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Advanced Practitioner in Interventional Procedures

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Our breast screening programme is one of the largest in the East Midlands and one of the largest in England. Our Breast Screening population is 160,000. In addition to the screening activity our symptomatic and surveillance demand is approximately 17,000 per year. We are a centre that is actively involved in clinical trials and have successfully secured Tomosynthesis along with Contrast Enhanced Digital Mammography.

We have a position for a qualified Advanced Practitioner qualified in X-Ray guided interventional procedures or to train a qualified Mammographer in x-ray interventional procedures.

The successful applicant will need to have a passion for working to the highest standard to join our dedicated and highly trained team.

You will need to be motivated, passionate, and able to work as part of a team with excellent verbal and written communication skills. You will

need to demonstrate the ability to work under pressure and concentrate on tasks in a busy environment.

Main duties of the job

Qualified in X-ray guided Interventional Procedures

Competent Mammographer complying with NHSBSP Quality Standards
  • To be responsible for delivering a whole system patient-focused approach and seamless care across professional boundaries
  • To demonstrate leadership and to motivate staff within the area
  • To assist in the development, documentation and monitoring of protocols for working practice within the modality areas. To review on a regular basis and when changes are introduced
  • To provide training, support, guidance and supervision to Radiographers, Assistant Practitioners and RDAs who rotate through the area
  • To assist the General Manager in the investigation of incidents, concerns or complaints and to update records and provide feedback
  • To identify to the Superintendent Radiographer and General Manager where staff's performance or behaviour is below an acceptable standard and to take initial informal counselling action where appropriate
  • To ensure that the non-medical staff are aware of the Trust's complaints procedure and ensure that complaints are dealt with in accordance with this procedure
  • To assist the Superintendent Radiographers to identify and meet staff training and development needs
  • Assist the General Manager to manage the pay and non pay budget for the department

About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030).

We have four primary goals:
  • high-quality care for all,
  • being a great place to work,
  • partnerships for impact, and
  • research and education excellence

And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities.

Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:
  • we are compassionate,
  • we are proud,
  • we are inclusive, and
  • we are one team

This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Post Holder is accountable through the Breast Imaging General Manager and lead Radiologists for the effective and efficient leadership and clinical expertise within the specified service area. This role combines both managerial support to the Breast Imaging General Manager and clinical specialist support to all staff and patients.

Advanced Practitioners are expected to assist with the delivery of a high quality, effective and efficient radiographic reporting service to the highest professional standards

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • Diploma of the College of Radiographers/BSc in Radiography or equivalent
  • Post Graduate award in Mammographic practice
  • Post Graduate certificate in X-guided Interventional Procedures


  • Leadership course



  • Minimum 3 years qualified experience in Breast Imaging
  • Knowledge of Quality Assurance issues


  • Previous experience of working in a NHS hospital

Communication and relationship skills


  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, reflecting a positive, professional attitude at all times.
  • Ability to demonstrate and build working relationships with people at all levels within the multidisciplinary teams


  • Ability to analyse and discuss problems from both sides of a situation and provide a report on it.
  • oEvidence of understanding and utilisation of a range of methods to ensure effective communication within the Department, CBU and Trust

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Glenfield Hospital, Breast Care Centre

Groby Road,



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