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Senior Radiographer

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
Haywards Heath
Depending on experience per annum
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit a part-time Band 6 Senior Radiographer to work in our friendly radiology department in Haywards Heath.

There has never been a better time to join our team, as the department has recently undergone significant redevelopment works. These include the purchase of brand new, fully integrated, digital x-ray rooms and a new CT scanner, as well as purpose built patient facilities.

As a Band 6 Radiographer, you will have the opportunity to rotate through several modalities including plain film, CT, fluoroscopy, mobiles and theatres. The job role will involve participation in the overtime out of hour's rota and additional duties are paid in additional to basic salary.

The Trust's specialised and tertiary services include arterial vascular surgery, neonatal, paediatrics, cardiac, cancer, renal, infectious diseases and HIV medicine.

In return for your commitment to us, we will provide on-going support for your professional development, as well as a friendly, challenging and stimulating work environment

Applicants must have current HCPC registration and have recent clinical experience in an NHS environment.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Main duties of the job

  • The radiographer will be expected to work in all areas of Imaging on the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) site
  • Undertake a wide range of clinical duties to the highest standard, utilising a range of complex radiographic equipment
  • Ensure departmental adherence to x-ray regulations (IR(ME)R, IRR) and BSUH policy/guidelines/protocol
  • Actively participate as a member of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Support the Superintendent radiographer to ensure that the day to day running of the imaging department is smoothly co-ordinate

The post-holder will be expected to participate on the out of hours (OOH) and extended working day rotas providing 24 hour cover for the PRH site

About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer a buddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in ourWellbeing Programmefor staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Be able to use the full range of radiographic equipment within the department, including general, mobile, theatre work, fluoroscopy and CT
  • To achieve and maintain a high standard of CT scanning, and to support the out of hours CT service by supporting the current and future on call arrangements
  • Maintain expert clinical practice and support colleagues to do the same, providing and teaching high standards in all of imaging techniques undertaken
  • To have the knowledge to be able to adapt technique, to know when further imaging or change of protocol is required and provide appropriate advice to colleagues as necessary
  • Liaise with the appropriate radiologist if clinical input is required and ensure any change of practice is adequately documented and communicated
  • Ensure a safe working environment and adherence to local department policies
  • To ensure that the local rules, associated codes of practice, guidance notes, and the Health and Safety at Work Act are understood and adhered to in respect of staff, patients and members of the public
  • Mobile radiography will include being able to take a range of radiographic equipment of patients that are too ill or seriously injured to attend the Imaging department. The radiographer will have the knowledge to be able to adapt and change examinations and techniques within the capability of the patient and equipment.

  • Please see Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

    Person Specification

    Job shortlisting criteria


    • Recent NHS experience
    • Mentions the trust as a place to work
    • Mentions communication skills


    • CT Experience
    • Mentions patient care
    • Mentions organisational skills
    • Mentions something to do with radiation saftey/optimisation
    • Able to operate the fluoroscopy equipment at PRH

    Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


    • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues
    • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).

    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


    Princess Royal Hospital

    Lewes Road

    Haywards Heath

    RH16 4EX

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