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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/08/2020.

Radiographer / Senior Radiographer

Job Reference: 319-2551472JA

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, Cramlington
£24,907 - £37,890 per annum

We are one of the country’s top performing NHS Foundation Trusts, looking after the wellbeing of around half a million people across Northumberland and North Tyneside – one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS Trust in England.

We deliver care from 11 acute sites including an emergency care hospital, general and community hospitals, an outpatient and diagnostic centre, an elderly care unit and an integrated health and social care facility.

We have benen rated ‘outstanding’ twice overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). We are one of the North East’s largest employers with 9,500 dedicated members of staff. We have a Council of Governors with 70 members, representing the public, staff and some of our external partners.

We invest heavily in staff to ensure that the best talent is attracted, developed, looked after, and retained in every area of the organisation. Staff satisfaction is high and our staff consistently rate us as one of the best places to work in the NHS.

We were one of the first NHS Trusts to receive foundation status, and have been a foundation trust for over a decade.

Northumbria Healthcare recognises the positive value of diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME people are currently under-represented in our workforce.

Candidates must read the entire ‘Applicants Guidance Notes’ before submitting any applications.

Please note that it is a requirement of this Trust that all successful applicants pay for their own DBS certification if a DBS check is required for the post. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first monthly pay.

Band 5 or Band 6 depending on experience

We are looking for a highly motivated qualified Radiographer who would like to improve their career prospects and contribute to enhancing radiography services across the North East region.

You will be driven, engaging and professional. You will have excellent radiography skills which you can adapt to suit the changing radiography environment and each patients’ individual need.

As a Radiographer at Northumbria Healthcare, you will utilise your skills on a daily basis to obtain the best diagnostic images achievable. You will be expected to enhance your patients’ treatment outcomes through your abilities. Your experience will contribute to improving the delivery of radiography services across the trust and you will have the opportunity to use the latest digital imaging equipment to achieve these enviable results. In return, we will offer you a wide range of training opportunities, we currently have a large number of Advanced Practitioners Reporting in Plain Film, Fluoroscopy and Ultrasound.

Our trust incorporates 4 main sites, including one specialist emergency care centre. Additionally we have a number of smaller offsite hospitals all of which provide radiography services to the local community. If successful you will be given a base site but you will work on other sites across the trust on a rotational basis.

We welcome applications from students due to qualify, newly qualified radiographers, experienced radiographers and anyone looking for support to return to practice

(Annex-20 progression available to suitable candidates only).

Annex 20

This post falls within the provisions of Agenda for Change Annex 20 - Development of Professional Roles, whereby upon completion of an agreed set of competencies you may move onto the next pay band without the need for an application for a post at a higher level.

Band 5 - Essential Criteria:

  • BSc in Radiography or equivalent
  • HPC Registration
  • Working towards completion department role development programme within 12 - 23 months of qualification
  • Up to date technical knowledge
  • Ongoing CPD

Band 6

To assist in the provision of high quality Radiographic Service within Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust, whilst complying with all Trust and Department policies and procedures.

To carry out all radiographic techniques and examinations to a consistently high standard, professionally and efficiently following department procedures.

May be required to work in any radiology department with appropriate notice. Including community hospitals. Expected to participate in shifts/rotas to cover a 24/7 service


The Radiology department at North Tyneside General Hospital, Wansbeck General Hospital, Hexham General Hospital and Northumberland Specialist Emergency Care Hospital provides clinical services 24 hours a day 7 days per week 52 weeks per year.

We also provide services in the community Hospital within Northumberland.

Approximately 250,000 examinations per annum are undertaken by the team.

This post is part of a team of qualified and support staff and the post holder works as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Band 6 Essential Criteria

  • BSc Radiography or equivalent
  • HPC registration
  • Previous post qualification experience.
  • Must have completed departmental post qualification role development programme. Includes ongoing CPD, short specialist courses.
  • Must be able to work single handed and without supervision.


Closing Date: Monday 17th August 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Laura Chambers, Site Lead Radiographer, NTGH, 0191 2932596

Jonathan Little, Site Lead Radiographer, NSECH, 0191 6072254

At Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, we believe that our staff are the foundation for all that we do. The Trust recognises its role in supporting the health and wellbeing of its staff and it taking positive action in this respect. We have a range of initiatives and support for staff including psychology and counselling, physiotherapy, physical activity opportunities and healthy food choices on site. We will also support flexible working where possible, and understand the importance of a healthy worklife balance.

The Trust is completely smoke free from March 2018. We do not discriminate against people who smoke but we do require all staff to be smoke free whilst at work and we have a range of support in place to help and support staff with this.

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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 current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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, 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 Registration

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