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Diagnostic Radiographer

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
13 Mar 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking to join a friendly and committed Radiology & Imaging team in an idyllic part of England? Why not contact us for an informal visit?

We are looking for a Radiographer or student Radiographers to apply for a Band 5 post in our friendly and hardworking plain film team based at Torbay Hospital.

We will consider full or part time appointments and flexible working. Students who are yet to qualify can apply. Those candidates offered an interview will be expected to attend in person as there is a practical element to the interview process.

As a Band 5 Radiographer within this Trust, you will be based in Torbay Hospital, gaining skills and experience in a wide range of modalities, including general radiography, fluoroscopy, A& E, paediatric radiography, mobile & theatre imaging.

Our 24/7 service is mainly based at Torbay hospital, but we also provide 7 day working at Newton Abbot Community Hospital. Further plain film imaging is also provided at both Dawlish and Totnes Community Hospitals.

Main duties of the job

  • A commitment to the out-of-hours rota at the DGH and Newton Abbot Hospitals is expected.
  • To work within all mandated Regulatory guidelines and comply with all Trust and Departmental, Policies Protocols and Guidelines, ensuring high quality, safe working practices in a safe working environment
  • Provide highest quality of care, treating all patients equally
  • The post-holder will be responsible for the safe and efficient use of expensive and complex technical equipment
  • To work as part of the wider TSDFT team, supporting patient pathways for all patient types, assuring that patients receive the most effective and efficient service
  • The post holder will supervise and advise trainees and students.

About us

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust is an Integrated Care Organisation where Hospital and Community services are managed as one .

This contributes substantially to improving our patients care locally with the intention to have less reliance on acute bed-based care and to provide services closer to patients' homes.

The Trust serves a population of 260,000 with a catchment area covering Torbay and South Dartmoor. The population increases by approximately 100,000 in the summer as a result of tourism. Torbay Hospital is ideally situated in the town of Torquay, famed for its sandy beaches and water sports. For those who prefer dry land, Dartmoor is close by and can be viewed from the staff room window! The cities of Exeter and Plymouth are located approximately 18 and 35 miles away.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Entitled as Operator under IRMER (IonisingRadiation (medical exposure) Regulations) Have detailed evidence of appropriateongoing professional development (professional portfolio).
  • Annual attendance in the Directoratesmandatory training programme.
  • Provide clinical and professional advice and be able to cope with multiple tasks.
  • Self-organiser able to work under own initiative within proficiencies achieved.
  • Team working skills.
  • Basic knowledge of IT skills.
  • Must have good interpersonal skills as they will have contact and working relationships with patients/public, a wide variety of staff,including all radiology personnel, medical staff, nurses, healthcare professionals, support staff, and visiting equipment engineers.
  • Working with ionising radiation
  • Radiographers must have awareness at all times of radiation protection as both staff and patients must be protected frominappropriate irradiation.
  • The post-holder is required to position & manoeuvre patients and equipment on a daily basis. In any booked or ad hoc list patients may be ambulant wheel chair bound or on a stretcher or bed.Transfer to a couch may be necessary. Use of a hoist may be necessary.
  • There is regular exposure to distressing or emotional situations on a daily basis e.g. badly injuredpatients and intoxicated, aggressive or abusive patients and relatives and occasional exposure (fewtimes per month) to highly distressing situations e.g. severe trauma cases, cardiac arrest
  • Frequent exposure to bodily fluids e.g. blood, urine etc, infection risks and occasional exposure to fleas/lice and intoxicated, aggressive or abusive patients and relatives.
  • Ability to prioritise workload as radiographers often work single handed out of hours stress levels are increased.

Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience


  • oEntitled as Operator under IRMER (Ionising Radiation (medical exposure) Regulations)
  • oHave detailed evidence of appropriate ongoing professional development (professional portfolio)
  • oAnnual attendance in the Directorates mandatory training programme


  • Experience of working within the UK health care system

Qualifications and training


  • oBSc Radiography or DCR (+CPD/experience)
  • oCurrent HCPC registration

Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust


Torbay Hospital

Lowes Bridge Road



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