Our CQC outstanding rated hospital is set in the heart of Rural Kent, making it a beautiful place to work. Following Benenden Hospital's multi-million pound development programme, we are now looking to recruit an enthusiastic and highly motivated Radiographer to implement high standards of radiography care for patients in our new imaging department.
As the successful candidate you will follow standard operating policies and procedures and undertake a wide range of examinations with Radiology including Theatre work, Fluoroscopy and General x-rays. There will be the opportunity to expand your skills in other modalities such as CT and MRI as and when the service requirements arise. The essential elements of the role include;
Act as the patient’s advocate, maintaining their dignity at all times
Perform high quality x-rays
Ensure patient information data is correctly recorded in the appropriate IT systems
Maintain and rotate stock levels of equipment and consumables
Maintain professional development particularly through the national professional body
Contribute to budgetary management by exercising care and economy in the ordering and use of equipment and consumables
Supporting activities such as undertaking administrative duties to support the department when required
Communicate with patients and their carers verbally and in writing as and when required
Communicate with other staff members and stakeholders (i.e. consultants, departments company representatives), verbally and in writing as and when required, concerning sometimes complex information, such as patient history and clinical procedures
Skills and Experience
BSc Radiography or Equivalent eg DCR(R)
Member of an appropriate professional body with valid registration eg HCPC
Good Communication skills
Organised and methodical in approach
Ability to progress multiple tasks simultaneously
About the individual
The successful candidate will have good interpersonal skills, be able to demonstrate experience in the radiography field and demonstrate a willingness to support others. They will work well in a team, showing openness and mutual respect with a professional approach to work.
The department is currently open between 08:00 - 19:00, Monday - Saturday, with the requirement to work evenings, weekends and bank holidays as required, therefore you should be prepared to work flexibly within these times in order to meet the requirements of the department.
27 days' annual leave entitlement in addition to normal bank holidays, rising with length of service
Defined contribution pension scheme and life assurance plan
Free membership to Benenden Health
Free bike loans
Employee assistance scheme
Access to Occupational Health advisors
In-house training and development facilities
Enjoyable social events such as the bi-annual fair, Christmas lunches and dinners, prize-giving, trips, quiz nights and raffles
Opportunity to apply for the Lord Plant Travel Fellowship with up to £3,000 for the successful staff member to travel anywhere globally and learn about healthcare related ideas
Subsidised food and beverages, and free on-site parking
Investors in People accreditation
If you wish to find out more about this opportunity we would be happy to accommodate an informal visit as part of your application process and look forward to meeting you.
For further information on the role please contact Derrick Howard on 01580 857368.
To apply for this position, please send your CV and a letter detailing your reasons for applying for the role and evidencing your relevant experience toKentCareers@benenden.org.uk
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