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Radiographer - X-Ray

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
3 Oct 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic radiographers who have pride in their work and are committed to excellent patient care to join our team at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital site of the University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust. This is an exciting opportunity to join us on our journey to become the major emergency hospital for Dorset as we plan for the future healthcare needs of our region. These changes will involve a �147m investment in our region's health services and will see considerable development at our site over the next few years.

The post will involve rotating through all areas of the main x-ray department, with participation in the out of hours shift rota based in the Emergency Department.

All Band 5 Radiographers are encouraged to extend and develop their clinical skills and knowledge by undertaking a rotation to specialist areas, which can include CT, Cardiac, Interventional, DEXA, Mammography and Ultrasound. We are committed to role extension, with the department training Radiographers in Trauma Reporting, Fluoroscopy procedures and Ultrasound.

Final year students are welcomed and encouraged to apply. A Part-time post will also be considered.

Base Location: Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Proposed Interview Date: 17th October 2023

Main duties of the job

The post will involve rotating through all areas of X-ray which includes general x-ray, fluoroscopy, mobiles, theatre and ED, with participation in the out of hours shift rota based in the Emergency Department.

We will be expanding to over 1000 beds with services including A& E, Cardiology, Cancer care, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Maternity ,Urology & Vascular surgery. The Royal Bournemouth Hospital also has one largest and busiest Coronary Angioplasty and Cardiac Pacing Centres in the UK and is the Vascular Network Hub for all complex vascular activity accepting patients from the surrounding areas of Salisbury, Dorchester and Poole.

Our modern, well-equipped x-ray department in Bournemouth has 14 rooms and is currently undergoing an extensive equipment replacement programme. Bournemouth Hospital is a worldwide reference site for Toshiba/Cannon CT and currently has 3 multi-slice CT scanners . We also have 4 MRI scanners, 4 cardiac angiography labs and a 2 room Interventional Radiology Suite. Other specialities include DEXA scanning and digital fluoroscopy. The directorate will perform over 220,000 examinations this year with a team of over 90 Radiographers and Assistant Practitioners.

About us

Bournemouth is a fantastic place to live and work, please take a look at our videos on YouTube under Radiography recruitment at RBCH.

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued team mates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

In some cases this means that a services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

Person Specification



  • DCR or B.Sc. in Radiography


  • Post qualification experience.



  • CPD evidence post qualification or varied training experience.
  • General Radiography techniques


  • Commitment to personal development and updating of skills.

Technical Skills


  • Competent to undertake all general examinations including theatre and mobiles
  • Good computer skills



  • To DCR or B.Sc. level.
  • Infection control
  • Radiation safety
  • IR(ME)R and IRR


  • Evidence of updates in general radiography technique & equipment

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Bournemouth Hospital



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