Senior Radiographer - Dental

London, Greater London, England
EC2V 8AF
Guy's and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust £ 38768.0 - 46124.0 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 38768.0 - 46124.0 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
17 Jun 2022
Closes
17 Jul 2022

Job Description

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Professional / Clinical responsibilities

X-ray Department, Floor 23, Guy's Hospital
  • Produce high quality radiographic images using a range of x-ray equipment, taking into account patient limitations and adapting standard techniques where necessary.
  • Maintain a high standard of patient care and ensure that all precautions are taken to prevent the occurrence of accidents to patients, visitors and other members of staff.
  • Comply with all ionising radiation regulations and observe the local rules for radiation protection.
  • Act as an operator under the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017 as defined in Department protocols.
  • Use the X-ray equipment and accessories correctly and keep them clean, and report any faults or unsafe condition in any item of equipment to a senior member of staff.
  • Comply with the Dental Hospital's Control of Infection Policy.
  • Appear on duty promptly and correctly dressed.
  • Take an active role in the training of dental students and student radiographers.
  • Keep abreast and be fully conversant with current techniques.
  • Participate in the Quality Assurance programme which operates within the department.
  • Take responsibility for the reject film analysis programme.
  • Be responsible for quality assurance programme carried out by the radiography helpers, by supervising them and ensuring that standards are maintained.

Satellite Units on floor 21, 22, 25 and 26 Tower Wing and St. Thomas' Dental Centre

Undertake duties when required at the St Thomas' Dental Centre at St Thomas' Hospital as set out below:
  • Provide a high quality radiography service for the Consultants and dental staff working in the Paediatric Dental Centre
  • Supervise the taking of radiographs by Dental Undergraduates in the Satellite units on floors 21, 22, 25 and 26 and provide support and advice in the taking of dental radiographs by Postgraduates if required.
  • Ensure that all x-ray examinations taken in the x-ray suites are recorded on CRIS.
  • Train non radiographer x-ray operators in the use of CRIS, PACS, iDixel and ROMEXIS as necessary.
  • Oversee the phosphor plate processing area.
  • Be responsible for and maintain the X-ray suite area including the dental and panoramic X-ray equipment, ensuring safe working practices and ensuring routine servicing is carried out.
  • Be responsible for stock control and liaise with the nurses in relation to the ordering of phosphor plates and wrappers.
  • Be responsible for carrying out the QA of phosphor plates
  • Liaise with the Medical Physics Department as and when equipment safety testing is required.
  • Act in accordance with the Local Rules in the satellites and at St Thomas' Dental Centre and comply with all Ionising Radiation Regulations.
  • Be responsible for Control of Infection measures within the X-ray suite area and to ensure that all students comply with the Control of Infection Policy.
  • Be responsible for Quality Control and Quality Assurance of radiographs taken in the X-ray suit.
  • Act as an IR(ME)R operator as defined in Department protocols.

The duties that the post holder will be expected to perform may vary between St Thomas' Dental Centre and Guy's Dental Hospital, dependent on service needs.

This is an outline job description and may be subject to change, dependent on needs of the service. Your appointment is to the Trust and you may be required to work at any location where Trust services are provided. You may also be required to carry out duties commensurate with the grade of this post on behalf of the Dental School.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in a safe and secure manner with due regard to the safety of others.

Person specification

Knowledge/ Qualifications
Essential criteria
  • Diploma of the college of Radiographers or BSc in Radiography or equivalent
  • State Registration with the Health Professions Council


Desirable criteria
  • MSc in Radiography or equivalent


Skills
Essential criteria
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • An ability to teach and consistently set a good example in patient care and radiographic technique
  • Good understanding of the anatomy of the teeth, skull and maxillofacial region
  • Ability to work effectively with staff at all levels within the organisation
  • Able to manage own workload within multidisciplinary team
  • Able to operate VDU equipment for image acquisition and data management
  • Able to work independantly
  • Good IT skills
  • Willingness to learn new techniques and respond positively to changing work demands
  • Actively involved in CPD


Experience
Essential criteria
  • Post registration experience in a

Ref: LIS6765

Job Details

Senior Radiographer - Dental

London, Greater London, Englandd Guy's and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust
Pay
£ 38768.0 - 46124.0 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
17 Jun 2022
Type
Permanent
Closes
17 Jul 2022

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