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Basic Grade Radiographer

Job Locations Connolly Hospital
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(08/09/2021 08:58)
Job ID
2021-1293
# of Openings
1
Category
Health & Social Care Professionals
Closing Date
22/09/2021

Overview

To carry out Radiographic duties in line with department protocols.

Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown is a major teaching hospital providing a range of acute medical and surgical services, day care, outpatient, diagnostic and support services.  Emergency services are provided on a 365-day, 24 hour basis.  Multi-disciplinary teams representative of medical, nursing, allied health professionals, management and general support staff play a pivotal role in the development, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of these services.  The hospital has a current bed complement of 391 beds.

                        

The hospital is affiliated to the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) for medical education, to Dublin City University (DCU) for nursing education and to University College Dublin (UCD), Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the Institute of Technology for allied health professional education.

 

The Radiology Department provides comprehensive, high quality imaging services and image guided procedures in a safe and efficient manner.  It provides a 24 hour, seven day a week service.

 

The department has a CT,  Siemens 1.5 Tesla Aera CT, 2 Ultrasound rooms, one interventional suite and four general exam rooms three of which are digital.

Organisational Context

The RCSI Hospital Group includes the following hospitals; 

  • Beaumont Hospital
  • Cavan General Hospital
  • Connolly Hospital
  • Louth County Hospital
  • Monaghan General Hospital
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
  • Rotunda Hospital

The Academic Partner for the Group is the RCSI.

 

RCSI Hospital Group provides a national service and a regional service to Dublin and the North East and is committed to the provision of world-class care, exceptional clinical services with respect and compassion.

Key Responsibilities

Clinical/Professional

 

The Radiographer (Staff Grade)will:

  • Carry out his/her duties under the day to day supervision of the Radiography Services Manager or his/her designate from time to time.
  • To part take on an 8am-8 pm daily roistering system as required including an on call service, pending on the Hospitals’ requirements.
  • Undertake all general radiography in a professional manner thereby upholding the reputation of the department and the hospital.
  • Adhere to professional guidelines as determined by the Irish Institute of Radiographers and Radiation Therapists.
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the provision of an integrated patient-centred service.
  • Adhere to all departmental imaging protocols: be responsible for the correct identification of patient images.
  • Implement agreed policies, procedures and safe professional practice by adhering to relevant legislation, regulations and standards relevant to the use of ionising radiation.
  • Ensure that appropriate radiation protection is used and that the radiation dose is kept to a minimum consistent with the ALARA principle.
  • Take part in routine inspection of equipment and quality assurance procedures.
  • Be responsible for the safe use of all imaging equipment and adhering to instructions on its use.
  • Be responsible for the logging of and reporting of all equipment faults to Radiography service Manager or his/her designate.
  • Attend at such other health institutions administered by the HSE as may be designated from time to time.
  • Be flexible in response to service needs.
  • Assist and take part in audit and quality assurance programmes.
  • Maximise the use of new technology including the Radiology Information System and PACS.
  • Ensure the correct completion of records and reports.
  • Respect and maintain the privacy, dignity and confidentiality of the service user and in relation to all hospital activities as per statutory requirements.
  • Relate to and communicate with all other staff in a courteous and helpful manner at all times.
  • Be accountable – take responsibility for his/her actions, seek advice/a second opinion as required.

Education & Training

The Radiographer (Staff Grade)will:

  • Participate in mandatory training programmes.
  • Participate in continuing professional development including in-service. training, attending and presenting at conferences/courses relevant to practice, promoting and contributing to research etc. as agreed with the Radiography Services Manager or designated officer.
  • Engage in performance review with his/her line manager.
  • Actively participate in induction/teaching/training/supervision of radiographers and other staff within the department.
  • Identify teaching/learning/audit/opportunities within the department for themselves/others.

Health & Safety

The Radiographer (Staff Grade)will:

  • Work in a safe manner with due care and attention to the safety of self and others.
  • Implement agreed policies, procedures and safe professional practice by adhering to relevant legislation, regulations and standards.
  • Be aware of risk management issues, identify risks and take appropriate action.
  • Document appropriately and report any near misses, hazards and accidents and bring them to the attention of the relevant person (s).
  • Be responsible for the cleaning and proper care and storage of all safety equipment including personal protective equipment (e.g. lead aprons, thyroid shields).
  • Be responsible for keeping the department in general and their work area specifically clean, tidy and safe.
  • Have a working knowledge of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Standards as they apply to the role for example, Standards for Healthcare, National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections, Hygiene Standards etc and comply with associated HSE protocols for implementing and maintaining these standards as appropriate to the role.
  • To support, promote and actively participate in sustainable energy, water and waste initiatives to create a more sustainable, low carbon and efficient health service.

Administrative

The Radiographer (Staff Grade)will:

  • Participate in the establishment and maintenance of standards for quality improvement and adhere to existing standards and policies.
  • Assist in the organisation, maintenance and/or ordering of equipment and materials as required.
  • Contribute to the planning and development of the service and participate in service improvements.
  • Represent the department at meetings and conferences as required.
  • Engage in IT developments as they apply to service user and service administration.
  • Keep up to date with developments within the organisation and the Irish Health Service.
  • Receive visiting professionals and visitors to the department.
  • To participate in the practice education of student therapists.

Essential Criteria

Statutory Registration, Professional Qualifications, Experience, etc.

 

(a) Candidates for appointment must:

 

 

Be registered, or be eligible for registration, on the Radiography Division of the Radiographers Register maintained by the Radiographers Registration Board at CORU. (https://www.coru.ie/)

 

 

And

 

Have the requisite knowledge and ability (including a high standard of suitability and professional ability) for the proper discharge of the duties of the office.

 

And

 

Provide proof of Statutory Registration on the Radiography Division of the Radiographers Register maintained by the Radiographers Registration Board at CORU before a contract of employment can be issued.

    

Annual registration

 

On appointment practitioners must maintain annual registration on the relevant division of the Radiographers Register maintained by the Radiographers Registration Board at CORU.

 

 

And

 

Practitioners must confirm annual registration with CORU to the HSE by way of the annual Patient Safety Assurance Certificate (PSAC).

 

Age
The Public Service Superannuation (Age of Retirement) Act, 2018* set 70 years as the compulsory retirement age for public servants.

  * Public Servants not affected by this legislation:  Public servants recruited between 1 April 2004 and 31 December 2012 (new

   entrants) have no compulsory retirement age.

 Public servants recruited since 1 January 2013 are members of the Single Pension Scheme and have a compulsory retirement age of 70.

 

Health

Candidates for and any person holding the office must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the office and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.

 

Character

Candidates for and any person holding the office must be of good character.

 

Post Specific Requirements;

  • Willingness to participate in on call rota

Other Requirements Specific to the post;

  • Will be indicated at expression of interest stage if applicable e.g. access to transport etc

Skills & Competencies

Technical & Professional Expertise

Has a command over the technical/ professional skills and knowledge required within the job holder’s role and continues to upskill to maintain high professional standards and continuous professional development requirements. 

 

Attention to Detail

Is thorough and precise when accomplishing a task showing concern for all aspects of the job; developing detailed plans; accurately checking processes and tasks.

 

Commitment to Quality Care & Risk Management

The ability to focus on understanding stakeholder’s needs and expectations and to respond effectively and efficiently to them. Has a good knowledge of and is committed to offer a quality service through the achievement of goals, accreditation standards, other organisation/department standards and risk management frameworks and guidelines.

 

Problem Solving & Decision Making

Identifies and solves problems by understanding the situation, seeking additional information, developing and weighing alternatives, and choosing the most appropriate course of action given the circumstances.

 

Communication & Interpersonal Skills

Speaks and writes clearly, fluently and effectively to both individuals and groups; communicates in a manner that will persuade, convince and influence others, in order to motivate, inspire or encourage them to follow a particular course of action.

 

Teamwork

Has the ability and desire to work cooperatively with others; collaborating to get the job done. Provides support to colleagues to help develop a strong and cohesive team ethos. Willing to participate as a member of the team.

 

This Job Description is intended as a basic guide to the scope and responsibilities of the position and is subject to regular review and amendment. The role holder will be required to be flexible in this position and is expected to facilitate working additional hours on occasion, when requested.

 

The RCSI Hospital Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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