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Cardiac/IR Radiographer

Job Description

Following accreditation as a specialist heart attack centre by the East Midlands heart and stroke network the cardiology department at Lincoln county hospital has expanded. The Lincoln Heart Centre includes two state of the art Siemens DR Fluoroscopy suites. Lincoln County Hospital provides a 24-7 County wide primary angioplasty service. In 2015 we carried out over 3000 procedures, 475 of those where Primary angiograms. We also provide a range of interventional services in our separate purpose built fluoroscopy suite, supported by a team of interventional Radiologists and Nurses. The suite was purpose built a couple of years ago to house a Philips DR fluoroscopy unit.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic radiographer to join our Cardiac/Interventional team to support the primary percutaneous coronary interventional service. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with other members of the Cardiac and Interventional teams to deliver a high quality of care to all patients undergoing a range of examinations including primary and elective cardiac angioplasty augmented by Intravascular Ultrasound, Optical coherence tomographyand Laser Atherectomy and pacemaker insertions. A full range of general interventional angiographic procedures are carried out in the interventional radiology suite. Rotation to the main radiology department will also continue. All radiographers are expected to take a full and active part in the on call and shift commitment in order to support the delivery of 24/7 primary angioplasty and the service needs of the department.

The successful candidate will be a HPC Registered Radiographer (with BSc (Hons) or DCR in Diagnostic Radiography) showing a commitment to the out of hours service and a flexible approach to working within the department. Participation in the out of hours provision of the radiography service would be expected. The post holder will be an effective communicator, able to work alone or as part of a team, demonstrate organisational skills, and have the ability to work to a high standard, both technically and in patient care.

Rotation through the Cardiac Catheter Lab and Radiology Interventional Suite will be expected of the post holder and experience in either of these specialities would be an advantage. Full training will be provided where necessary.

Evidence of post-graduate study is desirable. A job share will be considered if appropriate.

External applicants to the NHS are expected to commence on the minimum of the payscale.

For further information or informal visit please contact John O’Connor, Superintendent Radiographer  ( Phone number removed )  or via e-mail at ( Email address removed ).

Please note that we do not accept CVs

Applications from applicants requiring 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.

The United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest hospital trusts in the country. We provide a comprehensive range of hospital based medical, surgical, paediatric, obstetric and gynaecological services to over 800,000 people across the county of Lincolnshire. The Trust’s core values are:

- Patient Centred
- Safety
- Compassion
- Respect and
- Excellence

ULHT recognises that everyone is different, and values the unique contribution that individual experiences, knowledge and skills make in delivering quality healthcare and becoming a model employer. We are committed to transforming our organisational culture by actively committing to implementing the Trust Single Equality Scheme, and other policies, such as the Dignity in Care policy and the Dignity at Work policy. We will continue to promote equality and challenge discrimination in all service provision, recognising and meeting the needs of the diverse communities we serve. We will strive to provide an environment in which people want to work and to be a model employer leading in good employment practice.

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