Clinical Specialist Radiographer

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
January 31, 2023
Offerd Salary:£33,706 - £40,588
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Clinical Specialist Radiographer Band 6

Main area

Cardiothoracic Radiology


Band 6




Full time - 37.5 hours per week

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Southampton General Hospital




£33,706 - £40,588 pa

Salary period



31/01/2023 23:59

Interview date

Job overview

If you are an enthusiastic, self-motivated Radiographer that has a passion for Cardiac Imaging then we'd love to hear from you. An opportunity has arisen to join our excellent team of Specialist Cardiac Radiographers at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS).

You will be working in at least four Siemens Cardiac Catheter Labs, in the dedicated Cardiac Cath Lab Department in one of the most reputable cardiac centres in the UK. The Cardiac Radiographers offer a supportive role, working environment alongside a well-established and experienced multi-disciplinary team.

You will work closely with Cardiologists, Cardiac Physiologists and the Cath Lab Nurses in an interventional environment, performing imaging for many Cath Lab Procedures such as TAVIS, Mitral Valve Implants, Valvuloplasties, Pacemakers, Interventional Coronary Angiography, Ablations, Device Closures, to name but a few, on different patients of all ages.

Main duties of the job
  • Working across the Cardiac Catheter Labs imaging congenital and acquired heart disease patients.

  • Using both single plane and biplane labs, using other imaging modalities such as OCT and IVUS.

  • Maintaining a high standard of imaging and patient care at all times.

  • Collaborating with Radiographers and the Cath Lab Multi-Disciplinary Team in order to maintain a high class quality service to all our patients.

  • Participating in our busy Cardiac Catheter on call rota.

  • Covering the very occasional weekend for Cardiac Planar Imaging.

  • Working for our organisation


    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.

    We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. 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



    All Radiographers are actively encouraged to personally develop along their career path with opportunities available in this continually developing organisation.

  • You will be given the necessary time for professional self-development, time to attend nationally recognised courses to further your knowledge in cardiac imaging, such as IVUS and OCT. You will be trained to perform Intermediate Life Support.

  • You will take on a supporting role in leadership across the cardiac cath labs, performing a key role within a large multidisciplinary team. Participate in staff and service development and identify key areas of development within the team.

  • Participate in and undertake departmental quality assurance, IRMER and radiation protection audits, and research where appropriate.

  • Undertake practical, theoretical and clinical teaching of new staff including student radiographers and other staff groups including medical and nursing students and visitors.

  • There will also be opportunities to work in our Siemens Hybrid Lab and a further possibility to train and work in Cardiac MRI


  • Experience of Radiology IT systems such as PACS/RIS are essential and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint are highly desirable.

  • Candidates must have a BSc (HONS) Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent and current HCPC membership.

  • Previous Cath Lab or Radiology Interventional experience is essential for this post.

  • A Radiographer who wants to make a difference to patients and to their workplace.

  • Good communication skills, professionalism, and a flexible approach to working.

  • A calm, and undaunted nature, especially during emergency, complex cardiac cath lab procedures.

  • Good attention to detail, an ability to work independently, and compliance with protocols is a necessity.


    Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 8th February 2023

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

    Lucinda Gray, Superintendent Radiographer [email protected] tel: 023 8120 1852

    Person specification Qualifications / training required Essential criteria
  • BSc. Radiography or equivalent
  • HCPC registration
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary Essential criteria
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience post qualification
  • Experience of working in a department using IR(ME)R 2017 and IRR 2017 regulations in clinical practice
  • Experience in all aspects of general radiography and fluoroscopy
  • Sound knowledge of IR(ME)R and IRR regulations and how to implement them
  • Proven ability to effectively adapt imaging technique when necessary
  • Evidence of personal and professional development
  • Experience of working in/student placements in an NHS Radiology department
  • Knowledge of Radiology IT systems PACS / RIS
  • MS Office Skills or equivalent
  • Understanding of COSHH, Manual Handling, Basic Life support
  • Desirable criteria
  • Experience in cardiac MRI
  • Evidence of audit and R&D
  • Intravenous Injection certificate
  • First level management or supervisory course
  • Radiology Experience
  • Aptitudes and skills required Essential criteria
  • Team player who can also work independently
  • Previous Catheter Lab or Interventional experience
  • Understand the concepts of Digital Imaging and radiation dose reduction
  • Effective IT skills
  • Able to work within protocols
  • Demonstrates clarity and breadth in use of verbal and written communications in relation to our patient group
  • Good attention to detail
  • Able to communicate with all ages, abilities and cultures including the seriously ill
  • Able to convey accurate information to patients and colleagues ensuring comprehension of complex data
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Desirable criteria
  • Leadership qualities
  • Demonstration of knowledge of other department work practice with which radiology has a significant interface
  • Personal qualities Essential criteria
  • Adaptable to new situations within own boundaries and confident to assess and seek timely help when necessary
  • Able to remain calm when under pressure
  • Empathy with patients, carers and staff
  • Punctual, presentable and courteous at all times
  • Desirable criteria
  • Application form expresses a strong, specific reason for wanting to work at UHS
  • Ability to diffuse conflict and mediate to ensure patient needs are met
  • Special requirements of the post Essential criteria
  • Flexible approach to their work (ability to work flexible hours, participating in rosters to deliver 24/7 service)
  • Regular audit of personal clinical competence
  • Values and behaviours Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • 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, 248.6KB)
  • Person Specification (PDF, 241.5KB)
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    Further details / informal visits contact


    Lucinda Gray

    Job title

    Superintendent Radiographer

    Email address

    [email protected]

    Telephone number

    023 8120 1852
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