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Female Specialist Radiographer / Female Radiographer

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Breast Imaging
NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Full time
  • Part time
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Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
£27,055 - £40,588 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
Today at 23:59
Interview date

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. 

Wish you were here? So do we.

We want all our staff to achieve a balance between work and personal life and understand how important flexible working can be.  We welcome applications on a full or part time basis, various shift patterns and hybrid working, where roles allow.


Job overview

An Exciting opportunity has become available in the Breast Imaging department for a Specialist Radiographer / Mammographer / trainee Mammographer to join our team. 

Our friendly and progressive Norwich Breast Unit is part of the QSI Accredited Imaging Department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and has a lot to offer an enthusiastic Mammographer. We aim to always be at the forefront of developments. 

The department provides a full symptomatic and breast screening service, with symptomatic and assessments based in a state-of-the-art hospital, on the outskirts of the city. The department has 2 mammography rooms equipped with Full Field Digital (FFD) technology including Tomosynthesis and Contrast Enhanced Spectral Mammography CESM), and 3 ultrasound rooms. A designated FFD room for stereotactic guided biopsies able to produce 3D biopsy imaging. A Faxitron machine allows for immediate core biopsy imaging at the time of biopsy. 

The hospital has a fully integrated RIS and PACS system. 

Breast screening is based nearer to the city centre at the Norwich Community Hospital in a static unit accommodating 2 Mammography rooms. In addition, there is a static screening unit at the Cromer District Hospital. The screening unit also has 2 mobile screening vans that cover all of picturesque rural Norfolk including many seaside locations.  All equipment is full field digital technology. We work at a pleasant pace so we can make the women’s experience as caring as possible. 

Main duties of the job

As post holder you will provide a professional, high quality mammographic imaging service.  You will work in both the symptomatic service and NHS Breast Screening Programme, producing mammograms of the highest standard.  The post holder will practice for the majority of the time, unsupervised and often supervising Assistant practitioners, trainee Mammographers and trainee Mammography Associates.

Although full or part time posts are available full working days are a requirement.

It is essential that the candidates must hold a clean driving licence.

Mammography posts have a gendered protected character, due to the nature of the work. This is an occupational requirement and therefore only female applicants should apply.

Working for our organisation

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N&N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • To work unsupervised and, when required, in a supervisory capacity with an Assistant Practitioner in either a mobile or static screening clinic. Responsible for the smooth running of the clinic, keeping within tight time restraints for the imaging of each woman.
  • To document clinical observations and use own judgement to clinically recall women to assessment.
  • To recognise abnormalities on Mammography and seek advice from Radiologist regarding further imaging when appropriate.
  • Daily communication with women who need reassurance due to anxiety about the screening process, recall or their condition, necessary to obtain their confidence, consent, and co-operation to acquire diagnostic images.
  • To image both fresh and formalin fixed breast specimens as and when required, taking care to note orientation, to assist the Radiologist with the report.
  • To take delegated responsibility for legislation pertaining to Health & Safety, Ionising Radiation Regulations and procedures for ceasing screening when equipment fails to perform to quality and safety standards, or woman withdraws consent.
  • To be based at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, but to travel to the screening units as and when required. A full clean driving licence is required.  Any points, fines or convictions must be notified to the Superintendent Radiographer immediately.
  • To take all necessary precautions to prevent the occurrence of accidents, but in the event of such ensure that the required documentation is completed.
  • Report any defects or breakage of equipment to the Superintendent immediately.
  • To be aware of the quality assurance guidelines and know when to take remedial action.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Diploma/Degree of College of Radiographers
  • Certificate of Competency in Mammography
  • Health Profession Council registered
  • Full clean driving licence


Desirable criteria
  • Previous Mammography

Attitude, aptitude

Essential criteria
  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH’s PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lucy Jeal
Job title
Deputy Breast Imaging Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01603 286731