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Advanced Practice Reporting Radiographer

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced reporting radiographer to take the lead and establish our planar imaging Chest and Appendicular MSK radiographer reporting service.

The post holder is responsible for the autonomous evaluation and reporting of planar chest and MSK X-rays, this initial reporting radiographer post will form the basis of team of reporting radiographers being developed to support other pathways and modalities. The post holder will be part of the Main X-ray Department working, with the Clinical Leads and Specialist Radiologists for Cardiothoracic and MSK.

The post will be full time reporting, on a sessional basis which will include time for the operational management of the service, audit and quality assurance, research, maintenance of clinical practice, teaching, training and education.

The post holder will be expected to undertake a range of additional duties to assist the management of the wider department and occasionally deputise for the Lead Superintendent when required

The Trust has a managed equipment service which has seen the replacement of all imaging equipment within the last three years and the refurbished and modernisation of all departments. The rolling contract will see all imaging equipment replaced to an agreed plan and ensure state of the art equipment and services within modern bright environments for the next 15 years and beyond.

We have a gold standard RIS/PACS system as part of the SWASH regional network.

Radiology has a proactive approach to CPD, with direct and indirect funding, access to Trust wide development courses, ring fenced education days and in house training and development.

In addition to the wide range of NHS employee benefits the successful applicant will be eligible for a range of UHS employee benefits.

About University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust provides services to some 19 million people living locally. We are a major trauma centre and specialist referral centre for oncology neurosciences, children's intensive care, cardiac and vascular services in the South of England, including the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands.

The Trust is also a major centre for teaching and research in association with the University of Southampton and partners including the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust.
Southampton is ideally located on the south coast within commuter distance of London and with excellent air, rail and road links.

Candidate Skills

The successful applicant would be qualified diagnostic radiographer with a post graduate qualification in Chest reporting and ideally also MSK reporting. Applications will be considered from candidates with MSK reporting qualifications only. Candidates need to be enthusiastic, motivated and caring with a desire to work within the challenging but rewarding specialist imaging service. Ideally the candidate will have some management experience.

All candidates must attend interview.

HPC registration or registration with an equivalent professional body is required

For further information and/or to arrange an informal visit please contact: John Beamer, Head of Radiography on  ( Phone number removed ) 

This post has a £750 recruitment incentive and relocation allowance is available.

If you have been recommended by a friend working at UHS – please say so in your application. Relocation packages may be available.

UHS was rated in the top 5 Acute NHS Trusts as one of the best places to work according to staff in 2014

For further details / informal visits contact:
John Beamer  ( Phone number removed ) 
( Email address removed )

Applicants from UHS NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Return to Practice

UHS runs a return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return. To find out more please visit our Trust website for further details.

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of closing, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Car Parking

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS. This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for on site parking as this is very limited. UHS offers a park and ride service and encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible. UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and areas.

Relocating to Southampton

If you are thinking of moving to the Hampshire area please visit our site to help you explore accommodation options. To find out more look for 'Relocating to Southampton'.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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