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Breast Screening
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
357-LN-1403-22
Employer
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Trust Wide
Town
Lincoln
Salary
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Mammographer - Breast Screening - Band 6

Band 6

We recognise that outstanding care can only be delivered through our people.  We want to attract people who can help us deliver our vision. We want in return to help people achieve what they wish in their careers in the NHS at ULHT.

We are always keen to welcome highly skilled, committed and compassionate individuals to our hospitals – people who put patients at the heart of everything they do and are ready to help us achieve our vision.

Our values guide everything we do. They are:

  • Patient-centred – Putting patients at the heart of everything we do, listening and responding to their needs and wishes.
  • Safety – Following ULHT and professional guidelines. Speaking up to make sure patients and staff are safe from harm.
  • Excellence – Striving to be the best that we can be. Innovating and learning from others.
  • Compassion – Caring for patients and their loved ones in ways we would want for our friends and family.
  • Respect – Behaving and using language that demonstrates respect and courtesy to others. Zero tolerance to bullying, inequality, prejudice and discrimination.

If you believe in them too, then you are ready to join the ULHT team.

We’ve taken great pride in building working environments where staff always feel valued, cared for and part of a team. Without doubt this is a challenging yet very rewarding job that is at the centre of health and care in Lincolnshire - making a positive difference to our patients.

Our Trust is situated in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire and is one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in England, serving a population of more than 700,000 people. We provide acute and specialist services to people in Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties. We have an annual income of £643 million (20/21) and we employ nearly 8,500 people.

Our Board have recently agreed a new vision statement – “Outstanding Care Personally Delivered” – stating their ambition for our Trust to be among the best.

We also have a five year Integrated Improvement Plan setting out how we will achieve our strategic objectives, for patients, services, people and partners, the last recognising that our future success depends on our ability to ensure the Lincolnshire healthcare system is successful in achieving its ambition to help people live healthier lives and provide care closer to where people live.

Our latest CQC report increased our ratings for being effective and well-led from ‘Requires Improvement’ to ‘Good’. Our rating for caring remained as ‘Good’.

This is in recognition of the huge amount of work that our amazing staff have done to improve the quality of care for our patients in recent years.

We are committed to helping our staff balance their work and home lives and ensure they feel supported, valued and appreciated.

So, what is in it for you?

  • Flexible working: Depending on the needs of your role, we will consider requests for flexible and/or part-time working for whatever reason you should need it. We recognise flexible working will not look the same for everyone, because it depends on the nature of the role and the needs of the individual.

Types of flexibility could include:

  • Part-time - less than 37.5 hours per week.
  • Off-site/remote working - working from home or other sites for part or all the week.
  • Compressed hours – usually full-time hours but over fewer days or shifts.
  • Staggered hours – having different start and finish times.
  • Set shift patterns – to allow for predictability
  • NHS Pension: A generous and flexible pension scheme with contributions from us as your employer fully protected against inflation and guaranteed by the government
  • Annual Leave: Starting at 27 days a year, rising to 33 days after 10 years plus eight bank holidays (for staff covered by Agenda for Change) For Medical Workforce positions (Consultant and Specialty Doctor), the full-time entitlement commences from 32 days per annum. For all other Medical Workforce positions, the full-time entitlement commences from 27 days per annum.
  • Bank working: The chance to work extra hours at enhanced rates and we will pay you weekly too, ideal if your income needs a quick boost.

In addition, there is more.

  • Family & Childcare: Including on-site nurseries at Lincoln County Hospital and Pilgrim Hospital Boston, maternity, paternity, adoption & shared parental leave following a set period of employment.
  • Health & Wellbeing: including counselling, mental health first aid, physiotherapy, eye tests.
  • Learning & Development including Lincolnshire Talent Academy, leadership training, medical education, clinical education, Lincolnshire clinical research
  •  Financial support and benefits including Cycle2Work, car lease scheme, home electronics. Free on-site parking and free tea and coffee and the ability to save and borrow through your salary.
  •  Rewards & Recognition including staff awards, long service awards, retirement awards, examples of excellence and staff lottery.

Job overview

An opportunity has arisen for three qualified mammographers, already in possession of a Society of Radiographers approved certificate of mammography, to join the team in Lincolnshire. Your application will not be considered at this time if you do not hold one of these qualifications.

The Lincolnshire Breast Screening Service serves a population of approximately 127,000 women aged between 47 and 73 years. The service has 3 static units (Boston, Lincoln and Grantham) plus 2 mobile units which rotate through 12 sites across Lincolnshire.

Diagnostic breast imaging services are also provided from Lincoln County Hospital and Pilgrim Hospital, Boston.

The breast imaging service currently has five Siemens Inspiration Digital Mammography units and three new Hologic Dimensions units with tomosynthesis and stereo biopsy capabilities. The Trust is supported by GE PACS and is part of the EMRAD consortium.

The post holder will be expected to have the ability to travel across the county when required in the provision of the Trust wide service.

Main duties of the job

For this role you will hold a degree or equivalent (DCR or BSc Radiography) recognised by the College of Radiographers, a post graduate award in Mammography and hold a current registration with the HCPC. Consideration will be given to Diagnostic Radiographers who show an interest in breast imaging and training would be given to become a qualified Mammographer.

The successful applicant will be reliable, hardworking and enthusiastic with good organisational and communication skills. The ability to integrate well with the existing team and a genuine desire to contribute to service development and quality improvement is essential. A flexible attitude to work is essential.

Due to the nature of the work, mammography posts have a gender protected character. This is a genuine occupational requirement and as a result this post is exempt under Schedule 9; Part1 of the Equality Act 2010

Working for our organisation

Our Trust is situated in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire and is one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in England, serving a population of more than 700,000 people. We provide acute and specialist services to people in Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties. We have an annual income of £643 million (20/21) and we employ nearly 8,500 people.

Our Board have recently agreed a new vision statement – “Outstanding Care Personally Delivered” – stating their ambition for our Trust to be among the best.

We also have a five year Integrated Improvement Plan setting out how we will achieve our strategic objectives, for patients, services, people and partners, the last recognising that our future success depends on our ability to ensure the Lincolnshire healthcare system is successful in achieving its ambition to help people live healthier lives and provide care closer to where people live.

Our latest CQC report increased our ratings for being effective and well-led from ‘Requires Improvement’ to ‘Good’. Our rating for caring remained as ‘Good’.

This is in recognition of the huge amount of work that our amazing staff have done to improve the quality of care for our patients in recent years.

We are committed to helping our staff balance their work and home lives and ensure they feel supported, valued and appreciated.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

What should you do next?

 

Have a look at the job description and if you like what you see then apply today. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to work with a great team in a supportive environment within a great institution. your NHS needs you!!!

 

So what is in it for you?

 

Flexible working; Depending on the needs of your role, we will consider requests for flexible and/or part-time working for whatever reason you should need it. We recognise flexible working will not look the same for everyone, because it depends on the nature of the role and the needs of the individual.

Types of flexibility could include:

  • Part-time - less than 37.5 hours per week.
  • Off-site/remote working - working from home or other sites for part or all the week.
  • Compressed hours – usually full-time hours but over fewer days or shifts.
  • Staggered hours – having different start and finish times.
  • Set shift patterns – to allow for predictability

NHS Pension: A generous and flexible pension scheme with contributions from us as your employer fully protected against inflation and guaranteed by the government

Annual Leave: Starting at 27 days a year, rising to 33 days after 10 years plus eight bank holidays (for staff covered by Agenda for Change)

Bank working: The chance to work extra hours at enhanced rates and we will pay you weekly too, ideal if your income needs a quick boost.

In addition, there is more;

Family & Childcare: Including on-site nurseries at Lincoln County Hospital and Pilgrim Hospital Boston, maternity, paternity, adoption & shared parental leave following a set period of employment.

Health & Wellbeing including counselling, mental health first aid, physiotherapy, eye tests.

Learning & Development including Lincolnshire Talent Academy, leadership training, medical education, clinical education, Lincolnshire clinical research

Financial support and benefits including Cycle2Work, car lease scheme, home electronics. Free on-site parking and free tea and coffee and the ability to save and borrow through your salary.

Rewards & Recognition including staff awards, long service awards, retirement awards, examples of excellence and staff lottery.

Person specification

Qualification

Essential criteria
  • BSc (Hons) or DCR Diagnostic Radiography
  • Society of Radiographers Approved Post graduate Qualification in Mammography
  • HCPC Registration

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Clinical Mammography experience
Desirable criteria
  • Working within a breast screening setting

Evidence of Knowdleg, Skills, Aptitudes

Essential criteria
  • Effective communicator
  • Able to work alone or as part of a team
  • Demonstration of organisational skills
  • Ability to work to a high standard, both technically and in patient care
  • Good Interpersonal skills
  • Awareness and knowledge of dignity in care agenda
  • Able to evidence and demonstrate key values and behaviours in line with the trust framework: patient centred, safety, compassion, respect and excellence
Desirable criteria
  • Computer literate

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Heather Tod
Job title
Breast Services Imaging Lead
Email address
mark.dorn@ulh.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01522 445031
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