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Specialist Radiographer in Mammography

Band 6

Main area
Breast Screening Unit
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
York Teaching Hospital
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum (annex 21 if applicable)
26/03/2019 23:59

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Do you share our values? We’re looking for applications from people who:

- care about what they do
- respect and value others
- listen in order to improve
- always do what they can to be helpful

…to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population.


Contract Type - Permanent

Hours - 37.5 hours per week

Do you… 

Want to live and work in a beautiful place on the gateway to the North Yorkshire Moors and close to a vibrant and historic city?

Want to spend your day working amid the North Yorkshire country towns?

Want to work with great staff in a fantastic team?

Want to be part of a high quality cancer screening service?

Want to be a Specialist Radiographer in Breast?

The ability to transport yourself and equipment across the locality during the course of a normal working day, as this is required for this vacancy.

Answered ‘yes’ to the above then read on…

Based in the historic city of York, the North Yorkshire Breast Imaging Unit is housed in a purpose built building which integrates both Imaging and Outpatient Services and the Multi-Disciplinary Team.

Working in this well-functioning unit is a rewarding experience. We have excellent cross team relationships with Surgery, Pathology, Oncology and Breast Care Nurses.

The unit provides the base site for the North Yorkshire Breast Screening Programme which covers the beautiful North Yorkshire region. It is also the centre for the provision of a comprehensive Symptomatic Breast Service to the population of York, providing one stop and follow up services, as well as some outreach clinics at Scarborough Hospital. We are proud of our excellent links with the symptomatic breast services across the region.

The unit is forward thinking. It is a reference site for Hologic and SECTRA equipment within the area. Screening is provided on 4 mobile mammography units which cover over 24 locations around the county and one static unit situated in York.

The service is delivered across the week in 6 second stage screening clinics with clinical assessment supported by Breast Care Nurses and biopsy support provided by Advanced Practitioners, 5 one stop symptomatic clinics and 5 symptomatic follow up clinics.

The service has embraced role development and alongside the Specialist Breast Radiologists has; 2 Consultant Radiographers and 5 Advanced Practitioners providing roles in Film Reading biopsy and ultrasound.

Sound like a great place to work?

It is!

Not got your PG Certificate in Mammography?

We offer a full training programme, whilst training there is an adjustment in pay in accordance with Agenda for Change annex 21 guidance during the training period.

Please note that the essential character of the NHS Breast Screening Programme is that it is a mobile single-sex service. Due to the nature of the role, there is a genuine occupational qualification for the post holder to be female, as an exception to the Equality Act 2010.

A bit more about us and the surrounding area: Often voted one of the top places to live in the UK, York offers a vibrant city lifestyle in beautiful historic surroundings. It boasts great transport links, fantastic schools and a world-class university. Not far outside of the famous city walls, you’ll find our 700-bed teaching hospital, alongside St Monica’s Hospital to the north of York in Easingwold, and the New Selby War Memorial Hospital to the south.

Additional notes: Applications from candidates interested in fewer than the full number of hours specified, and/or those interested in a job share will be considered.

Thinking of returning to practice...

If you trained as a radiographer but have since left the profession, and you are thinking about return to practice, the information in the Return to Practice attached document, provides help and information.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

Elizabeth McBurnie
01904 726934





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