Posted: 2 years ago

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

£25,655 - £31,534 pa


We recently went into partnership with Bournemouth University and, with the merger of Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts, became University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust this is a really exciting time to join us!

Our ambitious multi-million pound plans to develop our sites are well underway, including developing RBH as the major acute and emergency hospital in East Dorset, PH as the major planned care hospital, and ambitious plans for Christchurch to support on-going patient treatment.

Joining UHD gives you the opportunity to enjoy all that Dorset has to offer. Bournemouth is a vibrant university town , and Poole has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant.

With both the New Forest and Isle of Purbeck on our doorstep, over 7 miles of stunning sandy beaches and coastal paths, we are located within an area of amazing beauty providing a great place for you to achieve your rewarding work life balance.

**2022 Graduate Radiographers*

We are actively seeking radiographers due to graduate in 2022 to join our pro-active and friendly X-ray team at UHD Poole Hospital, with the opportunity for cross site working between Poole and Bournemouth Hospitals.

Poole X-ray department was recently been awarded "best placement site" by Exeter University. The X-ray department is a friendly, dynamic team with a playground of fantastic beaches & coastline on our doorstep.

X-ray rooms & Examinations

Poole Hospital X-ray department is a completely digital radiography (DR). In 2020, we installed the latest Philips DigitalDiagnost C90 for our Urgent Treatment Centre to compliment our two existing Philips DR room located in our Emergency Department (ED). Our general rooms have a mixture of Samsung and Fuji DR. Mobile examinations are performed using a mix Carestream, Samsung and Philips DR.

The X-ray department also supports very busy trauma theatres with a number of image intensifier units. In addition to orthopaedic demands, we also provide theatre radiography for ERCP, cardiac pacing and other general cases.

Education & CPD

In Poole X-ray department, we offer all new starters a structured program focusing on three core developments;

Initial Induction----- Preceptorship Program

(6 month program) (18-24 month program)

The Preceptorship provides radiographers the opportunity to undertake a structured program of self-development in all aspects of the X-ray including audit, equipment and techniques. This is actively supported by in-house run CPD sessions and the opportunity to attend external training/learning events. Poole radiology is very pro-active endorsing CPD, with a number of education events supported by the department available for staff to enrol on.

Poole X-ray department operates a 24/7 service supported by a fully implemented shift system which successful candidates will actively participate in. The radiology department supports university placements for training student radiographers, with intakes from both Exeter and Portsmouth Universities.

As part of merger between Poole & Bournemouth Trusts, an expectation of cross site working when required will be part of the role.

Advance Practice

Radiographer Advance Practice is well supported and at the forefront in our department. Our Reporting Radiographers all actively report ED, GP, Out and In-patient radiographs with a mix of speciality in Appendicular, Axial and Chest reporting. Fluoroscopic Advance Practice Radiographers cover busy interventional lists inclusive of barium swallow lists, arthrograms, proctograms, and HSG examinations.

We are a friendly and pro-active team that strives towards excellent standards of practice to provide the best patient-centred care, fully adhering to the Poole Approach.

Please note: if this job requires you to have a DBS check to enable you to properly fulfil the requirements of the job, on appointment you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining a DBS check and this amount will be reclaimed from your salary.

Base Location: Royal Bournemouth and Poole Hospital

Interview Date: TBC

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Michael Cox

Job title X-ray Superintendent

Email address

Telephone number 0300 019 2798

Additional contact information

Edwina Gamlin- Deputy X-ray Superintendent
Tel: 0300 019 8463

We believe that having a diverse workforce, and allowing people to be themselves, is essential in ensuring we offer an inclusive, welcoming and productive place to work.

We especially welcome applications from minority groups in the community who may be underrepresented in our workforce.

At UHD our active staff network groups are Black Asian Minority Ethnic Group (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network Group (LGBTQ+), European (EU), Pro Ability Staff Network, and the Armed Forces Support Group.

As a Trust we are proudly signed up to the Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interview schemes.

Please note:

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated.

Staff recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across all our Trust locations when service demands require it.

This advert may be closed early if sufficient applications are received.

Internal Candidates: staff employed prior to merger who voluntarily change jobs will be appointed to UHD terms and conditions.



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Job Reference

Reference: 153-ATR12730

Closing Date: 2022-04-10

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