Radiography Department Assistant - #35236

University Hospital Southampton

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Southampton
Contract type: Full time
Detailed job description and main responsibilities

About the Team:

At UHS we have a large friendly team of radiographers, RDAs and RAPs with a wide range of experience working across the following departments:

Main X-ray
This area provides general, fluoroscopy and mobile radiography for adult in-patients and out-patients. There are 5 DR X-ray rooms, 2 state of the art digital fluoroscopy rooms, and a fleet of DR mobiles. There is also a Xograph DR Dental Imaging room.

Emergency X-ray
This area provides adult and paediatric trauma radiography for the Emergency Department and Major Trauma Centre plus emergency and general theatre imaging.
There are 3 DR x-ray rooms, DR mobiles and a fleet of up to date image intensifiers undertaking a wide variety of complex imaging procedures.

The successful candidate will rotate through all areas of the department assisting the radiographers with imaging procedures and patient care. Ability to participate in the full shift roster which covers the provision of 24 hour diagnostic Radiography services 365 days per year is essential.

Your Responsibilities

What you’ll do

Assist Radiographers and Radiologists during diagnostic imaging examinations. Carry out front line patient care for patients undergoing imaging procedures.

Communicate with and support radiographic, medical and nursing staff during the examination of patients.

Ensure safe patient care and welfare by assessment and monitoring

Using own initiative, deal with front line conflict or dispute with patients and /or carers, anxious about their condition and its consequences or the equipment and examination required.

Undertake admin function such as data entry onto the Radiology Information System and using the portering system as required.

What we’re looking for

You will need to have experience working within a team and with people of all abilities, ages and cultures. It would be highly desirable for you to have some previous healthcare experience.

You should be educated to GCSE level (grade A*-C) or equivalent.

Attached you will find the job description and person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

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