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NHS AfC: Band 5
Fixed term: 6 months (Accelerator)
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (On call cover / shift)
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Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
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Sheffield Children's Hospital
£25,655 - £31,534 annual
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COVID-19 Vacancy Paediatric Radiographer

NHS AfC: Band 5

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic individual to join our dedicated paediatric Radiology Department.

You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide a high quality, responsive diagnostic service to children in Sheffield, South Yorkshire and the surrounding areas.

You must have excellent communication and organisation skills, commitment to CPD and a growing knowledge of Radiation Protection legislation and health and safety requirements to ensure patients receive the best possible quality care. We have many opportunities for CPD, including research, audits and specialist training and we are committed to supporting and encouraging our staff and promote quality within our department.

Main duties of the job

You will be joining our friendly, flexible and welcoming paediatric department that encompasses 3 general x-ray rooms, DEXA, EOS scanner, CT and Spect CT scanners, theatre and mobile imaging. The x-ray department supports a range of specialities including neurosurgery, oncology, abdominal, vascular, forensic and musculo-skeletal work.

There is also a requirement after an initial training period to participate in the provision of an on-call / shift based radiographic service on a rotational basis.

Working for our organisation

Sheffield Children’s is one of three independent, specialist paediatric hospitals in the country, providing dedicated healthcare for children and young people across community, mental health and acute specialist settings.

We have three overarching aims that set the direction for the Trust in our vision “to create a healthier future for children and young people.” 

  • Outstanding patient care
  • Brilliant place to work
  • Leader in children’s health

Our commitment to rewarding colleagues is demonstrated through our brilliant reward and benefits offer including; generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme and access to salary sacrifice schemes such as cycle to work and lease cars.

We are committed to supporting colleagues from different heritages and lifestyles while at work. This is supported through the offer we have in place for flexible working and the three equality network groups we have in place. Colleagues are encouraged to join these groups and request flexible working

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To provide a high standard of radiographic imaging whilst ensuring that patients receive high quality care, working within the Trust values, using professional judgment skills.

To work as part of a team, to use a range of age appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication tools to communicate effectively with children and their family/carers and others involved with the child’s care in order to achieve a successful imaging examination.

To assess the patient’s clinical need and level of co-operation to performing radiographic procedures to ensure the highest possible diagnostic image is produced at first attempt to minimise radiation risk to the patient.

We offer encouragement and active support to applicants with additional needs, including those from ethnic minorities, with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community. If you wish to adjust any aspect of the recruitment process or wish to find out more about our recruitment & selection processes, please get in touch with our Head of Resourcing:

We are currently reviewing our recruitment & selection process and are looking to make our job adverts more inclusive. This will support the long-term aim of Sheffield Children’s being a champion of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. If you have any ideas in how we can make our recruitment & selection process more inclusive, please get in touch with Catherine Gilbert at Catherine.gilbert7@nhs.

The Trust is committed to providing great quality patient care and keep children, young people and families at the heart of what we do by following our CARE values:

  • Compassion – leading by kindness and showing empathy, understanding and respect
  • Accountability – striving to do the right thing and owning responsibility
  • Respect – value differences, tackling inequality and fostering a culture of inclusion
  • Excellence – delivering a high-quality standard of care


Person specification

Qualifications and Training

Essential criteria
  • HCPC registration
  • DCR(R) / Degree in Radiography or recognised equivalent
  • Evidence of CPD maintained in a portfolio including reflective practice.
Desirable criteria
  • Interest or CPD aimed at paediatric radiology imaging

Personal Attributes

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work effectively within a team and independently
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Competent I.T skills
  • Ability to keep accurate and legible clinical records
  • Ability to cope working in a stressful environment and within emotional or challenging situations.


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of interest / experience in working in paediatric radiography
  • Experience in working as part of a team
Desirable criteria
  • Working on call / shift system
  • Currently working in paediatric imaging or recent paediatric experience
  • Working in CT
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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Kelly Herrington
Job title
X-ray Imaging Lead
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0114 271 7389
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