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CT Radiographer

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a motivated and dynamic Radiographer with experience in Trauma, Acute and general radiography and Computed Tomography (CT) with good communication skills and a highly developed sense of patient care to join our friendly and progressive team.

Main duties of the job

Dependent on experience the successful candidate may initially start as a Band 5 trainee CT rotational radiographer, moving to band 6 on successful completion of the comprehensive in house CT training alongside essential leadership skills.

At RCHT we are continually striving to improve the service we offer. The CT department currently consists of five CT scanners .

The department currently takes student radiographers from Exeter and Plymouth Universities, and is a training site for Radiologists. We also have Assistant Practitioners, Advanced Practitioners (including Reporting Radiographers), and Consultant Radiographers in post and are committed to developing the knowledge and skills of our workforce.

You will be a valuable member of the team in the provision of a quality led and timely CSI service. We actively support and encourage Radiographers in their career development and are committed to providing increased opportunities to widen specialist skills, extend roles and deliver advanced practice. There is an active CPD and audit calendar within the department with involvement from all staff groups.

About us

Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target. All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To perform a wide range of examinations within Clinical ImagingTo maintain a high level of clinical and technical expertise to ensure the safe operation of all equipment.To perform a wide range of radiographic examinations within clinical imaging as well as in theatres, on wards and in the emergency departmentTo undertake CT imaging and participate in the wider service as required.To administer drugs and intravenous contrast agents in line with Patient Group Directions (PGDs) and local protocols.To undertake all clinical imaging examinations in a professional manner ensuring a high standard of clinical care.To recognise anatomy and pathology (within scope of practice) to enable optimisation of imaging and to liaise with Consultant Radiologists to arrange further images/scan sequences when required.To carry out all clinical imaging examinations to the highest standard adhering to IRR17, IR(ME)R 17.To be responsible for the safe use of Radiation within the Clinical Imaging Department as well as other areas including wards, operating theatres and the Accident and Emergency Department, and to ensure that the Local Rules are observed at all times.To provide the highest possible standard of care to patients and their carers.To act as shift co-ordinator in the absence of the Team Leader or Advanced Practitioners, prioritising the workload, facilitate effective workflow and manage staff resources to ensure the patients receive optimum care.To take an active part in Health and Safety and Clinical Governance, working in partnership with the Governance Lead in carrying out risk assessments and audits.

Person Specification



  • DCR( R) or BSc Hons (Radiography) in Diagnostic Imaging
  • Current state registration through HCPC.
  • Proven competency in Computed Tomography
  • Current NHS expereince


  • Post graduate qualification in CT



  • Post graduate experience
  • Relevant and current NHS expereince


  • CT experience
  • MRI experience
  • TAG experience

Practical/Intellectual Skills


  • Ability to work autonomously or part of a team
  • Portfolio evidence of CPD
  • Ability to prioritise own workload
  • Ability and commitment to perform IV cannulation and administer drugs


  • Extensive clinical and technical knowledge in CT
  • Experience in using PACS and RIS

Disposition / Adjustment


  • Excellent communicator
  • Accurate written and verbal
  • Effective listening skills
  • Commitment to shift and out of hours working, to include weekends and bank holidays



  • Commitment to attend in-house training and CPD learning.
  • Willingness to further current knowledge
  • Mandatory training


  • Additional training to support clinical duties e.g. ILS
  • Hold a current UK Drivers License

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


West Cornwall Hospital

St Clare Street


TR18 2PF

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