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Diagnostic Radiographer

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently expanding our radiology department to support the inclusion of our services to the upcoming opening of the new Essex and Suffolk Elective Orthopaedic Centre, therefore we are seeking experienced Diagnostic Radiographers and Newly Qualified Diagnostic Radiographers due to qualify in Summer 2024 to join us at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust.

We are a busy radiography department carrying out a wide range of examinations including ED, Outpatients, In-Patients, Dental, Fluoroscopy (including barium examinations), theatre and ITU / ward portables. Your base will be Colchester Hospital, which encompasses our new state of the art elective orthopaedic centre and Clacton Community Diagnostic Centre.

You will join a department that supports its staff to pursue academic courses and develop their careers within a supportive and friendly environment. We are a teaching department and part of this role will be supporting the learning of our students and apprentices.

It is a requirement to undertake a 7 day rostered week, including lates, nights, weekend and bank holidays.

If you would like to be part of a flexible innovative team and enjoy using your initiative, we would like to hear from you.

Diagnostic Radiographer

Main duties of the job

  • Justify and perform radiographic examinations, provide direct care and a high quality diagnostic imaging service in order to assist in the management of patients referred from clinicians.
  • Adhere to Ionising Radiation Regulations and IR(ME)R to ensure the correct procedure is justified and performed.
  • Undertake continuing professional development (CPD).
  • Work as part of a team to ensure effective communication and delivery of care.
  • Prioritise workload depending on the severity of a patient's condition and the direct impact on their management.
  • Liaise with fellow healthcare workers and referring clinicians to provide a high quality imaging service to patients.
  • Maintain accurate patient records by input of accurate information to reflect the service provided and meet professional standards.

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



  • DCR, Degree or equivalent
  • HCPC registration



  • Working with the public/ill people
  • General radiography
  • CR/ Digital radiography
  • Administration
  • Staff & self-motivation
  • Maintaining high standards


  • Experience of teaching and assessing students
  • Interventional Radiography
  • Ability to undertake IV cannulation

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Colchester Hospital

Turner Road



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