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Senior Radiographer

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 01 Freeman Hospital
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
The Freeman Hospital's Cardiothoracic Centre is a regional and national centre of excellence for lung and heart care, providing diagnostics and intervention/surgery for adults and children under one roof.

Due to expansion of services within the Cardiothoracic Centre, we are seeking to appoint a part-time Band 6 Radiographer with a specialist interest in cardiac radiography to join our team.

The cardio X-ray team provides a quality service to clinicians and patients in a variety of settings, rotating through 2 plain film rooms, 6 cardiac catheter laboratories, a dedicated screening room within the Institute of Transplantation, 5 cardiothoracic theatres and our purpose-built Day Treatment Centre. We have recently installed 2 high spec Siemens Artis Icono systems to join our current Artis Q and Artis Q Zen biplane systems.
  • Interview Date Thursday, 13 June 2024
  • 22 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

  • Undertaking a range of specialist cardiac cath lab procedures in line with department operational procedures and policies.
  • Working as part of a specialist multidisciplinary team committed to providing efficient and effective high-quality care and participating in the 24/7 on-call PPCI service.
  • Practice and promote good radiation safety, observing local rules, participating in the equipment QA programmes and using ALARA principle to produce high quality diagnostic imaging with the lowest achievable dose.
  • Develop clinical skills and participate in CPD activities and the education of others.
  • Organising the workflow in and out of the cardio x-ray department, delivering a safe and efficient diagnostic imaging service to inpatient wards, GPs and a variety of outpatient clinics.

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

The Cardiothoracic Centre is a busy and diverse clinical area, providing a range of diagnostic and interventional studies such as angioplasty, pacing, EP, TAVI, and complex structural heart services.

The cardiac catheter team provides essential care to acute patients via a 24/7 PPCI service. The successful candidate will be expected to be part of the emergency on-call team after training is completed. They will ideally have some experience in aspects of radiography such as plain film and intervention, experience with Siemens Artis fluoroscopy systems is advantageous. They will have opportunities for continuing professional development and development of clinical and teaching skills.
  • 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



  • Interventional Radiology imaging experience


  • Cross sectional experience in both CT and MRI
  • Experience in complex angiography cases



  • 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


Freeman Hospital

317 01 Freeman Hospital


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