University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust is a dynamic and challenging environment, which provides acute healthcare for people in Plymouth, South West Devon and South East Cornwall, and has more than 6,500 staff working in its services.
The Trust became a teaching hospital with the opening of the Peninsula Medical School, a joint venture with the Universities of Plymouth and Exeter and We are the largest teaching hospital in the South West and have an active commitment to developing and supporting our staff.
The Trust is one of the largest acute healthcare providers in the country. Our services include Emergency and Acute Assessment units, General Medical and Surgical Services, Cancer Care, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Dentistry, Ear Nose and Throat, Neurosciences and Renal services. We offer a full range of general hospital services to around 450,000 people in Plymouth, North and East Cornwall and South and West Devon. These include emergency and major trauma services, maternity services, paediatrics and a full range of diagnostic, medical and surgical sub-specialties.
We are a people business – where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure.
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UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS PLYMOUTH NHS TRUST
CLINICAL SUPPORT SERVICES
MEDICAL IMAGING DEPARTMENT.
Have you considered joining a friendly team in the glorious West Country. Situated on the beautiful South West coast, Plymouth boasts many local Heritage sites and areas of ‘outstanding natural interest’. At Plymouth Hospitals, we recognize that work is only a part of your life - and the Trust is ideally located for walking, cycling, climbing, sailing and many other indoor and outdoor pursuits. Plymouth also has good transport links to the rest of the UK and Europe via road, rail and sea.
Derriford Hospital is a teaching hospital and provides a wide range of acute and general hospital services including oncology and radiotherapy, paediatric, neurosciences and cardiothoracic. The emergency department is designated as a major trauma center.
Our Trust core values are ‘Put patients first’, Take ownership’, ‘Respect others’, and ‘Be positive’ If you agree that these values should be integral to your work, then University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHP) has much to offer you.
We currently are offering the following opportunity:
Radiographer: Lead Urology Practitioner Band 7. Full time.
This is a new and exciting opportunity to lead the imaging team for the new lithotripsy service at UHP. The successful candidate will work with the wider urological multidisciplinary team to deliver high quality care to patients. They will need to have an understanding of Lithotripsy and the requirements for running the service, including managing band 6 radiographers within this team(?). They must be willing to undertake ultrasound training to PG Cert level and undertake renal ultrasound in the haematuria clinic or general outpatients, if they do not already have this qualification. There will also be a requirement to oversee and occasionally undertake IVU examinations.
Initially the service will run for 5 days a week however there is an expectation that there will be service expansion with the expectation of flexible working as required across the 7 day week. The department takes student radiographers for clinical placements from Exeter University and University of Plymouth (from Sept 2019), and is also a training site for Radiologists through the Peninsula Academy. We also have both Assistant Practitioners and Advanced Reporting Radiographers in post and are committed to the 4 tier structure.
There is an audit calendar within the imaging department, with involvement from all staff groups. We have introduced a CME morning once a month. The department supports role extension including administration of IV contrast and encourages radiographer commenting. The department uses an Insignia PACS system; our out-patient, ED and paediatric rooms are all DR.
If you would like further details about any of these posts or an informal visit, please contact Diana Nicholson, Principal Radiographer on Apply Now >>.
Closing date for all applications is: 28/10/2019.
We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applicants around less than full time/flexible working for our advertised roles. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss this prior to your application submission. We commit to giving this full consideration in each case.
It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.
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University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children & vulnerable adults. Many of our posts are subject to Disclosure & Barring Service check (DBS). A copy of the DBS Code of Practice is available on request. Should the position that you are applying for be subject to a DBS check, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust will fund the cost* of your DBS check application. Should you decide to voluntarily resign from the Trust within two years from the start date of employment, you will be asked to meet the cost* of the original DBS application, which will be reclaimed from your last month’s salary. *Current cost of an enhanced DBS is £40.00 per application.
All Applicants are required to detail referees on their application form covering the current & previous 3 years of Employment / Unemployment history.
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