Consultant Breast Radiographer

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Radiographer, Other allied health
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated and ambitious Consultant Radiographer to join our Symptomatic Breast Radiology service here at Wye Valley NHS Trust, serving the people of Herefordshire and across into the bordering counties of Shropshire, Worcestershire and Powys.

We will also consider a trainee who wishes to expand upon already established advanced practice.This post is a newly created post and the post holder will support our Consultant Breast Radiologist in further developing the breast radiology service. The post holder will be a key member of the multi disciplinary team and work autonomously, adhering to Trust protocols and policies. They will be expected to use highly advanced clinical skills to provide a clinical opinion and diagnosis for patients.

The symptomatic service at Hereford also works closely with the Hereford and Worcester Breast Screening service.The role will include providing expert professional advice to medical consultants, other professionals, patients and their carers.For the trainee role, experience as a Clinical Specialist/Advanced Practitioner is essential.

The candidate should be HCPC registered, qualified to MSc level or be prepared to undertake this, and should be able to practice within the legal and ethical boundaries of their profession.For further information and to arrange an informal visit, please contact Leah Hughes, Clinical Lead Radiographer, 01432 364450 or

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as part of a team to provide an excellent level of care to patients, undertaking image interpretation, breast ultrasound, image guided biopsies and pre-operative localisation procedures and presentation of biopsy cases in the MDT.

They will work closely with the Consultant Radiologists and the Radiology Management Team in delivering a high quality, patient focused breast imaging service and be actively involved in clinical supervision and peer review.

The post-holder will work closely with other breast imaging and surgical colleagues, being well supported to make correct clinical decisions, this will be in formal clinic settings and at MDT.

In addition to clinical duties the post-holder will be responsible for the vetting of breast imaging requests, enabling patients to be imaged in a timely fashion whilst also making best use of available appointments and personnel resources, supporting service developments and redesign as appropriate.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT and the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,000 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view role requirements and role responsibilities in full, please view supporting documents linked to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • BSc Diagnostic Radiography Degree or equivalent
  • Certificate of Competence in Mammography or Post-graduate Award in Mammography or equivalent
  • Post-graduate qualification in Advanced mammography Practice at Masters level (or willing to undertake) or equivalent
  • HCPC Registration

Skills, knowledge and abilities


  • Ability to work under pressure, tackle problems effectively
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Good written and communication skills in order to meet the requirements of the post



  • Extensive experience as an Advanced Practitioner within a breast imaging service
  • Previous experience working as a radiographer within a Radiology environment
  • Experience in the use of a Radiology Information System and the use of PACS system (in house training will be provided to achieve the competencies required)

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust


Hereford County Hospital

Stonebow Road



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