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CT Radiographer

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Bury St Edmunds
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Part Time
We are looking for a CT Radiographer to join our growing team. We have recently gained a third CT scanner completed in June 23 and replaced both our in-hospital scanners, all with the GE Revolution Ascend.

We are in need of additional staff to cover maternity leave and support our extended working day and 24/7 service. We are currently planning the approved CDC at Newmarket which will open in November 2024.

We are looking to employ a Band 5 radiographer with the opportunity to progress to Band 6. We will consider both students and qualified radiographers who are keen to acquire experience and have the desire to learn in CT scanning.


Staff Car Parking on the West Suffolk Hospital Site is eligible for individuals working outside of the core hours, 07:00 - 18:30.

For individuals working within the core hours, the Trust offers parking off site at the Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club, which is serviced by a regular shuttle bus to and from the Hospital. Details of the bus timetable can be found in the on-line starter pack on the West Suffolk Hospital website.

This parking restriction does not apply if an individual is required to work on a weekend or if they are required to complete on call duties within their role.

The closing date for this vacancy may change if we receive a strong response. Please ensure that you apply for any post you are interested in as soon as possible.

Main duties of the job

Many of our staff have worked at the West Suffolk for a number of years creating a real sense of community. We are at an extremely exciting phase in our development with the new hospital designs underway. The department has QSI accreditation which we are extremely proud of, demonstrating our commitment to quality care.

West Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust is a district general hospital in the beautiful market town, Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. The surrounding area has plenty to offer for all ages. With easy access to London, Cambridge and Ipswich.

We have to offer :-

3 GE CT Ascend scanners

Training opportunities

Extended days, condensed week working with 24/7 cover.

Part time/full time options.

About us

#BeKnown at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. By us. By our patients. By our community

We are a busy, friendly, rural NHS Trust providing high-quality care and compassion to more than a quarter of a million people across west Suffolk. We care for, treat and support people in hospital, at home and in various community settings.

The West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds provides acute and secondary care services (emergency department, maternity and neonatal services, day surgery unit, eye treatment centre, Macmillan unit and children's ward). It has 500+ beds and is a partner teaching hospital of the University of Cambridge.

Adult and paediatric community services, provided in collaboration with West Suffolk Alliance partners, include a range of nursing, therapy, specialist, and ongoing temporary care and rehabilitation, some at our Newmarket Community Hospital.

We do our utmost to achieve outstanding clinical outcomes for patients and our values of fairness, inclusivity, respect, safety and team work guide how we work and behave as a team.

With nearly 5,000 staff, from all over the world, we strive to make our organisation a great place to work. Whatever your role or ambition, we want to help you be the best you can be.

We promote a diverse and inclusive community where everyones voice counts and you can #BeKnown for whoever you are.

Join us. What will you #BeKnown for?

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job summary

To work as an active member of the Cross Sectional Imaging service CT team, maintaining professional standards.

To have a working knowledge of Ionising Radiation Medical Exposure Regulations (IRMER) and safe working practice associated with CT and Radiology.

Able to assist in day-to-day activities of the CT department, with supervision from Band 6 and 7 CT Radiographers.

To be aware of patient examination targets and prioritise workload. Providing a consistent high quality of patient care and communication skills.

Person Specification

Education and qualifications


  • Have a degree or equivalent in Diagnostic Radiography.
  • Be registered with the HCPC.
  • Comprehensive, up to date CPD portfolio


  • Specialist course in CT

Experience and knowledge


  • To have a basic working knowledge of and demonstrate interest in Cross-sectional Imaging.
  • To have a basic knowledge and understanding of cross-sectional anatomy and pathology.
  • Knowledge of CT safety and CT radiation protection.


  • Experience in audit
  • Previous clinical experience working in CT unit.

Skills and abilities


  • Effective communication and organisational skills.
  • Ability to build and sustain effective working relationships and work well in a small team.
  • Able to use a wide range of IT systems
  • Demonstrate good attention to detail.
  • Good time management skills


  • Presentation skills
  • Teaching skills

Personal qualities


  • Occupational health clearance to carry out all physical tasks.
  • Ability to travel to satellite locations to carry out post.
  • High self-awareness, understanding own emotions, strengths and limitations.
  • Be able to cope under pressure and deliver against objectives.
  • Able to respond positively to developmental feedback.
  • Flexible approach to working hours and duties with ability to cover extended working days, weekends and Bank Holidays

Employer details

Employer name

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust


West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Hardwick Lane

Bury St Edmunds

IP33 2QZ

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