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Senior Radiographer - Team Leader

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced plain film / Theatre Radiographer to join our team as a team lead Radiographer.

As team lead you will support more junior staff with plain film and theatre imaging, taking responsibility for image authorisation, technique and interdepartmental communication.

The role will require an element of leadership, and the successful candidate will be required to deputise for the relevant Superintendent Radiographer in their absence.

The successful candidate will work closely with other team lead Radiographers, and Superintendent Radiographers, to develop and expand the imaging service.

An in depth knowledge of plain film and theatre techniques, as well as good communication skills are essential.
  • Interview date: 8 January 2024
  • 37 hours 30 minutes/week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

Working within the Radiology team to produce high quality images utilising a patient centred approach

To take a leadership role outside normal working hours to enable correct and appropriate imaging of patients

To deputise for the relevant Superintendent Radiographer in their absence

Training and development of more junior staff and students

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Responsibility for ensuring effective and efficient day to day operation of the relevant imaging service, on site, supporting the modality Superintendent.
  • To be part of a team delivering a high quality efficient and effective radiographic service, to make an informed decision on the diagnostic images required and demonstrate a professional, caring and responsible approach to patients.
  • To ensure local protocols and defined working practices are adhered to.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Person Specification



  • Working knowledge of all relevant professional and NHS policies and procedures.
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of radiation protection and methods of reducing radiation dose as well as a working knowledge of ionising radiation legislation (IR (ME) R).



  • Leadership, managerial and motivational skills
  • Good organisational interpersonal and communication skills, with ability to work effectively in a team or independently as required.
  • IT skills necessary for Radiology Information Systems (RIS) and Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS).


  • Teaching and assessment skills



  • Evidence of CPD.


  • IV cannulation competency
  • Relevant role extension



  • HCPC registered, BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent
  • Post Graduate qualification in a clinical speciality, or post graduate specialist short courses or relevant specialist experience.


  • ECDL qualification

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Victoria Infirmary

317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary


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