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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/08/2020.

Senior Radiographer CT/IR

Job Reference: 210-COCH-20-533

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester
£31,365 - £37,890 pa

At the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust we pride ourselves on not only leading through clinical excellence, but also by creating an environment where all staff are valued and appreciated. The Trust has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality patient care and is nationally accredited at the highest levels in many areas, in particular clinical outcomes and patient safety.

Our Vision for the Trust is to deliver NHS care locally that makes our staff and our community proud. We want our patients to be assured they will receive care as rapidly as possible in a first-class environment that is Safe, Kind and Effective.

Our High Performance Culture will support everyone to be the best version of themselves by being true to our Trust vision, values and behaviors.

Opportunities for postgraduate study are encouraged and supported by the Directorate, and evidence of CPD is essential.

The Radiology Directorate has a full range of modern speciality imaging services, including DR and DRX general rooms. The Countess of Chester Hospital is a regional vascular centre. We have recently upgraded one of our CT scanners to a cardiac optimised system.

In the last couple of years we have upgraded the department with the installation of a SPECT CT scanner, a new Fluoroscopy room, and a second 1.5 Tesla MR scanner. The whole department has been redesigned to gain maximum benefit from this new technology, to ensure a smooth patient journey and to support the Trust’s role as a trauma unit. The Directorate is constantly developing its services, which are highly regarded within the Trust and by its partners. We are committed to radiographer role development, quality and service modernisation with a flexible approach to practice.

The Countess of Chester Hospital is located on the outskirts of the Roman City of Chester. It is served by an excellent transport network, close to the business centres of Liverpool and Manchester, and the rural areas of North Wales and Snowdonia. As a county town, it provides first class shopping, schools and leisure facilities.

Please note the Trust will no longer fund applications for Work Permits and Further Leave to Remain, for staff who work in the Trust. This post is unlikely to attract a Work Permit. Overseas candidates will be responsible for their own travel expenses until the point of entry into Britain. This position will not attract relocation expenses, and is restricted to UK and EEA Nationals.


Who Our Opportunity is for:

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated radiographer to join our friendly and dynamic team. The successful candidate would need experience in CT, IR or a combination of both, and would be required to participate in the out of hours service on a rotational basis.

The role will also include involvement in staff and student training to further broaden your experience.


A BSc/ DCR in Radiography is essential, and you must be registered with the HCPC.


What this Opportunity means:


  • You will gain a wide range of experince rotating through out CT/IR.
  • On appointment you will be expected to complete a 2 day Trust induction followed by a 3 month departmental induction throughout which you will have a dedicated mentor and will gain experience as a supernummery member of staff in all of the areas you will be expected to rotate through.
  • To work in a friendly and supportive environment encouraging personal and professional development.
  • Competitive Salary, with incremental pay progression
  • Excellent holiday entitlements 27 days + bank holidays rising to 33 after 10 years’ service (pro rata)
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Staff support, health and wellbeing opportunities & other employee benefits


Your Application:


  • You must have a UK professional registration.
  • You must have 2 yrs post qualification experience.
  • Your offer of employment is subject to 2 satisfactory references, one must be your most recent employer and cover the last 3 years employment, with full contact details including a work email (personal emails are not accepted).
  • You must disclose any previous convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings on the application, unless these are protected under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974


If we receive sufficient applications then this vacancy will close earlier than advertised



For further details / informal visits contact:

NameCollette MarkeyJob titleSuperintendent Interventional RadiologyEmail addresscollette.markey@nhs.netTelephone number01244 36 6722Additional contact information

Emma Fondacaro

CT Superintendent

Radiology ext. 5756


The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust consists of a 600 bedded large district General Hospital, which provides its services on the Countess of Chester Health Park, and a 64 bedded Intermediate Care Service at Ellesmere Port Hospital. The Trust has almost 4,000 staff and provides a range of medical services to more than 445,000 patients per year from areas covering Western Cheshire, Ellesmere Port, Neston and North Wales.

If subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975, then a disclosure submission will be made to the Disclosure & Barring service (formerly CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions. The cost of the DBS application is £28 (standard) or £45 (enhanced), this cost will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.

The Trust will not fund applications for Work Permits and Further Leave to Remain. Those requiring Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome & will be considered alongside all other applicants. However non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available, as the Trust is unlikely in this circumstance to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website

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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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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