Senior Radiographer (Mammographer)

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
31 May 2023

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Job summary

Working hours: 22.5 hours per week

A BSc/DCR in Radiography and a PgC in Mammography is essential. You must be registered with the HCPC. The successful candidate would need to be a qualified Mammographer. They will perform routine and Specialised Mammography and help manage the day to day running of the breast imaging unit. Job share will be considered.

Supporting the needs of the unit, liaising with the Outpatient Clinics, Breast Care Nurses, Surgeons and Office Staff. The role will also include involvement in staff and student training to further broaden your experience. Hours may vary.

The successful candidate will may be expected to cover evening clinics and weekend work. You will be involved in the day to day running of the breast imaging unit, supervising the junior members of staff including assistant practitioners and students.

Previous applicants need not apply

Main duties of the job

The Breast Imaging Unit at The Countess of Chester Hospital delivers a high quality symptomatic service and is part of the Wirral and Chester Breast Screening Programme. We are fully digital with 3 Mammography rooms and 3 ultrasound rooms.
  • You will be involved in the day to day running of the breast imaging unit, supervising the junior members of staff including assistant practitioners and students.
  • You will have the chance to work in a well respected breast imaging unit, providing breast imaging for the Wirral and Chester Breast Screening Programme and symptomatic clinics.
  • You will be expected to take part in the department QA programme.
  • On appointment you will be expected to complete a 2 day Trust induction followed by a 1 month departmental induction throughout which you will have a dedicated mentor and will gain experience as a supernumerary member of staff in ultrasound, interventional mammography, breast screening and symptomatic mammography.
  • To work in a friendly and supportive environment encouraging personal and professional development.
  • You may be expected to cover evening clinics and weekend work.
  • You may be expected to work at the Clatterbridge Breast Screening site

About us

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust consists of a 600 bedded large District General Hospital, which provides its services on the Countess of Chester Health Park, and a 64 bedded Intermediate Care Service at Ellesmere Port Hospital.The Trust provides services in all of the surgical and medical specialties common to a District General Hospital with some specialist services. The Trust serves the whole of the local population currently in excess of 250,000 residents which geographically covers populations in England and North Wales.The Trust strives to continuously improve and sustain the quality of its services for patients, providing care to more than 445,000 patients per year, with almost 4,000 staff working together putting quality and patient safety, at the heart of everything we do. The organisation provides a wide range of services offering health care to the whole spectrum of the population from birth to the end of life. The Trust complies with its terms of authorisation as a Foundation Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See Job Description for further details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. The cost of the DBS application is �23 (standard) or �43 (enhanced), this cost will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.

You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post, we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

Good luck with your application.

Person Specification



  • BSc in Radiography / Diploma of College of Radiographers.
  • HCPC registered
  • Post Graduate Certificate of Mammography Practice


  • Introduction to Communication and Counselling Certificate.

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience of a variety of client types.
  • Sound knowledge of imaging and imaging equipment
  • Understanding of IRMER
  • Mandatory training
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Understanding of N.H.S.B.S.P.
  • An up to date knowledge of breast disease and treatments.

Skills and Abilities


  • High standard of patient care.
  • Keyboard skills.
  • Strong team player
  • Meticulous radiographic technique


  • Motivate junior members of staff
  • Empathy.
  • Unconditional positive regard

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