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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/10/2021.

Specialist Diagnostic Radiographer

Job Reference: 216-CR-C3239

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
216 121235 Imaging Cath Lab Pay
£32,306 to £39,027 Per Annum Pro Rata

We are a people business – where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure.

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We would like to invite you to join our friendly team in the glorious West Country. Located on the beautiful South West coast, a stone’s throw from Cornwall, Plymouth boasts many local Heritage sites and areas of ‘outstanding natural beauty’. At University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, we recognize that work is only a part of your life - and the Trust is ideally located for walking, cycling, climbing, sailing, surfing and many other indoor and outdoor pursuits. Plymouth also has good transport links to the rest of the UK and Europe via road, rail, air and sea.

If you are interested in a progressive, caring approach to healthcare, then University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust has much to offer you. We are one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe and our future strategy will ensure the very best healthcare for our community through technology, high caliber people and greater specialization. We are the Major Trauma Centre for the region.

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust is one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe employing more than 6,500 staff. As a tertiary referral centre we offer a wide range of clinical specialities to the population we serve. We provide a wide range of acute and general hospital services including oncology and radiotherapy, paediatrics, neurosciences and cardiothoracics. The emergency department is designated as a major trauma centre for the Peninsula. As a result, radiographers at Derriford undertake a very comprehensive range of examinations within their given area of practice; this makes it a very interesting and rewarding place to work. The imaging department takes student Radiographers from the University of Exeter and University of Plymouth, and is a training site for Radiologists based at the Peninsula Radiology Academy, close to the Hospital. The imaging department has a comprehensive range of diagnostic imaging modalities including, plain film, CT, MRI, ultrasound,interventional radiology, cardiac cath labs, fluoroscopy as well as providing imaging services at peripheral sites.


Our Trust core values are ‘Put patients first’, Take ownership’, ‘Respect others’, and ‘Be positive’. If you agree that these values should be integral to your work, then University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust has much to offer you.

We currently have the following vacancy:

Cardiac Catheter Laboratory Radiographer Band 6

Full time

The successful candidate for this specialist radiographer post will be expected to have proven experience or interest in cardiac imaging. We currently have two Phillips Allura Xper FD10 Cardiac Cath labs. The radiographers also cover Pacing theatre, using a GE OEC 9800 Cardiac. There will be rotation into the general x-ray department and an on call commitment to the specialty. Currently, there are weekend ACS lists with the future possibility of extended days.

We are committed to providing increased opportunities to gain more experience in specialist areas. There is a CPD calendar with active participation from Imaging staff, and we support and encourage radiographers in their career development. The department currently takes student radiographers from Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, and is a training site for Radiologists. We also have Assistant Practitioners in post and are committed to developing the 4 tier structure. All post holders will be expected to work flexible shifts to cover the needs of the service.

If you would like further details about this post or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Adrian Cann, Lead Cardiac Radiographer on 01752 431113 or Caroline Dunphy, Principal Radiographer on 01752 432469.

Closing date for all applications is

Please note that applications from temporary workers who have been engaged with the Trust for a minimum of 3 months are welcome.


University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children & vulnerable adults. Many of our posts are subject to Disclosure & Barring Service check (DBS). A copy of the DBS Code of Practice is available on request. Should the position that you are applying for be subject to a DBS check, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust will fund the cost* of your DBS check application. Should you decide to voluntarily resign from the Trust within two years from the start date of employment, you will be asked to meet the cost* of the original DBS application, which will be reclaimed from your last month’s salary. *Current cost of an enhanced DBS is £40.00 per application.

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