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Specialist Paediatric Radiographer

Job Description

The Children’s Radiology Department at Southampton General Hospital is a nationally recognised Centre of Paediatric Radiographic Excellence. We are currently looking for three enthusiastic, motivated Band 6 Paediatric Radiographers to join our team of experienced friendly staff. We welcome applications from Radiographers who have full HCPC registration. and who are already specialists in Paediatric Radiography. We will also consider applications from candidates who are not Specialist Paediatric Radiographers but are keen to progress in this rewarding field of radiography.

Radiographers commencing as a Band 5 trainee specialist radiographer will after a period of training and once all competencies are met in all areas via a Preceptorship Programme follow an accelerated pathway from Band 5 to Band 6.

The successful candidates will be working in a progressive department which operates a full 24 hour, 7 day service. This will require participation in our shift and on call rotas.

We are a happy, dedicated multidisciplinary team and you will gain excellent radiographic experience in the rewarding field of Paediatric radiography. We work in a modern dedicated paediatric environment. We have a Siemens Axiom MP fluoroscopy system installed in May 2015, where we undertake regular paediatric fluoroscopy lists. We have three plain film rooms, two Xograph Triathlon DR rooms and a Philips CR room, which is scheduled to be replaced in the summer with another digital x-ray room. We undertake the full range of plain film examinations in these rooms including electronic stitching of whole spines and leg lengths. We also have a dedicated paediatric ultrasound room, where Paediatric Radiologists and Sonographers undertake lists.

We cover paediatric theatre cases using two new Ziehm Image intensifiers.

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 14 bedded paediatric intensive care looking after patients from birth until they are 18 years old. The hospital, helped with government funding, is about to embark on the development of a dedicated Paediatric accident and emergency department.

Southampton Children’s Hospital provides paediatric cardiac services from diagnosis to interventional and surgical treatment of cardiac conditions. Ocean Ward where the paediatric cardiac services are based is a modern purpose built ward including cardiac high care.

Although based at Southampton General hospital we also cover the neonatal unit at the adjacent Princess Anne Hospital. The neonatal unit is a 36 bedded unit looking after some of the sickest neonates.

Candidate Skills
The successful applicants would be qualified diagnostic radiographers holding current HCPC registration. However, we welcome applications from students due to qualify. These candidates would follow the Preceptorship Programme outlined above. Candidates need to be enthusiastic, motivated and caring with a desire to work within the challenging but rewarding specialism of Paediatric Radiography. This post will provide personal and professional skills in one of the most fulfilling specialities in radiography. The department actively encourages and supports on-going CPD.

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:
Heather Emery  ( 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.

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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.

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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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