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Band 6 General Radiographer

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust is situated in the heart of Bedford town with excellent air, rail and road links and only 55 minutes away by train from London St Pancras station. The Bedford Hospital radiology department carries out a full range of diagnostic radiological examinations for Inpatient, Outpatients and AE patients.

We provide all Diagnostic modalities such as MRI (x3), CT (x2), U/S, DEXA, Nuclear Imaging, General Radiography, Theatres and Portables as well as a Cath Lab/ Vascular Interventional suite. The department also has trained forensic Radiographers.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated, HCPC registered Radiographer who may be ready for their next promotion or looking to further their career with us in Bedford.

You will be working with the Modality Leads to provide a high level of patient care and supervising and developing junior staff and student Radiographers.

At Bedford Hospital NHS Trust we work closely with the radiologists, medical staff, nurses and support staff to provide an effective patient focussed service. You will have the opportunity to further your career by a management team who encourage learning & development and post graduate training in areas such as reporting, advanced practice fluroscopy, mammography and ultrasound.

Please contact Hannan Nurein (Modality Lead Main x-ray/Fluro on Ext 2832 or Lynda Linbourne(Imaging Operational Manager) on Bedford 01234 355122 Ext 2023 for further information.

Main duties of the job

  • Act as an Operator under IR(ME)R 2017 regulations, assess clinical justification of referrals to ensure that the benefit to the patient outweighs the radiation risk associated with the examination.
  • Act as a patient and staff advocate by minimising their exposure to radiation.
  • Provide efficient and courteous provision of radiographic services to the departments agreed standards whilst taking into account the patient's clinical, physical and cultural needs.
  • Responsible for own practice, correlating practice with Directorate protocols.
  • Required to work without direct supervision or support in out of hours duties.
  • In addition trains and supervises junior staff, student radiographers and other trainees.
  • To rotate throughout the department including CT, theatres, Interventional and MRI.

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A& E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarise yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Job Description and Person Specification are attached to this job, please review for the full details and responsibilities.

To provide guidance and support to junior members of staff

To work independently in an on-call/standby situation, and to provide specialist advice in their specific areas of expertise to all staff

To demonstrate a high level of expertise in at least one modality, modify technique when necessary to take into account the patients condition

To produce images of an optimum diagnostic quality to ensure Radiological interpretation is possible.

To undertake Interventional radiology procedure for Vascular exams in theatres

To be professionally accountable for all aspects of your own work including management of patients in your care.

To plan and prioritise workload on a daily basis assessing patients on their clinical need with the resources available, seeking help where appropriate.

To communicate effectively and sensitively with patients ensuring they have clear understanding of procedure and have consented to the examination. To deal with tact and diplomacy patients who may be distressed aggressive or abusive seeking help from senior colleagues where appropriate.

To communicate effectively both verbally, personally face to face and by phone with a wide range of clinical, technical and administrative staff across the Trust.

To rotate through all general areas as required.

To be responsible for maintaining own competency to practice, maintain and develop personal portfolio.

To assist in the training and supervision of student radiographers, radiographer helpers and Assistant Practitioners developing personal mentoring and assessment skills.

To participate in the Trust appraisal system and maintain a personal development plan.

To be involved in audit and clinical governance processes within the department.

To understand personal responsibilities for Health & Safety and infection Control and adhere to Trust Health & Safety policy and infection control guidelines.

To ensure competency is maintained in all mandatory training

Very frequent movement of beds, wheelchairs, trolleys and patient transfers are involved in this post

To draw up and administer IV contrast via cannula.

To attend relevant courses and bringing knowledge gained back to the department for sharing and implementing

To ensure the proper us of equipment and supplies to reduce waste

To operate the high value equipment to maximise its efficiency.

To promptly report and identify equipment faults

To ensure the safe and careful use of the high sophisticated and expensive equipment in their care

To work flexibly and be able to deal with change in work levels and associated stress levels exacerbated by extremely unpredictable and heavy workloads

To accurately input details on to the RIS {Radiology Information System] and interrogate the system for patient details updating and recording information as required.

To be aware of and adhere to Trust and Departmental policies, guidelines, standard Operating Procedures and protocols.

To participate in discussions when departmental polices, SOPs and protocols are reviewed. To report any anomalies found in departmental policies, SOPs and protocols to the line Manager.

Person Specification



  • Diploma College of Radiographers or Bsc Radiography
  • HCPC registration



  • Undertakes a range of X-ray procedures competently without supervision.
  • Provides good level of patient care and has ability to assess clinical information and adjust technique to suit patient condition
  • Has CT experience


  • Has IR experience



  • Has attended radiation protection training and adheres to and implements regulations

Personal Skills


  • Keyboard and basic skills

Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Bedford Hospital

Kempston Road


MK42 9DJ

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