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Radiographer (Mammographer)

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Working Full or Part Time

A BSc/DCR in Radiography and a PgC in Mammography is essential. You must be registered with the HCPC. The successful candidate would need to be a qualified Mammographer. They will perform routine and Specialised Mammography and help manage the day to day running of the breast imaging unit. Job share will be considered.

Supporting the needs of the unit, liaising with the Outpatient Clinics, Breast Care Nurses, Surgeons and Office Staff. The role will also include involvement in staff and student training to further broaden your experience. Hours may vary.

The successful candidate will may be expected to cover evening clinics and weekend work. You will be involved in the day to day running of the breast imaging unit, supervising the junior members of staff including assistant practitioners and students.

Previous applicants need not apply

Main duties of the job

The Breast Imaging Unit at The Countess of Chester Hospital delivers a high quality symptomatic service and is part of the Wirral and Chester Breast Screening Programme. We are fully digital with 3 GE Pristina Mammography rooms which have DBT and CESM capabilities and 3 GE Logiq ultrasound rooms.
  • You will be involved in the day to day running of the breast imaging unit, supervising the junior members of staff including assistant practitioners and students.
  • You will have the chance to work in a well respected breast imaging unit, providing breast imaging for the Wirral and Chester Breast Screening Programme and symptomatic clinics.
  • You will be expected to take part in the department QA programme.
  • On appointment you will be expected to complete a 2 day Trust induction followed by a 1 month departmental induction throughout which you will have a dedicated mentor and will gain experience as a supernumerary member of staff in ultrasound, interventional mammography, breast screening and symptomatic mammography.
  • To work in a friendly and supportive environment encouraging personal and professional development.
  • You may be expected to cover evening clinics and weekend work.
  • You may be expected to work at the Clatterbridge Breast Screening site

About us

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides services to West Cheshire and to Welsh patients covered by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. The Trust works collaboratively within the wider Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership. Its services are provided from three locations:
  • The Countess of Chester Hospital: providing 438 general and acute beds
  • Ellesmere Port Hospital: providing 56 beds as a rehabilitation, intermediate and outpatient facility
  • Tarporley War Memorial Hospital: a base for community services which serve the local rural population.

The Trust employs over 6258 staff (headcount) which includes temporary bank staff and provides acute emergency and elective services, primary care direct access services and obstetric services to a population of approximately 407,000. This includes 357,000 residents in Chester and West Cheshire which includes Ellesmere Port and Neston as well as the Deeside area of Flintshire which has a population of approximately 50,000.

The Trust is a busy district general hospital and in 2022/2023, there were more than 503,342 patient attendances (inpatient, outpatient and diagnostic) ranging from a simple outpatient appointment to major cancer surgery. This is an increase of nearly 10,000 compared to the previous year when there were 494,387 patient attendances.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See Job Description for further details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. The cost of the DBS application is �23 (standard) or �43 (enhanced), this cost will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.

You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post, we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

Good luck with your application.

Person Specification



  • HCPC registered
  • Post Graduate Certificate of Mammography Practice


  • Recognised Management Qualification
  • Extended practice qualification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Awareness and demonstrable compliance with UK PHE (now UKHSA) guidance on best practice on leading a breast screening service
  • 3+ years post-graduate experience in Mammography
  • Demonstrable experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Good, working knowledge of NHSBSP and QA programme
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Recognised teaching, coaching and mentoring qualifications

Skills and Abilities


  • Experience of dealing with stressful and emotionally charged situations
  • Experience of dealing with stressful situations
  • Be of smart appearance, have a good speaking voice and be polite in dealings with others
  • Capability to perform the duties of the post with any aids and adaptations

Employer details

Employer name

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Countess of Chester Hospital

Liverpool Road



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