Clinical Specialist Radiographer (Ultrasound) - UPMC Aut Even Hospital - UPMC

Clinical Specialist Radiographer (Ultrasound) – UPMC Aut Even Hospital

Please send letter of application along with an up-to-date CV to Evelyn Murphy, HR Manager, Aut Even Hospital at recruitment.auteven@upmc.ie

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 10 December 2021. 

Role: Clinical Specialist Radiographer (Ultrasound)

Based at: UPMC Aut Even Hospital, Kilkenny
Part-time: flexible working

 

Overview of post

The Radiology Department provides a service to both in-patients and out-patients. It includes general radiography, theatre imaging, ultrasound and MRI services.

The holder of this post will work as a member of the Radiology Department and multi- disciplinary teams, providing a high-quality ultrasound service to patients in accordance with professional standards of practice. The post holder must be able to manage in a rapidly changing environment and be willing to undertake such additional duties within UPMC, as may be assigned from time to time.

Eligible Criteria:
  • Possess a degree in radiography or the diploma of the College of Radiographers. Must be registered in the radiographer’s division by the Radiographers Registration Board maintained at CORU.
  • Possess a recognised postgraduate course in ultrasound.
  • A minimum of 6 years post qualification clinical experience with no less than 3 years practical clinical experience working in the specialty.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Engage in leadership when required to do so, creating and promoting healthy working relationships.
  • Provide strategic and clinical leadership which results in the delivery of an effective, efficient, quality assured and patient-centred ultrasound service.
  • Be accountable for the quality of the service provided, including customer service and technical aspects.
  • Manage patient care to ensure the highest professional standards using an evidence based, care planning approach.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of operational policies, protocols and guidelines to ensure optimum utilisation of resources and systematic audits of such usage.
  • Liaise closely with the radiology services manager (s), consultant radiologists and other staff members as appropriate to ensure the smooth running of the service.
  • Report all operational issues to radiology services manager.
  • Contribute to the preparation of plans for the service monitor and report on their implementation. Implement and maintain accurate information systems for clinical data in accordance with hospital standards.
  • Provide practical instruction for students and other health care professionals
  • Document appropriately and report any near misses, hazards and accidents and bring them to the attention of the relevant person
  • Advise on equipment selection, purchase, replacement and upgrading when required and maintain up-to-date knowledge on new developments
  • Demonstrate evidence of effective planning and organising skills including awareness of resource management and importance of cooperation with other departments.
  • Ensure PACS/RIS system is used effectively and appropriately to reflect the workflow in the department.

This job description is intended as a basic guide to the scope and responsibilities of the post and is not exhaustive.  It will be subject to regular review and amendment as necessary in consultation with the post holder. 

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