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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/02/2020.

Band 6 Cardiac & Vascular Radiographer

Job Reference: 295-3R3585GB

University Hospitals Birmingham (Heartlands, Good Hope, Solihull)
Intervention Cardiac & Vascular Imaging
Sutton Coldfield
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

“Defined by our people”

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country, employing over 20,000 staff and treating over 2.8 million people per year. We have more than 2,700 beds across all our sites with the main hospital services being based at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and other services based at Birmingham Chest Clinic and Solihull community health premises.

As the Trust is a multi-site organisation you may be required to work at any of the Trust sites and you may need to change your normal place of work, either temporarily or on a permanent basis, as a result of development or reorganisation of Trust services.

UHB has an international reputation for its quality of care, information technology, clinical education and training and research and provides a wide range of services including highly specialised regional and national services. The Trust is a designated Major Trauma Centre, operates Europe’s largest Critical Care Unit and Organ Transplant Service and, through its hosting of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, provides a full range of medical services to injured military personnel.

Our core purposes are excellent clinical quality, patient experience, workforce, research and innovation and our vision is “To Build Healthier Lives”.

Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient applications are received.

For specific enquiries regarding this vacancy, please see the Contact Details section below in the first instance. For general enquiries, please use Recruitment Team phone number: 0121 424 8993 (Option 4).

All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders


Band 6 Radiographer

Do you want to build a firm quality foundation on your career as a Radiographer?

UHB is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in England, serving a regional, national, and international population.

UHB’s multiple sites include the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, and the HGS Hospitals which include; Birmingham Heartlands Hospital in East Birmingham, Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield, Solihull Hospital and Community Services, and Birmingham Chest Clinic, allowing people to be treated as close to home as possible.

The Imaging Directorate provides 24/7 service delivery and has an established track record of service re-design and transformation. The current focus has seen a financial investment of over £3 million to upgrade and modernise the equipment and facilities at each of the 3 hospital sites.

Design and enabling works have begun on a multi-million Ambulatory Care and Diagnostics (ACAD) centre at Heartlands. The £70m project, due for completion in 2022, will see the purpose-built centre provide world-class facilities to accommodate interventional radiology together with CT, MRI, ultrasound and plain film facilities.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and well-motivated Radiographer to support the delivery of our mission and vision, Pioneering the future of Medical Imaging… an inclusive and progressive diagnostic imaging service delivering excellence for all, now and for generations to come.

Successful candidates will provide a high quality service to adults, children and young people using best practice at all times promoting a positive patient and family experience embracing sensitivity to individual patient’s needs.

The Imaging Directorate provides an all-round general radiography experience with rotation into Ambulatory & Emergency Radiography, CT, Fluoroscopy, DEXA and Theatres. We actively encourage role extension together with both personal and professional development by being committed to providing practice and education for all staff and have active Advanced Clinical Practice in Plain Film Reporting, Ultrasound, Interventional Radiology, CT & MRI Reporting.

We are seeking applications from radiographers experienced in cardiovascular work, this is an exciting opportunity for either an existing Band 6 or a Band 5 Radiographer, to gain a wide range of experience in Cardiac and Vascular Radiology.

The Imaging Directorate’s, Interventional Team provides a broad range of Fluoroscopic Radiography experience with rotation into Interventional Radiology, Cardiology, and our ‘state of the art’ Hybrid Vascular theatre. You will be working alongside the existing team of experienced radiographers that provide the day-to-day cross-site service.

This interesting role offers fantastic opportunities for both personal and professional development. You will receive full training in a wide range of procedures, using different equipment, in each of these sub-specialities. These will range from routine diagnostic procedures through to highly complex ‘cutting edge’ interventions.

Applications from individuals currently undertaking formal cardiovascular training will be considered for appointment to Annex 21 of Band 6.

As part of the role you will be expected to participate in the 7-day shift system covering the out-of-hours service including weekends and bank holidays as required.

If you require additional information or would like to arrange an informal site visit please contact the Imaging Services Leads:

  • Rachel Cooper Cardiology Modality Lead – Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

0121 424 3090

  • Mark Wilson Advance Practitioner Plain Film – Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

0121 424 1280


All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us, this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences‎.

Disabled applicants, in line with our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme, will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the essential criteria and declare their disabled status. The Trust will accept applications in other formats where applicants have disabilities that require a reasonable adjustment for them to be able to apply for vacancies; consideration in respect of additional time for postage/delivery time etc will be given.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced or skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as it is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Visas and Immigration website.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and aims to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ people by creating an inclusive, inspiring and equal environment for both staff and service users.

Internal applicants who are interested in accessing professional support for interview preparation should read the attached Aspire document.

Successful candidates will be automatically enrolled onto the Trust staff bank UHB+.

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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