Senior Radiographer (Ultrasound) – National DDH (Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip) Screening Programme – Permanent Part-time – 22.2 hours per week
Job Location: South Infirmary – Victoria University Hospital, Cork, Ireland
We are seeking to recruit a Senior Radiographer (Ultrasound) to work alongside our two Orthopaedic Paediatric Consultants in developing the National baby hip screening programme in our Out-Patients Department. The Department currently performs all ultrasound hip scans on at risk babies at 4-6 weeks of age, using the Graf method. The new appointee will receive external recognised training in this technique and perform hip ultrasound scans in the clinic, which currently occur twice per week.
The Integrated Care Programme for Children (ICP) in Ireland has invested funds in setting up a selected ultrasound screening programme for infants at risk of developing DDH. Early diagnosis leads to earlier, less invasive treatment with a much greater rate of success. The service is already in operation throughout the country since 2018, with a co-ordinator ensuring that the recommended standards are being met across the country. The Senior Radiographer (Ultrasound) will be the project lead with responsibility for drawing up a DDH screening policy, co-ordinating the stakeholders, auditing the service and carrying out the necessary administrative work.
The appointee will also take part in the general X-ray Department rotation. The Department provides radiology services for the hospital specialties e.g. Elective Orthopaedic, ENT, Oncology and Pain Medicine, as well as serving GP patients. The Radiology Department has 6 radiologists and 14 radiographers and is located in the heart of Cork city.
For more information on the role or to apply please visit www.sivuh.ie