Imaging Assistant – Ipswich, Suffolk

Imaging Assistant

East Suffolk и North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Ipswich, Suffolk


We are  the largest NHS organisation in East Anglia. Our scale provides exciting opportunities for development, innovation, research, education and training.

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Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is at the heart of all we do; and it forms part of the ESNEFT’s core activities. The Trust operates and relies on everyone treating each other with dignity and respect, to receive equitable and fair treatment in the implementation of Policies, Procedures and in its Practices, to foster positive work relationships, and finally to act with integrity as a professional within ESNEFT as well as a representative of the NHS as a whole.  The EDI Agenda reflects the Trust values such as Optimistic, Appreciative and Kind. In line with the NHS Long Term Plan, People Plan, People Promise and a Model Employer intrinsic in the Equality Diversity and Inclusion Agenda, we consistently strive to improve, to take the learning into Action for a better ESNEFT.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.


Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic individuals, to work within the Diagnostic Imaging department at Ipswich Hospital.

Your duties will include assisting the staff with patient care, involving direct patient contact and assisting Radiographers within the department.

This advert may close early if sufficient applications are received.

Both full and part time hours are available on either a fixed term or substantive basis.

Main duties of the job

You will also be expected to assist in maintaining a clean and safe working environment. You will perform administrative duties including inputting patient information onto the computerised patient information system, as well as maintaining agreed stock levels of consumables used in the department.

The working pattern will be discussed with the successful applicants. You must possess excellent communication and Information Technology skills, and be a good team player.

You will need to be able to work under your own initiative but with a high level of supervision and with good support. Appropriate training will be given.


Working for our organisation

One of the largest Trust’s in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients’ own homes. You will be joining a team of over 11,000 amazing colleagues providing care to 800,000 residents. 

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health & Wellbeing programme offer a range of services including mental health support. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities. 

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.  

Please ensure you read the attached information regarding Covid vaccination requirements. 

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be undertaking a broad range of activities extending through manual, unskilled tasks to technical and patient orientated duties as required by the workflow within the imaging service.

For full details of the responsibilitiesand dutiesof this role please see the attached job description.

Person specification


Essential criteria

Current experience working in the care sector in a public/patient facing role

Working with a variety of service uses who may have complex healthcare needs

Working within a fast-paced, constantly changing environment

Accuracy with taking and relaying verbal messages

Understands need for accuracy both in completing tasks and record keeping

Desirable criteria

Current experience working within and supporting clinical staff working Imaging modalities such as ED, CT scan, plain film area and ultrasound

Experience of working with patients across all age ranges and with varying needs in terms of language skills and physical capabilities

Experience with using CRIS/PACS and CR systems advantageous


Essential criteria

Numeracy and literacy skills

Moving & Handling updated training

Desirable criteria

Evidence of further/extended training e.g. NVQ 2 and cannulation training

Transfer of the Critically ill or basic O2 training would be advantageous


Essential criteria

Up to date basic IT skills

Self-awareness of own limitations

Desirable criteria

Basic life support training

Infection control and prevention training

Please note that where response levels are exceptional we may close the post before the specified date, therefore early application is recommended. 

Please make sure that you read the Job Description and Person Specification attached and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria.

Secondment – if you are interested in undertaking a role on a secondment basis, please ensure that you have discussed this with your current line manager prior to submitting your application. Please note if you are already an employee of ESNEFT fixed term roles will only be offered on a secondment basis.

When providing reference details please provide email addresses so references can be sought promptly to cover the last 3 years of employment.

Successful candidates may be charged for their DBS check.  Please ensure you read the information found in the attached DBS Information document

The Trust is committed to its staff and their development and to equal opportunities and diversity. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community. Please be advised that following the new Government’s cap on Skilled Worker Immigration, whilst we welcome applications from all and your application will be considered on individual merit, if you are offered a position and require a Skilled Worker Certificate of Sponsorship we may not be able to process your application to the final stage due to the significant reduction of certificates available to us.

In submitting an application form, you authorise East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust; we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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Applicant requirements

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

Everlyn Thompson
Job title
X-ray Manager
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
01473 703385
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