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Band Dental Radiographer

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum. inc HCA
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
A vacancy has arisen for a Band 6 Senior Dental Radiographer to work cross-site at the King's College Dental Hospital and Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup. You will be working in the Dental X-ray department, being part of a multi-disciplinary group of friendly colleagues. Previous dental x-ray experience would be highly desirable. This is an opportunity to bring your experience as a Band 5 Radiographer to the fore. You will have at least two years' experience as a Band 5 Radiographer working in the UK, ensuring that you will be ready to take on further clinical responsibilities. The department has 3 Cone Beam CT scanners and multiple satellite units, across both King's and Queen Mary's sites, which you will rotate across.

Main duties of the job

  • Carry out radiographic duties specific to Dental Radiography and produce high quality radiographs.
  • Interpret health service policy: Ionizing Radiation (Medical Examination) Regulations 2017 as defined in the department protocol.
  • Assist with the training and supervision of junior staff and all students on placement within the department.
  • Comply with all Ionizing Radiation regulations, Health & Safety policy, Dental Hospital Infection Control policy and the Local Rules for radiation protection.
  • Assist in the co-ordination and smooth running of the Department.
  • Be accountable for own decisions made and care provided to patients.
  • Be aware of personal limitations in knowledge and practice and seek appropriate advice from senior colleagues.
  • To have flexibility regarding working hours and responsibilities commensurate with a senior role.
  • Monitor effectiveness of own clinical practice through audit and peer review.
  • Participate in continuing professional development opportunities to ensure that up-to date evidence based knowledge and competence in aspects of the role is maintained.

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of �1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reach is our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The successful candidate will be expected to use their initiative, work autonomously, supervise and teach students, as well as prioritise their workloads.
  • Help with organising the day-to-day workload.
    • Perform and maintain high standards of clinical practice & radiographic standards completion of competencies.
    • Undertake Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT) scanning.
    • Able to interpret resultant CBCT images, within your scope of practice.
    • Maintain a high standard of patient care and ensure that all precautions are taken to prevent the occurrence of accidents to patients, visitors and other members of staff.
    • Utilize imaging protocols correctly as defined in the Department Protocol.
    • Use the X-ray equipment and accessories correctly and keep them clean.
    • Report any faults or unsafe conditions of any item of equipment to the Clinical Specialist/Manager, following local department policies.
    • Be an active participant in recognising your challenges, not relying on others to raise your awareness.
    • Instruct staff and students in the safe and effective use of all equipment and techniques.
    • Recognise errors and how to resolve them either clinical or equipment
    • Recognise that learning is via various methods e.g. documentation, verbal, visual etc.
    • Be aware of own radiographic experience within the dental radiography modality. Recognise that although a qualified radiographer, your previous experience may have little to do, specifically with dental radiography, nonetheless you will be expected to learn, thus forming a foundation on which to develop.
    • Maintain effective relationships with all staff, within the Dental Institute, Queen Marys Hospital, Sidcup and across the KCH campus.
    • Ensure that complaints and queries are promptly and sympathetically dealt with and reported to the Clinical Specialist/Manager.
    • Attend on duty promptly and correctly dressed.

    • Actively assist in any Quality Assurance, Clinical Governance, Risk Management and Audit Programmes as required.
    • To effectively prioritise, organise and manage own time, workload and resources.
    • To establish, maintain and develop professional working relationships with colleagues.
    • Contribute to the development of monthly staff working timetables.
    • Work effectively in demanding situations requiring prompt correct responses
    • Delegate achievable tasks to junior staff, when required, in a friendly manner with clear instructions
    • Be self-reliant, flexible and show that you are adaptive to working in changing environments, ensuring you can perform other duties without the expectation that it is someone elses job.
    • Able to problem solve using initiatives that are safe, consensual and compliant with current legislation, alongside Trust and locally established practices
    • Ability to effectively listen to others, being sensitive and supportive to their needs
    • To communicate effectively in a clear, positive and nurturing manner
    • To integrate well with multi-disciplinary personnel and with direct colleagues.
    • To nurture and positively contribute in developing and maintaining positive working environments
    • To be competent in collaborative working across multi-disciplinary teams
    • To motivate staff and positively contribute to driving change
    • To be resilient in understanding complex issues, managing expectations and showing motivation, working towards positive outcomes/ solutions.
    • To have an approachable character, eager to learn and listen so to mitigate risk and provide a balanced informed opinion.

    To attend and participate in meetings including clinical, educational and developmental meetings.Assist in the orientation and development of new staff to the department, including acting as a mentor or preceptor.
    • To undertake training as required including mandatory and statutory training, core skills training and ongoing developmental training.
    • To take responsibility for own developmental learning and performance. To identify with the support of line manager appropriate areas of personal development.
    • Keep up to date and be actively involved in Continuing Professional Development and be fully conversant with the latest radiographic techniques.
    • Participate in the teaching of staff members, nursing students and members of the multidisciplinary team.
    • To present own lectures (without plagiarism) within the preceding year, only after successful completion of the 6 month probationary period
    • To participate in induction programmes for new members of the practice/centre team.
    • Demonstrate self-awareness of how to communicate with different patient groups and colleagues, and how your words/actions may be interpreted by others.
    • Able to retain and recall important information, expressing this to colleagues in a coherent manner.
    • To adhere to KCH Behaviour Standards in all aspects of your work.
    • Essential to adhere to KCH Trust Values
    • Be reflective of own clinical practice evaluate your impact on others
    • Be aware of how your own behaviour may be perceived by others
    • Have a balanced approach to changing working environments, towards colleagues working within such environments, and how you can positively contribute to new initiatives, taking responsibility of your own actions.

Person Specification



  • BSc Radiography or Diploma of College of Radiographers (or equivalent) Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registration
  • Minimum 2 years post registration UK experience



  • Able to work well and consistently, when under pressure
  • Effective communicator and interpersonal skills

Employer details

Employer name

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


King's College Hospital

Denmark Hill



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