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Trauma Radiographer

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated radiographers to join our team working in both the CT and General X-ray areas of the Radiology department. This is a fantastic opportunity for radiographers wishing to develop their career in CT whilst maintaining their skills in the General X-ray areas of the departmentThis post is based on the Oxford Road site at one of the largest teaching hospitals in Greater Manchester. The work in the department is incredibly varied, and although at times challenging, it is also rewarding. We are a Major Trauma Centre and are the specialist centre for all penetrating and blunt abdominal trauma within Greater Manchester.The role will involve rotating between the CT and General X-ray areas of the department. You will be required to act on your own initiative, using a wide range of professional skills, whilst performing routine and complex procedures, sometimes without direct supervision.The post is divided between working in the General X-ray areas of the department and CT, which includes providing cover for a 24 hr service.

Our cross sectional imaging department currently has 2 CT Scanners, with plans to install a scanner dedicated to interventional CT. A further CT scanner will be installed as part of a redeveloped emergency department.The general department has DR in all our x-ray rooms. We provide support for our busy Emergency department, as well as inpatient, outpatient, and theatre work.

Main duties of the job

  • Take part in a rotation through both CT and General X-ray areas of the department, providing cover for a 24 hour service
  • Take responsibility for the welfare and comfort of the patient whilst in our care
  • Ensure all requests can be justified prior to exposure to ionising radiation - as required by the IR(ME)R
  • Ensure all patients are positively identified prior to examination
  • Make decisions on the most appropriate examination required, taking into consideration the medical condition and needs of the patient and any contraindications
  • Physically position the full range of patient presentations with accuracy
  • Review images and make a clinical assessment as to whether additional imaging is required to aid diagnosis
  • Ensure that urgent findings are communicated appropriately
  • Working without supervision, participate in the out of hour's duty rosters to maintain a 24 hour emergency service to the central site
  • Undertake the in-house training programme in IV injections of contrast media and work under departmental protocol
  • Take part in the general rotation through all areas of the Main X-ray Department
  • Participate in the teaching and assessment of all student Radiographers during their CT and general clinical placements.
  • Liaise with referring departments, keeping them informed of any delays to patient throughput
  • Perform any other radiographic or allied duties as required by the Senior or Lead Radiographer consistent with maintaining the efficient running of the department

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity MattersMFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Post graduate experience in general radiography
  • Experience of working in a healthcare setting


  • Some post graduate experience in CT



  • BSc (Radiography) or equivalent
  • HCPC Registration

Personal Attributes


  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to coach/supervise junior staff and students
  • Ability to problem solve and make decisions

Personal Circumstances


  • This is a full time post with a 24 hour duty commitment
  • Participation in shift duties is required
  • This post involves dealing with very mobile/less mobile patients, telephone communications, maneuvering of mobile equipment
  • A certain amount of manual dexterity is required

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Oxford Road Campus


M13 9WL

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