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Senior Radiographer (CT Rotational)

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Royal Victoria Infirmary
Depending on experience pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic and motivated Radiographer to join our friendly and hardworking team in the Radiology department at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

The role involves working within the CT and general radiography modalities, providing high quality imaging and patient centred care for a range of complex imaging examinations. Providing imaging for our patients can be challenging, but rewarding.

Good organisational, interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively in a team, or independently is required.
  • Interview Date: 5 June 2024
  • 37 hours 30 minutes/week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be required to rotate through the imaging modalities delivering the highest possible patient care and imaging service in a busy major trauma centre.

Detailed knowledge and understanding of anatomy, general radiographic practices and methods of reducing radiation dose, as well as a working knowledge of ionising radiation legislation (IR (ME) R) is required.

Previous experience in CT would be extremely beneficial for this role and a post graduate qualification in a clinical speciality, or post graduate specialist short courses, or relevant specialist experience would be desirable.

Successful candidates will also be expected to train in and undertake CT Colonography examinations. Cannulation training will also be provided if required.

You will be working as part of a team providing support in evenings and weekends within the CT service at the Royal Victoria Infirmary. The rota is currently a mixture of core hours and shifts finishing at 8pm during weekdays, and weekend duties. Weekend allocation will be approximately one in three weekends.

Working knowledge of all relevant professional and NHS policies and procedures is essential, as is the need to have the IT skills necessary for Radiology Information Systems (RIS) and Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS).

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Whilst the post is based at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, rotation to the Freeman Hospital may be necessary in times of staff shortages.

You must be HCPC registered and hold a BSc (Hons) or equivalent in Diagnostic Radiography.

We offer a wide range of services and within the RVI Radiology department and have a number of General x-ray rooms, Ultrasound rooms, Fluoroscopy rooms, Image Intensifiers for theatre imaging, Nuclear Medicine, 2 MRI units, 3 CT scanners including one with dual source dual energy capabilities, and an Interventional Radiology room.

Opportunities are available for personal and professional development and the post holder may be encouraged to take on additional responsibilities such as, Radiation Protection Supervisor, manual handling facilitator, Health and Safety Representative, Society of Radiographers Representative or CPR trainer.

Job Purpose
  • To be part of a team delivering a high quality efficient and effective radiographic service, to make an informed decision on the diagnostic images required and demonstrate a professional, caring and responsible approach to patients.
  • There is a commitment to out of hours work and on call and extended working day duties within the imaging departments primarily based at either the Freeman or RVI site but with commitments to work within Radiology departments Trust wide when required.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Person Specification



  • Working knowledge of all relevant professional and NHS policies and procedures
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of radiation protection and methods of reducing radiation dose as well as a working knowledge of ionising radiation legislation (IR (ME) R).
  • Evidence of CPD.


  • Evidence of audit



  • Good organisational interpersonal and communication skills, with ability to work effectively in a team or independently as required.
  • IT skills necessary for Radiology Information Systems (RIS) and Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS).
  • IV Cannulation


  • ECDL
  • Evidence of leadership skills



  • Broad range of post qualification experience


  • Experience of working in CT and the ability to perform examinations independently.



  • HCPC registered, BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent
  • Post Graduate qualification in a clinical speciality, or post graduate specialist short courses or relevant specialist experience.

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Victoria Infirmary

317 Royal Victoria Infirmary


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