Cobalt is a medical imaging charity with services accredited to the Quality Standard for Imaging (QSI). The Charity has recently invested in a fleet of four Siemens go. CT scanners providing the very latest CT technology.
To be responsible for the day to day management of the mobile PETCT Service using the latest Siemens PET/CT technology, supporting a mobile PETCT service for other NHS Trusts and hospitals. The post holder will be responsible for all aspects of the imaging service including activity, radiation safety and supervising imaging staff. To ensure a safe reliable and efficient service is maintained. As a member of a multi-disciplinary team to provide an efficient, effective and timely imaging service for patients, clinicians and researchers using the Centre.
Key role responsibilities
- As a member of the multi-disciplinary team, to perform excellent quality imaging studies in accordance with departmental protocols
- Undertaking supervised imaging procedures in line with existing modality specific clinical guidelines and protocols (IR(ME)R 2017, Code of Clinical Practice) Protocol the patient referrals in line with the departmental guidelines.
- To support the operational hours of the clinical service which are predominantly Monday to Saturday 07:30 – 19:00.
- To manage and hold responsibility for the organisation, delivery and supervision of the clinical imaging service.
- To ensure Radioactive Isotopes are ordered to fulfil the clinical need.
- To achieve the highest quality of patient care at all times including the supervision of staffing, maintenance, fault reporting and quality control of the PET/CT equipment.
- To have highly specialist knowledge of all PET/CT specific procedures and practises.
- Comply with the requirements of the Ionising Radiation Regulations (IRR) 2017 and IR (ME) R 2017 and related departmental protocols and procedures.
- To provide a lead role in a manner that meets professional, departmental and legal standards and requirements.
- To use clinical information available to ensure that the appropriate imaging techniques are performed in accordance with best practice and that at all times images are diagnostic.
- To ensure that standard operating procedures, protocols and guidelines are adhered to by all members of staff.
- To promote equality in care and practice by recognising, respecting and meeting the needs and choices of individuals.
- To set, monitor and maintain standards of care to improve the patient experience and outcome of care.
- To undertake any formal or informal training required to fulfil the needs of the post.
- To proactively manage risk and maintain patient safety, conforming to health, safety and security legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines.
- To communicate with patients, relatives and other healthcare workers to ensure appropriate dissemination of complex information, in a form and manner consistent with their level of understanding, culture, background and preferred ways of communicating.
- To ensure that the operational environment of the department is maintained in good order.
- Organise maintenance of the PET/CT scanner and peripheral equipment in collaboration with the PET/CT and CT Manager.
- To perform routine quality control checks on all relevant equipment, immediately reporting any problems or malfunctions to the PET/CT Department Manager.
- To maintain practised venous access and be responsible for drawing, measuring and injecting radiotracers and CT Contrast into patients in accordance with local rules, under the guidance of the ARSAC Licence Holder.
- To perform diagnostic MDCT with IV Contrast.
- To be aware of and to comply with Health & Safety, Radiation Protection, Department of Environment and Data Protection Regulations ensuring that written Local Rules and Risk Management Procedures remain current and that all staff are conversant with these.
Required skills and experience
- HCPC Registration
- D.C.R. or BSc in Radiography
- PET/CT and CT scanning experience
- Experience of participation in research trials
For an informal conversation or to find out more before making an application contact:
Roisin Dobbin-Stacey, Head of PET/CT and CT
Tel: 01242 535917 Email: email@example.com
Please be aware that Cobalt is not able to sponsor non-EU/EEA Tier 2 applications.
To apply, please download our application form from the menu on the right and upload it along with your CV, certificate and cover letter.