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Practice Educator - Medical Imaging

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
We are looking for a Practice Educator to work within thethe Medical Imaging Department at Ipswich Hospital. This post is until 31st March 2025. This post is full time 37.5 hours per week. We will accept a job share.

We are part of a large district general hospital and you will be expected to rotate through all areas including the Emergency Department, CT scan, Fluoroscopy , all the plain film imaging modalities as well as opportunities for the right candidates to train within Vascular & Intervention and Cardiac modalities.

You will be responsible for the co-ordination and facilitation of the integration of practice and academic education of undergraduate student radiographers in the practice setting.

You will also teach and supervise students in the clinical environment as well as maintaining your own clinical competence to ensure delivery of a high standard of education.

You will actively participate in the Quality System and other quality initiatives within the department and the profession, to develop, implement and evaluate practice and techniques.

Internal applicants currently employed by ESNEFT will be offered on a secondment basis only. Please ensure you have discussed this with your line manager.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide high quality learning and teaching environment, and act in a supervisory capacity for undergraduate students
  • Co-ordinate and participate in the implementation of practice assessments and provide feedback to students, clinical staff and University of Suffolk in a timely manner
  • Provide pastoral support to students during practice experience
  • Devise and implement practice learning rota's that facilitate the achievement of student objectives
  • Initiate, manage and deliver training and updates to mentors, maintaining appropriate records
  • Ensure effective communication between Ipswich Radiotherapy Department and the University of Suffolk
  • Participate in the evaluation and continuous development of practice assessments

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are the largest NHS organisation in East Anglia, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience in the workplace
  • HCPC Registered


  • Teaching qualification (PGCE, CPD Module or equivalent)
  • Study at MSc level



  • Significant experience of working at a senior level within a radiology service
  • Experience of working as a radiographer
  • Previous NHS experience
  • Administration
  • Staff & self-motivation
  • Maintaining high standards

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Ipswich hospital

Heath Road



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