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Practice Educator (Radiology)

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
This post will provide clinical support to students, apprentices, and qualified staff studying at post graduate and Master's level as well as supporting training and education of all Radiology staff.

Main duties of the job

For more detail about the main duties of this role, please see the job description section below. As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

About us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford).

Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within peoples own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Its never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as youll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role:

We are looking for an enthusiastic Radiographer, Nurse or Allied Health Professional to join the Radiology Team as a Band 6 Radiology Practice Educator.

The post holder will be based in the Radiology department at the North Devon District Hospital and will provide clinical support and supervision to a variety of students and staff groups including undergraduates, apprentices, post graduate studies, and the training of the wider Radiology teams across all modalities and disciplines.

They will be expected to have extensive knowledge of the working and training processes and learning requirements of a Radiology department.

They will have a key role in supporting the Senior Radiology Team in developing and promoting an effective learning environment.

Supporting the link radiographers and nursing staff in managing the student placement, identifying learning needs and facilitating opportunities to meet these.

The post holder will be responsible for the student/learners experience in the Radiology department and ensuring that all members of the Radiology department teams are educated on student/learners placement requirements

The post holder will act as a liaison between staff and the students/learners and between the department and education providers and promote Radiology at external education events as required.

The post holder will develop and facilitate education sessions internally supporting continued professional development of all staff.

The post holder will also be expected to play a proactive role in quality and service improvement and, assist in the auditing of standards of essential learning delivery and compliance within Radiology.

You will be required to have:
  • BSc in Diagnostic Radiography or Equivalent Professional Qualification
  • HCPC/NMC registration
  • Evidence of extensive ongoing Professional Development
  • Holding a Teaching and Assessing Qualification and/or be working towards the Practice Educators Accreditation Scheme (PEAS, CSOR) would be desirable however not essential as it is expected that this be completed within 12months of starting this post.
  • Evidence of Post graduate diploma level qualification or equivalent experience

Working Pattern: This post is 37.5 hours per week and will also have a clinical element, however a typical week would see a 80/20 split in time with at least 1 day per week being clinical and the other 4 days being practice education working patterns might vary depending on role and clinical experience of the successful candidate and both clinical and on call commitments.

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact: Jane Martin, Head of Radiology, on or Gill Kite, Superintendent Radiographer on

This is a fixed term contract for 24 months. For current NHS employees this post could be a secondment opportunity.

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with Priority and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you'll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers.

You will also have access to other benefits including:

National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.

Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter

Car lease schemes.

The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).

Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

Person Specification

General Requirements


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


North Devon District Hospital

Raleigh Park



EX31 4JB

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