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Senior Radiographer (Mammographer)

Job Description

Here at Southend University Hospital we strive to provide high quality care for every patient, every time.

We would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we're looking for the best. We encourage staff to be innovative, to challenge the 'as is' and to always put patients first.

We want staff who will live our trust values every day.

Care with compassion, Working together, Professional and accountable

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has a history of innovation and is recognized by the Care Quality Commission for its quality of service provision and excellent use of resources. As an organization we aim to recruit those who uphold our values and share our vision which is to provide 'excellent care from excellent people'.

Throughout the Trust, we continue to strive for excellence as demonstrated in our award winning Stroke Unit and Wound Management Team.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Surgical Clinical Directorate for a Band 6 Radiographer who holds the Mammography Certificate.
We would be a happy to train a suitable candidate (employed at band 5 until qualification.)

The successful candidate will join a friendly team of Radiographers currently participating in both a highly rated Symptomatic Breast Service and a Screening Service currently meeting all national targets.

The south Essex Breast screening service operates with two Siemens inspiration units on site at the hospital and one unit on each of our three screening mobiles.

The screening service covers the whole of South Essex with 11 mobile sites to serve a current screening population of 94,000 . The successful candidate will need to hold a clean driving licence and have access to a vehicle.

In this role you will have autonomous responsibility for producing high quality mammograms and participating in all Screening, Assessment and Symptomatic Clinics. You will be an integral member of the Multi disciplinary team who although hard working, like to socialise whenever the opportunity arises. A commitment to remain with the department for a defined time period, following qualification will be required otherwise repayment of course fees will be necessary on a sliding pro rata scale.

There are opportunities within the department for career progression with a proven track record of staff undertaking elements of Advanced Practice (Film Reading, Ultrasound and Breast Interventional Techniques) based on suitability.

The Trust, based in Essex’s Westcliff-on-Sea, is a large, multi-site service with a diverse workforce of over 4,500 employees. Daily flights are now available from the local airport, just over a mile from the Trust site, to various European destinations including Ireland, Portugal, Spain and Holland.

London is just a 40 -50 minute train ride away – Southend being served by 2 main rail lines - C2C into Fenchurch Street and Greater Anglia into Liverpool Street.
Our employees are incredibly proud of their achievements, including being the only Trust within the UK with Local Terms and Conditions, these terms include participation in a Gainshare payment scheme, the ability to buy and sell annual leave, flexible working and long service awards amongst its other unique benefits. We also have a staff benefits scheme with a large range of discounts available and an on-site nursery with discounted prices for staff members

For further details / informal visits contact:
Catherine Quinn
Superintendent Radiographer
( Email address removed )

The Trust is committed to providing equality of opportunity and all applicants will be considered on the basis of their suitability. The Trust operates a no smoking policy.

Southend University Hospital Staff benefits:

  • Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme
  • Large range of discounts which continues to grow and includes; gym memberships, large retail stores, local builders and mechanics, travel agents, phone line providers, local beauticians and much more.
  • Occupational Health and Wellbeing service
  • Competitive pension
  • An initial guaranteed annual leave entitlement of 27 days (pro rata) rising to 33 days (pro rata) after 7 years’ service
  • An onsite nursery with discounted prices for staff members - please see the attached information pack for further information.
  • And as we are the only Trust within the UK under Local Terms and Conditions we allow participation in a Gainshare Payment Scheme, have the ability to buy and sell annual leave and deliver Long Service Awards.

If you have patients in your every thought, whether you are in the office helping manage the financial accounts, or working on a ward providing direct patient care, we would welcome your application.

Please use the additional information section of your application to demonstrate how you meet the competencies of the person specification and the values of this Trust.

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.

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