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University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 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

JOB TITLE: Radiographer

BAND: Band 5/6

BASE: Your primary base will be Loughborough, however travel between 5 other Community hospital sites will be required. It is therefore essential to have access to transport.

HOURS: 37.5 per week. Participation in 24/7 working will be required, including bank and public holidays.

REPORTS TO: Superintendent Radiographer.

ACCOUNTABLE TO: Radiology Site Manager and through them to Lead General Manager.

Please note : No skype interviews available. Face to Face interview only. Please do not apply if you cannot attend face to face interview.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 or 6 Radiographer (experience dependent) based at the Loughborough Hospital. The University Hospitals of Leicester is one of the largest Hospital Trusts in the country and treated over a million patients last year.

The community aspect of UHL comprises of 6 community hospitals, namely, Melton, Rutland, Market Harborough, Loughborough, Hinckley and Coalville. Although the role is based at the Loughborough site, there is a need for flexibility to cover cross-site for Annual leave and sickness cover. Because of this, access to transport is essential.

The post-holder will hold a radiography degree or equivalent and have excellent clinical skills. You will deliver a high quality, effective and efficient radiographic service to the highest professional standards. You will work alongside the existing community radiographic team and will take part in the weekend and Bank Holiday on-call rota which is based at the Loughborough site.

The community sites run a predominantly plain film service, but there is a move towards expansion of the services provided.

The successful applicant will be highly motivated and enthusiastic. You will partake in audit, staff meetings, QC, radiation protection and appraisals when required. We are a teaching Trust and you will be actively involved in the training of students.

About us

We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We have our very own Children's Hospital and run one of the country's leading heart centres.

Our team is made up of more than 17,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We work with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.

Our purpose is to provide 'Caring at its best' and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we're here to do. They are:

o We focus on what matters most

o We treat others how we would like to be treated

o We are passionate and creative in our work

o We do what we say we are going to do

o We are one team and we are best when we work together

Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that 'Caring at its best' is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust: (

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • This is primarily a clinical role .The post-holder will be primarily based in Loughborough Hospital with some cross-site cover at the other community sites as required. The post-holder will also work in plain film, although the community services we provide, are expanding.The post-holder will be expected to deliver a high quality, effective and efficient radiographic service to the highest professional standards. The role is to provide clinical excellence.
  • Youwill be adaptable to change, have excellent communication and organisational skills. Commitment to high quality patient care is essential.

The main areas of the role are:
  • Perform a wide range of Imaging examinations to a high standard adhering to IRMER and ALARP guidelines at all times .
  • Perform technical administrative tasks, including accurate patient information, examination details and post processing requirements on the Radiology Information and PACS systems.
  • To ensure knowledge of the equipment and utilise it in a safe and efficient manner according to protocols.
  • To assist Senior staff with the supervision of Student Radiographers, Assistant Practitioners, RDAs and other non-medical staff/visitors within the clinical areas.
  • To advise patients of the next steps in their care and what is required of them in a way that they can understand.
  • To ensure appropriate stock level, tidiness and efficiency is maintained in the work areas and assist other areas as necessary.

For more detail please find attached Job description.

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • Qualified Radiographer - degree or equivalent
  • Registered with HCPC


  • Post graduate qualifications, leadership, IV etc
  • Evidence of on-going personal and professional development



  • Good background in Plain Film & Theatre
  • Sound knowledge of radiation protection legislation


  • Supervisory experience

Communication & Relationship S


  • Experience of teamworking


  • Undertaken appraisals with staff
  • Experience of co-ordinating an area

Analytical & Judgement Skills


  • Participation in departmental audit
  • Ability to work autonomously and make decisions



  • Must have access to own transport as cross-site working

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