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Practice Educator in Diagnostic Radiography

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Our QSI-accredited Radiology Department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic Diagnostic Radiographer to join its friendly team and support student training in the Radiology Department.

The Radiology Department boasts a busy general department, as well as Fluoroscopy, CT, MRI, Dentals, DXA and Cardiac Cath Lab and the Norfolk Centre for Interventional Radiology Unit. There are 27 theatres in which we have a range of Image Intensifiers. Cromer Hospital forms part of the Trust and is situated on the beautiful North Norfolk coast. The Cromer Radiology department has 2 general rooms supporting a busy MIU, GP's and clinics together with a procedure room with its own image intensifier. Also on site at Cromer are Mammography, US, MRI and DXA.

Hours of work: 25 hours a week. Shifts in Radiology are a mixture of long and short days. You will be required to work flexibly - weekday / weekend and out of hour's duties within the NNUH Trust. We operate a 7 day working week which includes rostering at nights, weekends and Bank Holidays. We offer flexible working opportunities as well.

Main duties of the job

As post holder your duties will include:
  • To facilitate the integration of clinical and academic education of undergraduate student radiographers in the practice setting according to the requirements of the BSc (Hons) and MSc Radiography programmes.
  • To ensure the maintenance of effective lines of communication between the diagnostic imaging department and University through liaison with relevant staff.
  • Undertake assessments on students' clinical performance during staged practical assessments and end of semester meetings, to ascertain progression on the course.
  • Identify students who are not performing at expected levels and devise an appropriate action plan to address the issues.

To support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service,all staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH's 'PRIDE' values of People focused, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence and demonstrate behaviours that support and encourage an inclusive culture.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Liaise and provide effective communication with departmental managers and clinical staff to ensure good professional links with the academic and practice environment.
  • Ensure continuity of student training and facilitate achievement of objectives outlined for each level of competence for the BSc Radiography curriculum.
  • Facilitate the opportunity for students to achieve optimum clinical experience in the practice area appropriate to the modules they are studying and their level of learning.
  • Plan, design and implement appropriate induction programme for new students.
  • Liaise inter-professionally to organise hospital wide learning experiences for student placements in other areas of the hospital.
  • Work collaboratively
  • Supervise and teach students radiography practice in conjunction with qualified radiographers to ensure a high standard of professionalism and patient care.
  • Ensure the welfare of patients, visitors and staff is safeguarded according to the Trusts departmental health and safety at work policies.
  • Design, prepare and deliver a tutorial programme to links the theory taught at the University of Suffolk.
  • Use effective communication skills, to deal with sensitive, contentious and confidential situations utilising persuasive, motivational and empathetic skills.
  • Provide pastoral support to students on personal and professional matters during practice placements. Signpost and refer students for support at the University of Suffolk when appropriate.

Please see the attached job description for full details.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/BSc in Radiography
  • Possesses current HPC registration as a Radiographer



  • Experience of working with student radiographers


  • Teaching experience
  • Experience as a mentor to students



  • Highly motivated and able to motivate others


  • Skilled communicator- be able to advise and deal politely, tactfully, and effectively with a wide range of individuals.
  • Devise and evaluate tutorials at all levels and abilities, both verbal and written.

Attitude, aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

Colney Lane



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