What are the benefits of working as a radiographer at Benenden Hospital?

As Benenden Hospital covers a wide range of healthcare specialities such as surgery, orthopaedics, neurology and cardiology, our job as Radiographers is very varied.

We perform a wide range of imaging examinations including general X-Ray, CT, MRI, Ultrasound and theatres. All of these are performed within an extremely friendly and inclusive team of Radiographers and Radiology Department Assistants.

We have a shared goal of ensuring a truly patient-centred approach and work with the wider hospital team to achieve this. Benenden Hospital is a great place to work as a Radiographer and there are plenty of opportunities to further your career within the team.

Current vacancies in our imaging department

Sonographer- reference 1830

£45,000 - £55,000 p.a., depending on experience

Full time, Permanent Contract

We’re looking for an experienced Ultra Sonographer who can deliver and promote exemplary patient-focused care and provide our patients with high quality diagnostic examinations and sonographic images.

At Benenden we’re proud of our Outstanding CQC status and we want you to be too. You’ll be a valued member of the team, where we will encourage and support you to develop new skills and knowledge in line with our silver award as an Investor of People.  

You’ll act as the clinical expert & resource for sonography for the department and the wider organization, managing your day’s workload.  Taking responsibility for the safe day to day running of the Ultra-Sonography service within the hospital, you'll plan and implement high standards of care for our patients whilst following hospital policy, guidelines, and protocols.

Utilizing your significant experience, you’ll provide high quality sonographic images and reports and ensure that abnormal results are brought promptly to the attention of the appropriate consultant.

You will be required to undertake a range of work procedures using complex or sensitive information which will require the use of initiative and analysis; you’ll act as the patient’s advocate, maintaining their dignity at all times.

You’ll have a methodical and logical approach to problem solving as you will be responsible for actively investigating and responding to any complaints or concerns relating to Sonography ensuring all communication is dealt with using tact, diplomacy, reassurance, and professionalism.

Download the role profile

If you require further information on this role please contact Matron, Ali Turner on 01580 857376

Working at Benenden Hospital

For details of the benefits and rewards of working at Benenden Hospital, please visit the ‘Why work for us section’ on the careers page of our website.

Together, we work hard to maintain a safe, comfortable, patient-focused environment for the people in our care.

All our vacancies are therefore subject to either a Standard or an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service as well as satisfactory reference checks. These procedures need to be completed before a new member of staff can join the hospital.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please complete the Application Form found here 

Closing Date- 31st May 2022

Then please send this application form, your up to date CV and your covering letter to kentcareers@benenden.org.uk.

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we have implemented a Privacy Notice to inform you, as prospective employees of Benenden Hospital Trust, of the types of data we process about you. Please visit our Careers page to read our Privacy Notice.

Radiographer- reference 1867

£25,655 to £36,663 pa depending on experience

Full Time, Permanent Contract

We’re looking for a motivated patient-focussed Radiographer to provide high quality diagnostic Radiographic images in all aspects of general radiography including theatre work, General x-ray and Fluoroscopy and, for those hungry to learn and develop, we offer the opportunity to expand your skills in other modalities such as such as CT and MRI.

At Benenden we’re proud of our Outstanding CQC status and we want you to be too. You’ll be a valued member of the team and be able to demonstrate experience in the radiography field and have a willingness to support others.   

You’ll implement high standards of radiography care for our patients acting as their advocate, maintaining their dignity at all times and be able to communicate with patients and their carers verbally and in writing demonstrating tact and diplomacy. You’ll ensure patient information data is accurately recorded in the appropriate IT systems.

As our Radiographer you’ll follow standard operating policies and procedures and maintain your professional development.

The post holder will have effective communication skills to assist other staff and stakeholders, both verbally and in writing, concerning sometimes complex information such as patient history and clinical procedures. There will be administrative duties to support the department when required and active involvement in audits. You’ll support and mentor junior members of the team including RDA and administration staff with all aspects of their roles and training needs.

  • Perform high quality X-rays
  • Experience in CT or MRI desirable or full training will be given
  • Ensure patient information data is correctly recorded in the appropriate IT systems
  • Maintain and rotate stock levels of equipment and consumables
  • Maintain professional development particularly through the national professional body
  • Contribute to budgetary management by exercising care and economy in the ordering and use of equipment and consumables
  • Supporting activities such as undertaking administrative duties to support the department when required
  • Communicate with patients and their carers verbally and in writing as and when required

Skills and Experience

  • BSc Radiography or Equivalent e.g. DCR(R)
  • Member of an appropriate professional body with valid registration e.g. HCPC
  • IT skills
  • Good Communication skills
  • Organised and methodical in approach
  • Ability to progress multiple tasks simultaneously

The department is currently open between 08:00 - 19:00, Monday to Saturday, with the requirement to work evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays as required, therefore you should be prepared to work flexibly within these times in order to meet the requirements of the department.

Download the role profile

If you require further information on this role please contact Matron, Ali Turner on 01580 857376

Working at Benenden Hospital

For details of the benefits and rewards of working at Benenden Hospital, please visit the ‘Why work for us section’ on the careers page of our website.

Together, we work hard to maintain a safe, comfortable, patient-focused environment for the people in our care.

All our vacancies are therefore subject to either a Standard or an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service as well as satisfactory reference checks. These procedures need to be completed before a new member of staff can join the hospital.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please complete the Application Form found here 

Closing date- 31st May 2022

Then please send this application form, a recent CV, and your covering letter to kentcareers@benenden.org.uk.

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we have implemented a Privacy Notice to inform you, as prospective employees of Benenden Hospital Trust, of the types of data we process about you. Please visit our Careers page to read our Privacy Notice.

Imaging Manager- reference 1877

£46,625 to £52,766

Permanent, Full time

We have an exciting and challenging opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated professional to lead our imaging department.

Reporting into our Matron the Imaging Manager will work in a full-time basis working predominately Monday to Friday, although some weekends may be required to support the department. Participation in the imaging services on call rota may also be required, as agreed by the Matron.

The Imaging service is key to our ability to deliver a range of support and diagnostic services to our patients and is seeking to grow its business and strengthen its team.

The Imaging Manager will be accountable for the provision of safe, effective leadership and management and the delivery of high standards of safe, effective patient care across the Diagnostic Imaging services. They will be a positive role model for members of the team and the wider organisation, encouraging and promoting collaborative working to both internal and external stakeholders.

The full range of duties and skills and experience required can be found in the attached role profile.

For a full Job profile, please click here

For details of the benefits and rewards of working at Benenden Hospital, please visit the ‘Why work for us section’ on the careers page of our website.

If you require further information on this role, please contact Matron Ali Curtis by e-mail ali.curtis@benenenden.org.uk or on 01580 857376.

Together, we work hard to maintain a safe, comfortable, patient-focused environment for the people in our care. Therefore, all our vacancies are subject to either a Standard or an Enhanced Disclosure Application as well as satisfactory reference checks. These procedures as well as a health check need to be completed before a new member of staff can join the hospital.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please complete the Application Form found here 

Then please send this application form, a recent CV, and your covering letter to kentcareers@benenden.org.uk.

Closing Date: 31st May 2022

Please note that if a large number of applications are received this vacancy may close before the closing date without notice.

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we have implemented a Privacy Notice to inform you, as prospective employees of Benenden Hospital Trust, of the types of data we process about you. Please visit our Careers page to read our Privacy Notice.

Senior Radiographer- reference 1871

£36,671 to £42,000

Permanent full time

We’re looking for a highly motivated patient-focused Senior Radiographer to support the Imaging/Deputy Manager with the provision of senior leadership and operational management. An important part of the role will be to provide advice and support to the wider imaging team.

It is expected that the Senior Radiographer will provide high quality diagnostic Radiographic images to all areas of service during all areas of the patient pathway including theatre work and fluoroscopy and they will provide assistance and cover when required in CT and MRI.

Maintaining the safe custody of medication and controlled drugs is requisite of the role as is participation in the on-call rota. The Senior Radiographer will be a link practitioner and or assume responsibility for an area of practice for example IP&C, Manual Handling or H&S
 

Responsibilities:

  • To provide high quality radiographic images in the general area, theatre and Fluoroscopy room.
  • Assist with CT and MRI lists where required
  • To manage the day’s work load and assist other staff when the need arises, including administration staff to ensure smooth running of the department
  • Participate in the Hospitals staff performance process
  • Maintain own CPD
  • Promotes reflective practice and encourages others
  • Participate in Audit
  • Maintain the safety of all equipment and the working environment
  • Participation in the On Call rota
  • Flexible on working patterns to include weekends

For a full Role profile, please click here

Cross Sectional Radiographer- reference 1881

£40,057-£45,839 depending on experience

Full Time, Permanent Contract

The successful applicant will support the Imaging Manager/Deputy Manager with the provision of senior leadership and delegated operational management, providing clinical expertise and advice in supporting the effective planning and implementation of high standards of patient-focussed care, following hospital policies, guidelines, and protocols.  They will provide sound advice and support for the Imaging Team, including assuming day to day responsibility for the department in the absence of the Manger or Deputy Manager. The successful applicant will provide high quality diagnostic Radiographic CT/MRI images to all areas of service

It is expected that the ideal applicant will have BSc (Hons) Radiography or equivalent and will be HCPC registered. They should have a minimum of 5 years Post Qualification experience and will evidence proven experience in MRI & CT.
The ability to work independently and as part of a team is requisite of the role and they should be competent in all aspects of Radiography and competent in cannulation.

For a full Job profile, please click here

For details of the benefits and rewards of working at Benenden Hospital, please visit the ‘Why work for us section’ on the careers page of our website.

If you require further information on this role, please contact Matron Ali Turner on 01580 857376

Together, we work hard to maintain a safe, comfortable, patient-focused environment for the people in our care. Therefore, all our vacancies are subject to either a Standard or an Enhanced Disclosure Application as well as satisfactory reference checks. These procedures as well as a health check need to be completed before a new member of staff can join the hospital.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please complete the Application Form found here 

Then please send this application form, a recent CV, and your covering letter to kentcareers@benenden.org.uk.

Closing Date 31st May 2022

Please note that if a large number of applications are received this vacancy may close before the closing date without notice.

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we have implemented a Privacy Notice to inform you, as prospective employees of Benenden Hospital Trust, of the types of data we process about you. Please visit our Careers page to read our Privacy Notice.

I have a question about working in the Imaging department at Benenden Hospital

What qualifications are required to work as a radiographer?

To work as a Diagnostic Radiographer, you’ll need a BSc in Diagnostic Radiography, which is a full-time three-year degree course. You may then undertake further study on post-graduate courses in a subject area of your choosing.

What radiographer roles do we have at Benenden Hospital?

We have a structured imaging department whereby the imaging lead oversees the running of the department. We have CT/MRI radiographers who are based in these modalities and take on a senior role within the department, in addition to senior radiographers who rotate around the department carrying out a range of imaging procedures.

There are also general radiographers who undertake general X-Ray, theatres and specialist procedures in the department.

What training and development opportunities are on offer for radiographers at Benenden Hospital?

There are always opportunities to develop your knowledge and understanding within Radiography and Benenden Hospital is the ideal place to do so. There is scope for attending courses which contribute to your continuous professional development and opportunities do arise for progression within the job role, for example, further training in other modalities.

There is a very supportive team within the department who strive for best practice in all areas of radiography, would support anyone who shows a keen interest in furthering their career and enhancing the imaging service we can provide our patients.

Contact us about vacancies in our Imaging department

If you wish to apply for a position, please send your cover letter and CV to kentcareers@benenden.org.uk

For other general vacancy enquiries, please contact Adela Messinger, HR Advisor, by calling the number below or by completing our enquiry form.