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dc.contributor.authorNightingale, J.*
dc.contributor.authorHardy, Maryann L.*
dc.contributor.authorSnaith, Beverly*
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-03T09:09:05Z
dc.date.available2018-08-03T09:09:05Z
dc.date.issued2018-11
dc.identifier.citationNightingale J, Hardy ML and Snaith B (2018) Embedding consultant radiographer roles within radiology departments: A framework for success. Radiography. 24(4): 289-297.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/16524
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractObjectives: Many organisations struggle to clearly differentiate the radiographer consultant role from advanced or specialist practice, with newly appointed consultant practitioners often illprepared for working at this level. This article discusses the design, implementation and validation of an outcomes framework for benchmarking competencies for trainee or new-in-post consultant radiographers. Methods: Five experienced radiographers from different clinical specialisms were seconded to a twelve month consultant trainee post, guided by a locally-devised outcomes framework. A longitudinal qualitative study explored, from the radiographers' perspective, the impact of the outcomes framework on the transition to consultant practice and beyond. Data collection included semi-structured interviews (months 1, 6 and 12), validation via a focus group (month 18) and a group interview (5 years). Results: Early interactions with framework objectives were mechanistic, but as participants better understood the role more creative approaches emerged. Despite diverse clinical expertise, the framework facilitated parity between participants, promoting transparency and credibility which was important in how the consultant role was perceived. All participants achieved all framework outcomes and were subsequently appointed to substantive consultant radiographer positions. Conclusion This outcomes framework facilitates experienced radiographers to successfully transition into consultant radiographers, enabling them to meet multiple non-clinical targets while continuing to work effectively within a changing clinical environment. It is the first validated benchmarking tool designed to support the transition to radiographer consultant practice. Adoption of the tool will provide a standardised measure of consultant radiographer outcomes that will promote inter-organisational transferability hitherto unseen in the UK.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipMid Yorkshire NHS Trust Hospitalsen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2018.06.007en_US
dc.rights© 2018 The College of Radiographers. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.en_US
dc.subjectConsultanten_US
dc.subjectRadiographeren_US
dc.subjectRole transitionen_US
dc.subjectBenchmarkingen_US
dc.subjectAdvanced practiceen_US
dc.subjectToolkiten_US
dc.titleEmbedding consultant radiographer roles within radiology departments: A framework for successen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2018-06-18
dc.date.application2018-07-12
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-03T09:09:19Z


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