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MRI Radiographer

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a focused, flexible and experienced MR Radiographer who shares Addenbrooke's ideals to join us and benefit from the rewards that our team provides for patients, staff members and the community.

The MRI department at CUH is one of the busiest Trusts in the UK and offers opportunities to get involved in a wealth of patient examinations, including Neuro, MSK, GI, GU, Gynae, Vascular, Thoracic, Cardiac, Paediatric and Research and Development. You will be involved in types of imaging not carried out elsewhere in the country and in some research instances worldwide. We thrive for excellent image quality at all times, leading to several prizes, presentations and recognition in the MRI community across the world.

We also provide and deliver a vast and complex workload for patients with medical devices implanted (Pacemakers, Neuro-stimulators, complex shunts, etc), having a dedicated and skilled team responsible for the service and this particular patient care.

Main duties of the job

To take an active part in the provision of the MR service at CUH and Community Diagnostic Centers whilst maintaining the highest standards of MR imaging and patient care at all times.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Our department is busy and sees a vast range of patient types however, a dedicated and well-supported team provides an exciting work environment that can support all of your working goals and aspirations. We are proud to provide some of the most innovative and pioneering diagnostic pathways to exceed national targets which in turn are providing exemplary patient care. Our working facilities include CUH (Addenbrooke's Hospital and Rosie Hospitals) and Network CDCs at Ely and Wisbech.

The department is open from 7 am to 8 pm Monday to Sunday. We provide a 24/7 emergency on-call service and participation will be required by default. We support CPD and also hold staff training to cover both the technical and practical aspects of scanning. Postgraduate training is encouraged and supported.

We look forward to your application and welcome informal visits or discussions.

Due to our close links to the University, the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and commercial partners, we offer the opportunity to work with up-to-date technology and imaging protocols and be at the forefront of new research and development techniques. We have six MR systems, complemented by a network of MR experts, high-performance scanner hardware and supporting ancillary equipment.

CUH is also strongly invested in networks for CDC ( Community Diagnostic Centres), creating exciting opportunities for the MRI team to improve patient experience and outcomes. You will be trained and expected to deliver a high-quality standard of care at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Rosie Hospital and the correspondent CDCs managed by the CUH Foundation Trust.

We have an MRI Upgrade programme ongoing, with worldwide state-of-the-art scanners in place and down the line. We are delighted to offer you the opportunity to join our team and be part of the fantastic CUH family.

We invite you to join our team, where we treat everyone as we would expect to be treated ourselves. We believe in identifying and providing the tools necessary to support our team to deliver the highest standards of care. We do this by providing state-of-the-art equipment, and a variety of practical and theoretical resources, embracing team learning and ongoing, thorough service development.

We are seeking candidates with MRI experience who have demonstrable effort to gain experience in the field. We have a tailored training programme that will support you in fulfilling the Band 6 role.

Applicants seeking either full-time or part-time hours are welcome to apply for this role.

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

The closing date is 26-Feb 24 .

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, a shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases, alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • Considerable post graduate experience of cross sectional imaging


  • Some experience in MRI
  • NHS Experience

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind, Excellent.
  • Satisfactory medical clearance for MRI Environment
  • Prepared to work contracted hours flexibly



  • Have a working knowledge of PACS
  • Open to the acquisition of new skills and knowledge in clinical and research MRI


  • Have an understanding of MR anatomy, physics and safety
  • Knowledge and tools to help patients in need
  • Knowledge of MRI environment vs Medical devices and active implants
  • Knowledge of MRI environment vs Inpatients workload



  • DCR (R) or BSc in Diagnostic Radiography
  • Current HCPC Registration
  • Evidence of CPD in portfolio


  • Post graduate qualification



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • High level of organisation skills
  • Confident in operating clinical imaging consoles


  • Be prepared to present papers at tutorials/study days and conferences
  • IV course

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B

Hills Road



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