Senior Diagnostic Radiographer

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum pro rata inc HCAS
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join our friendly and supportive team and expand your clinical expertise. We are a busy GDH with a leading Oncology Centre and a minimal invasive Cardiac Unit offering both Cardiac MRI and CT.

We have an established radiographer led CT colonography service and have 9 qualified reporting advanced practitioners including 4 chest reporting. We have a number of our radiographers on advanced practice pathways including ultrasound and mammography interventional and film reading courses.

The main department comprises of 5 general rooms, a 2 room A+E department, 2 MRI scanners, ultrasound department, digital fluoroscopy, Interventional suite, maxillo-facial unit and 2 Hologic tomosynthesis units. We have 4 CT scanners: a Siemens Somatom, a GE Frontier, GE Revolution and GE Evolution.

We have recently completed a number of key capital projects. We opened our new MRI suite comprising of 2 Philips 3T & 1.5T scanners in Nov 2022 our new Interventional suite in January 2023 and we extending our community diagnostic facilities with additional ultrasound rooms in May 2023. We are now commencing our diagnostic MRI and CT centre at Milford Community Hospital due to open in 2024.

Our Diagnostic Strategy includes expanding our services and resources of both staff and equipment within this hospital and in the community, which will in turn support career progression of our staff.

Main duties of the job

Our Band 6 rotation includes all general areas, theatres, maxillo - facial, fluoroscopy, Interventional and CT. There will be opportunities to rotate through MRI, Mammography and the Cardiac Cath Lab. In addition, we have 3 community sites based at Haslemere, Milford and Cranleigh Community Hospitals.

IV cannulation and Red Dot courses will be encouraged as standard for this post. Opportunities for CPD are well supported and all radiographers are expected to contribute to the training of our students.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

To work as part of a multidisciplinary team that undertakes diagnostic radiographic procedures in a timely fashion in keeping with established protocol, within designated areas.

To participate in stand by and on-call duties and extended working days as required with a view to participating in the 7 day working week.

Work independently when providing a standby and on-call service to patients requiring urgent imaging due to trauma or acute illness.

Demonstrate levels of responsibility and initiative to assist radiologists during radiological investigations and procedures.

Maintain accurate patient records to reflect the service provided and meet professional standards.

Supervise junior radiographers, support ancillary staff and students, as required.

To promote a patient focused imaging service in a caring environment and facilitate collaborative working relationships with all other departments within the trust.

Demonstrate, maintain and update skills and knowledge of evolving practice and legislative requirements and undertake specialist training as appropriate to the post.

Person Specification



  • Hold an appropriate professional qualification recognised by college of radiographers D.C.R or BSc in Diagnostic radiography
  • Registered with HPC (Health Professionals Council)
  • Portfolio with evidence of C.P.D
  • Red dot course or willing to attend
  • Certificate of competence in administering Intravenous injections (or willing to undertake)
  • Degree or equivalent qualification


  • European Driving License (ECDL) or equivalent

Knowledge and Experience


  • Knowledge Word/Excel
  • Radiation Protection
  • IR(ME)R 2000
  • Quality Control
  • Knowledge of local & National targets and initiatives


  • Knowledge of CR, PACS and RIS system
  • Experience CT/MRI/Cardiac
  • Knowledge and experience of undertaking audit work
  • Knowledge and experience of adverse Incident & risk management
  • Knowledge and experience of research methodology
  • Knowledge of the NHS Plan
  • Experience of supervise staff
  • Experience of teaching junior staff

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Surrey County Hospital



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