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Diagnostic Radiographer

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Great Yarmouth
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Newly qualified Diagnostic Radiographer

The Norfolk and Waveney (N& W) Integrated Care System (ICS) will see a rapid expansion of Imaging capacity in 2024 and 2025 due to our development of Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC). The three acute N& W hospital sites (JPUH, QEH NNUH) provide patient diagnostic services for over 1.5 million people in the county of Norfolk and beyond. The CDCs are due to open at all 3 sites across 2024 and 2025. Dedicated to outpatient pathways they will house state of the art MRI, CT, Ultrasound and projection radiology equipment.

We need highly motivated newly registered Radiographers that are keen to develop and be part of the future imaging workforce.

You will rotate through the acute hospital into all General Modality areas including the Emergency department, in-patients, outpatients, theatres and mobiles, as well as the dedicated outpatient CDC setting that is near to the main hospital site. You will be contributing to a 24/7 roster with enhancements for duties worked out of hours that boost your salary. Shifts consist of long and short days over a 7 day period, including bank holidays, nights and weekends.

Main duties of the job

As a Diagnostic Radiographer you are a vital part of many patient pathways and key to ensuring patients receive compassionate care while supporting a timely diagnosis. Whether you are providing highly skilled image acquisition or undertaking advanced clinical tasks it is a role that makes a difference.

As a newly qualified radiographer you can be assured you will be supported and developed in your role. All newly qualified radiographers complete a preceptorship programme and are supported by the senior team, mentors and practice educators.

The significant growth in capacity provided by the CDCs will also bring many opportunities for further training and development of your skills, so when we have supported you to transition from student to confident qualified Radiographer we want you to find the next stage of your career with us too.

So, if you want to start your career with us, we want to meet you.

As well as the James Paget University Hospital (JPUH) there will be vacancies at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) and Norfolk Norwich University Trust. All NHS Trusts are based within the Norfolk and Waveney ICS.

Interviews will be held via MS teams and there will be a representative from each Trust on the panel.

Consideration can be given to employ candidates into a B4 Assistant Practitioner role pending HCPC registration being provided

About us

The James Paget Healthcare NHS Trust became the first Foundation Trust in Norfolk and Suffolk. The Trust is a high performing organisation that prides itself in putting patients first. We continually strive to improve clinical outcomes and patient experience to meet the needs of our patients and local population and our hospital is firmly rooted in the local community. We have a talented and loyal workforce, with a commitment to embrace and deliver improvement and change.

When you accept a job here, you will be supported within your specialist team by enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff, with a strong ethos of supervision and supporting staff well being. You will receive specific training to help you achieve your competencies for the role, alongside Trust mandatory training and in-house courses. We value individuals and encourage you to get the most out of your personal development and career, which in turn supports the hospital in delivering high quality health care.

The Department runs a 24 hour service and out of hours shifts are contractual.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Shortlisted candidate undertakes all types of imaging according to standard operating procedures, including both local policies and according to manufacturers guidelines.

Ensure all examinations are carried out according to professional code of conduct for Radiographers, and adhering to safety procedures eg IRMERObtain the correct consent from patients prior to undertaking procedures.Considers patients safety and wishes at all times, alerting others if there is deterioration in the patients condition or a withdrawal of consent.

Adjust imaging where required if there is an unexpected outcome and know when to seek guidance of the Trouble Shooting Radiologist if required.

Adapt techniques to suit patients needs if possible, taking into consideration risk factors and managing that risk.

Keep records of contrast/medicine administration, documenting any problems, allergies etc according to procedure.

Prioritise in-patient requests according to clinical need as required.Carry out appropriate corrective action when quality procedures identify a problem.

Ensure clinical rooms are checked for use at the start of the day and maintain the room throughout the day, including cleaning, stocking up, safety etc

Stay abreast of local and national developments in order to contribute to the improvement of services within the department. Identify issues and offer constructive suggestions.

Partaking in audit to the benefit of the department Attendance and participation at staff meetings Attendance at meetings as required.

To maintain good standards of patient care whilst producing images of high quality, adhering to departmental imaging procedures and protocols, (complying with IRMER)

Ensure all patient records and incidents are recorded and comply with local and national policies eg Caldicott guidelines and data protection act 1998.

To ensure rooms and equipment are kept clean and well stocked.

Emergency equipment should be available and ready to use.

To take part in the department quality assurance programme ensuring that the necessary QA checks are carried out in- line with departmental procedures.

Ensure that all equipment faults, changes in output and/or working practices that would affect the radiation received by the patient are reported immediately as per procedure

If you are interested in applying for this role, the job Description provides details of complete responsibilities and requirements.

Person Specification

Degree in Radiography


  • Degree in Radiography or about to qualify



  • Recent experience of working in UK NHS hospital
  • use of digital equipment


  • experience of working out of hours shifts in a UK hospital environment



  • Good communication skills



  • Current Radiation legislation
  • Infection prevention procedures


  • Knowldege of PACS and RIS systems

Employer details

Employer name

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


James Paget University Hospital

Lowestoft Road

Great Yarmouth

NR31 6LA

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