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Reporting Radiographer

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 incl HCAS per annum
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust has a vibrant Radiographer led reporting service that covers multiple areas and is growing in scope.

The job advert is looking for a dynamic professional to join our excellent reporting team. the applicant should have a subspecialty interest in chest reporting though other areas may be considered.

DGT has developed a state of the art reporting hub that has been specifically designed for reporting clinicians with ergonomics and minimum disruptions for the optimal reporting environment.

DGT also has a well developed and mature home reporting strategy with equality between medical and non medical reporting groups.

The Trust has a strong commitment to equality and diversity. We aim to employ a representative workforce that reflects the communities we serve. 'Positive action' initiatives can be used whenever an under-represented group is identified. As our workforce is currently under-represented in bands 6, 7 and 8, we encourage applications from people with black or minority ethnic backgrounds.

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust is a smoke free organisation. To improve public health, smoking is not permitted anywhere on the hospital site. For advice and support on stop smoking please call 0300 123 1220.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for enthusiastic, specialist trained individuals with post qualification experience in reporting to join our friendly team.

With a view to expanding our service to a seven day working in reporting.

Radiology are looking for full or part-time staff. Flexible hours are expected working weekends and evenings as part of core hours.

The candidate must be flexible, dynamic and able to lead a team with a passion for teaching, continuous professional learning and quality improvement.

This post is based at Darent Valley Hospital which is a progressive and forward thinking Trust serving a growing local population of 340,000. Our hospital is a PFI hospital offering a modern, well equipped and pleasant environment positively supporting professional and personal development. Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust also provides imaging services at Queen Marys Sidcup, Erith and Gravesend. There may be a requirement for cross site rotation

We have an extensive range of modalities including DR, CT, MRI, ultrasound, breast imaging, nuclear medicine, bone densitometry, interventional and cardiac angiography and all aspects of general and fluoroscopic radiography.

For more information contact Nick Key Operational Lead Radiology Manger on 01322 428553.

Working days and or shift patterns will be agreed by the line manager to meet the needs of a 7 day service.

About us

We are committed to being an inclusive and diverse employer. We strive to employ people who reflect the communities we serve, and aim to create an inclusive culture where everyone can reach their full potential. Whatever your race, ethnicity, belief, generation, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, disability or experience, you'll appreciate the opportunities we give you to work in an inclusive atmosphere. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences to build on the progress we've achieved to make our Trust diverse and the best place to work. We celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that help us overcome challenges and embrace new possibilities. We have signed the Armed Forces Covenant Pledge and have a commitment to the Armed Forces Community.

If you are considering applying for a role, please be aware that as an NHS Employee you may have contact with vulnerable service users. We strongly encourage that all our staff are vaccinated against COVID-19 and are vaccinated annually against Flu, in order to protect the health and safety of our staff and patients. Your commitment will help us to put the safety and care of our patients first, as well as helping us to protect you and your colleagues.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical responsibilities:

To take an advanced role in the activities of the Radiology department.

To use advanced clinical judgement to enable independent decision-making.

To perform a comprehensive range of radiographic procedures.

To independently interpret plain film radiographs in order to establish a diagnosis, influencing patient management and treatment.

To determine the need for additional examinations based on clinical presentation and image appearances.

To use advanced clinical judgement to enable independent decision-making.

To perform a comprehensive range of radiographic procedures.

To independently interpret plain film radiographs (in a timely fashion) in order to establish a diagnosis, provide information to inform better patient management and treatment.

To determine the need for additional examinations based on clinical presentation and image appearances.

To ensure that all patients are treated with consideration and care that is appropriate to their condition, using clinical judgment as to the optimum technique, selection of equipment and other parameters.

To administer contrast media orally or intravenously on an agreed basis.

Liaise with other staff to ensure the smooth running of the Radiology services.

To comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999, the Ionising Radiations (Medical Exposures) Regulations 2000 and the departmental protocols for the implementation of IR(ME)R.

To abide by the Local Rules for radiation protection and the Operational and Safety Policy for MRI.

To take part in the provision of an out-of-hours service including night duties. To undertake reporting of plain film examinations during core hours and at weekends as part of the reporting team

To take part in the departments Quality Assurance programme, including regular testing of the Radiology equipment, and QA of the reporting service.

To be aware of the principles of clinical governance and ensure that working practices conform to these principles.

To participate in multi-disciplinary meetings where appropriate.

Maintain professional standards at all times

Person Specification



  • Leadership and managerial experience
  • Extensive experience post-graduation
  • Post Graduate Qualification in reporting



  • BSc(Hons) Radiography, DCR(R) Diploma of the College of Radiographers or Equivalent
  • Post graduate qualification in appropriate speciality or demonstrably working to an equivalent level of expertise
  • Health Care Professions Council Registration
  • Achieved grade/years experience
  • NHS experience


  • Master level



  • extensive experience post qualification
  • Extensive experience in substantial post-qualification experience
  • Has up to date CPD portfolio
  • Experience supplemented by postgraduate course(s)
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and its application in Radiology Departments
  • Leadership and managerial experience


  • Experience with diverse Chest referrals, management and disease processes

Personal Attributes


  • Able to adapt to different work setting within the department
  • Able to recognise and respond sensitively and appropriately to individual patients needs
  • Physically capable of moving and positioning various types of patient and equipment
  • Caring Attitude
  • Enthusiastic/Motivated

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work on own initiative and unsupervised
  • Able to manage a clinical workload and meet deadlines
  • Able to deal with patients presenting with a range of conditions
  • Able to communicate learned skills to junior staff
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good IT skills

Employer details

Employer name

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust


Darent Valley Hospital

Darenth Wood Road



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