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Radiographer

Overview of Position
  • To perform a range of diagnostic radiographic procedures as required throughout the department, managing patient priority as appropriate.
  • To undertake out of hours duties.
  • To contribute effectively to the delivery of an effective and responsive Radiology service.
  • To supervise, assist and train a range of student, qualified and assistant staff in both the delivery of the service and their individual development needs.
  • To assist in and manage workflow and ensure all data inputs are recorded for both patient record integrity and statistical evaluation purposes.
  • To demonstrate and encourage the highest professional and technical standards in all staff using personal example and constructive supervision.
  • Demonstrate partnership in professional development issues maintaining a high level of technical and theoretical skills through personal CPD.
  • To participate in the Governance of the Department in areas including Risk Management, Health and Safety, Research and Audit activities.
Clinical Responsibilities:
  • To perform radiography duties appropriate to the office as may be assigned to him/her from time to time.
  • To supervise the preparation and keeping of all necessary records and to furnish such reports as may be required.
  • To organise the X-ray service in the area(s) to which he/she is assigned and supervise staff assigned to the area.
  • To contribute to the development and implementation of operational policies, protocols and guidelines to international best practice and standards.
  • To assist and take part in a continuing reject analysis and quality assurance programme.
  • To actively participate in improvement and development of Radiography Services by liasing with relevant service users.
  • Create a safe environment for staff and patients by ensuring that Health and Safety Regulations, Radiation Protection, Infection Control, and Hygiene policies are known and strictly adhered to.
  • Be responsible for the cleaning and care of x-ray equipment and reporting of all faults to the Radiographer In Charge. Ensuring the department in general and your work area specifically is clean tidy and safe.
  • Ensure that the Dignity at Work Policy is understood and promoted within the department and the hospital
  • To relate to and communicate with all staff in a courteous and helpful manner at all times.
  • To adhere to all hospital and departmental policies and procedures including the Sick Leave Policy.
  • Foster teamwork within the department and hospital.
  • Exercise control of supplies and equipment and consult with appropriate personnel regarding the proper care and maintenance of such supplies and equipment.
  • To identify teaching/learning opportunities within the department.
  • To maintain, update and develop knowledge on relevant professional development and on all speciality current trends.
  • To participate in mandatory training programmes.
  • To undertake developments in connection with new technology as required.
  • To participate in the Emergency/On Call services, as required.
  • To run the service effectively in the absence of the Clinical Specialist.
Essential Requirements
  • Possess the Diploma of the College of Radiographers or Possess a B.Sc (Hons) in Radiography or Possess a qualification at least equivalent to the above
  • Candidates must possess the requisite knowledge and ability (including a high standard of suitability and management ability) for the proper discharge of the duties of the office.
  • Be a member of the IIR and registered with the dept. of health and children as a radiographer.