Are you interested in becoming a UKAS Independent Technical/Peer Assessor?
Accreditation for Imaging Services is rapidly expanding and UKAS is keen to encourage practising Radiographers, Sonographers, Nuclear Medicine Technologists and Radiologists, to become assessors for the scheme. Participation will contribute towards your CPD portfolio.
The QSI standard has been developed by the Royal College of Radiologists and College of Radiographers as a patient focussed, nationally recognised measurement of quality for imaging services. It gives confidence to patients, purchasers, staff and managers about safety, effectiveness and sustainability of your imaging service. UKAS accreditation is recognised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as a valuable source of information to support its regulatory function.
We, the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) have been appointed by the Colleges to manage and deliver the scheme and is looking to increase our assessment capacity in line with growing demand.
Qualifications and experience
Ideally you should have at least four years practical experience, preferably at a senior level, in Radiology or Diagnostic Imaging. We are seeking candidates with experience in any one or more of the following areas and for both adults and paediatrics: general radiography or radiology, interventional radiology, fluoroscopy, mammography, ultrasound, CT, MRI, radionuclide imaging, DEXA and PACs.
This is a voluntary role for which you will receive in depth training to prepare you for completing assessments. It also provides valuable insight into the accreditation process should your service be preparing for accreditation, or is accredited. Training is funded and provided by UKAS.
Each assessment consists of 0.5 days document review plus either a 1-2 day(s) on site visit or interviews with the customer via videoconferencing each year.
Travel and expenses
Some travel in the UK and overnight stays may be required. Reasonable expenses are reimbursed.
If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Ann Pinder, Senior Assessment Manager in Healthcare – [email protected]