Sherwood is nationally recognised as being an excellent place to work and deliver care. We are rightly proud of the 5,500 colleagues who work here and we are the Health Service Journal's Trust of the Year in 2020.
The Care Quality Commission rated King's Mill Hospital Outstanding and Newark, and Mansfield Community Hospitals Good. Overall we are rated Outstanding for care.
For the last three years, we have been ranked as the best NHS Trust to work for in the Midlands and in 2020 we were the third best Acute/Community NHS Trust in England.
Happy colleagues deliver better care. Our teams work in a supportive, inclusive environment, which nurtures wellbeing and has opportunities for development and progression. We do not just care for our patients, we also care for you.
We would love you to join us.
We are seeking to appoint a dynamic Band 7 QA Lead Radiographer who will be responsible for overseeing the QA program across the radiology service. The post holder will work closely with the radiography service management team, maintenance providers, and medical physics to ensure compliance with the IRMER and IRR legislation.
The successful post holder will be required to work throughout the general x-ray areas, undertake limited CT scanning, participate in the evening, on-call, and bank holiday rotas.
This role would suit an experienced Radiographer who enjoys working with engaged leadership at all levels. Leadership development and specific training will be fully supported.
We are currently expanding the Radiology service with future CDC and MRI development planned.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity
Main duties of the job
Conduct X-ray examinations to a high standard, while adhering to the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017, the Ionising Radiations (Medical Exposures) Regulations 2017, and the local rules.
Implement, coordinate, and advise all radiographic staff within the Trust on the Radiology Service's QA Programme and effectively communicate the requirements of Report 77, whilst liaising with the Radiation Protection Advisers.
Organise and oversee all routine QA testing of X-ray and processing equipment across the Trust, including the registration of new equipment and maintenance of the asset register.
Take responsibility for the safe use of equipment, log equipment/building faults, and assess the need for engineer call-outs. Additionally, coordinate service dates, contracts, and maintenance.
Respond to actions following radiation audits and radiation surveys undertaken by the RPA."
This version uses British English spelling and phrasing
Working for our organisation
Thank you for your interest in this role and we would be delighted to welcome you to Sherwood Forest Hospitals. In May 2020, King's Mill Hospital, was rated Outstanding by the CQC. Newark Hospital and Mansfield Community Hospital are both rated Good and all 15 of our services are rated Good for Safety with 5 Outstanding services. We know safe, patient centred care is delivered by well supported people. In 2022 colleagues at Sherwood rated us the best Acute Trust to work at in the Midlands. In 2019, in the Freedom to Speak Up Index, we were the top rated Acute Trust in the East Midlands.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Please see attached job description and person specification for detailed job description and main responsibilities
Underpinning theory and professional knowledge acquired through diploma/degree.
DCR(R) or BSc (Hons) Radiography
Post graduate qualification
Evidence of further study
Displays range of teaching skills
Supervisory experience, significant experience at senior radiographer band 6
Broad experience in general radiography to include A&E, orthopaedic and theatre work. This may be supplemented by short courses + CPD
Previous NHS experience
CT scanning, vascular experience/working in other modalities
Participation in the on call rota To work at other x-ray departments within the Trust
Christmas and Bank holiday rota
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Please note that we no longer accept handwritten/paper applications and that the email address given on your application will be used for all correspondence regarding this post.
We reserve the right to close a vacancy before the closing date if a sufficient number of applications have been received. Priority for vacancies at the Trust will be given to existing employees of Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust whose roles are currently at risk of redundancy due to organisational change.
Only applications received on or before the closing date will be considered for short listing. This is to ensure that the Trust meets its commitment to Equality of Opportunity.
In submitting an application, you authorise Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any current and previous NHS Service details and you agree to the Trust obtaining and transferring personal date held about you, including Occupational Health data (inoculations and screening tests). This data will be shared using the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and third party systems via an automated process and will only be used for the purposes of maintaining your employment record.
Please note if you are successful in obtaining this position and the post involves regulated activity you will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service check. The Trust will pay for the check initially and the money will then be invoiced to you once you've commenced employment. The current price of a check is £40 plus VAT for an enhanced and £23 plus VAT for a standard check. If you are asked to complete a DBS check and have a previous identity that you do not wish to be disclosed to your employer and/or on your DBS certificate, you should call or email the dedicated sensitive applications team before submitting your application. The team is experienced in dealing with sensitive cases and will advise you of the process and what you need to do.
Proposed for us: Covid-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, family, colleagues and our patients/service users from the Covid-19 virus. Whilst Covid-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this present time unless you work in a Care Home facility, we continue to encourage our current and potential colleagues to get vaccinated. There is helpful advice and information about the Covid-19 vaccination and how to access it at: https://nottsccg.nhs.uk/covid-19/covid-19-vaccinations/
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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.