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Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per anum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest employers in the local area with over 4,500 staff. The Trust supports Flexible Working Arrangements and Race Equality. We have a commitment to education, training and staff development.

Full time 37.5 hours per week

Weprovideboth SOR accredited IV cannulation, and mentor/assessor training at Birmingham City University. There are opportunities to work as part of the H&S, Infection Control and Quality Assurance (QA) teams.

Principal Duties
  • To observe Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017, Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017, Local Rules, Policies and Procedures, in line with promoting radiation protection
  • To undertake radiographic examinations to a high standard
  • To provide a high quality imaging service
  • To participate in clinical audit / CPD
  • Out of hours, to independently prioritise and organise workload to meet demand

Main duties of the job

Applications are invited for the post of Band 5 Radiographer. We are seeking enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals who would like to develop their skills and career in radiography. You should be motivated, keen to develop and have good communication skills, assisting in the delivery of an innovative high quality service. We would also like to encourage newly qualified radiographers who qualify this summer to apply.

You will possess a BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent qualification and should be registered with the Health Professions Council.

The successful candidate will be an effective communicator, being able to work within a versatile team and complete CT head and neck exams. You will rotate through A&E and outpatient Plain Film, CT, Fluoroscopy, Theatres and Dental Imaging. We encourage CPD activities with protected study time and departmental research.

A flexible attitude to working time is required and you will be expected to take part in the departments seven day service.

About us

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust is an integrated Trust and the only provider of NHS acute care in Walsall, serving a population of 286,700, providing inpatient and outpatient services at the Manor Hospital as well as a wide range of services in the community. Walsall Manor houses the full range of district general hospital services under one roof. The �170 million development was completed in 2010 and the continued upgrading of existing areas ensures the Trust now has a state-of-the-art Critical Care Unit, Neonatal Unit, Obstetric Theatre, and Integrated Assessment Unit facilities. Work is also well underway on its multi-million pound new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre which will house a new Emergency Department (including Children's Emergency Department), co-located Paediatric Assessment Unit, Acute Medical Unit and Urgent Care Centre. This is scheduled for completion this year.

We would particularly welcome applications from people from a BME background and people with a disability as these groups are currently under-represented at senior level. We value diversity within our Trust and are working to achieve equality in our recruitment.

We support flexible working for all employees and prospective applicants.

Any settled workers meeting the requirements must be offered the position in preference to any non-resident candidates meeting the requirements, unless the role falls under a PhD-level code, in which case sponsorship may be attained.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Embrace change, learning new techniques and enhancing role as required
  • Supervise and undertake assessments of students and assistant practitioners.
  • Make judgements regarding their competency to work independently in situations where their actions can directly affect patient diagnosis
  • Provide guidance, support and mentorship to less experienced colleagues and other professionals
  • Promote a multi-professional approach to service delivery
  • Undertake CPD to maintain fitness to practice
  • To be accountable for own professional activities within the limitations of personal expertise and agreed knowledge and skills framework
  • To work within a pressurised environment due to unpredictable workloads and patient demands
  • Work well within a multidisciplinary team to promote cross-boundary working
  • Encourage and maintain good working relationships with other departments and have a flexible approach to work ensuring departmental efficiency

  • To maintain a smart and professional image

Clinical / Technical
  • To participate in out of hours duties as required
  • To perform radiographic examinations
  • To use analytical and judgemental skills to interpret radiographs, accurately differentiating between normal and abnormal findings, taking appropriate action as required
  • To be competent in the operation of the Radiology Information System / PACS System
  • To be aware of the role and importance of the range of radiographic investigations
  • To maintain patient dignity and confidentiality whilst undertaking examinations
  • Demonstrate good communication skills
  • To participate in own individual performance reviews (IPRs) as per Trust policy
  • To ensure that adequate radiation protection is given to self, patient and others in line with IR(ME)R 2000, IRR 1999 (including local rules)
  • To implement radiographic protocols to meet the needs of the service
  • May have to deal with frequent exposure to unpleasant working conditions i.e odours, body fluids, verbal aggression
  • May have to deal with exposure to traumatic and highly distressing circumstances
  • To participate in out of hours and on call service delivery as required
  • To use a wide range of technical equipment to gain maximum clinical information and enhance diagnostic accuracy
  • To use manual handling aids competently as required by the Trust for safety of both patients and staff
  • To perform quality assurance checks on equipment, under the direction of a senior Radiographer
  • To document any equipment faults or breakdowns in a timely manner and notify the Superintendent Radiographer
  • To regularly use and be competent in using the Radiology Patient Management System
  • To evaluate images for technical quality and use sound judgement to utilise imaging equipment and accessories to optimise image quality
  • To supervise the activities of students and trainees within the department to ensure that they observe health and safety rules and fire regulations
  • To review radiographic examination referrals for appropriateness and priority
  • Develop and promote good working relationships between multidisciplinary teams
  • When working out of hours, to prioritise patients independently and to organise workload form a wide variety of referral pathways
  • Maintain a safe working environment for both staff and patients and recognise the need for evaluating, reporting on and acting on risk within the department
  • Report all clinical and non-clinical incidents and near misses in the department according to Trust policy, to ensure timely investigation
  • Work within, and contribute to, evidence based protocols and guidelines
  • Take an active part in implementing new services, to enhance and improve patient care
  • To participate in audit, when required, under the direction of the Superintendent Radiographer
  • To ensure a high standard of cleanliness is maintained within the department and to adhere to infection control policies
  • Take responsibility for the provision of suitable recorded images in line with data protection legislation, adhering to IT security systems policy and data protection
  • Any other duties commensurate with grade and experience as required.

Person Specification



  • DCR / BSC Diagnostic Radiography
  • HCPC Registration



  • Have previous experience of working within an imaging department
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Ability to assess and develop junior colleagues



  • Experience of Imaging Modalities
  • Flexible attitude to departmental duties
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Aware of own strengths and weaknesses
  • Committed to quality improvement
  • Evidence of up to date knowledge, including radiation protection
  • Knowledge of health and safety
  • Computer Literacy
  • Able to foster good working relationships


  • NHS experience

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