Basic Grade Radiographer (Job Description) - UPMC

Basic Grade Radiographer (Job Description)

Post Details
Post: Basic Grade Radiographer
Reports To: Radiology Services Manager

Overview of the Post

The Diagnostic Imaging Department provides a service to both Inpatients and Outpatients. It includes General Radiography, Theatre Imaging, Ultrasound, Mammography, MRI and PET/CT services. The holder of this post will work as a member of the Radiography Department and multi-disciplinary teams, providing a high quality Radiography service to patients in assigned areas in accordance with professional standards of practice.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • To participate in the General Radiography Service on a daily basis in the assigned area and to be pro-active in undertaking training that will allow for up-skilling and development within the profession.
  • To participate in an out of hours service as required.
  • To maintain, and be accountable for, high standards in Patient Care and Radiographic Techniques.
  • To ensure that the principles of radiation protection (Justification, Optimisation, ALARA and Dose Limits) are adhered to, and to follow the “local rules”.
  • To comply with the directives of statutory instruments, SI 256 and SI 125.
  • To maintain an up to date clinical and technical knowledge and take advice and training where required.
  • To maintain a clean and safe work environment and adhere to health and safety guidelines.
  • To report any equipment faults to the designated supervisor and document the fault in the appropriate log folder.
  • To participate in Routine Q.A. procedures and also in the CHKS accreditation process as required.
  • To be familiar, and comply with, any relevant Legislation and Operational policies, such as the Ionising Radiation Regulations, Fire Regulations, infection control and Local Procedures as set out within the department and hospital.
  • To maintain a good working relationship with colleagues and other staff at departmental level and throughout the hospital.
  • To undertake any further training courses as required to provide a quality service in the dept. and also for continuous professional development
  • To undertake other duties appropriate to the Post as directed by the Consultant Radiologist and/or Radiology Services Manager consistent with service needs.
  • To undertake a pro-active role in the CHKS accreditation process on an on-going basis.
  • To develop and maintain a high level of knowledge of the following and always practice within the guidelines and policies written at both unit and Clinic level:
    1. Clinical risk reporting policy
    2. Occupational Health
    3. Facilities Management
    4. Patient Moving and Handling
    5. Resuscitation / Basic Life Support
    6. Health and Safety
    7. Departmental Financial & Budgetary Controls
    8. Patient Complaints procedure
    9. Falls Management programme

Information Resources:

  • To be an efficient user of the Radiology Information System (RIS) and the PACS system and any other systems required to fulfil the duties on a daily basis.
  • To develop skills and be able to use information technology to collate and analyse data for presentation at Departmental meetings as required.
  • As the service needs of the hospital change, the above duties will be subject to change and flexibility.
  • The work performance of the post holder will be appraised during their probationary period and annually thereafter.

Health and Safety:

  • Ensure that work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with the provisions of the Health, Safety and Welfare at Work Act and/or other related legislation.
  • All staff are responsible for identifying, assessing and reporting all risks and for contributing to the management and review of all risks.

Qualifications / Education:

  • Hold the Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Radiography or
    The Diploma of the College of Radiographers and be validated by the Department of Health.

Knowledge & Experience:

  • At least 1-2 years’ experience of working in a Radiography Dept. (Desirable)
  • MRI Experience – Desirable
  • Cath Lab Experience – Desirable
  • Good working knowledge of the RIS system
  • Experience of on-call and be available for same (Desirable). To work in the General Department on a day to day basis and be flexible
  • Ability to manage in a rapidly changing environment and a willingness to undertake such additional duties within the Diagnostic Imaging Department as may be assigned from time to time
  • Strong awareness of Radiation Safety
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety
  • Demonstrate up-to-date knowledge of current theory & practice in Diagnostic Radiography

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Adaptability to changes in healthcare
  • Initiative and innovation
  • Stewardship
  • Excellent self-management skills
  • Work well within a team environment

This job description is intended to be an outline of the areas of responsibility. As UPMC Whitfield and the post holder develop, this job description may be subject to review in light of the changing needs of the Centre.

Excellent remuneration package available to the successful applicant

Please send letter of application along with an up to date CV to Natalie Moore, HR Co-Ordinator, UPMC Whitfield, Cork Road, Waterford or by email to    Closing  date for receipt of completed applications is Sunday 13th October 2019.

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