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MRI Radiographer Trainee

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
With the opening of our Community Diagnostic Centre in the relatively near future we have opportunities for those wishing to join our department. B5 Trainee MRI Radiographer role which prepares staff following our program to become a multi-skilled MRI radiographer eligible for promotion to B6 when an opportunity becomes available.

The UHNM MRI department currently has seven scanners across two sites with a fabulous growing team of 35+ radiographers and 25+ Imaging Department Assistants, supported by a dedicated MR physicist team. We are currently starting initial work on additional MRI expansion including community diagnostic services.

We pride ourselves on the breadth of our clinical workload and expertise, delivering a full range of MRI examinations.

We are one of the first Trusts in the UK to scan both conditional and Non- conditional cardiac devices and have become a large centre for this type of patient to receive our exemplary care.UHNM has the third largest diagnostic imaging department in the country, with a vision to become a world class centre of clinical and academic achievement, with a team who are 'Proud to Care

The organisation as a whole is working hard to embed its core values and in particular its drive for compassionate leadership so that, even in today's NHS, you will find yourself supported, resourced and developed.

Main duties of the job

We have an excellent record of high quality in house MRI radiographer training however we are open minded in our outlook and encourage new blood to join our team to further improve our MRI service.

We operate a 7 day a week service, extended hours 7am-9pm rotating across two sites, and include an on call rota. There is a 7am early bird service operating in the main department next to our Accident & Emergency department to facilitate the swift care of emergency cases.

The department is equipped with 2 Siemens Vida 3T scanners and 1 Siemens 1.5T Sola each installed 2019 with 2 Siemens Aera scanners being replaced this winter( 2023-2024) and a further Aera and a Siemens Skyra being replaced in 2025. In addition we are currently progressing our 8th & 9th clinical scanners as part of our Community Diagnostic Centre

Ifyou are looking for an opportunity to work in our busy MRI department bringing your existing high level of skill and strong work ethic we are looking for trainees to join our MRI team. The UHNM MRI department will give you exposure to the broadest range of exams and candidates are strongly encouraged to arrangea visit? We always make visitors welcome and we want to hear from you.

About us

We are committed to being a place of work where anyone would be happy and fulfilled and to that end we will do our best to make you our best.

At UHNM we can offer you:
  • A clear training package and mentorship, resulting in MRI competency
  • Experience in a wide range of MRI techniques, supported by dedicated Radiologists
  • Involvement in the scanning of research patients
  • Support from a great team of friendly staff, including a good social life outside of work
  • Good flexible working conditions promoting positive work life balance
  • A good selection of local affordable housing with lovely surrounding countryside within easy access

We expect:
  • A candidate must have existing good radiographic skills with some demonstrable MRI Knowledge.
  • You to pass a face to face skills assessment
  • An honest strong work ethic , commitment to our patients, flexibility and professionalism
  • A desire to deliver high quality imaging, demonstrating good clinical understanding and a sound awareness of governance processes
  • Demonstrated ability in your existing role to manage workload , remaining calm and organised even on the busiest day
  • Competency and sign off of the majority of departmental clinical examinations within 6-9 months which will require the trainee to be consistently proactive.
  • A full commitment to our on-call service on completion of training and mentorship
  • Strong team spirit traits and mentoring of junior staff
  • To receive a high number of applicants and so we will only select the very best!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see job description and personal specifications for further details . Do please contact us via email should you require further information or require a visit

Person Specification



  • DCR/BSc in Radiography
  • HCPC registered
  • Evidence of MRI related learning


  • Evidence of radiographic CPD



  • Demonstrable exposure to MRI at least at undergraduate level.
  • At least 12 months clinical experience in a busy NHS environment or equivalent


  • Experience of MRI 1.5 Teslas or above field strength
  • Post qualification cross-sectional imaging experience, preferably in MRI

MRI Skills & Knowledge


  • Understanding of basic MRI safety principles
  • Awareness of Clinical utility/workload of MRI
  • Basic understanding of MRI physics principles
  • Ability to organise self and manage workload
  • Able to communication clearly with patients, staff and visitors
  • Be able to provide excellent references including most recent employer


  • Experience of a range of MRI examinations
  • Awareness of the impact of physical principles on tissue weighting and contrast
  • Able to obtain compliance from anxious/ vulnerable patients
  • Innovative and able to put forward ideas

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


University Hospital of the North Midlands NHS Trust

London Road



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