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Interventional Radiographer

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Interventional Radiographer to advance their career at one of country's largest Trusts with an excellent reputation for teaching and research. MFT is a tertiary centre for hepato-biliary and renal services as well as being a Vascular Hub for vascular IR, vascular surgery and endovascular surgery serving a population of 1.8m.

The successful candidate would provide Radiographic support to the Interventional service across 2 sites, Manchester Royal Infirmary and Wythenshawe Hospital. Following a period of training the successful applicant would also be part of the award winning Advanced Practice team performing tunnelled line insertions, picc line insertions, nephrostomy exchanges and gastrostomy exchange.

Applicants must possess a degree or a diploma in Diagnostic Radiography and be HCPC registered. Extensive experience in Interventional Radiology is essential and evidence of further study would be an advantage.

Candidates should be enthusiastic, flexible, forward thinking and highly motivated. They should demonstrate good communication skills and work well as part of a team.

We are a small, friendly team with a commitment to providing a quality service to our patients and an inclusive, open and supportive work environment for our staff.

The successful candidate would be expected to participate in the 24/7 out of hours, non-residential on-call service and must be prepared to work flexible shifts.

Main duties of the job

Assist in the delivery of all aspects of the service provided within the angiographic and special procedures suites, including the hybrid theatres.

Work within a multidisciplinary team using highly sophisticated, specialised equipment. The responsibilities of the post include patient care, patient and equipment positioning and acquisition, manipulation and archive of images.

The procedures involve the use of a wide range of expensive, sterile consumables and a detailed knowledge of these is required.

Both angiography and specialised interventional procedures are high radiation dose examinations and minimising radiation dose to the patient, operator and other staff present during the procedureis a critical responsibility of the post.

As a senior radiographer with specialist skills the post holder is expected to assist in the training, supervision and support of more junior colleagues and act as a super user for the X ray equipment.

Participate in the out of hours rota.

Extended Role

As part of an initiative to respond to waiting lists, improve the service and extend the scope of the experienced Interventional Radiographer, the post carries additional responsibilities and training requirements to allow the post-holder to undertake the insertion of tunnelled and peripherally placed central lines and any other extended role as required by the service, for example nephrostomy exchanges.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • BSc or DCR
  • HCPC registration
  • MSc level qualification or equivalent extensive experience in interventional radiology


  • Management qualification

Personal attributes


  • Able to communicate well with a range of personnel.
  • Able to work well in a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Able to manage own time effectively
  • Ability to coach and supervise less experienced radiographers in specialized techniques.
  • Ability to assess situations and take appropriate action.
  • Demonstrates good decision making skills and autonomy/accountability for decisions



  • Extensive experience of complex imaging techniques within IR
  • Experience of teaching and developing junior staff
  • Evidence of undertaking research and audit
  • Extensive post graduate experience in Interventional Radiology or similar environment
  • Experience of managing workload and patient prioritistion


  • Experience of working in an Advanced Practice role

Personal Circumstances


  • Manual dexterity
  • Ability to carry out moderate physical effort throughout the working day and carry out concurrent activities subject to reasonable adjustment under the equality act 2010.
  • Ability to participate in the out of hours rota/work flexibly

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Interventional Radiology, Manchester Foundation Trust.

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

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