Bank Radiographers

Posted on: January 11th, 2021 by Phoenix Hospital Group No Comments

Operating in central London, Phoenix Hospital Group provides hospital and diagnostic services within the private healthcare market and is renowned for the quality and range of services provided.

We are currently looking for a Bank Radiographers to join our Radiology team.

Job purpose:

  • To provide a high quality radiographic service in a safe and efficient environment.
  • Promote continuing professional development and ensure that the quality assurance programme is maintained within the main x-ray, CT and MRI departments.
  • The performance of diagnostic radiographic techniques encompassing specialisation in one or more imaging modalities. The supervision and deputisation duties consistent with efficient service delivery ensure a high quality of patient care within the imaging department.
  • To participate in Saturday working

Main Duties:

  • Act independently in the assessment of referrals for x-ray examinations, taking full responsibility for the justification of general x-ray examinations in order to reduce unnecessary ionising radiation exposure to patients. This is done in accordance with departmental protocols and IR (ME) R 2000. Making informed decisions with regard to methodology and modification of technique taking into account the performance and limitations of available equipment to attain the best possible image. Advise lower grades in this process when required.
  • Prioritise workload depending on the severity of a patient condition and the direct impact on their management and organise radiographer cover appropriately.
  • Explain to the patient the methodology of the procedures to be undertaken and how to get results of their examination.
  • Analyse the radiographic image and provide opinion, occasionally verbal opinion may be provided to clinicians.
  • Acquire, provide and archive diagnostic images utilising best practice, and to use appropriate technology and equipment in order to maximise the diagnostic process. Liaise with fellow health care workers and referring clinicians to provide a high quality imaging service to patients. Work as part of a team to ensure effective communication and delivery of care.
  • Ensure the health and safety of all individuals by observing radiation safety by the correct use of personal dosimetry (Personal Radiation Dose Monitoring Badges), shielding equipment, and dose reduction techniques.
  • Ensure the health and safety of all individuals by observing the health and safety regulations and guidance disseminated from the health and safety department. Comply with local policies and procedures. Participate with the performance of risk assessments if required. Observe recommendations made and report incidents and near misses via the SENTINAL reporting system.
  • Collect, compile and record information accurately and effectively to facilitate the principles of data review with special regard to confidentiality, auditing effectiveness and highlighting irregularities to ensure the maintenance of professional standards.
  • To maintain and update the required skills, knowledge and technical expertise. Actively pursue continued professional development in all aspects of the radiographers’ role, and to record such instances appropriately. To facilitate the carrying out of existing and new techniques and to be actively involved in the training and advising of colleagues, thus ensuring up to date best practice.

Knowledge / Skills / Qualification:

  • DCR(R), BSc or recognised equivalent qualification in diagnostic radiography
  • Current HCPC (Health Care Professionals Council) registration
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Computer skills
  • Current knowledge of modern imaging techniques and applied practice
  • Post qualifying radiographic work experience
  • CT experience
  • Evidence of CPD within speciality and beyond

Sufficient knowledge and experience to comply with:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • COSHH 1999
  • IR (ME) R 2000

Pre-Assessment Healthcare Assistant

Posted on: December 7th, 2020 by Phoenix Hospital Group No Comments

Phoenix Hospital Group is one of the UKs leading private healthcare providers with a state of the art hospital on Weymouth Street in central London, a new hospital in Chelmsford and prestigious consulting rooms at 9 and 25 Harley Street.

We are currently expanding the Pre-assessment team and looking for a Pre-Assessment Healthcare Assistant.

Role Purpose:

To assist the pre-assessment patient pathway ultimately ensuring patient safety, appropriate discharge planning and prevention of same day surgical cancellations. To support the Outpatient team in appropriate diagnostic testing where necessary and the development of referral pathways.

Duties & Responsibilities include but not limited to

Clinical: To work closely with the pre-assessment nurse, assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care within protocols

  • Undertake a risk assessment for the patient anaesthetically and surgically
  • Carrying a caseload and organise own workload
  • Assist patients in filling out the pre-assessment questionnaire
  • Implement intervention based on the results of the assessment and investigations in the pre-assessment of patients
  • Undertake MRSA screening according to infection control policy
  • Identify cultural requirements, communication and other special needs
  • Obtains further specialist advice as required
  • Undertake a role in health promotion
  • Advise patients on their pre-operative medication requirements after instructions from the pre-assessment nurse
  • Maintain accurate patient records, completing documentation to ensure seamless multidisciplinary communication
  • Ensure 100% compliance with hand hygiene and infection control policy and procedures.
  • Assist pre-assessment nurse in developing and implementing service protocols on nationally accredited guidelines and valid research from recognised bodies
  • Participate in continuous audit of the pre-assessment service
  • Compile reports as required to communicate efficacy and shortcomings of the service to the Senior Management team
  • Ensure adherence to requirements from external bodies such as PROMS, and the National Joint Registry Education
  • To support the wider nursing team when the need arises
  • Assist in phlebotomy and other pathology services
  • Proactively support external clinics/secretaries in booking their patients for any appropriate diagnostic tests and referrals within PHG
  • Identify any clinical/diagnostic gaps within PHG which would support patients and consultants and ultimately increase business revenue
  • Working closely with ward and theatre managers to ensure appropriate skillset within clinical staff to manage any individual patient cases
  • Perform any other reasonable duties as required and requested by the nurse Manager and/or Clinical Director

In addition:

  • Promote effective communication within all Phoenix departments
  • Adhere to the hospital/clinic and nursing/radiology policies, procedures and standards.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings.
  • Contribute to the achievement of the PHG budget by promoting the cost effective utilization of resources.
  • Ensure safety checks, consent forms and any other necessary documentation is completed appropriately.
  • Report to Clinical Manager if any queries or concerns.
  • Support colleagues and work co-operatively to promote good team morale within PHG
  • Respond appropriately to telephone calls.
  • Be able to initiate clinic emergency policies and procedures.
  • Participate and take responsibility in personal development, mandatory training and appraisal system.
  • Become competent in the use of the in-house computer systems
  • Show initiative and work as a team
  • Take a lead on problem solving when required.

Qualifications / Skills & Knowledge / Qualities:

  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a healthcare assistant within a surgical or a complex speciality.
  • Experience in a private hospital environment would be an advantage, but not essential
  • Ability to work confidently unsupervised
  • Enthusiastic and committed, a team player, flexible, physically able to carry out the role, sensitive to patient needs

Rotational Radiographer

Posted on: September 22nd, 2020 by Phoenix Hospital Group No Comments

Operating in central London, Phoenix Hospital Group provides hospital and diagnostic services within the private healthcare market and is renowned for the quality and range of services provided.

We are currently looking for a Rotational Radiographer to join our Radiology team.

Job purpose:

  • To provide a high quality radiographic service in a safe and efficient environment.
  • Promote continuing professional development and ensure that the quality assurance programme is maintained within the main x-ray, CT and MRI departments.
  • The performance of diagnostic radiographic techniques encompassing specialisation in one or more imaging modalities. The supervision and deputisation duties consistent with efficient service delivery ensure a high quality of patient care within the imaging department.
  • To participate in Saturday working

Main Duties:

  • Act independently in the assessment of referrals for x-ray examinations, taking full responsibility for the justification of general x-ray examinations in order to reduce unnecessary ionising radiation exposure to patients. This is done in accordance with departmental protocols and IR (ME) R 2000. Making informed decisions with regard to methodology and modification of technique taking into account the performance and limitations of available equipment to attain the best possible image. Advise lower grades in this process when required.
  • Prioritise workload depending on the severity of a patient condition and the direct impact on their management and organise radiographer cover appropriately.
  • Explain to the patient the methodology of the procedures to be undertaken and how to get results of their examination.
  • Analyse the radiographic image and provide opinion, occasionally verbal opinion may be provided to clinicians.
  • Acquire, provide and archive diagnostic images utilising best practice, and to use appropriate technology and equipment in order to maximise the diagnostic process. Liaise with fellow health care workers and referring clinicians to provide a high quality imaging service to patients. Work as part of a team to ensure effective communication and delivery of care.
  • Ensure the health and safety of all individuals by observing radiation safety by the correct use of personal dosimetry (Personal Radiation Dose Monitoring Badges), shielding equipment, and dose reduction techniques.
  • Ensure the health and safety of all individuals by observing the health and safety regulations and guidance disseminated from the health and safety department. Comply with local policies and procedures. Participate with the performance of risk assessments if required. Observe recommendations made and report incidents and near misses via the SENTINAL reporting system.
  • Collect, compile and record information accurately and effectively to facilitate the principles of data review with special regard to confidentiality, auditing effectiveness and highlighting irregularities to ensure the maintenance of professional standards.
  • To maintain and update the required skills, knowledge and technical expertise. Actively pursue continued professional development in all aspects of the radiographers’ role, and to record such instances appropriately. To facilitate the carrying out of existing and new techniques and to be actively involved in the training and advising of colleagues, thus ensuring up to date best practice.

Knowledge / Skills / Qualification:

  • DCR(R), BSc or recognised equivalent qualification in diagnostic radiography
  • Current HCPC (Health Care Professionals Council) registration
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Computer skills
  • Current knowledge of modern imaging techniques and applied practice
  • Post qualifying radiographic work experience
  • CT experience
  • Evidence of CPD within speciality and beyond

Sufficient knowledge and experience to comply with:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • COSHH 1999
  • IR (ME) R 2000

Healthcare Assistant – Outpatient Clinics

Posted on: September 18th, 2020 by Phoenix Hospital Group No Comments

 

Operating in central London, Phoenix Hospital Group provides hospital and diagnostic services within the private healthcare market and is renowned for the quality and range of services provided.

We are looking for a Healthcare assistant to join our nursing team in our outpatient departments. Candidate must be bright, proactive and a great team player.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support consultants during clinics.
  • Assist with procedures and minor operations under LA within dermatology, gynaecology, plastic surgery and more.
  • Cover phlebotomy clinics.
  • Preparing and setting up for clinics. Taking part in stocking and stock take.
  • Taking part in doing audits.
  • Develop own knowledge and skills and that of others.
  • Contribute to quality improvement.
  • Promote people’s equality, diversity and rights.

 

Who we are looking for

We’re looking for a HCA who is positive, bright, proactive and a great team player. When you join The Phoenix hospital group you join a work family. You will work closely with consultants and all teams within the company: radiology, pathology/lab, theatre, reception, booking and more.

Essential:

  • Trained and experienced in phlebotomy
  • Experience within one or more of the following areas: Cosmetic surgery, wound care, theatre, dermatology, ENT, gynaecology.

Desirable, but not essential:

  • Experience from working within the private sector.

 

Benefits

We offer employees a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Employer and employee contributory pension
  • Life assurance
  • Social gatherings

 

We commit to our employees well-being through work life balance, on-going development, support and reward.

Salary: competitive and depending on experience