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Band 5 Diagnostic Radiographer

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Plain Film Imaging
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time: 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)
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Royal Stoke
£24,907 - £30,615 £24,907 - £30,615 PA pro rata
Salary period
07/02/2021 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)

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


Job overview

Advert Are you a Student Diagnostic Radiographer who is due to qualify in 2021 or a Qualified Radiographer looking for a new challenge?

We’re offering fantastic opportunities for qualified Radiographers looking for a new challenge or final year Student Radiographers to secure a permanent Band 5 post in the Imaging Directorate at the University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM) on the General Modality Team.

Successful applicants will have access to bespoke support from one of our qualified and experienced Radiographers who will be a dedicated mentor and will support your transition from student to qualified practitioner or help you settle into a new role as a qualified Radiographer, including an in-depth induction to working at the Trust followed by a dedicated in-depth preceptorship program.

Main duties of the job

The Band 5 Radiographer role

As a member of the General Modality team you will be joining a team of approximately 60 band 5/6 Radiographers, 8 Assistant Practitioners, and 15 Imaging Department Assistants working at the Royal Stoke site. The team are friendly and welcoming to those that are new to the area and have a great social network.

We have 10 x-ray rooms; predominantly DR with an equipment replacement programme in place to move to being fully DR. Additionally we have 9 Image Intensifiers to support the busy workload in the operating theatres. You will rotate through all General Modality areas including in-patients, out-patients, MSK, theatres, mobiles, fluoroscopy. You will participate in the Red Dot system and you will be contributing to a 24/7 roster with enhancements for duties worked out of hours that boost your salary.



Working for our organisation

UHNM is one of the largest Trusts in the country, and a teaching hospital in collaboration with nearby Keele University. Extensive transformation and development projects have been completed in recent years making this Trust one of the most exciting and innovative places to work. The main site is situated just 5 minutes from Junction 15 of the M6,.

We are a level 1 Major Trauma Centre being in the top 5 in the national league table for major trauma and cardiac centres. UHMN has the highest survival rates for major trauma services across the county. Our 11,700 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from the Royal Stoke University Hospital (RSUH) and the County Hospital at Stafford. We have recently been appointed to a Paediatric centre, Staffordshire Children's Hospital at Royal Stoke, in which opportunities to progress in this field are apparent

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Your development

The imaging directorate is committed to offering you support and opportunities for your own development to prepare you for future opportunities and career progression by providing:

access to internal development courses for clinical skills and personal development access to a dedicated and personalised mentorship programme - aimed at supporting your induction and newly qualified radiographer transition opportunity to work alongside experienced Radiographers and leading practitioners opportunity to work with the latest equipment and technology offering experience of new practices and developments work with Student Radiographers to support their clinical placements continuous CPD opportunities a lively and vibrant working atmosphere 10-12 month preceptorship course, aimed at supporting you through your first year at the Trust. There are lots of opportunities for career progression whether that is within the General Modality Team where progression to a band 6 role is typically 12-18 months after coming into post or into any of the other imaging modalities at the Directorate. Advanced Practice is well established in General Radiography, CT, Breast Imaging, MRI and Ultrasound extending up to Consultant Radiographer level.


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • BSC Diagnostic Radiographer
  • HCPC registration
Desirable criteria
  • In house training


Essential criteria
  • Recent Clinical Experience in a Busy Imaging NHS environment
  • Experience in Trauma and Theatre Imaging
  • Practical Experience of CR/DR Radiography
  • Experience of QA monitoring.
Desirable criteria
  • Adverse incident reporting
  • Red dot


Essential criteria
  • Work under pressure
  • ability to organise and prioritise
Desirable criteria
  • Audit participation


Essential criteria
  • participate in 24/7 service.
Desirable criteria
  • working in a multidisciplinary team
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Danielle Woolliscrof
Job title
01782 676589,
Email address
Additional information

Danielle Woolliscroft, General Modality Team Leader, 01782 676589,