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Paediatric Radiographer

Job Description

Birmingham Children’s Hospital (BCH) and Birmingham Women’s Hospital (BWH) have a tremendous sense of shared mission and purpose, and have enjoyed a close working relationship for decades – particularly at the clinical level. Both trusts are currently working towards becoming a single organisation and the earliest this would take place is early 2017, subject to NHS Improvement approval. The proposed integration would mean that BWH staff will be subject to TUPE.

As a potential applicant we wanted to make you aware of the intentions of both BCH and BWH. We will be happy to provide more information should you request it, via the recruitment department or the recruiting manager.


All your referees email addresses must be provided on your application form.

BCH is a teaching hospital and as such you may come into contact with students of many disciplines. Staff must comply with Trust policy and respective regulatory body requirements in relation to training and updating and fulfill duties of mentorship and assessment as required.

Job Title: Radiographer

Employer: Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Department: Imaging

Location: Birmingham

Pay Scheme: Agenda for Change Pay Band: 5 Salary: £21,692 - £28,180 pa

Job Type: Permanent

Staff Group: Allied Health Professional

Working pattern: 375 Hours/Week

Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides the widest range of children’s health services for young patients from Birmingham the West Midlands and beyond, with over 240,000 patient visits every year.

We are a nationally designated specialist centre for epilepsy surgery and a trauma centre for the West Midlands, a national transplant centre, and a centre of excellence for complex heart conditions, the treatment of burns, cancer, and liver and kidney disease. We also have one of the largest Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in the country with a dedicated Eating Disorder Unit and Acute Assessment Unit for regional referrals of children and young people with the most serious problems (Tier 4).

We are seeking an enthusiastic and well-motivated Radiographer to deliver our mission and vision, Excellence in Care and Imaging – aiming high to provide a safe, high quality imaging service; caring for the children of the West Midlands and beyond.

It’s an exciting time to join our medical imaging service here at Birmingham Children’s with investment in preparation to transform our emergency imaging services; encompassing a Philips DigitalDiagnost DR Flex Room and expansion of Ultrasound services. Plans are also in place to develop a new dental imaging suite; encompassing a Planmeca ProX Intraoral and ProMax S2 Dimax4 direct digital panoramic x-ray unit with Cephalostat, and upgrade of our radionuclide service to include SPECT imaging. As part of the Trust wide ‘Next Generation’ project plans are also in place to include a new Fluoroscopy suite leading to the expansion of our Interventional Radiology service.

The successful candidate will promote and deliver a child-focused and user-friendly Diagnostic Radiology service to children, young people and families. The post holder will ideally have recent clinical experience in Diagnostic Radiography, preferably in the NHS, using best practice at all times promoting a positive patient and family experience embracing sensitivity to individual patients needs.

The role of the Radiographer is to work as part of a multidisciplinary team that undertakes all diagnostic radiographic procedures within professional scope of practice whilst maintaining accurate records. To perform imaging examinations at a consistently high technical and professional standard of work, and to evaluate the clinical quality of images produced. Assess, prioritise and organise own workload within assigned area of work. Demonstrate levels of responsibility and initiative which supports junior staff and students.

The successful applicant will be required to participate in an 08:00 – 20:00 service provision as rostered including weekends and Bank Holidays in line with service needs.

Local induction will incorporate our Preceptorship Programme. The service also supports 6 days protected study per annum/pro-rata

Upon an application being submitted the Department encourages applicants to arrange an informal site visit.

For further information please contact:

Sallyann Dakin, General Imaging Lead Radiographer;  ( Phone number removed )  / 9746

Jean Cahalane, Radiology Professional Manager;  ( Phone number removed ) 

Please be aware that any false information on your application form can lead to withdrawl of any offer of employment, disciplinary action and/or a criminal conviction

As this post involves a regulated activity you will be required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and the disclosure, where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children or working with adults or both.

We are unable to reply to all applications, therefore, if you have not heard from us within 6 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short listed.

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website.

Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust recognises that all children and young people have equal rights to protection from harm, and that all adults have the responsibility to protect them from harm.

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