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University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
University Hospitals Sussex Trust has opportunities for radiographers to join our hardworking teams based at St Richards Hospital.

We are looking for a highly-motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our diverse radiographer team. You will be able to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team, whose aim is to provide a polite, friendly and patient-focused service to patients attending a busy Radiology Department.

Main duties of the job

You will be mentored through a comprehensive induction programme using DR equipment and taught CT head initially. Induction will include rotation through all areas of the general departments, theatres and fluoroscopy. There may be occasion for cross site working between Chichester, Worthing and Southlands sites. Free hospital transport runs between base sites.

Our departments are focused on providing an excellent level of service for our patients and a supportive environment for our staff. We support continual learning and development.

The Trust is committed to staff health & wellbeing offering many activities including access to staff physio, specific programmes and free access to a beach hut in the Witterings!

We ask that you demonstrate exceptional clinical and professional standards, consistently deliver the highest quality patient-focused care to our patients, and provide evidence of ongoing CPD.

We require all radiographers to have a positive attitude to team working and good organisational and communication skills.

Please note that all qualified applicants must hold, or be due to qualify in 2024, a BSc in Diagnostic Radiography, Diploma of the College of Radiographers or equivalent and HCPC registration.

In common with many imaging departments the demand continues to increase and therefore a commitment to providing seven day services, extended working days, weekends, standby and on call duties are requirements of the successful candidate.

About us

Join us at UHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops At UHSussex we're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK's largest acute Trusts, we're a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years. Improving lives: We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation,with hardworking,talented and dedicated individuals,who work together towards a common goal,to always put our Patient First. Our mission is summed up by our 'where better never stops' motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs.This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves. Build a career with us:As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Communications and Relationship skills - (Factor 1)
  • Promote good interdisciplinary working relationships
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information
  • To maintain good communications with other health care professionals and departments to ensure excellent delivery of service
  • Possess good verbal English
  • To proactively work as a team to achieve a common goal

Analytical and Judgemental skills - (Factor 3)
  • To independently assess and justify examinations according to the IR(ME)R 2017 regulations using departmental protocols as appropriate
  • To assess and evaluate the quality of images using experience and training, undertaking further projections as necessary and taking advice when appropriate

Planning and Organisational skills - (Factor 4)
  • To fully participate in on-call and standby duties as required
  • To work according to the needs of the department by taking part in all department rotas i.e. daily, weekend, bank holiday, early and late duties
  • To use clinical knowledge and understanding to organise and prioritise patient imaging
  • To be able to work autonomously and as part of a team

Patient/ Client Care - (Factor 6)
  • To be familiar with all aspects of patient preparation and procedures for general and more specialised examinations advising patients, staff and carers to gain informed consent before proceeding
  • To ensure safe patient care and welfare whilst under the care of the Trust.
  • To adhere to the Trusts Patient First values

Please see Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Person Specification



  • An appropriate professional qualification recognised by the College of Radiographers or pending
  • Registered with the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC) or pending

Knowledge,Training and Exp


  • Relevant and current knowledge gained through NHS experience in a broad range of Radiographic practice
  • Some on call / lone working experience dealing with trauma imaging


  • Experience in supervising or training other professionals.
  • Understanding of Risk management in relation to imaging services
  • Experience in QC

Communication and Relationship


  • Will be required to communicate with consultants and other clinical staff on sensitive clinical matters
  • High levels of rapport and persuasiveness required in order to deal with challenging patients, medical conditions and situations
  • Good team skills with the ability to work alone and on own initiative with no supervision


  • Expertise in communication with senior medical staff over policy issues.

Planning and Organisational


  • To demonstrate high levels of autonomy in planning and organising own work within agreed clinical methodologies.
  • To demonstrate a satisfactory degree of specialised analysis and judgement required in order to make effective clinical judgements within the scope of general radiography.


  • Ability to supervise/coordinate the work of others with less experience.

Information Resources/ IT


  • Knowledge of Medical imaging equipment and Information systems


  • Knowledge of MS office applications including Outlook and Word.

Personal Qualities & attribute


  • Excellent team working skills
  • Conscientious/professional manner
  • Able to accept and respond to constructive criticism.
  • Ability to tolerate high degrees of pressure and stressful situations eg dealing first-hand with clinical and emotional trauma, dealing with aggressive members of the public.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


St Richards Hospital

Spitalfield Lane


PO19 6SE

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