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Senior Radiographer - Team Leader

Band 6

Main area
317 Radiology - Corporate
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Flexible to the needs of the service)
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Freeman Hospital
317 01 Freeman Hospital
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
27/06/2022 23:59
Interview date

Job overview

We are seeking  an enthusiastic, suitably qualified,  and experienced Radiographer to join our friendly and dedicated resources team at the Royal Victoria Infirmary. 

The role involves being responsible for preparing effective departmental rotas, daily and weekly staff allocation (including bank staff), granting annual leave, sickness recording and using Allocate to ensure accurate payroll data is submitted. It will also include an element of clinical work in plain film and potentially any other areas of expertise.

You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

  • Interview Date 05/07/2022
  • 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

Newcastle Hospitals encourages all staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.



Main duties of the job

The successful candidate should have good IT skills, particularly with excel, have good leadership and interpersonal/communication skills to be able to manage people fairly but firmly should the need arise.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with appropriate experience to diversify their skills and knowledge whilst working in a team based environment.


Working for our organisation

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Responsibility for ensuring effective and efficient day to day operation of the relevant imaging service, on site, supporting the modality Superintendent.
  • To be part of a team delivering a high quality efficient and effective radiographic service, to make an informed decision on the diagnostic images required and demonstrate a professional, caring and responsible approach to patients.
  • To ensure local protocols and defined working practices are adhered to.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Working knowledge of all relevant professional and NHS policies and procedures
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of radiation protection and methods of reducing radiation dose as well as a working knowledge of ionising radiation legislation (IR (ME) R).


Essential criteria
  • Leadership, managerial and motivational skills
  • Good organisational interpersonal and communication skills, with ability to work effectively in a team or independently as required.
  • IT skills necessary for Radiology Information Systems (RIS) and Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS).
Desirable criteria
  • Teaching and assessment skills


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of CPD
Desirable criteria
  • IV cannulation competency
  • Relevant role extension


Essential criteria
  • HCPC registered, BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent
  • Post Graduate qualification in a clinical speciality, or post graduate specialist short courses or relevant specialist experience.
Desirable criteria
  • ECDL qualification

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Veteran AwareApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in People: GoldMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardRIDI Awards Finalist 2021Stonewall Gold 2022

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Karen McNamara
Job title
Resources Superintendent
Email address
Telephone number
0191 213 9172