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Radiology Assistant (Get into Radiography)

South Tyneside and Sun
Competitive salary
Closing date
28 Jul 2021
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The Trust provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents along with an increasing range of more specialised services provided outside this area. We also provide a range of community based services across Sunderland, South Tyneside and Gateshead, particularly within Community Nursing, Family Care and Therapy Services.

Inpatient facilities are provided from Sunderland Royal Hospital (SRH), South Tyneside District Hospital (STDH), St Benedict's Hospice and from the specialist Sunderland Eye Infirmary, giving a total number of beds of around 1200 acute beds, as well as a state-of-the-art ICCU at SRH. The Trust is continuing to invest in its infrastructure with: a new Emergency Department and Integrated Assessment Unit opened June 2017 at SRH; a state of the art Integrated Emergency Care Centre at STDH opened in 2012; in 2016 the Trust opened its new Endoscopy Unit at SRH; in 2017 the Trust opened its state of the art Surgical Centre at STDH in 2017; in 2017 the Trust opened its new state of the art MRI at STDH; in 2017 the Trust opened its state of the art Durham Treatment Centre providing satellite dialysis, out-patient clinics, imaging and day case procedures across a range of specialties. The Trust also provides an outreach service to our Durham patients for nephrology, urology, ENT, OMFS and ophthalmology. There is an onsite at SRH Fitness Centre and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with their childcare arrangements.

We're here to deliver the best care to the people we serve and our values are at the heart of everything we do. We are looking for applications from those who will share the commitment to our values and will live and breathe the behavioural standards that support them - Compassionate and dignified, high quality, safe patient care always the first priority/Working together for the benefit of our patients and their families or carers/Openness and honesty in everything we do/Respect and encouragement for our staff

Radiology Assistant (Get into Radiography)

The Get Into Radiography programme is a new initiative created by the Central Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) to develop a skilled radiography workforce across Sunderland, South Tyneside and County Durham. We are looking for applicants who wish to develop a career in their local Trust, and who are committed to working in the ICP area.

Are you looking to develop a career in Radiography?

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Radiology Service at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust to recruit Radiology Assistants.

The successful applicants will assist radiographers, sonographers and radiologists in carrying out a wide range of diagnostic imaging examinations, including mobile, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, CT and MRI. They will also support Radiology staff to carry out diagnostic procedures, from preparation of equipment and patients through to completion of examination and aftercare of the patient, including administrative duties.

Do you have the following?
  • A genuine interest in Radiography and in developing a career in this field
  • A commitment to continuing professional development, in line with patient and service needs and willingness to complete a Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support
  • The ability to work as an effective team member
  • The ability to use initiative and apply basic problem solving skills to a variety of routine situations
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to act tactfully and handle confidential matters appropriately

You must be able to work 37.5 hours per week over 7 days (including weekends, bank holidays and shift patterns) and be flexible to work across sites. You must have maths and English GCSE minimum C/4 or Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English or equivalent.

This is a 12 month fixed-term contract and the programme gives vital experience of caring for patients whilst working as part of the Radiology team, as well as developing skills and knowledge through theory and practice.

On successful completion of the programme the intention would be to go into a permanent position to progress onto the Healthcare Assistant Practitioner Apprenticeship, leading onto the Radiography Degree.

Shortlisted applicants will be expected to attend an interview and will be asked to provide evidence of their qualifications before interview.

Successful applicants will be paid Annex 21 which is an agreed training ratepaidat a percentage of the salaryband'smaximum for the qualified rate.

Interviews will be held on 11th and 13th August 2021

Please note: the programme will not lead into any other allied health professional or nursing routes.

Contact details for queries relating to the post:

Paul Simpson, Radiology Operational Manager

Contact details for queries relating to the general programme:

Kat Johnson, Workforce Development and Education Officer

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Before commencing/submitting your application form, please ensure that you read the attached Job Application Process/Confirming Appointment Procedure Candidate Guidance

Important note on completion of the reference section of Application Form - In line with NHS Employment Check Standards, if you are successful at interview, the Trust, as part of the recruitment process will seek to confirm a 3 year employment/training/education history. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous employer and/or educational establishment that cover the last 3 years. If you are currently a professional student due to qualify, please also provide the details of your mentor. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

You will be able to track the progress of your application via NHS Jobs. If you have been successful at shortlisting you will be invited to interview via NHS Jobs using the e-mail address you have registered. You should check your SPAM folders as well as your inbox. If you have not been contacted within 6 weeks of the closing date you should assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Please quote the job reference number in all correspondence.

Please note the vacancy may be closed early if exceptional volumes of applications are received and late applications will not be accepted or considered.


As from 1st November 2020, it is a requirement of South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month's pay.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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