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Health Professional Level 4 - Designated Senior Radiographer

Canberra & ACT, ACT

Part time

$100,462 - $108,140


Job Title: Designated Senior Radiographer
Classification: Health Professional Level 4
Annual Salary: $100,462 - $108,140
Branch: Cancer, Ambulatory and Community Services
Section: BreastScreen ACT
Vacancy Type: Permanent full-time
Position Number: 28556
Closing Date: 31 May 2018
Contact Officer: Yvonne Epping (02) 6205 1540

About us

If you are looking to achieve work/life balance without compromising your career, then BreastScreen ACT is the workplace for you! Breastscreen ACT is a flexible and friendly workplace that strives to accommodate the lifestyle needs of all its staff. Our friendly team is a combination of full-time and part-time employees, with varying skill sets in mammography and breast sonography. BreastScreen ACT encourages continuing professional development through regular training and information sessions, and financial support for conference attendance and higher learning.

ACT Health is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work. Canberra Hospital and Health Services provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community-based health services to the ACT and surrounding region. The key strategic priority for acute services is to deliver timely access to effective and safe hospital care services. The hospital delivers a full range of medical, surgical and obstetric services, including complex procedures in areas such as cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and neonatal intensive care.

Strong links exist between hospital and community-based services, as many of the operational divisions deliver services across the continuum of care to ensure continuity of care for patients. The community based services of ACT Health include Early Childhood, Youth and Women’s Health; Dental Services, Rehabilitation and Community Care; Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services. In addition, Justice Health Services are provided within the Territory’s detention facilities. ACT Health is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University.
Overview of the work area and position

BreastScreen ACT is part of the BreastScreen Australia national screening program. The service offers free breast screening to all ACT women over 40 years with a screening target age group of women between 50 and 74 years. BreastScreen ACT provides screening at three sites located across the ACT. These sites are found in Canberra City, Phillip and Belconnen Health Centres, with assessment clinics performed each week at the Canberra City clinic.

The Designated Senior Radiographer is responsible for the management, planning and evaluation of the imaging component of this Breast screening service. All service provisions for both mammography screening and assessment are developed in accordance with agreed outcomes that meet community needs, and the accreditation standards of the National BreastScreen program. This role also supports the Program Director by overseeing the radiographer screening and assessment operations of BreastScreen ACT.


Eligibility/Other Requirements



• Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Registration.
• Degree or Diploma in Applied Science (Medical Imaging).
• ACT Radiation Licence (or eligible for).


Hold a current Certificate of Clinical Proficiency in Mammography – CCPM (or the willingness to attain).

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

• Undergo occupational and vaccination pre-screening assessment by ACT Health's Occupational Medicine Unit (OMU).
• Comply with ACT Health credentialing requirements for allied health professionals.
• Provide evidence of immunisation status.
• Undergo a pre-employment Police check.


1. To manage and be responsible for the imaging staff and the everyday operational delivery of the ACT mammography screening service, in accordance with BreastScreen Australia Accreditation Standards and relevant legislative requirements.

2. To support the Director of BreastScreen ACT by managing the imaging component of the Service, and representing the program in relevant forums at State, Territory and National level.

3. Strategic planning and management to ensure the allocated financial and FTE budget for the imaging component of the Service is maintained and meets National accreditation targets.

4. To manage the Human Resource Management requirements of Radiography staff which include recruitment, training, performance management and professional development programs.

5. To provide procurement and contract management advice for major imaging and related equipment purchases and service development. Ensuring compliance with guidelines regarding tendering, purchasing and installation of new imaging equipment.

6. To oversee quality improvement initiatives for mammography screening, including technical procedures and practices that are in accordance with National Accreditation Standards and within the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) guidelines.

7. To provide technical and policy advice to the Director, Designated Radiologist and Clinical Coordinators on mammography screening service delivery issues and program outcome measures.

8. Works closely with Senior Administration and PACS Administration as they relate to mammography screening services. Responds to complex queries, complaints and incidents regarding mammography screening.

9. To demonstrate an understanding of the organizational values of Care, Excellence, Collaboration and Integrity, with the capacity to provide leadership whilst embedding these values in all aspects of service.

Selection Criteria

These are the key criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resume and experience.

Your statement of claims against the selection criteria should summarise how your skills and experiences would enable you to fulfil the responsibilities of the position. It is therefore in the interests of candidates to present their application in a way that demonstrates significant outcomes associated with each of the criteria, as well as the capabilities and behaviours that underpin them.

1. Proven high level of operational supervision and management, including experience with human resource management of Radiographers. Must also provide evidence of everyday problem solving in service delivery and customer service.

2. Demonstrated ability to maintain and develop relevant reports, quality assurance activities, performance indicators and targets, and monitoring/audit processes.

3. Experience and expertise within Medical Imaging and the mammography modality. Demonstrated experience with digital mammography and corresponding RIS and PACS systems.

4. Demonstrated understanding of the strategic direction and accreditation processes of the BreastScreen service at a local, state and national level.

5. High level of liaison, consultation, advocacy and communication skills within a diverse multidisciplinary team, clients and consumer groups.

6. Demonstrates a commitment to Work, Health and Safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with ACT Health’s values of Care, Excellence, Collaboration and Integrity.

How to Apply

To complete your application, you must prepare responses to the Selection Criteria and upload this as part of your application along with a current curriculum vitae. For more information on how to apply go to

For further information about the position and a copy of the Performance Expectations and Jobs Demands Checklist, please contact the Contact Officer above.