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Specialist Radiographer/Image Handling Officer (XR06)

Job Description

05WTE Band 6 Image Handler opportunity

The Radiology Department are seeking to recruit permanent Image Handlers. They will work 50% of their time in the clinical setting as a Radiographer and 50% of their time as part of an Image Handling Team. The successful candidate will provide support for the electronic transfer of patients’ Radiology images and reports between NHS Trusts and other healthcare providers. The current method uses either IEP (Image Exchange Portal) which will allow images from all Trusts in the country to send images electronically, or secure VPN connections with Trusts in the region, and encrypted CD’s with other Trusts/organisations. The IEP will be used in conjunction with the Picture Archive & Communications System (PACS) and the Clinical Radiology Information System (CRIS).

The team will comprise of band 3 image handling officers and band 6 specialist radiographer/image handlers, providing a service between 08:00 and 19:00 hours Monday to Friday on a shift basis, with each duty being no more than 75 hours per day. Once established it may be necessary to change the hours to include weekends and possibly less evening work. The team will be based in Radiology at the LGI.

The role of the radiographers within this team is to use their clinical knowledge including disease progression to decide which images are appropriate to download from IEP onto PACS, in a bid to ensure only suitable and required imaging is downloaded. This will reduce the number of CRIS bookings required to fix-up the studies in PACS, and will safeguard the PACS storage.

Please note: the closing date may be brought forward if large numbers of applications are received.

For further information please contact Lynne Gathercole/Zoe Edwards Tel:  ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed ) or ( Email address removed )

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