PET/CT & Nuclear Medicine Manager

  • Dublin
  • Beacon Hospital
PET/CT & Nuclear Medicine Manager This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic professional to join the Radiology Department at Beacon Hospital, Ireland's premier private hospital. We seek an experienced individual with a proven background to lead and grow the PET/CT and/or Nuclear Medicine service. Beacon has state of the art digital GE Discovery MI PET CT and GE Optima SPECT/CT. The service fulfils busy cancer, orthopaedic and inpatient requirements. We are looking to build on a strong foundation and expand the overall service which is complimented by a fully equipped digital Radiology department.  Overall Purpose of Job The position requires an ability to lead, guide and supervise Radiographer staff and successfully manage service delivery on a day to day basis. An ability to manage in a rapidly changing environment and a willingness to undertake such additional duties as may be assigned from time to time are essential. While carrying out the duties appropriate to a Radiographer in the department, maintenance of professional competence in other areas of the department is necessary as some participation in the on-call service is required. This will necessitate the post holder in rotating through other areas in the department on a periodic basis. Key Responsibilities and Deliverables Clinical Operations: undertake as team leader, primary responsibility on a day-to-day basis for the PET/CT and Nuclear Medicine service and the effective utilisation of all resources allocated. Be accountable for the quality of the service provided, including customer service and technical aspects. Contribute to the development and implementation of operational policies, protocols and guidelines to ensure optimum utilisation of resources and systematic audit of such usage. Contribute to the preparation of plans of service - monitor and report on their implementation. Implement and maintain accurate information systems for clinical data in accordance with hospital standards. Maintain up to date knowledge of clinical, technical and radiographer developments in relation to PET/CT and Nuclear Medicine and promote awareness of new developments. Ensure that best practices are implemented. Contribute to financial planning and ensure that appropriate budgetary control procedures are implemented. Support the Head of Radiology Operations in the implementation of initiatives aimed at on-going service development, improvement and increase in volume. Provide professional support and advice to patients, radiographers, radiologists, medical staff, nurses and other allied health professionals as appropriate. Promote and maintain a safe environment for staff and patients. Assist in the development and implementation of risk management and health and safety strategies in association with appropriate personnel. Develop and maintain a training function as may be required in relation to qualified staff and/or trainees and students. Supervise and assess all training as required. Liaise with the Head of Radiology Operations on the rotation of staff through the Department to ensure an adequate number of trained staff is available. Liaise with the Head of Radiology Operations on human resource issues as appropriate. Quality Assurance: Investigate and take appropriate action in accordance with hospital policy in relation to complaints, accidents and incidents. Ensure that all hospital policies and relevant up to date information on radiation safety is understood by staff and complied with. Ensure all hospital policies on infection control, IV policy and health and safety etc. are understood and complied with by staff. Implement and maintain a quality assurance programme in the PET/CT and Nuclear Medicine department as set out by the Medical Physics Expert. Radiation safety: To ensure that the three principles of radiation protection, namely justification, optimisation (ALARA) and dose constraints/limits are adhered to. To be familiar with EU Council Directive Euratom Basic safety standards as set out in current Irish legislation for the protection of health workers and the general public against the dangers arising from Ionising Radiation (S.I. 30 of 2019) and the health protection of individuals against the dangers of ionising radiation in relation to medical exposure (S.I. 256 of 2018). Demonstrate flexibility in possible changes to work patterns e.g. extending working hours in PET/CT and Nuclear Medicine in order to accommodate our patients once volume increases significantly. Other duties assigned that are appropriate to the post. All posts in the Radiology Department are assessed in line with service requirements and changes with the development of the Hospital. Consequently, the duties of the post may change. Quality: Assist the Head of Radiology Operations with Policies and Procedure development as appropriate Implement quality improvement as necessary to ensure safety of patients and staff Perform departmental audits that feed into the organisation quality programme Attend relevant meetings as requested by Head of Radiology Operations Assist Head of Radiology Operations in the preparation for accreditation and external inspections.  Person Specification Qualifications BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent. Post graduate qualification in Nuclear Medicine or PET/CT CORU Registration (the process, at a minimum, must be commenced) Management course (desirable) but not mandatory. Experience A minimum of 6 years' experience in the chosen modality or a post graduate qualification in the modality plus a minimum of 3 years' experience. Demonstrate experience of working with a team of Radiographers. Experience in SPECT/CT; PET/CT and working in the Radiopharmacy. Competent in intravenous cannulation and administration. Job Specific Competencies and Knowledge Demonstrate ability to manage clinical and non-clinical situations. Have a proven ability to work under pressure. Have excellent interpersonal and communicative skills. Be able to deal with staff and management at all levels within the organisation. Have a high capacity for responsibility and individual initiative. Have an interest in quality initiation for the Radiographer service. Evidence of post registration professional development. Personal Competencies All posts in Beacon Hospital require a high level of flexibility to ensure the delivery of an effective and efficient service. Therefore, the post holder will be required to demonstrate flexibility as and when required by their manager or hospital management.