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Diagnostic Radiographer

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum , pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Radiographer, Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Are you an enthusiastic, experienced radiographer who wishes to enhance their career path at a leading cancer hospital?

Owing to significant expansion of our service, we are seeking to appoint talented radiographers to support our Radiology service at the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Liverpool, where you will be supported to provide the best possible care and experience for our patients.

The Radiology department in Liverpool, comprises of CT, MRI, Interventional Radiology, PET-CT, Ultrasound and X-Ray. The Nuclear medicine team also deliver Radium 223 treatments. We are heavily involved with Research and Trials activity and work collaboratively with our colleagues in Radiotherapy to support pre-treatment planning. We provide specialist cancer imaging for outpatients and inpatients for both haemato-oncology and solid tumour sites.

We welcome a proactive and dynamic team approach and encourage fresh ideas and perspectives. It is essential that team members bring a positive energy, enthusiasm and commitment to improving care and experience, for patients living with cancer.

We have recently begun working extended days and wish to expand this service.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be a qualified and experienced Diagnostic Radiographer with current Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration.

To work as part of the Interventional Radiology Team as well as rotate into CT and x-ray.

As a key member of our team, they will be responsible for delivering high quality patient centred care and will demonstrate clinical skills that provide the highest standards possible. Demonstrating a level of competency in line with the Radiology department's competency frameworks and taking responsibility for their own personal development - supported by the senior team.

The post holder will work autonomously and demonstrate the ability to prioritise their work in-line with clinical need, exhibiting excellent organisational skills.

As a team player, adaptability and effective communication skills are essential. Sharing the responsibility for the supervision and teaching of students, less experienced staff and colleagues as appropriate.

They will be proficient in the use of the Radiology Information System (CRIS) and Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS).

Experience of working with cancer patients would be an advantage.

Further details are found in the Job Description.

About us

Our flagship specialist cancer hospital in Liverpool opened in June 2020, supported by our hospital on the Clatterbridge Health Park in Wirral providing outpatient cancer treatment and supportive care, and our radiotherapy treatment centre on the Aintree Hospital site.

Together, working across three sites and operating specialist chemotherapy clinics in four of Merseyside's district hospitals, we are able to deliver a comprehensive range of inpatient care, advanced radiotherapy, chemotherapy and other systemic anti-cancer therapies including gene therapies and immunotherapies. We also deliver a pioneering Treatment at Home and Work service; are the only facility in the UK providing low-energy proton beam therapy to treat rare eye cancers and host the region's Teenage and Young Adult Unit, (supported by the Teenage Cancer Trust).

Working with leading experts from The University of Liverpool and the Cancer Research UK Liverpool Cancer Trials Unit we strive to stay at the forefront of novel treatments and techniques to deliver more effective and personalised treatments than ever before.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To assist in the provision of specialised imaging within the Radiology Department at the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - across Liverpool and Wirral sites

  • Communicate effectively with all users of the service
  • Liaise effectively with other staff within imaging to optimise the patient experience
  • Ensure that patients understand what is involved in the imaging procedure

  • Analytical and Judgement Skills
  • Act as a point of advice for imaging referrers and patients
  • Act as an operator under IR(ME)R 2000 regulations
  • Comprehend and adhere to requirements of IR(ME)R 2000
  • Have an excellent working knowledge of safety instructions and local rules/policies and ensure compliance with these at all times by themselves and by other staff and patients

  • Planning and Organisational Skills
  • Undertake specialised imaging within IR and radiology
  • Provide support for the Clinical Specialists and the Deputies to ensure the smooth running of the service on a day-to-day basis.
  • Assist in the management of workflow and ensure that all data inputs are recorded
  • Adapt planned schedules according to circumstances when required e.g. if emergency requests are made, transport fails etc
  • Organise and manage the workflow in the department for which they are responsible in collaboration with or in the absence of the clinical specialist / deputy.
  • Participate in the education of other groups of staff as part of a course of study, professional development or an induction process, to ensure a wide knowledge of the role of diagnostic imaging within the patient journey.
  • Ensure that the general cleanliness and tidiness of the department is maintained

  • Responsibility for Patient and Client Care

  • Attend to the personal care of patients and their possessions whilst attending the imaging department.
  • Identify patients requiring further support services and referring appropriately e.g. Macmillan Nurses, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Rehabilitation Support Team.
  • Establish from the patient, patients guardian or the referrer the patients suitability for receipt of I.V injections, assessing risk of any contraindications, ensuring appropriate aftercare in terms of radiation protection and immediate or delayed reactions.
  • Undertake general radiography on both in and out patients and participate in the on-call service for x-ray in the provision of an out-of-hours service if required, to assist in the continuous care of patients.

  • Responsibility for Policy and Service Development

  • Comprehend and adhere to all Health & Safety and COSHH legislation. Follow Infection Control Guidelines with regard to patient and personal protection.
  • Be aware of and work within agreed departmental and Trust policies
  • Ensure that all staff maintain professional standards of conduct and work.
  • Ensure that a high standard of radiography is practiced at all times in order to maximise the diagnostic potential of examinations.
  • Ensure that the practices of sound Clinical Governance are followed, with the aim of continual improvement of services.
  • Co-operate in carrying out risk assessments to minimise risk to staff, patients and visitors.
  • Actively participate in departmental activities/meetings, including ISAS accreditation, audit, staff education and risk management.
  • Report clinical, non-clinical and radiation incidents in line with Trust and Departmental Risk Management policies.
  • Take responsibility for your own Continuing Professional Development, to ensure an up to date high level practical and theoretical core of knowledge. Share knowledge gained from courses and training with colleagues, in the form of short presentations and lectures.
  • Actively contribute as part of a team for the delivery of an effective and responsive radiology service.
  • To work flexible hours according to the needs of the service (currently 8am until 8pm) including weekends and Bank Holidays as required.

  • Responsibility for Financial and Physical Resources

  • Carry out quality assurance tests on equipment and report findings. Keep accurate records and results of tests, to ensure a safe environment for staff, patients and visitors reporting any discrepancies to the relevant senior staff member.
  • Ensure that all equipment is operating accurately and safely for both staff and patients, and report any defects promptly.
  • Use and be responsible for highly expensive pieces of specialised imaging equipment.
  • Refrain from wilful misuse or interference with anything provided in the interests of health and safety from any action that may endanger self or others.

  • Responsibility for Human Resources

  • Participate in the PADR process for staff within the department to assist in drawing up Personal Development Plans.
  • Supervise qualified staff and Imaging Assistants during their daily work
  • Assist in the training of students, both Diagnostic and Therapeutic, as required to fulfil their educational needs with respect to oncology imaging
  • Participate in the education of other groups of staff during their visit to the department
  • Participate in the induction and training of new staff in Imaging.

  • Responsibility for Information Resources

  • Process acquired data to produce information in the format required for Radiologists to produce their report on the examination.
  • Enter data, received from referrer in form of paper requests, on to the Radiology Information System.
  • Keep accurate records of all diagnostic procedures undertaken on computer and paper based systems, ensuring patient confidentiality, in line with Caldicott principles.
  • Utilise IT systems to aid scheduling examinations and assist in patient management.
  • Assist in the management of workflow and ensure that all data inputs are recorded for patient record integrity, statistical evaluation purposes and evidence of compliance with standards.

  • Responsibility for Research and Development

  • Participate in the imaging of patients for the purpose of clinical trials or research projects, according to agreed protocols and keep appropriate records, either manually or electronically, as required.

  • For further details, please refer to the attached Job Description and person specification.

    Person Specification

    Qualification and Education


    • DCR/BSc


    • Post Graduate Qualification

    Skills and Experience


    • Knowledge of Specialised imaging with proven expertise
    • Good general knowledge of imaging
    • Experience in working IR


    • knowledge of trials
    • Oncology experience



    • two years experience as Diagnostic Radiographer



    • Evidence of relevant training courses and study days

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