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Band 5 Diagnostic Radiographer

Band 5

Main area
General X-ray
Band 5
Full Time/Part Time Available
Job ref
Haywood Community Hospital
£24,214 - £30,112 PA pro rata
07/07/2019 23:59

If we receive a high volume of applications we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

Important Information:

Please note the University Hospitals of North Midlands (NHS) Trust, do not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews


We’re offering a fantastic opportunity for Qualified Radiographers looking for a new challenge or final year student radiographers to secure a permanent band 5 post in the Imaging Directorate at the University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM) on the General Modality Team based out in our Community X-Ray Units.

Successful applicants will have access to support from one of our qualified and experienced radiographers who will be a dedicated mentor and will support your transition from student to qualified practitioner or help you settle into a new role as a qualified Radiographer, including an in-depth induction into working for our Trust.

The Band 5 radiographer role

As a member of the Community General Modality team you will be joining a team of 12 band 5&6 Radiographers working predominantly at our community x-ray unit within the Haywood Hospital. The team are friendly and welcoming to those that are new to the area and have a great social network. Our equipment is predominantly DR with an equipment replacement programme to move to becoming fully DR. While working in the community you will cover two General X-Ray rooms, providing plain film imaging for in-patients, out-patients, Walk-in centre and mobiles.

Along side working within the community, there is also the possibilities for rotating to our Royal Stoke site where you would have the opportunity to rotate through all plain film imaging areas including theatres, A&E.

UHNM operate a 24/7 roster system, with enhancements for duties worked out of hours. At UHNM Imaging we pride ourselves in the breadth of our clinical workload and expertise. Our involvement in research is both established and growing, with the support of dedicated research radiographers.

If you’re a newly qualified Radiographer, our Band 5 role will offer you the chance to consolidate your knowledge and skills whilst gaining extensive experience within our Imaging Department.

The Haywood Hospital

The Haywood Hospital is home to a walk-in centre currently seeing 50,000 patients per year; it also has specialist services for rheumatology rehabilitation and intermediate care.

The Rheumatology centre at the Haywood Hospital currently welcomes patients from North Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire. The catchment area has a population of over 500,000 patients. The Haywood hospital is pioneering in many different aspects of rheumatology, the first community rheumatologist was appointed here and the development of a computerised drug monitoring system was implemented at the Haywood Hospital. The Rheumatology Centre also has an active research team known nationally and internationally for its work. As the Haywood Hospital is a Specialised Rheumatology Hospital there is ample opportunity to gain experience in this specialist area.

Your development

The UHNM Trust prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career and life skills. The imaging directorate is committed to offering you support and opportunities for your own development to prepare you for future opportunities and career progression by providing:

  • Access to internal development courses for clinical skills and personal development
  • Access to a dedicated and personalised mentorship programme - aimed at supporting your induction and newly qualified radiographer transition
  • Opportunity to work alongside experienced radiographers and leading practitioners
  • Opportunity to work with the latest equipment and technology offering experience of new practices and developments
  • Work with student radiographers to support their clinical placements
  • Continuous CPD opportunities
  • A lively and vibrant working atmosphere

There are lots of opportunities for career progression whether this is within the General Modality Team where progression to a band 6 role is typically 12-18 months after coming into post or into one of our other imaging modalities within the Directorate.

UHNM also has one of the largest and well established Advanced Practice Radiography team in the country with roles extending up to and including Consultant Radiographer level.

Why University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM)

UHNM is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. We are a level 1 Major Trauma Centre being in the top 5 in the national league table for major trauma and cardiac centres. UHMN has the highest survival rates for major trauma services across the county. Our 11,700 strong workforces provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from the Royal Stoke University Hospital (RSUH) and the County Hospital at Stafford. Our mission to provide the very best health care includes recruiting the best people. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

The location of the UHNM has great access to local amenities and transport links, being close to the M6 and A50, and lies centrally between Manchester to the North and Birmingham to the South. Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool are all reachable within an hour, as well as the Peak District and the Roaches. House prices in the area are competitive.

Applications for Full time or Part Time working will be considered.

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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

Gavin Eardley, General Modality Team Leader, 01782 673521,

Erica Savage, Superintendent Radiographer, 01782 671795,