MRI Training Facilitator/Clinical Lead Radiographer

MRI Training Facilitator/Clinical Lead Radiographer

Cobalt provides international training for radiographers in MRI and PET/CT, The MRI department hosts a comprehensive and structured education and development package for radiographers who want to specialise in MRI.

We are offering an enthusiastic and highly motivated radiographer with a specific interest in training, education and developing the role for radiographers in the UK the opportunity to join our MRI training facilitator team.

What’s the job?

Based at Cobalt Imaging Centre in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, you will be responsible for the development and delivery of the MRI Trainee Programme and other educational programmes in accordance with the charity’s training and education strategy.

There is a clinical lead radiographer commitment with this post undertaking MRI scanning sessions at the Imaging Centre, using a wide range of MRI systems with advanced technologies.The primary focus of the post is training facilitator (80%) This is a full time post based on 37.5 hours per week across seven days.  Flexible working opportunities are available at Cobalt. As a Cobalt MRI radiographer your high level of professionalism, technical skills and strong patient care will reflect the charity’s values and ensure a safe, reliable and efficient MRI service is maintained for our patients.

What are the key areas of responsibility for the job?

  • Supervise MRI trainees, providing practical training and assessment for a wide range of MRI examinations and MRI systems.
  • Undertake performance reviews, appraisals and set objectives.
  • Supervise radiography students or apprentices on placement from partner educational institutions.
  • High level of proficiency in all aspects of MRI, undertaking imaging procedures in line with clinical guidelines and safety protocols.
  • Operate highly specialised equipment, run quality assurance checks and maintain records.
  • Cannulation, supply and administration of contrast media and medicines in line with departmental guidelines.
  • Ensure due regard is given to the customs, values and spiritual beliefs of patients and ensure patients’ views are sought and taken into account
  • Maintain professional competencies and CPD
  • Some occasional travel to satellite sites to visit MRI trainees or students will be necessary.

What are the skills and experience needed for the job?

  • HCPC registration
  • DCR or BSc in radiography
  • Post Graduate qualification in training and education or equivalent is desirable
  • Experience of delivering training and education in a healthcare setting is essential.
  • An in depth knowledge of theoretical and clinical MRI is essential.
  • Ability to develop training modules and practical assessments for the MRI trainee program and other objective driven training documents for students on placement, peers and allied clinical staff at Cobalt.
  • Demonstrable experience in MRI covering all body areas, techniques and contrast media management at a senior level.
  • High level of professionalism and technical standard of work compliant with relevant codes of practice
  • Flexible work ethic
  • UK driving license

About the benefits and rewards

  • Competitive salary matched to your skills and experience
  • Great working environment
  • Work with a wide range of specialised equipment
  • Generous company salary sacrifice pension scheme
  • 27 days holiday plus public holidays rising with service
  • Life assurance cover at 4 x annual salary
  • Support for professional and personal wellbeing
  • Employee benefits programme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Complementary healthcare benefit scheme
  • Service recognition

Salary in the region of £46,000 - £50,000 depending on experience.

Please be aware that Cobalt is not able to sponsor non-EU/EEA Tier 2 applications.

Please contact us if you are looking for a position locally to where you live prior to completing an application form.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early once sufficient applications have been received.

For an informal conversation or to find out more before making an application contact:

Karen Hackling-Searle, Head of MRI

Tel: 01242 535925

Closing date: Monday 5th October 2020

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