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CT Advanced practice Radiographer

NHS AfC: Band 7

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CT Radiographer
NHS AfC: Band 7
Full time: Up to 37.5
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Stepping Hill Hospital
£38890-£44,503 pro rata
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Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

There are lots of good reasons to choose to come and work at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. A dynamic integrated Trust with integrity and vision. Exactly the same qualities you’ll see in yourself. Stockport NHS Foundation Trust aims to be the organisation of choice for patients and an employer of choice for staff. In order to continually improve all aspects of our patient experience, we rely upon having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive and patient focused workforce.

Stockport Foundation Trust is one of four ‘specialist’ hospital sites in Greater Manchester. Being a ‘specialist’ hospital will enhance our general surgery, anaesthetics, critical care and emergency medicine for the benefit of people in Stockport, High Peak, Cheshire and across Greater Manchester.

Our values ‘Quality and Safety, Communication, Service’ are at the heart of everything we do and come from our ‘Your Health. Our Priority’ promise. Every day they drive the behaviour and actions for every person in our organisation.

In your application for this post, please describe how your experience and skills align with 'Our values-based behaviours' ( see additional documentation) and provide examples.

Coaching Academy 

Our coaching academy is a vehicle for developing a coaching culture throughout the Trust to help develop, engage, motivate and care for our staff to deliver better patient care. It will support us to consistently have a “culture of caring” which both our staff and patients will experience.

Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment

As well as recognising previous NHS service, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust is a member of the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment. If you are currently employed by Greater Manchester Local Authority, Combined Authority, GMFRS, TfGM as well as other public service organisations, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust will recognise your previous service for sickness and maternity/paternity/adoption entitlement and also for annual leave purposes (providing there has been no break in service).  If you currently work for one of the above organisations and successfully apply for a post with Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, please ensure the Recruitment team are aware so that this service is reflected in your contract of employment.

Our Values:

Quality and Safety

We deliver safe, high quality and compassionate care.

We ensure a clean and safe environment for better care


We treat our patients, their families and our staff with dignity and respect.

We communicate with everyone in a clear and open way.


We provide effective, efficient and innovative care.

We work in partnership with others, to deliver improved care, in the right place at the right time. 


Radiology - CT Advanced Practitioner Full or Part time

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Advanced Practitioner to join our friendly and dedicated team. Applicants must have a PgCert in CT Head reporting or be about to qualify, hold Health Care Professions Council registration and be eligible to work in the United Kingdom.

The Radiology Department has a multi-disciplinary team which includes Radiographers, Consultant Radiologists, Specialist Registrars, Radiology Assistants and Admin & Clerical Staff. The department also supports student Radiographers.

The CT department currently comprises of 2 CT scanners, a GE VCT and a GE Optima 660 with a shared control room. Two further CT scanners are to be installed in 2020, the first in early summer in a dedicated out-patient CT department and there are plans to replace the GE VCT. The department is busy routinely carrying out approximately 80-100 CT exams per day including ED work, and carries out a wide range of examinations. We currently have mobile scanners on site as an interim for 15-18 days each month. A CT Colonography service is provided.

The hospital is the South Manchester hyper acute stroke centre, ranked the best stroke service in the country. There is a large number of patients attending for initial stroke review requiring urgent scans/reports throughout the day as thrombolysis and thrombectomy (at Salford) may be required. CT head scans being reported by the CT head reporting radiographers in working hours (currently between 08:30 – 17:30 Mon – Fri). Brain scans for ED patients, ward patients and routine out-patients are also performed and reported.

Participation in audit, QA and training of both staff and students will be expected.

In addition to CT the Radiology Department provides plain film, Dexa, Nuclear Medicine, MR scanning, Obstetric and non-obstetric ultrasound and fluoroscopy services to hospital wide clinical areas. The Interventional room carries out a range of Interventional procedures including Percutaneous Nephrostomies, Nephrostograms, stents (oesophageal and colonic), biopsies/drainages and cystograms. Our specialist areas include trauma and orthopaedic radiography, stroke, breast, urology and ENT.

Ability to participate in seven-day working patterns is essential. Normal core hours will be worked Monday to Friday, although some flexibility is required to cover additional weekend working, and sickness cover.

All applicants must attend any offer of interview in person.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trust’s policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

If successful, this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of £43.50. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary. In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of £13.

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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

Karen Andrew, CT Lead Superintendent Radiographer 0161 419 4782 karen.andrew@stockport.nhs.uk 

Christine Hooson, Radiology Operational Lead 0161 419 5970 christine.hooson@stockport.nhs.uk