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Advanced Practice Radiographer | Mammography

Job Reference: 379-JUL092-17-C

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
The Park Centre for Breast Care, Brighton
£31,696 - £41,787 per annum

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An opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified Advanced Practice Radiographer with a post graduate qualification in Mammography Image Interpretation or Advance Principles and Practices of Breast Interventional Technique (X-ray guided) to join the Breast Imaging team at BSUH NHS Trust.

To qualify for this important role it is essential that you:
• Hold a degree or equivalent (DCR or BSc Radiography) recognized by the College of Radiographers and current Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration
• Have a Post Graduate Certificate or the Certificate of Competence in Mammography
• Have a post graduate qualification in Mammography Image Interpretation or Advance Principles and Practices of Breast Interventional Technique (X-ray Guided)
• A current UK driving license and use of a car for travel to mobile sites

They will work as part of the mammographic multidisciplinary team providing a professional service of the highest quality in line with the standards and guidelines set out by the NHS Breast Screening Program (NHSBSP) for screening clients and symptomatic patients across the full range of mobile and static sites performing radiographic imaging of the breast and provide services within area of advanced practice.

They will work alongside supportive Consultant Radiologists who provide expertise and mentorship. They are actively involved in MDT’s, peer review and continuous audit program. This is a well-established team as there has been advance practice radiographers for over 10 years.

The post holder will have a flexible approach to their working life. The individual selected will be prepared to develop themselves personally and professionally to benefit patients and to advance the service and the profession.

Please note all applicants who are successfully shortlisted to interview stage, will be expected to undergo a small reporting audit (film reading) or a practical assessment (stereo) prior to interview.

We are committed to putting patient care first and we are looking for a dedicated professional who share our values and our passion for delivering quality care. The successful candidate will be expected to have high level of clinical expertise with the ability to work accurately under pressure and to work well as part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team. Good communication and customer care skills are vital together with attitude reflecting BSUH NHS Trust Values.

The breast imaging department is based at PCBC in Brighton Preston Park area which is 3 miles away from the Royal Sussex County Hospital (RSCH) site in Brighton and 13 miles from the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) site in Haywards Heath.

Our team consists of radiologists, breast care clinician, screening nurse, senior radiographers, assistant practitioners, radiographic assistants and health care assistants. We have two advanced practitioners interpreting screening images and one advanced practitioner working towards the consultant mammographer qualification.

As part of BSUH NHS Trust, the region’s leading teaching hospital, this service provides routine Breast Screening for 130,000 women across Brighton, Hove and East Sussex as part of the NHSBSP. It also provides a full breast imaging service supporting the breast surgical and outpatient teams at PCBC and PRH.

The majority of the routine screening is undertaken on our three mobile breast screening vans equipped with digital GE Essential mammography equipment. Our screening sites are Brighton, Eastbourne, Seaford, Lewes, Hailsham, Crowborough, Battle, Newhaven, Rye, Uckfield, Hastings, Bexhill and Heathfield.

PCBC has three mammography rooms with digital GE equipment including a stereo-tactic device and a Bard Encor and Hologic vacuum assisted biopsy devices. There are three ultrasound clinic rooms with Toshiba Aplio 500 ultrasound machines. PRH is equipped with one digital GE Essential mammography unit and one ultrasound clinic room with GE ultrasound machine.

The standard working day is between 08.30 and 17:00 Monday to Friday. There are the occasional early, late and Saturday shifts.
Candidates will be expected to participate in flexible working patterns.

The service is committed to continuing professional development for all staff and actively encourages involvement in training and audit. Candidates must be IT literate.

Due to the nature of the work this post is open to female applicants only. This provision applies under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 Section 7 (2)(d).

  • Posts in the Trust are 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 Criminal Records Bureau to check for any previous criminal spent and unspent convictions, reprimands, and cautions.
    • Appointment to this role will commence at the lowest salary point unless confirmed otherwise by HR Employment Services (Recruitment, Administration & Terms and Conditions)
    • We may also use this advert to build our Bank staff. If you are unsuccessful at interview for a substantive role but meet the BSUH standards you may be offered a bank post.
    • If this lost attracts sufficient interest before the closing date, we may decide to close this vacancy at an earlier date, so an early application is advised.

Interview Date: Wednesday 7 March 2018

For further details / informal visits contact:

Virinia Oosthuizen, Superintendent Radiographer on 01273 696955 ext. 3761 or via email:

Please ensure that you have read the Job Description in full before applying and that referees provided are your Line Managers over the last 3 years.

It is also important that any gaps in your employment history during this period are accounted for.

The Trust welcomes applications from everyone, especially those from underrepresented groups. There are a number of initiatives to support staff members from diverse backgrounds including:

  • Belief Initiatives and Support
  • Charity/ Volunteering
  • Diversity &Inclusion Training
  • Disability Support
  • Early Careers Initiatives
  • Ex- Armed forces Initiatives
  • Home working/ Flexible working Initiatives
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • General Accessibility
  • Staff Network Groups

If you need more information, or help with the application process, please see the HR Mission Statement (to the right) or contact the HR Employment Services Team on 01444 448692 or 01444 448616.

All staff members have a responsibility to treat colleagues, patients and clients with respect and to ensure that work environments remain secure, inclusive and mutually supportive.

Applications for Tier 2 sponsorship are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications, however under the Residence Labour Market Test non-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals ensures equity of access and the delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for towards ethnic, cultural and religious differences and needs

Please note we are a Smoke Free Trust. Smoking is not permitted on any of the Premises, grounds or in any Trust owned vehicle.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all 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 Visas and Immigration department 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 Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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