Mammographer/Trainee Mammographer

Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Ashton Under Lyne
£28,407 to £42,618 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Mammographer/Trainee Mammographer -Band 5

37.5 hours - Permanent

We are looking for a Mammographer to join our department.

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust provides a symptomatic breast imaging service to the Tameside population prioritising patient focussed care. We have good liaisons with the wider breast team and links with University Hospital of South Manchester for MDT.

We currently have two brand new Pristina GE mammography suites and two ultrasound suites within a dedicated breast imaging department.

We are a small friendly team and pride ourselves on staff development, supporting advanced and associate practice.

Main duties of the job

To undertake routine mammography within the NHS foundation trust. To provide support to the wider breast imaging team when required e.g. biopsy procedures. Other duties will include, routine QA equipment testing and general housekeeping. Undertaking any clerical duties as per department needs and supporting weekend sessions on an ad hoc basis.

About us

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside & Glossop. We provide a range of services both within the hospital and across our community for both adults and children.Our vision is to improve health outcomes for our population and influence wider determinants of health through collaboration with our health & care partners.

We have a clear set of values & behaviours which we expect all of our staff to demonstrate:
  • Safety
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Communication
  • Learning

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+& Disabled people.

Benefits include flexible working, 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays, sick pay, NHS Pension Scheme, free eye tests and health checks, gym discount, free bicycle loan scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, support with stress, bereavement, relationships, finance, and much more.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To undertake mammography in symptomatic one-stop clinics and follow up screening mammography
  • To assist in more complex procedures e.g. Breast ultrasound or biopsy
  • To develop/ maintain high quality clinical standards of mammography whilst minimizing technical repeats and recalls
  • To observe all relevant Radiation Protection legislation and comply with Local Rules and IR(ME)R 2017
  • To work within the time constraints of the one-stop breast service
  • To check and document identity and demographic details of all patients, to observe and note any breast problems, significant clinical signs and symptoms, referring to a Senior Radiographer where necessary
  • To ensure patients receive a comprehensive explanations about the mammographic examination and procedure for receiving results
  • To undertake all QA of mammography equipment on a regular basis and report and discrepancies to a Senior Radiographer
  • To be aware of the needs of every patient and be able to communicate with patients from different backgrounds and those with challenging behavior, learning or physical disabilities
  • To take telephone enquiries in an efficient and polite manner, referring to relevant members of staff as appropriate, taking into consideration language and cultural barriers
  • To communicate effectively with all members of the breast team and other departments
  • To provide assistance to the Advanced Practitioners/ breast Consultants during invasive procedures
  • To provide support to patients undergoing specialist procedures
  • To assist with the maintenance of adequate stock levels and to keep the department clean and tidy

  • To apply IR(ME)R 2017 regulations
  • To understand the relationship between anatomy, pathophysiology and the imaging process
  • To apply QA protocols to the mammography equipment and understand when to escalate remedial results
  • To have knowledge of best practice guidance and apply this to practice

  • Use of heavy X-Ray equipment regularly.
  • To work in a small area to a strict and demanding timetable.
  • Moving and handling of patients e.g. Wheelchair patients
  • Positioning for biopsy procedures.
  • Dealing with emotionally demanding situations on a regular basis.
  • To offer support, empathy and understanding to patients undergoing investigative diagnostic procedures.
  • Observing safe practice when handling hazardous materials e.g formalin biopsy pots and bodily fluids.

Person Specification



  • BSc (Hons) Radiography degree/diploma of the College of Radiographers or equivalent HCPC registration
  • Post graduate certificate of competence in Mammography


  • Member of College/ Society of Radiographers
  • European Computer Driving Licence



  • Empathetic manner.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and use initiative Participation in Quality assurance


  • Previous multi-disciplinary team member
  • NHS experience
  • Experience in assisting in interventional breast work



  • Excellent clinical mammographic skills, compression views, magnification views, implant protocol.
  • Clearly spoken/articulate
  • Enthusiastic and pleasant caring attitude Reliable and professional approach
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure. Good organisational skills and ability to prioritise.
  • Problem solving and effective escalation when needed


  • Participation in audit



  • Evidence of interest in health studies particularly related to Breast services
  • Interest in Quality Assurance
  • IRMER trained


  • Self-motivated

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Tameside Hospital

Fountain Street

Ashton Under Lyne


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