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Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Hours: 37.5 hrs per week, all MKUH roles will be considered for flexible working

The Diagnostic Imaging service at Milton Keynes University Hospital provides a breast screening (NHSBSP) and symptomatic imaging service for the population of Milton Keynes. This is delivered from both the static breast unit and mobile screening unit locations.

The Imaging department has QSI accreditation and invests in a high quality of patient care of which we are proud and the local community has confidence.

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It is an exciting time to join the breast imaging team following the re-design of the unit, which has seen the installation of a third room with tomosynthesis and CESM and CESM biopsy and a newly designed staff hub.

We are looking for qualified mammographers to join our friendly multidisciplinary team. You will be a proactive team member who is willing to take on responsibility when required.

A flexible approach to the needs of the department is essential as there is a requirement for evening and possible weekend work.

**Previous applicants need not apply**

Interview date: TBC

Main duties of the job

You will be a HCPC registered Radiographer and hold a UK regulated level 7 postgraduate qualification.

Please note that if your qualification is from overseas, you will need to provide a UK ENIC Statement of Comparability confirming that your qualification is equivalent to a level 7 postgraduate qualification. For more information, please refer to UK ENIC (UK National Information Centre for the recognition and evaluation of international qualifications and skills) website.

Due to the nature of the role and to encourage women of all cultures and religions in our community to access breast screening all applicants must be female. This is deemed to be an occupational requirement in accordance with the Equality Act 2010, schedule 9, paragraph 1 and the Employment Statutory Code of Practices, Chapter 13, paragraphs 13.5-13.

To work as part of the Breast Care Unit multidisciplinary team providing a breast screening and symptomatic service for the population of Milton Keynes. This will include duties both on the Mobile Screening Unit and the Breast Care Unit in Milton Keynes Hospital, and will also include use of dedicated computer systems.

This role involves working alongside assistant practitioners, supervising, and mentoring as required.

To perform high quality diagnostic breast imaging to demonstrate or exclude breast cancer on all women attending the symptomatic or breast screening services, whilst maintaining a high standard of patient care.

About us

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible workingopportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Participate in the Breast Imaging Services staff rotation both on the Mobile Unit and at the Breast Care Unit and undertake all associated admin and clinical duties as required.

To transport clinic paperwork and other consumable items to and from distant sites in accordance with Caldicott principals and local guidelines.

To work autonomously within own specialist area, consulting senior staff as and when necessary and will be accountable for own professional actions.

Work swiftly and efficiently so that breast screening lists are completed in the allocated time and ensuring that Technical Repeat rates conform to NHSBSP standards of less than 3%.

To be responsible for the safe use of all digital mammographic equipment and its peripheries.

To be able to adapt mammography positioning technique according to client/patient requirements/limitations.

Apply in-depth knowledge of anatomy and pathology to determine appropriate imaging techniques.

Please refer to the job description for further details.

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge


  • BSc in Radiography or DCR(R)
  • HCPC Registration
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Mammography



  • At least 6 months NHS experience as a Radiographer
  • Awareness and understanding of Cancer Reform Strategy
  • National Breast Screening Programme


  • Previous experience in mammography
  • Ability to participate fully in QA
  • To guide and mentor assistant practitioners/ trainee mammographers



  • Demonstrate high personal levels of mammographic competency
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Ability to cope with unscheduled clinics to meet cancer targets
  • Ability to interpret and analyse complex information
  • Well-developed customer focus
  • Flexible and pragmatic approach to problems and working practices
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships and to motivate staff and others
  • Ability to work flexibly at short notice as service requirements dictate


  • Proactive attitude, promote and suggest new working initiatives
  • Knowledge of digital imaging systems
  • Knowledge of PACS and RIS

Personal and people development


  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development
  • Ability to work under stressful situations due to nature of post


  • Commitment to further personal development



  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

Specific requirements


  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations
  • Commitment to work regular evening shifts and weekend shifts as required


  • Must be able to drive

Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Breast Screening (Dept)

Milton Keynes


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