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Deputy Breast Imaging Manager

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
Breast Imaging
NHS AfC: Band 7
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£37,570 - £43,772 per annum, pro rata
27/10/2019 23:59

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:.


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

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The Breast Imaging modality of the ISAS accredited Imaging Department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) is looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and well experienced Deputy Breast Imaging Manager, to join our our multi-disciplinary team.

The Breast Imaging department at the NNUH site delivers imaging for the symptomatic breast service and second stage screening assessment for the National Screening Service (NHSBSP). There are 2 Mammography units, 3 Ultrasound units and a stereotactic biopsy unit. All equipment is Full Field Digital and we perform Tomosynthesis and Contrast Enhanced Spectral Mammography techniques as well. The Symptomatic service sees approximately 15 500 patients per year (including new and follow up patients)

For the screening service: there are 3 static Mammography units (2 at the Norwich Community Hospital and 1 at Cromer District Hospital).There are also 2 mobile screening vans which cover 14 sites. All equipment is Full Field Digital. The screening service is administered off site from NNUH but is managed by the Breast Imaging Manager. We cover approx. 75% of the Norfolk population with a screening population of approximately 90,000.

The department embraces Advanced Practice with Image Interpretation and Stereotactic biopsies undertaken by Radiographers. We have a Consultant Radiographer, 6 Consultant Radiologists and a staff cohort of 40 members of staff. We embrace training of all grades of staff including Radiology registrars and we have an embedded fellowship programme.

We have well developed plans to renovate and expand the Breast Symptomatic service, to provide an even better patient experience with the move to a dedicated breast outpatient department. Within this redevelopment there will be a dedicated interventional stereotactic facility and improved accommodation for counselling services.

At the heart of everything we do are our PRIDE values of People Focused, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence and here is why they are essential to this role:

People Focused

You will play a key role in liaising with patients, medical staff, Radiographers, Nursing, support staff, service engineers and outside agencies to contribute to an efficient Breast Imaging service from an operational, service delivery, financial, governance, research and teaching perspective


The role involves liaising with colleagues across the Trust. Building strong working relationships based on mutual respect will play an important part of successfully implementing change and promoting best practice techniques


You will play a vital role in management of quality and safety in our hospital to ensure that all aspects of your work are provided in accordance with a quality framework. The role involves achieving and supporting staff to achieve high standards of governance practice, meeting national standards and UK legislation relating to the National Health Services Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP), radiological safety, adherence to Ionising Radiation Regulations and other relevant legislation concerning Health & Safety


You will be expected be actively involved in the day to day operational management and strategic planning processes of the services of the Breast Imaging Department.  Active management and balancing of the requirements of both the screening and symptomatic service, in line with the required KPIs, is an integral aspect of the role. The role involves active support of a multidisciplinary staff group and overseeing workforce development.


As part of our approach to excellence in everything we do you will be well motivated and be able to make significant contributions to service improvements, accreditation and audit processes, the implementation of innovative techniques/services and staff development.

The post-holder will be expected to be dynamic and engaged. A shared enthusiasm and ambition to assist in making the NNUH stand at the forefront of Breast Imaging, while ensuring that high professional standards are maintained at all times, is essential

Duties include:

  • To support the Breast Imaging Manager in further developing the high standard of breast services in Norfolk, incorporating both the National Breast Screening Programme and symptomatic breast services, and to work to establish the Norwich Breast Imaging Department as a national centre of excellence
  • To deputise for the Breast Imaging Manager
  • Participate in the wider remit of the Radiology Directorate and the Directorate Management Team
  • Ensure the efficient operational running of the Breast Imaging and Breast Screening departments on a daily basis, re-organising staff and workloads at short notice when necessary
  • To provide professional support to the Breast Imaging team supporting the Breast Imaging Manager on performance, workforce, quality and clinical governance processes.
  • Monitor and evaluate QA requirements stipulated by the National Health Service Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) and any necessary action is taken
  • Assist in the delivery of training programmes including provision for Undergraduates, Postgraduates and medical/non-medical staff. Programme includes theory and clinical components; delivery of appropriate tutorials

Whilst hours of working will mainly be within normal working hours, there may be the requirement to work extended daytime hours and weekend shifts to support the service operationally.

Full time: 37.5 hours per week. Part time may be considered. 

Interview date: 12th November 2019

Open for applications: 7th October 2019

Close for applications: 27th October 2019

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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

Yvonne Pointer - Breast Imaging Manager

Tel: 01603 286731