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Diagnostic Radiographer (Band 5)

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 per annum incl. HCAS
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
You will be based in our main department undertaking all aspects of plain radiography, fluoroscopy, mobiles and theatres. We offer all radiographers training in general radiography and fluoroscopy.

Our department is an extremely friendly and supportive place to work and we look forward to welcoming a new post-holder into our team.

West Middlesex is the ideal hospital to consolidate all your knowledge from training and build a strong base on which to progress.

We welcome new graduates as well as qualified applicants.

This post has a commitment to 7 day working including an on call system involving night and weekend duties and the successful candidate may be required to work extended hours as deemed necessary by the department.

Further education and career progression is supported by the department and our Consultant Radiographer.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to produce high quality images to assist in diagnosis and treatment of all patients.

They will fulfil their requirement of their role within the Imaging team, and uphold the standards expected of them from their professional body.

About us

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is proud to be one of the top performing and safest trusts in England. We have two main acute hospital sites--Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, plus our award-winning clinics across North West London and beyond.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To undertake all radiographic duties efficiently and to a high standard.
  • To ensure that patients receive a high standard of care.
  • To be conversant with the routine procedures in all general and screening rooms, casualty and mobile and theatre radiography.
  • To assist with the practical training of student radiographers.
  • To communicate with other staff members to ensure the smooth running of the Department.
  • To ensure that the Radiation Protection guidelines, IR (ME) R guidelines and local rules are strictly adhered to.
  • To ensure that the rules and procedures of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 are strictly adhered to, and that all working areas are kept clean and safe.
  • To participate in the departmental quality assurance programmes as required.
  • To report and record all equipment faults.
  • To participate in the on call and stand by rotas as required.
  • To undertake any other duties which may be appropriate to the post.
  • To offer an initial assessment and interpretation of images produced in the course of their role.
  • To comply with, and be able to demonstrate and instruct, safe manual handling techniques.
  • To comply with and be able to demonstrate safe infection control measures.
  • To strive to achieve competencies required to progress to Band 6 radiographer
  • To maintain a commitment to, and take responsibility for, personal development utilising principles of Continuous Professional Development (CPD). The post holder is encouraged by the department to attend both personal and professional development activities that assist in their role and the service.


Covid-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for this role, unless an exemption applies. The successful applicant may have contact with vulnerable service users and we will therefore seek proof of being fully vaccinated during the recruitment process.

This job description may be subject to change according to the varying needs of the service. Such changes will be made after discussion between the post holder and his/her manager.

All duties must be carried out under supervision or within Trust policy and procedure. You must never undertake any duties that are outside your area of skill or knowledge level. If you are unsure you must seek clarification from a more senior member of staff.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • BSc (Hons) Radiography
  • HCPC registration


  • Member of SOR
  • Interest in further study and CPD including research



  • Broad general radiography experience at student at junior level


  • Exposure to specialist techniques

Skills and Knowledge


  • Ability to work under own initiative
  • Ability to make decisions
  • Organisational skills
  • Interest in teaching/training
  • Up to date technical knowledge
  • Ability to undertake primary diagnosis from acquired images
  • Ability to safely use specialist equipment
  • A good understanding and demonstration of Customer Service Standards
  • Ability to supervise more junior staff including students
  • Able to apply use of IT to principles of patient confidentiality


  • Willingness to participate in departmental service development
  • Willingness to teach/train
  • Awareness of developments in NHS
  • Willingness to extend role

Employer details

Employer name

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


West Middlesex University Hospital

Twickenham Road



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