive in supporting the delivery of national targets.To provide specialised knowledge and advice to patients, carers, and other members of the IR team as well as other imaging staff.Main duties and responsibilities - Professional / Clinical responsibilities.Act as an operator and practitioner under IRMER (2000). This requires constant attention to the need to maintain diagnostic image quality whilst minimising the large radiation dose associated with Interventional studies, relevant to the specific patient condition.To participate in intravenous cannulation (where necessary) for patients undergoing IR procedures, and administer IV drugs and contrast agents according to local and national protocols. This involves ascertaining the patients' suitability for IV drugs and taking joint responsibility for the patient's care.Work closely with anaesthetic teams, intensive care staff, trauma teams or any other visiting members of staff to ensure they adopt safe working practices in the IR environment.Participate in the safe manual handling of patients and equipment within the hospital using risk assessment and co-operation with other members of staff. In particular IR often involves the transfer of many bed-bound immobile patients, some of whom may be unable to assist themselves.To be able to work unsupervised for long periods of time and act autonomously within protocols.Management and Leadership To ensure the best use of all of the department's fluoroscopy based equipment in conjunction with the Lead Radiologist.Take part in a rotation through the Trust Cardiac Catheter laboratory.Ensure a rotation of staff throughout all of the department's fluoroscopy equipment and keep records of all staff training to satisfy IR (ME) R.Ensure all staff complies with safe use of Personal Protective Equipment including dose monitoring and shielding.Ensure appropriate work systems and processes are in place and that these are followed by all staff and completed to facilitate the monitoring of workload activity levels.To Apply and to recieve more information on the role, Please send your CV or call Denise on 0208 536 2387