Are you looking for an interesting and rewarding job with good work-life balance in a beautiful rural location within easy reach of the West Midlands conurbation? If so, we would like to welcome you to join our friendly, supportive team. We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible, and highly motivated Superintendent Radiographer to join our busy MRI team here at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, based at the Shrewsbury site. The successful applicant must have a BSc (Hon) Diagnostic Radiography or DCR and have current HCPC registration.
The applicant will work closely with Consultant Radiologists, Lead Superintendent Radiographer and the MRI team to ensure the safe and timely scanning of patients. You will need to be experienced in a range of MRI examinations and have an interest in developing new techniques. You will be responsible for leading the day-to-day management and quality assurance in MRI, including regulation of capacity and demand to ensure waiting times are maintained at an appropriate level. You should be able to evidence some previous managerial experience and be able to demonstrate experience of working in a busy team, liaising with staff from other departments. You will be expected to participate in the clinical rotation (including weekends, evenings and on call), in addition to developing your knowledge and skill set in the operational management of the MRI Department, supported by the Lead Superintendent Radiographer.
Main duties of the job
To demonstrate leadership skills in line with the Trust values.
To manage the day-to-day provision of the MRI service.
To develop and promote the MRI service focusing on quality of service and optimising patient pathway within the service provision available.
To supervise and train Radiographers and students in MRI technique.
To be responsible for the safe operation of the MRI scanner and the safety of personnel in the suite.
To develop and maintain MRI examination protocols and guidelines ensuring consistency in service provision cross site.
To manage the resources efficiently.
To manage the MRI waiting list and report to the Radiology Centre Manager any problems or breaches of targets.
To implement Trust and Radiology Centre policies and procedures.
To maintain records to:
ensure safe operation of equipment,
record staff training,
assist budgetary control by undertaking internal modality management of staffing rosters, bank staff usage and overtime allocation,
To maintain the equipment performance and take relevant corrective action if faults are noted.
To carry out staff appraisals and monitor sickness absence according to Trust policy
To assist in the recruitment of new staff for the MRI suite
To respond to verbal complaints from patients or carers.
To participate in departmental audits.
Working for our organisation
We have two Siemens Magnetom Aera 1.5T scanners housed in a new, purpose-built department. In addition, we are undergoing exciting changes and increased investment with a recent brand-new, purpose-built imaging hub incorporating a new Siemens Sola MRI scanner. The MRI team undertake numerous different examinations, including oncology, MSK, cardiac and breast work and will shortly be starting a GA service.
All Radiographers with more than 1 year post graduate experience contribute to the training and mentorship of undergraduate students and the department has an excellent on-site teaching environment. The department is fully committed to role extension and has practicing Radiographers undertaking Ultrasound, Barium Swallows, CT Colonoscopies and plain film reporting.
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is the main provider of acute medical care for half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid-Wales and has been awarded over £300 million to invest in our hospitals. Shropshire is the largest inland county in the UK with Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, World Heritage sites and access to Mid Wales and the Welsh coast. There are good schools, amazingly affordable housing, and a wide range of leisure pursuits.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.