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Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The Radiology Department seeks enthusiastic qualified Radiographers who are keen to develop their careers within a supportive environment.

We offer an extensive preceptorship programme for newly qualified radiographers which involves supporting your development in all essential areas, as well as one weeks placement in an area of your choice, for example, mammography, reporting or MR, in order for you to gain an insight into a different area of practice.

Consideration will be given to applicants wishing to perform the duties of the role on a job share basis, part-time or a fixed night pattern.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Main duties of the job

As the busiestED in Greater Manchester, we offer a fast paced DR primary imaging service to a busy Emergency Department as well as to local GP's, wards and out-patients. You will take part in a rota covering this service delivering care to our local population 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our Trust is also a major hub for women's and children's services with our neonatal intensive care unit being one of 3 centres of excellence in the region, and, as such, we have a large paediatric workload.

We perform a high number of mobile examinations across our various wards, as well as fluoroscopy examinations in theatres, including trauma, pacing lab and urology. In addition to rotating through mobiles and theatre, you will also rotate through fluoroscopy and CT, as well going to work at our satellite primary imaging service in Bolton town centre.

If you have been qualified for more than 12 months, you are invited to partake in the CT Out of Hours on-call rota, and for this, full training in CT and Interventional Radiology will be provided.

About us

What we can offer you

As a busy and diverse team, we strive to provide a quality and efficient service with a drive for continuous development. Due to the increasing demands upon our service, we offer lots of opportunities relating to personal development and specialisation. We believe in supporting our radiographers to develop and offer a range of radiographer led services from radiographer led discharge to arthrography. You will be supported, through appraisal, to set your own goals and work towards them, and all Radiographers are invited to complete competence in injection of contrast agents and develop their image interpretation skills through our preliminary clinical evaluation commenting system, for which every radiographer receives personal feedback. We offer an extensive weekly CPD programme and provide support for all radiographers to take part in post-graduate study where appropriate. To facilitate development, we offer secondment roles into other modalities for general radiographers to experience other modalities and to inform future career development. Our senior team holds a range of post graduate qualifications across many imaging modalities, and they are here to support staff in their professional development.In addition, we support attendance at external study days and encourage active involvement in audit.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust provide services across the north west side of the Greater Manchester area ranging from hospital services in Bolton to community services across Bolton, Salford, Ashton, Leigh and Wigan. We are a progressive, expanding organisation with great ambition around improving quality, integrating pathways and delivering high levels of productivity. We have a CQC rating as good overall and we have some key areas of outstanding practice with an outstanding rating for being well led at every level.

Our Trust and Team

The Radiology service delivers a wide range of services, including MR and Nuclear Medicine. Our team includes a large number of advanced practitioners including GI and specialist reporting radiographers and we pride ourselves in being amongst the first departments to introduce radiographer-led arthrograms and radiographer-led hysterosalpingogram services. Many of our staff work alongside the local University, educating both undergraduate and postgraduate radiographers, as well as other health professionals, and some of our radiographers have presented at both national and international conferences.

Person Specification

Qualification and registration


  • BSc Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent
  • HCPC registration

Skills and abilities


  • Effective communication skills
  • Evidence of ability to prioritse workload
  • Evidence of good decision making skills
  • Evidence of ability to work under pressure



  • Experience of general radiography
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Evidence of independant working and team working
  • Experince of mentoring
  • Experince of working in an NHS environment


  • Experience in CT scanning
  • Experince of audit or research
  • Experience of supporting students in practice
  • Experince of carrying out QA

Personal qualities


  • Ability to work out of hours

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