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Consultant Radiographer in Training - Band 8b

Main area
Breast Screening
Fixed term for 12 months
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
UHCW with requirements to visit other sites
£49,242- £59,964 per annum
17/10/2018 23:59

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 

Consultant Radiographer in Breast Imaging

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust This new opportunity has been created to support the increasing workload in the breast unit at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW), Coventry, which is a prestigious PFI hospital which opened in 2006.

The Breast Unit is based at UHCW and provides a fully integrated screening and symptomatic clinical service provided by an enthusiastic and dedicated skill-mixed team of 4 consultant radiologists, an associate specialist, 3 consultant radiographers and 4 advanced practitioners. The service has been fully digital since 2009 and tomography will be added in the near future. The Warwickshire, Solihull and Coventry Breast screening service has a screening population of 194,442 (47 – 73 years) and was one of the 6 pilot sites for the age expansion trial which commenced in January 2009. One stop symptomatic services are provided at UHCW and at George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton.

The service is the lead for the West Midlands high risk screening service and has an established MRI biopsy service. There are strong links with the pathological, business, surgical, oncological, and breast care nursing teams, and quarterly business Multi-Advisory Group meetings are held.

The service is a satellite-training centre for radiographers, and has developed its own accredited apprenticeship course for assistant practitioners. Specialist Registrars from the West Midlands Radiology training scheme are trained and Warwick University medical students are accommodated. There is active research facilitated by the Professorial chair and there are strong links with University of Warwick.

Regular audit activity is undertaken and the unit has an established quality management system which achieves ISO9001:2015 certification. We are looking for a highly motivated and skilled individual who has significant post registration experience and who possesses an MSc in Breast Imaging or is nearing completion. The successful candidate will also have extensive experience in film reporting, ultrasound reporting and performing breast imaging interventional techniques at breast assessment and symptomatic clinics. The candidate will join the clinical team in developing research activities and share in the teaching and organisational activities within the unit. 

The requirement for a female to undertake this role is a Genuine Occupational Qualification and is exempt under section 7(2) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, superseded by The Equality Act 2010.


Recruiting to Values

To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Sreenivas Muthyala, Consultant Radiologist, or Mrs Sue Garnett, Consultant Radiographer,

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