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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/12/2020.

Specialist Radiographer in Mammography

Job Reference: 419-277609-SR-CG4

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£30,401 - £37,267 pro rata (annex 21)

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Our Values

  • We are KIND
  • We are OPEN
  • We pursue EXCELLENCE

We are looking for applications from people who share our values to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population

People for Patients. Our People, our Patients, our Priority

Contract Type - Permanent

Hours - 37.5 hours per week

Do you:

  • Want to live and work in a beautiful place on the gateway to the North Yorkshire Moors and close to a vibrant and historic city?
  • Want to work with great staff in a fantastic team?
  • Want to be part of a high quality Cancer Screening Service?
  • Want to be a Specialist Radiographer in Breast?
  • Have the ability to transport yourself and equipment across the locality during the course of a normal working day, as this is required for this vacancy.

Answered ‘yes’ to the above? Then read on…

Based in the historic city of York, the North Yorkshire Breast Imaging Unit is housed in a purpose built building, which integrates both Imaging and Outpatient Services and the Multi-Disciplinary Team.

Working in this well-functioning unit is a rewarding experience. We have excellent cross team relationships with Surgery, Pathology, Oncology and Breast Care Nurses.

The unit provides the base site for the North Yorkshire Breast Screening Programme, which covers the beautiful North Yorkshire Region. It is also the centre for the provision of a comprehensive Symptomatic Breast Service to the population of York, providing one stop and follow up services, as well as some outreach clinics at Scarborough Hospital. We are proud of our excellent links with the Symptomatic Breast Services across the region.

The unit is forward thinking, and it is a reference site for Hologic and SECTRA equipment within the area. Screening is provided on 4 mobile Mammography Units, which cover over 24 locations around the county, and one static unit situated in York.

The service is delivered across the week in 6 second stage screening clinics, with clinical assessment supported by Breast Care Nurses and Biopsy support provided by Advanced Practitioners, 5 one stop Symptomatic Clinics and 5 Symptomatic follow up clinics.

The service has embraced role development, and alongside the Specialist Breast Radiologists has; 3 Consultant Radiographers and 7 Advanced Practitioners, providing roles in Film Reading Biopsy and Ultrasound.

Sound like a great place to work? It is!

Not got your PG Certificate in Mammography? We offer a full training programme (12-18 months), and whilst training there is an adjustment in pay in accordance with Agenda for Change Annex 21 guidance during the training period. The salary for this period would be £26,086 per annum.

Please note: that the essential character of the NHS Breast Screening Programme is that it is a mobile single-sex service. Due to the nature of the role, there is a genuine occupational qualification for the post holder to be female as an exception to the Equality Act 2010.

Thinking of returning to practice? If you trained as a Radiographer, but have since left the profession and you are thinking about return to practice, the information in the Return to Practice attached document, provides help and information.

Additional notes: Applications from candidates interested in fewer than the full number of hours specified, and/or those interested in a job share will be considered.

For further details / informal visits contact:


Elizabeth McBurnie, Principal Radiographer
Tel: 01904 726934

It's not just the area that's a great draw. In addition, as a member of our team you’ll have access to one of the most generous and comprehensive pension schemes in the UK, a minimum of 27 days annual leave (on top of Bank Holidays) and an award-winning package of staff benefits (see link on the right).

Please note that some of our substantive vacancies may be available on a smaller number of hours than advertised. If you would be interested in applying on this basis, we would encourage you to contact the appointing manager to enquire further.

Agile and Flexible Working - We are committed to helping all staff balance their work with other commitments whilst ensuring minimal service impact, and have recently launched our new Agile and Flexible Working policy to support this. We encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

We are a carer friendly employer.

DBS Checks - All new employees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check if it is required for the role. The cost will be deducted from your salary either in 1 payment or over a six month period once you start employment. The charges are currently £27.20 for a standard check and £44.20 for an enhanced check. The level of check will be determined by the post you are applying for. Please note that Volunteers and Bank only staff will not be charged.

A bit more about us and the surrounding area:

North Yorkshire is a fantastic part of the country. It is home to two national parks, a beautiful coastline, and the city of York; a place which is consistently voted one of the best to live in the UK. It's a great place to be and, as the largest provider of healthcare locally, we’re proud to serve 800,000 people.

What next? Explore the documents attached to the advert and be sure to read our ‘Our guidance for applicants’ before applying. Good luck with your application!

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