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Job Reference: 388-A-19-34142-IRIS

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£24,214-£30,112 per annum


Are you looking to join a friendly and committed Radiology & Imaging team in an idyllic part of England?

The Radiology Team at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust Radiology are pleased to offer the opportunity for qualified or student radiographers to apply for a band 5 post in our friendly and hardworking team.

We carry out a wide range of Plain Film Radiography at Torbay DGH and at 3 Community Hospitals. This involves 24/7 cover at the DGH and 7 day working in Newton Abbot Community Hospital.

As a band 5 Radiographer within this Trust, you will be based in Torbay Hospital, gaining skills and experience in a wide range of modalities, including general radiography, fluoroscopy, A&E, paediatric radiography, mobile & theatre imaging.

We have recently installed two new DR rooms to support our ED and Orthopaedic services, and are currently in the middle of an equipment replacement programme. The Radiology Directorate is well known for its successful and long standing 7-day radiology service and other service redesigns.

We are committed to recognising and developing the Radiographers role through Advanced Practice. The majority of skeletal Plain Film imaging is reported by Radiographers. Radiographers and Sonographers perform MSK Injections and we have an on-going training program to develop Advanced Practitioner Sonographers. When opportunity arises we will also develop existing staff into roles in CT, Interventional Radiology, Cardiac Catheter Lab and MRI.

A commitment to the out-of-hours rota at the DGH and Newton Abbot Hospitals is expected.

We would consider full or part time appointments and flexible working. Students who are yet to qualify can apply.

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 260,000 with a catchment area covering Torbay and South Dartmoor. The population increases by approximately 100,000 in the summer as a result of tourism. Torbay Hospital is ideally situated on the fringes of Torquay town, famed for its sandy beaches and water sports. For those who prefer dry land, Dartmoor is close by and can be viewed from some of Radiology’s windows! The cities of Exeter and Plymouth are located approximately 18 and 35 miles away. Enjoy a superb quality of life, working with a forward thinking, professional team, in one of England’s most beautiful areas.

What are you waiting for? Join us and be at the forefront.

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For an informal chat or to arrange a visit please call Sharon Lapthorn Superintendent Radiographer on 01803 655622.

You will be joining the organisation at an exciting time. As the first fully integrated care organisation in England, we are working to improve the way we deliver safe, high-quality health and social care. We have a positive and vibrant working atmosphere, We are proud of our investment in our staff both in terms of developing potential career skills and valuing people. Our commitment to staff health and wellbeing looks at supporting our staff as ‘whole’ individuals, recognising their own unique set of strengths and skills. We create the right environment to enable all people to take care of themselves and provide the best care possible to our patients and citizens.

For more information on why to work with us, please see our Welcome films in the Further Links sections to the right of this page. #seeyouinsouthdevon


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The Trust is committed to preventing discrimination, valuing diversity and achieving equality of opportunity. No person (staff, patient or public) will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of the nine protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010.

We aspire to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and therefore we welcome applications from all. If you require support you can obtain this from our Equality Business Forum which has representatives from all protected groups.

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.

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Applications from job seekers who require 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 Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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.

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