Rotational Radiographer – NHS Scotland – Shetland

Rotational Radiographer, Medical Imaging Department (Ref: 69128)

Full Time – 37.5 hours per week

Fixed Term for 12 months

Band 5 – Salary Range £26,104 – £32,915 per annum +

plus Distant Islands Allowance of £1,971 per annum

Relocation Assistance of up to £4000 available

1(An on call commitment is expected – AFC(Scotland) terms and rates)

2(Terms & Conditions apply)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Radiographer to join our highly motivated and friendly Medical Imaging team, for a 12 month, fixed term period to cover staff training. NHS staff wishing to apply for this post as a secondment opportunity will need to discuss with their line manager before submitting an application.

Are you enthusiastic about living in an island community and being a member of a small but friendly and supportive team? Are you willing to learn and gain experience? We welcome both newly qualified and more experienced applicants. Our existing staff are highly experienced and can offer the right level of support and training to suit the successful candidate.

The Medical Imaging Department currently has a team of substantive and fixed term Radiographers and Sonographers working a combination of full and part time hours.

Our equipment includes a general DR room, CR room, a DR mobile, CR mobile, DR OPT/CEPH unit, a brand new 128 slice GE Revolution Evo CT scanner and 2 ultrasound rooms. We are also currently in the process of setting up the UKs most northerly MRI service. We have a local PACS and are fully integrated with the Scottish national PACS system.

The department is within the Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick; an island general/acute hospital serving Shetlands 22,000 residents plus the offshore oil industry and maritime population. The hospital provides acute/elective general surgical and general medical inpatient and outpatient services in addition to consultant led A&E. More specialist services are provided by visiting consultants and tele-medicine services. There is no resident Radiologist but we have reporting ultrasonographers and a reporting radiographer. We work closely with local clinicians providing the usual in/out patient, GP and acute 24-hour service cover with Radiologist support provided remotely.

Rise to the challenge and enjoy the opportunity – Shetland is a wonderful place to live and work. Shetland offers low pollution, low crime, excellent schools, great leisure facilities, unique wildlife and amazing scenery, whilst still only a short flight away from the UK mainland. To find out more about living and working in Shetland go to and/or

For an informal discussion, please contact Lucy Wilson, Head of Medical Imaging on 01595 743039 or email, or Stacey Leask, Reporting Radiographer on 01595 743000 ext 3158 or email or Bethany Hunter, CT Radiographer on 01595 743000 ext 3158 or email

Closing date: 29th September 2021

Interview date: 14th October 2021 via video link

For more information and to apply:

If you require assistance or encounter any technical issues with your application, please e-mail support at including the vacancy reference number and “NHS Shetland” in the subject line.

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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