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Breast Stereo Advanced Practitioner

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rota
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do to offer a high quality patient experience in a caring and supportive environment. This aligns with our vision of providing safe, caring and effective services because people matter.

This is an opportunity to join an NHS organisation that inspires its staff to innovate, with support and encouragement to continually develop. We expect all of our staff to demonstrate the Trust values of Care, Respect and Responsibility.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for you to join our friendly, forward thinking breast imaging team. We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated, Band 7 female* Advanced Practitioner (biopsies)/ mammographer

Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a Breast Screening Service to women residing in the Dudley, Wolverhampton and South Staffordshire areas and also the symptomatic breast service within Dudley

Travel is required to the all the Mobile Units and Static Sites.

* this post has an exception under The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 section 7 (2)*D

Main duties of the job

The Breast Screening main Unit is located at Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley. The service has three assessment centres based at Russells Hall Hospital, New Cross Hospital, and Cannock Chase Hospital. There are also 3 static screening sites and 3 mobile units

This role will cover all of the duties expected of a band 7Advanced Practitioner (Biopsy)/ Mammographer. You will possess current experience in Mammography and be qualified as a HCPC Registered Radiographer, along with the Certificate in Competence in Mammography and hold a recognised SCoR qualification to undertake x-ray guided biopsies and wire guided localizations.

We welcome international candidates to apply. Internationally recruited AHPs must be either registered, or in the process of registering with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

The Dudley group recognises the importance of a supportive transition into your work with us, so as a new graduate, internationally educated registrant or a colleague returning to practice we provide a comprehensive preceptorship programme as a Trust and Black Country ICS. We want to make sure you have everything you need to thrive in your career with Team Dudley.

About us

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of excellent health care, improved health for all. We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.

We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as ethnically diverse, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.

Dudley Group offer many opportunities for our staff to develop and grow within their roles through our Learning & OD department. These include topics such as communication, wellbeing, team development, cultural competency, and values, plus much more. For those in a Management/Leadership role, there are additional programmes to support you to develop the skills you need. These include our Managers Essentials Programme and a Leadership Programme that all managers will attend as part of your Dudley Managers Induction. Our Learning Prospectus is a great way to discover the details behind what's available for you here at The Dudley Group.

We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Education


  • DCR/BSc in Diagnostic Radiography
  • Certificate of Competence in Mammography
  • Holds recognised SCoR qualification to undertake x-ray guided biopsies and wire guided localizations
  • Registered with the HPC.
  • Evidence of CPD and reflective practice


  • Educated to Masters level or equivalent or working towards
  • Counselling qualification
  • Film reading qualification

Knowledge and Training


  • Able to administer local anaesthetic
  • Qualified in Intermediate Life Support
  • Basic computer skills Essential



  • Previous experience of the NHS Breast Screening Programme
  • Advanced knowledge of mammography
  • Post graduate experience in specialism
  • Previous experience of mentoring/teaching


  • Previous experience of Health Promotion.

Communication and Relationship Skills


  • Excellent communication skills, able to convey complex/distressing news in a sensitive manner
  • Commitment to teamwork and attainment of NHS BSP Quality Standards.
  • Ability to work within and supervise a team
  • Good communication within the wider MDT.

Analytical and Organisational Skills


  • Able to make decisions
  • Ability to work within stressful situations.
  • Good organisational and planning skills
  • Able to manage and prioritise workload

Employer details

Employer name

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust


Russell's Hall Hospital

Pensnett Road



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