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Rotational Band 6 Radiographer

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to internal promotion an exciting opening has arisen for a highly motivated radiographer to join our team in Neuroradiology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. It's a great opportunity to build on skills already gained whilst working in all modalities in a specialist hospital. We are proud of the service we provide to patients and would expect the successful candidate to have a patient centred approach with the ability to communicate effectively. You will be working in a truly multidisciplinary team with undergraduates, trainee radiologists, surgeons and junior radiographers so good teaching skills are essential.

The department offers interventional, 3T and 1.5T MRI, CT, angiography and plain film. We are in the middle of an equipment replacement program and have recently installed a dual energy CT and are in the process of replacing 2 MRI scanners and 2 angio rooms with top of the range equipment. In addition, we will be installing a 5th MRI scanner in the coming months.

The department has a comprehensive CT, MRI and angio training program to support radiographers who wish to develop their skills in these modalities. The department offers support for CPD and all staff are actively supported in this area

Participation in an extended working day, weekend and out of hours service is essential.

Main duties of the job

The Neuroradiology Department offers a service to Neurology, Neurosurgery and Stroke.o The successful applicant will be a keen team player who has image quality, patient care and safety high on their agenda with a flexible approach to working hours.o They will be responsible for the organisation of workload in all modalities on a rotational basis, providing on-going tuition and mentoring for junior staff.o The post holder will liaise with the other modalities to ensure that room utilisation is maximised, prioritising patients to ensure optimum efficiency and service quality ensuring all data inputs on PACS and EPIC are accurately recorded in order to maintain integrity of data for both patients and the serviceo The post holder will be required to ensure the safety of patients, staff and visitors to the Neuroradiology Departmento They will ensure a high standard of patient care and participate in the monitoring of standardso The successful candidate will be expected to participate in departmental and divisional activities such as Health and Safety, Audit, Research, Clinical Governance and investigation of adverse incidents and complaintso Patients will present with a full range of complex conditions and the post holder will be responsible for carrying out the appropriate diagnostic procedures to support the diagnosis of complex conditions

About us

The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) is part of the UCLH NHS Foundation Trust which has a reputation for innovation and providing excellent patient-focused care. NHNN is centrally located within easy reach of the many amenities that London has to offer, catering for a wide and diverse population.

The Trust is one of the designated Hyper-Acute Stroke Units in London and imaging forms an integral part of the patient pathway. The HASU is based at NHNN with an Emergency Stroke Unit accepting patients direct from the community. The Neuroradiology Department has a comprehensive range of state of the art equipment, including 4 MRI scanners (including an intervention MRI suite), 2 CT scanners, 2 Interventional Suites and digital X-ray room, all fully integrated with PACS

Our Trust values guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other: Safety, Kindness, Improving and Teamwork.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To produce high quality images adapting technique when required to suit the needs of the patient, keeping radiation dose as low as reasonably practicable. To undertake comprehensive assessment and appropriate examination of patients including those with diverse/complex/multi pathological presentation. This may necessitate the use of advanced investigative and analytical skills to assess and evaluate different imaging options to obtain the best outcome for the patient. To liaise with referrers when clarification regarding selection of the most clinically appropriate imaging examination is required. To work in accordance with the IRR (17)/IR(ME)R 2017 legislation and the Local Rules for Radiation Protection and MRI safety To perform IV cannulation once trained To work effectively to provide the optimum level of service, with an unpredictable workload. To fully assess images produced following examination and ensure that any necessary additional imaging is undertaken within a single patient attendance where possible. To expedite the reporting of images where an abnormality that would affect patient management has been detected To work, without supervision, taking legal responsibility and accountability for all aspects of work. To always use equipment in the correct manner and report faults appropriately, removing from use if required To participate in clinical audit and the appraisal process

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Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • DCR , BSc Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent
  • HCPC State Registration
  • Good standard of general education
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Good understanding of the legislation relating to the post


  • SCoR Certificate in the administration of iv injections
  • Pg Cert in Cross-sectional imaging



  • Ability to perform specialised imaging single handily
  • Evidence of supervisory experience
  • Evidence of responsibility for a process or function
  • Experience in departmental administration
  • NHS Experience


  • Experience in a wide range of imaging modalities, particularly CT and Angiography
  • Experienced in MRI techniques
  • Experienced in Neuroradiography
  • Experienced in advanced MRI techniques
  • Significant post graduation experience of with some cross-sectional experience, demonstrable specialist experience, and knowledge
  • First line management
  • Evidence of a teaching / training role
  • Involvement in Quality Assurance and Clinical Audit
  • Experience in research work



  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to employ different forms of communication to meet the patient's needs

Personal and People Development


  • Evidence of a leadership role
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and to have the ability to motivate others

Specific Requirements


  • Participation in the out of hours rota
  • Flexible approach to varying work patterns including extended day and weekends
  • Applicants must be able to work in MRI environment
  • Must be able to wear a Pb apron for extended periods

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



Queen Square



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