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Specialist Senior Radiographer

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced and innovative radiographer to join our multi-professional team, with a reputation for achieving clinical excellence.

The successful candidate will work within our brand new state-of-the-art Interventional Radiology Theatre Suite at University Hospital, Coventry.

Please be advised there is a proposed interview date of 13 October.

Main duties of the job

The new �5.5 million Interventional Radiology Theatre Suite is made up of four state-of-art imaging theatres and a seven bed day case ward. It is capable of delivering minimally invasive, image guided surgery that will see patients treated quickly, effectively and discharged much quicker compared to traditional surgery.

The role also includes coordinating radiographers and imaging across the multiple operating theatres in our day surgery and main operating theatres. The trust has 26 operating theatres to include trauma, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, pain management, urology and vascular, and most recently we have undergone an image intensifier replacement programme, bringing improved image clarity and advanced technology with GE OEC elites units.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will join a dedicated and enthusiastic multidisciplinary team and have responsibility for the timely, efficient and cost effective front line management of the area. You will be directly responsible to one of the Band 7 Modality Lead Radiographers. We encourage enthusiastic and motivated people, who wish to develop their team leadership qualities to apply.

The successful candidate will develop to become a strong team Leader within a robust induction and competency based programme, with access to a dedicated buddy and mentorship programme'.The department also has Advanced Practitioners in Fluoroscopy-Upper GI reporting. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in an on-call rotation for Intervention and EVAR.

Main duties and Responsibilities:
  • To perform radiographic tasks and imaging, in line with governmental and departmental protocols, working both alone and within radiology and multidisciplinary teams.
  • To check patient identification and documentation and ensure the appropriate radiographic examinations are carried out in accordance with departmental protocols and clinical requests, especially implementing departmental safety protocols.
  • Operating equipment, assessing patient's needs, adapt and modify imaging techniques according to the patient's condition. Attending to patients' welfare and safety at all times.
  • To evaluate images taken for diagnostic quality and alert clinicians of any abnormality when appropriate.
  • To participate in the departmental Quality Assurance programme to ensure the efficient operation of the highly technical equipment and to ensure compliance with best practice especially with reference to minimising radiation exposures as evaluated by dose reference levels.
  • To be familiar with, understand and apply the principles of Radiation Safety, both nationally and locally regulated or protocol led. To assist with dose monitoring tasks as advised by the unit RPS.
  • To give theoretical instruction, practical guidance, and supervision to less experienced staff, Student Radiographers, Assistant Practitioners and trainees in fluoroscopy, theatres and intervention.
  • To assist with the practical experience of newly inducted staff.
  • To participate in the Interventional out of hours rota in order to support the Interventional on call service, support EVAR out of hours rota in order to support an emergency rupture service and theatre shift pattern as required.
  • Organise facilities for carrying out routine and specialist investigations sessions.
  • Be responsible for the operational supervision and management of an appropriate area, assessing and managing workflow to utilise available resources, in liaison with other staff in the department and in the hospital.
  • To deputise for the Lead radiographers in their absence.
  • Deal with day to day queries generated by patients, staff and requests and arrange appointments as necessary with prior consultation with radiological and senior radiographic staff where indicated and liaise with clerical staff, adapting standard bookings for patient specific conditions.
  • To facilitate communication between the department and all service users, patients, relatives, staff and external users, including any adherence to Trust policies, including participation in annual appraisal/review systems.
  • To assist with Unit specific tasks such as Annual leave recording, monitoring staff mandatory training, audit, etc.
  • Communicate with patients and professional colleagues in situations that may be traumatic due to pressures of work or where the patients condition may be a barrier to comprehension and compliance, e.g. Claustrophobia, learning difficulties or injury traumatised.
  • Report to the Lead Radiographer any sickness or absence from work of any member of department, assisting Leads with attendance monitoring and staffing plans where appropriate.
  • To assist in the implementation of all manual and electronic information systems ensuring consistently accurate data collection and recording, in support of standard data collection, performance activity, audit and Capacity and demand analysis. Recording patient dosimetry in compliance with local requirements for dose reference levels.

For further details please see the attached job description.

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


University Hospitals Coventry

Clifford Bridge Road



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