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Radiology Department Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

  • To undertake work in any of the imaging departments operated by Northern Devon
  • To always have a professional manner and attitude, neatness of appearance and to be punctual, thereby upholding the reputation of the department, directorate and Trust
  • To work under the direct supervision of other healthcare professionals within the departments
  • To ensure that the patients’ care and comfort are maintained to the highest standard possible at all times
  • To prepare patients as necessary, e.g. Undressing, dressing, taking to the toilet. Preparation for ultrasound/interventional procedures
  • To prepare the ultrasound suite before, during and after sessions
  • To maintain patient privacy, dignity and confidentiality at all times
  • To perform as a responsible member of the radiology team and ensuring that confidentiality is maintained off duty with regards departmental issues
  • Assist radiographer, radiologists and nursing staff with patient care during imaging procedures
  • Assist the radiology porters in the transfer of patients to and from the ward areas
  • Ensure that all patient and clinical areas are kept clean and tidy, assisting in the restocking of patient gowns/dressing gowns and the safe disposal of linen
  • Undertake basic cleaning and maintenance of the processing equipment, including arranging the safe disposal of fixer waste and silver recovery
  • Carry out stock control/ordering of processing chemicals and films and participate in the end of year stocktake/audit process

About the Role

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

About Us

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

The Radiology Department Assistant works as part of the Radiology team, providing an efficient, high quality and patient focussed imaging service, The support worker will be expected to liaise and care for patients in a professional manner and will be expected, over time, to develop skills and experience across multiple imaging modalities. You will aid qualified staff before, during and after imaging examinations undertaken in the department and give the necessary direct care as required to the patient throughout their experience.

Working Pattern: 3 days between Monday to Friday ( between hours of 08:00-18:00)

Interview Date: 30/11/22

For further information please contact Victoria Taylor 012710311869 Bleep 294

This is a fixed term contract for 12 months.  For current NHS employees this post could be a secondment opportunity.

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

It’s never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you'll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

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