Band 6 CT Radiographers: Visa Sponsorship available

University Hospitals Birmingham

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Job summary

We are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and well-motivated CT Radiographer to support the delivery of an inclusive and progressive diagnostic CT imaging service delivering excellence for all, now and for generations to come.

Successful candidates will provide a high-quality service to adults, children and young people using best practice at all times promoting a positive patient and family experience embracing sensitivity to individual patient’s needs.

The successful candidate will make an important contribution to the care and management of both inpatients and outpatients requiring diagnostic CT procedures in an acute Trust setting. The individual will work closely with the CT Modality Lead, and CT Team Leads to promote continued development of the service to deliver a high standard of care and positive patient experience whilst being responsive to the needs of other clinical directorates.

We have a professional and dedicated imaging team committed to providing a first class service to adults, children and young people. We are looking for a like-minded experienced professional to join us and be a part of our team to deliver the transformational change required to achieve our Trust vision to build healthier lives.

The Imaging Directorate provides 24/7 service delivery and has an established track record of service re-design and transformation.

Main duties, tasks & skills required

The post holder will train and work in the CT departments providing a high quality CT scanning service to patients in an acute and outpatient setting. The role involves supporting and giving advice to Radiographers whilst working closely with the Lead site CT specialist radiographers and Modality and service lead Radiographers.

The post holder will undertake an active role in radiology service improvement and will be responsible for the day to day management of a designated CT scanning area within Imaging.

There is a need to acquire competence in all aspects of CT scanning and also participate in general radiography. An important part of the role will involve intravenous cannulation for injections and point of care testing.

Working on a rotational basis in the CT department and within general radiographic areas there will be a requirement to participate in the 24 hour emergency CT service working shift patterns including on call.

An important aspect of the role is maintaining associated medical imaging records, both paper based and in computerised systems with participation in audit and research as required.

The post holder will be responsible for the supervision and teaching of Radiographers, Radiology assistants, Support Staff and Student Radiographers.

Statutory and mandatory training together with continued professional development must be kept up to date.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;
Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity; removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their ‘whole self’ to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

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Person specification



HCPC registration

D.C.R. (R) or BSc Radiography


Documented experience in diagnostic imaging.

Evidence of CPD and reflective practice, link grade competencies


Evidence of short specialist/leadership courses/education.



Relevant clinical experience in general radiography

Experience in the specialised CT imaging modality

Experience in general radiography


Advanced knowledge and experience of CT scanning techniques

Additional Criteria


Good communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to manipulate patients precisely

Leadership skill and ability to promote teamwork

Ability to supply accurate, precise information

Effective organisational skills

Demonstrates initiative, team working, motivation, flexibility and individual responsibility

Empathy and patient focused approach

Demonstration of best practice

Evidence of continued professional development

Shows initiative, energy, drive and enthusiasm

Special interest in CT as an imaging modality

Participation in 24 hour emergency CT service including on call,overnight shifts, weekends and bank holidays

Participate in cross site working when required

Understanding of relevant legislation and Radiation Regulations

Awareness of Radiographers Code of Conduct


Good presentation skills

Analytical and problem solving skills

Leadership and desire to promote Trust values

Special interest in CT as an imaging modality

Evidence of up to date technical CT knowledge

Knowledge and awareness of current NHS issues

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

UK Professional Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website.

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