Job Title: Chief Vascular Technician (Vascular Department)
Reporting to: Radiology Services Manager with a professional reporting line to the Supervising Vascular Consultant
Contract Type: Permanent Full Time
Job Summary: Provide a patient centric service, whilst leading the service development of the vascular department in accordance with the Mission, Values and Ethos of the Bon Secours.
Responsibilities (Responsibilities are not listed in order of priority)
- To perform a wide range of tests and procedures in the field of Vascular Diagnostics under the direction of the Vascular Consultants and Radiology Services Manager;
- Provide a provisional report which will be subsequently verified by the supervising vascular consultant;
- Communication of urgent findings to the ordering physician;
- Oversee surveillance programme including ordering follow-up scans eg AAA surveillance programme;
- The post holder should ensure they are familiar with the techniques and range of equipment used in the current medical practise for the diagnosis, treatment and care of this patient cohort;
- Ability to conduct a full range of non-invasive vascular tests which include, but is not limited to; duplex imaging of carotid and vertebral arteries, peripheral arteries and veins, abdominal studies, ankle brachial indices;
- Determine a result and write a preliminary report on all tests performed;
- Ability for accurate measurements is essential;
- Demonstrate organisational skills including effective time management;
- Demonstrate the ability to manage deadlines and effectively manage multiple tasks;
- Demonstrate an ability to contribute to the overall development of the Vascular service;
- Participate in continuous improvement projects, to resolve patient focused problems, to ensure the delivery of a quality service to the patients;
- To maintain an effective and efficient high quality service for the growing needs of the Vascular Department;
- Maintain clear and receptive lines of communication, between clinical and non clinical colleagues to ensure a professional and high quality imaging service;
- To demonstrate flexibility in accordance with the service needs of the Department
- To liaise with other departments, G.P’s, Consultants, Secretaries and colleagues to ensure effective patient management;
- Follow correct clinical dress code.
Health and Safety
- Report any malfunctions as they occur per hospital policy;
- Ensure that equipment is maintained according to manufacturer’s specifications;
- Maintain infection control procedures to protect patients and staff;
- Maintain a safe working environment;
- Report accidents and incidents and participate in investigations;
Education & Professional development
- To ensure high levels of professionalism are maintained through continuing education, development and Performance Review and Development;
- Participate in mandatory training programmes;
- Ensure newly qualified Technicians have adequate induction and clinical supervision and assist in implementing annual staff development and performance reviews;
- The post holder is responsible for his/her personal development: To keep up-to-date with the latest developments in Imaging – reading current literature, attending lectures, seminars and refresher courses. To make recommendations to ensure that the hospital is at the leading edge of best practice in service provision;
- Exercise professional accountability at all times and to be aware of their developments needs/limitations and actively seek to address these where necessary;
- Promote and support the quality process within the Hospital and to implement quality standards ensuring a quality service is delivered at all times;
- Be responsible for the co-ordination and delivery of the service;
- Promote good working practise and uniformity of standards in best practice;
- Promote quality by reviewing and evaluating the service, in collaboration with the lead Vascular Surgeon;
- Oversee the upkeep of accurate records in line with best clinical governance, organisational requirements and the Freedom of Information Act, and render reports and other information / statistics as required.
In the course of your employment you may have access to or hear information concerning the personal or medical affairs of staff / patients or other health service business; such records and information are strictly confidential and unless acting on the instruction of an authorised person, on no account must personal information concerning staff, patients or the hospital be divulged or discussed except in the performance of normal duties.
Policies and Procedures
The duties and responsibilities of this post will be undertaken in accordance with the policies, procedures and practises of the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin, which may be amended from time to time.
This job description is subject to periodic revision following discussion with the post holders.
Possess the BSc in Clinical Measurement from Dublin Institute of Technology, Kevin Street or Equivalent
Possess the Certificate in Medical Physics and Physiology and Measurement (MPPM) from Dublin Institute of Technology, Kevin Street or Equivalent
Possess an equivalent relevant scientific qualification (Level 8 on the NFQ)
Minimum 3 years post graduate experience
Pro-activity, Flexibility, Adaptability
Excellent Organisational and Managerial skills
Excellent Communication and Interpersonal skills
Demonstrate high quality care and empathy with each patient
Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
Innovative and strong leadership style
Interested candidates should forward a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 28th November 2018.
Bon Secours Hospital is an equal opportunities employer.