Advanced Clinical Specialist Radiographer

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
November 28, 2022
Offerd Salary:£41,659 - £47,672
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Contract Type:Fixed term: 12 month
Working Time:Full time
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This post is only open to internal applicants.

Advanced Clinical Specialist Radiographer Band 7

Main area

Cross Sectional Imaging


Band 7


Fixed term: 12 months


Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job ref



Southampton General Hospital




£41,659 - £47,672 pa or pa pro rota

Salary period



28/11/2022 23:59

Interview date

Job overview

We are looking for enthusiastic, experienced radiographer to join the team in Cross-sectional Imaging as a Band 7 Advanced Clinical Specialist radiographer for a fixed 12 month contract. You will need to be highly skilled in a wide range of CT and MRI applications in order to scan, advise and support junior and less experienced colleagues – a post graduate qualification is desirable. You will also need to show that you have the skills to be an effective leader, coupled with a good knowledge of day to day operational service need. Good communication skills and an understanding of other services both within and outside of Radiology are paramount to fulfil the co-ordinators role associated with this post. UHS offers fantastic training and development giving you the best possible opportunities to achieve the career you want.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Working for our organisation What we can offer you

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities Your Responsibilities What you'll do

This is a full-time position-37.5 hours per week. We operate a full 24 hour, 7 day service for CT and you will be working on the Southampton General & Royal South Hants site as part of the developing community diagnostic hub. Full participation in the Band 7 rota is required, however job share may be considered. You will be working closely with our department superintendents to maintain excellent imaging standards and to develop our CSI team & service.

What we're looking for

Our supportive team of Superintendent Radiographers and Radiologists lead our imaging services with an open and inclusive approach to our work. Our radiography team are actively encouraged to personally develop along their career path with strong future opportunities available in this continually developing organisation. We are developing our specialist imaging services and skills development and post graduate training are actively encouraged. UHS offers fantastic training and development giving you the best possible opportunities to achieve the career you want. Development of our staff is central to the delivery of high quality, safe and effective care. We can offer opportunities to develop both clinically and professionally within a supportive environment, and our staff survey results reflect our commitment to facilitate your career progression.

We value people who want to make a difference to patients and their workplace.

The successful post holder will be an integral member of the cross sectional team with a high level of competence in imaging. You must also be able to demonstrate good communication skills, professionalism and a flexible approach to working to support the department superintendents and CSI team in delivering an efficient and effective service.

Additional information

Interviews will be held on Friday 2nd December 2022

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person specification Qualifications / training required Essential criteria
  • Degree in Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent qualification
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Mandatory training as per Trust policy – in date
  • IV cannulation certificate
  • Post graduate diploma in an area of clinical specialism and/or management
  • Desirable criteria
  • MSc Medical Imaging-or equivalent
  • Teaching certificate
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary Essential criteria
  • Evidence of personal and professional development (CPD Portfolio)
  • Effective and efficient KSA in use of ICT Management and Administration Software – Inc Typing, Word processing, Spreadsheets and Databases
  • Sound knowledge of all areas of Governance including H&S, COSHH, Manual Handling and MHRA
  • Evidence of area of advance practice
  • Evidence of previous teaching or supervising of others
  • Desirable criteria
  • Experience working in the NHS
  • Evidence of audit and R&D
  • Aptitudes and skills required Essential criteria
  • Leadership qualities and motivational skills
  • Ability to work in a team and independently
  • Ability to understand, interpret and communicate complex information
  • Able to communicate with all ages, disabilities and cultures including the seriously ill
  • Special requirements of the post Essential criteria
  • Role model for colleagues
  • Diplomatic, discreet and courteous
  • Able to remain calm when under pressure
  • Ability to diffuse conflict and mediate to ensure patient and service needs are met
  • Punctual at all times with positive attitude to attendance
  • Able to be flexible and work according to the needs of the patient and service
  • Values and behaviours Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • Demonstrate ability to maintain personal professional boundaries
  • Demonstrates good work/life balance
  • Evidence of interests/activities that demonstrate team work and leadership skills
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

    Getting to work - our travel promise

    Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

    Our commitment to equality

    Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

    UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

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    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Documents to download
  • Job Description (PDF, 511.0KB)
  • Person Specification (PDF, 407.7KB)
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    Helen Haigh

    Job title

    Lead Superintendent CSI

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