Senior Dental Radiographer - London

Senior Dental Radiographer - Band 6  

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population.

We provide academically-led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas.

Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education and world-class research. We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women’s health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.


Job Purpose

The post holder will be required to perform a wide range of radiographic procedures to a high standard and provide professional support to colleagues, radiographic, radiological, nursing and all other staff groups.  The post holder will supervise, support and assist students and newly qualified radiographers in service delivery and personal development.

 Key Results Areas

The post holder is required:

  • To perform a wide range of radiographic procedures across a variety of complex clinical presentations and pathologies, including Cone Beam CT scans to a required standard.
  • To prioritise patients to ensure optimum efficiency and service quality.
  • To ensure that all data inputs are accurately recorded in order to maintain the integrity of data for both patients and service.
  • To provide professional support, supervision and assistance to qualified radiographers and other staff in service delivery and personal development.
  • To ensure professional practice, and that of the service, is maintained and extended through participation in Continuous Professional Development.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical Responsibilities

  • Assess a referral or request form, and justify it under radiographic regulations and locally agreed protocols.
  • Prioritise patients to ensure optimum efficiency and service quality.
  • Ensure that the protocol used for an examination is suitably matched to the clinical indications for the procedure.
  • Liaise with referring clinicians to clarify or discuss requests for complex radiographic procedures.
  • Act as a point of specialist advice for referrers, other clinical staff, patients and their relatives.
  • Ensure that patients, relatives and staff are appropriately informed and reassured of any discussions relating to patient procedures.
  • Assess the physical, mental and communication abilities and needs of individual patients and respond appropriately.
  • Answer all questions and concerns of the patients, providing them with appropriate responses, putting the patient’s condition into the context of the diagnostic procedure. 
  • Document that patients have consented to procedures and to issue and ensure they understand any instructions they need to follow.
  • Enter accurate patient examination data into Imaging Information Systems e.g. RIS and PACS.
  • Accurately position patients for the appropriate examinations, taking into account their abilities, needs and limitations.
  • Appropriately adapt standard techniques to ensure that radiographic procedures are undertaken appropriately for patients with limited capabilities.
  • Undertake the more complex radiological procedures, utilising skills, knowledge and experience, calculating and setting exposure parameters and doses.
  • Visually be able to discriminate subtle differences between images to ensure there are no artefacts.
  • Assess outcomes following procedures, and ensure that any necessary additional procedures are undertaken within a single patient attendance where possible.
  • Assess and respond to adverse treatment responses.
  • Ensure that unexpected abnormalities seen are brought to the attention of the medical staff of the department, and the referring clinician, and that the patient is managed in an appropriate and supportive manner.
  • Work unsupervised, seeking advice from colleagues and senior radiographic or medical staff when required.


Important Requirements:

  • HCPC Qualified or qualification in diagnostic radiography
  • At least 6 months previous experience in NHS & Radiology department in last 3 years
  • Strong initiative and commitment to mentoring talent, acting as a role model and resource to junior staff
  • An honest individual with integrity, and a caring approach to patients
  • Excellent administrative, verbal, and written communication skills

Our Bank Staff Radiographers are invaluable to us, so we provide the following advantages as a thank you for their dedication and commitment:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Access to free Bank Partners Core Skills training
  • Weekly salary
  • Opportunity to book and monitor shifts via online timesheet
  • Priority of shifts over all agency workers
  • Competitive pay

Apply now for this fantastic opportunity by uploading your CV, and a member of our recruitment team will be in touch shortly.


Bank Partners is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.