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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/08/2021.

Imaging Assistant

Job Reference: 259-3304505GCS-A

Barts Health NHS Trust
Whipps Cross Hospital, London
£23,521 - £24,926 per annum inc

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

AfC Band 3 Imaging Assistant – Whipps Cross Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust.


We are looking for a highly motivated, flexible, hardworking and caring Imaging Assistant to join our friendly and well supported Ultrasound team at Whipps Cross Hospital, which is part of Barts Health NHS Trust.


As a member of our busy and dynamic department your central role would be to provide the highest quality care for patients referred to our service.


You would do this by assisting the Sonographers and Radiologists with the provision of a wide range of ultrasound examinations, including: In-patient scanning, General Abdominal, Gynaecological, Head and Neck, Musculoskeletal, Vascular and Neonatal Hip ultrasound examinations. You will also assist with medical procedures such as biopsies and musculoskeletal steroid injections.

This is a full time Imaging Assistant post (37.5 hours per week) however part time hours will also be considered.

Education and Training


As a member of the Whipps Cross Ultrasound team, part of a large NHS teaching Trust, we would actively encourage and support you in your professional development.

Barts Health’s education academy aims to support high quality training to NHS staff through various services. The Trust is committed to offering learning and development opportunities for all full-time and part-time employees.

No matter where you start within the NHS, you will have access to extra training and be given every chance to progress within the organisation. You will receive an annual personal review and development plan to support your career progression and you will be encouraged to develop your skills and experience.

Requirements for the post


General Education to Include English, GCSE (5 grades- A-C)

You should be caring and compassionate with good interpersonal skills. It is in the nature of the work that our patients are often upset and anxious when they come to us – you will need to give explanations and instructions in a way that is understood and is also friendly and welcoming. You will need to be organised and work to a strict methodology; be able to follow procedure but also capable of thinking on your feet. You should be good at starting jobs and seeing them through to completion.

Previous experience in healthcare in a similar setting will be an advantage, as will experience of receptionist duties and knowledge of clerical practices.

The post holder must be flexible, adaptable to change, prepared to embrace workforce developments and contribute to efficient service delivery through the highest standards of safe and compassionate care. You must be enthusiastic to learn, expand and share your own skills, and train fellow colleagues and students.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For more information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Benjamin Iyenkutty (Site Lead for Ultrasound) via email or call 020 8539 5522 extension 5525.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Our people strategy for 2019-2022 sets out our priorities and an action plan to meet our ambition. In this strategy, we set out the deal we are offering to you in return for living and breathing our values so that they shape everything that you do every single day.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer we actively support applications from individuals’ who apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme and will process your application as appropriate.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications has been received and we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from

By applying for this post you are agreeing to Barts Heath NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Barts Health is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to child protection. The Trust aims to ensure as far as is possible that anyone, paid or unpaid, who seeks to work in our organisation and who gains access to children, is safe to do so. As such, you may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check as part of the recruitment process if appointed to a post with direct access to children or vulnerable adults.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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