Scan Technician

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa/pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Metabolic Bone Centre located at the Northern General Hospital. The Metabolic Bone Centre provides a high quality diagnostic service, including the provision of densitometry and VFA imaging and seeing approximately 13,500 patients per year.

A Fracture Risk Assessment Service (FRAS) runs alongside specialised consultant-led metabolic bone clinics providing outpatient and day case services to the population of Sheffield and surrounding districts.

Main duties of the job

The post holders will be working to provide seamless care & support to patients in collaboration with multi - disciplinary colleagues. The post holder will be required to acquire and analyse bone density measurements and vertebral fracture assessment (VFA) images in a clinical setting requesting further imaging and diagnostic tests where necessary.

About us

The role is direct patient facing, requires some moving and handling with patients as well as analytical skills and an understanding of radiation protection guidelines.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Applicants should be flexible and well organised with a professional friendly manner & have excellent communication skills. They should be able to use their own judgment to resolve issues, and have a tactful, sensitive and caring approach to challenges. They should be able to work well under pressure with a willingness to suggest ideas for service improvement. Previous experience with Dxa scanning is desirable but not essential as full training can be provided.

Person Specification



  • Experience of using computer software / packages


  • Experience of Working in a Metabolic Bone Centre
  • Experience in bone densitometry
  • Knowledge of current health and safety regulations
  • Previous experience in a healthcare environment



  • Science or health-related degree or equivalent academic achievement


  • ROS IR(ME)R certification for operators / referrers or equivalent training in radiation protection
  • Royal Osteoporosis Society Certificate of Competency in Bone Densitometry
  • Registration with an appropriate Professional Body

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Northern General Hospital, Metabolic Bone Centre

Herries Road


S5 7AU

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