Band 6 Radiographer - Breast Imaging

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We would like to recruit a mammographer with demonstrable experience to join our team in Plymouth. We also seek interest from any radiographer wishing to specialise in mammography and undertake the relevant training required. This post is open to female applicants only*. Consideration will be given for a band 5 Trainee Mammographer for applicants that are not eligible for a band 6 Radiographer role.

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate and maintain a high standard of imaging and communication skills within this busy unit. A proactive approach to maintaining CPD is expected. The workload will involve screening and symptomatic imaging, assessment and one-stop clinics. Also able to provide x-ray guidance during interventional and localisation procedures, and operate Tomosynthesis equipment as part of the ongoing Trial.

A genuine occupational qualification applies to this post under section 6 of the Sex Discrimination Act of 1975 and therefore it is restricted to female applicants only.

***Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.***

Main duties of the job

To provide a clinical mammography service with images of diagnostic quality in a timely and professional manner

To contribute to the overall smooth running of the Breast Imaging Department by taking responsibility for specific, delegated duties and by identifying areas for improvement and development and bringing these to the attention of the Lead Radiographer.

To maintain high standards in Quality Assurance as required by the National Health Service Breast Screening Programme.

To work at University Hospital Plymouth, the static screening site in Plymouth City Centre and on the mobile breast screening unit at various screening locations, which can be remote, within the catchment of the screening programme (to include: Torpoint, Saltash, Callington, Liskeard, Launceston, Bude, Tavistock, Ivybridge and Kingsbridge).

About us

We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE ELECTRONIC, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT REGULARLY. If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support including reasonable adjustments with the application process please contact the recruitment team on 01752 432100. We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applicants around less than full time/flexible working for our advertised roles. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss this prior to your application submission.

We commit to giving this full consideration in each case. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles, as diversity strengthens our teams. It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To undertake mammography examinations of diagnostic quality in the breast imaging department at Derriford Hospital, the Guildhall static screening unit and on the mobile mammography screening unit at the various sites across the outlying catchment area
  • To undertake digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) examinations on patients/clients as require
  • To undertake contrast enhanced spectral mammography as required
  • To provide the Consultant Radiologist/Radiographer, Advanced Practitioner or Registrar with x-ray guidance during breast interventional procedures
  • To maintain competence in all breast x-ray examinations and interventional procedures, including biopsy and localisation
  • To prepare equipment required for interventional procedures and to dispose of equipment safely following the procedure in line with Trust Policy
  • To apply dressings to the patient following interventional procedures
  • To maintain competence in the use of the core biopsy specimen x-ray machine
  • To be mindful of the needs and concerns of the women attending for breast examination, and explain to them all procedures where appropriate
  • To ensure all clients attending for breast screening have a positive experience ensuring they will re-attend in the future.

  • Person Specification



    • Demonstrable experience as a radiographer/mammographer.
    • BSc in Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent.


    • Demonstrable experience of mammographic examinations.

    Knowldge & Experience


    • Demonstrable experience as a general radiographer.
    • Proven evidence of recent CPD.

    Attitude & Aptitude


    • Good verbal and written communication skills.
    • Proven ability to work unsupervised and on own initiative.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust




    PL6 8DH

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