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Band 6 Paediatric Lead Radiographer

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Diagnostic Radiographer
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (7 day working over 24 hour period. Reduced commitment to out of hours.)
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Royal Stoke
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
27/02/2022 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

Part time and Full time considered

We are looking to recruit a Band 6 Paediatric Lead Radiographer at The University Hospital of North Midlands, Royal Stoke Site. You would join a small team of Paediatric Lead Radiographers and a Paediatric Advanced Practitioner that focuses on paediatrics within the General X-ray modality. You would still X-ray adults as part of this role.

Main duties of the job

To competently undertake radiographic techniques, planning & prioritising own workload & acting in an advisory role when supervising other staff providing high quality, responsive diagnostic imaging as part of a team of staff at UHNM as a Diagnostic Paediatric Lead Radiographer & work in accordance with the corporate objectives whilst maintaining high standards of patient care.

To lead the imaging service delivery for children & act as an advocate for paediatric issues in an adult dept providing clinical leadership for paediatric imaging for the General Modality Teams with close liaison with the Paediatric Consultant Radiologists across all sites at UHNM. This will be achieved at County & Community sites by shared learning & liaison with the paediatric link radiographers at each site to cascade to the wider teams.

To take the lead role in the radiological investigation of suspected physical abuse in children & have knowledge and understanding of national guidelines relating to this ensuring all documentation is completed accurately. To deliver cascade training to wider members of the team in the radiological investigation of suspected physical abuse in children

As the Paediatric Lead Radiographer make recommendations on clinical practice, agree & implement changes

To act as the lead for safeguarding of paediatrics on General Modality Teams & assure there is awareness across the teams re safeguarding concerns

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please contact Emily Jordan (see contact details)  

Person specification

Qualification and Registration

Essential criteria
  • BSc Diagnostic Radiography Or DCR (equivalent)
  • Full HCPC registration
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of in-house training in leadership or modality related
  • Relevant post graduate study


Essential criteria
  • minimum of (recent) 18 months post qualification experience at band 5 or above in a NHS organisation
  • Experience of CR/DR x-ray systems
  • Working knowledge of IR(ME)R 2018, IRR17 and health and safety regulations
  • Ability to participate in 24/7 rosters and flexible approach
  • Paediatric Radiographic experience
  • Experience of radiographic QA systems
  • Experience of taking a lead role and ability to work under pressure
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of a full range of general Imaging services including theatre, MSK, IP/OP's and trauma imaging
  • Experience of supervision of junior staff and/or student Radiographers
  • Experience in development and review of policies, procedures and protocols
  • Evidence of additional responsibilities on General Modality
  • Experience of SPA radiographic examinations
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Emily Jordan
Job title
Modality Team leader
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