Paediatric Radiographer

Band 6

Main area
Children’s X-Ray
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
188-OTH399
Site
Southampton General Hospital
Town
Southampton
Salary
£26,565 - 35,577 pa
Closing
01/02/2018 23:59

The Children’s Radiology Department at Southampton General Hospital is a nationally recognised Centre of Paediatric Radiographic Excellence. We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated caring radiographer who has a desire to work and develop a career in the challenging and rewarding specialism of Paediatric Radiography. The post will provide the opportunity to gain personal and professional skills in this area of radiography. Applicants must have full HCPC registration. Experience in Paediatric radiography would be an advantage

 

The department is a modern dedicated paediatric environment which undertakes a wide range of radiographic examinations. A Siemens Axiom MP fluoroscopy system is used for paediatric fluoroscopy lists. There are three digital plain film rooms which are installed with Xograph Triathlon DR. These systems are used for a full range of plain film examinations which includes electronic stitching of whole spines and leg lengths. Paediatric Radiologists and Sonographers carry out ultrasound lists in our dedicated ultrasound room. In theatre we cover orthopaedic and general paediatric surgery using two Ziehm image intensifiers. The x-ray equipment is on a managed equipment service to ensure it is replaced in a timely manner.

 

The successful candidate would be working in department which operates a full 24 hour, 7 day service consisting of various shifts and an on call rota. They should have some experience of working as a qualified radiographer and ideally have some paediatric experience They will need patience and good communication skills. We work in a friendly modern environment and are a multidisciplinary team who are dedicated to Paediatric radiography .The department supports and actively encourages ongoing CPD.

 

About Southampton Children’s Hospital

Southampton Children’s Hospital is part of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, which is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. We are a tertiary referral centre for specialist paediatric services in the South of England, including the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands. In addition to the general paediatric wards, there is a 16 bedded paediatric intensive care unit looking after patients from birth until 18 years of age. Southampton Children’s Hospital provides paediatric cardiac services which includes the diagnosis, the intervention, and the surgical treatment of cardiac conditions. The cardiac service is based on a modern purpose built unit with cardiac high care facilities. Plans are developing for a dedicated paediatric accident and emergency department.

 

Our department provides imaging for the neonatal wards at Princess Anne Hospital which is adjacent to Southampton General hospital. The neonatal unit is a 36 bedded unit which is soon due for expansion.

 

Candidate Skills

The successful applicant would be a qualified diagnostic radiographer holding current HCPC registration. Post graduate experience with good leadership skills and the ability to organise is necessary. Applicants should have the desire to work in a child friendly environment with the aspiration to develop their skills in paediatric radiography. The department actively encourages and supports on-going CPD.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Victoria.fowler@uhs.nhs.uk

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