Superintendent Radiographer - MRI
London, The Wellington Hospital
Full time, 37.5 hours per week
Shift times: 7.5 hour shifts between 08:00 and 20:00
Salary: £55,000 - £60,000 dependent upon experience
We’re looking for a Superintendent Radiographer to lead our MRI team at The Wellington Hospital, currently rated “Good” by the CQC.
They successful candidate will, when necessary, act as direct line manager with responsibilities for other modalities or for the Radiology department as a whole. This role is jointly responsible for the radiology service across all Wellington Hospital sites and travel between sites will be required.
The post holder will also support Imaging Management in service planning and service development, and align themselves with the department’s, and wider hospital’s goals and values.
The Wellington Hospital is the UK's largest independent hospital with over 260 beds and 1000 employees. We have an international reputation for excellence in complex healthcare and have gained four decades of expertise in treating patients from the UK and overseas.
All our sites have state-of-the-art MRI scanners, ensuring the highest clinical imaging quality. We have 6 MRI scanners, three 1.5T and three 3T scanners.
We have iMRI scanning unit with integration with a digital theatre, tied in with that we perform advanced neuro scans including functional, perfusion and spectroscopy. As the gamma knife is based in one of our sites we do all of the gamma knife planning scans.
Duties & responsibilities:
- Ensure the highest quality of care is provided at all times and to provide an effective service as part of the day-to-day operation of the MRI department
- Carry out a full range of MRI scans to a high standard. Ensure high quality imaging is provided to our consultants and liaise with relevant radiologists in striving for image optimisation
- Oversee all aspects of safety to both patients and staff, complete and review risk assessments and local rules for MRI. Lead on the observation and compliance of safety checks, procedures, and policies to ensure a safe imaging environment. Assist in the reporting and investigation of incidents
- Line management responsibilities for MRI radiographers/ cross sectional radiographers
- Provide emotional and professional support to staff
- Be an active part in the Senior Management Team for Imaging, attending SMT meetings and leading the MRI department to support growth. Close working relationship with other superintendents to support the Imaging service as a whole
- Assist with scanner bookings & schedules to ensure correct bookings and optimum capacity available, manage opening times of the scanners in line with service requirements and in liaison with imaging management
- Manage the training of radiographers in the use of the MRI scanners and maintain training within an up-to-date competency framework
- Chair meetings for the MRI Non-Ionising Radiation User Group, and report into the Local Radiation Protection Committee to ensure department is compliant with relevant legislation
- Liaise with service engineers and bookings team in response to any equipment faults as well as routine servicing, coordinating possible contingency arrangements as part of business continuity.
- Be responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures within the radiology department and ensuring all staff work within these guidelines.
At HCA UK we care about what you care about. We care that you want to deliver the very best care. We care that you want a career you can be proud of. We care that you want working conditions that support your health and wellbeing. Let us care for you and your career, the same way you do for others.
What you’ll bring:
- HCPC registration
- Extensive MRI experience
- Prior experience as a Superintendent/Lead Radiographer
- High level of understanding with regards to clinical governance and protocols relating to MRI
- Experience within Cardiac scanning is desirable
Why HCA UK?
Originally founded over 50 years ago by Dr Thomas Frist, HCA has gone on to become one of the world’s leading healthcare providers. In the UK, we’re one of the largest providers of privately funded healthcare and have invested over £500 million in the latest treatments, technology, techniques, medication and facilities. Being part of a large multisite, established healthcare group we can offer you unrivalled opportunities for career progression through internal and external courses, as well as working conditions that prioritise both your mental and physical wellbeing.
We believe that by caring for our employees, we empower them to provide exceptional care for our patients. That’s why we offer a host of flexible benefits that reflect the invaluable contribution they make every day. As a Superintendent Radiographer at The Wellington Hospital, you’ll be eligible for:
- 25 days holiday each year (plus bank holidays) increasing with service, with option to buy or sell leave to suit you
- Private Healthcare Insurance for treatment at our leading hospitals
- Private pension contribution which increases with length of service
- Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work scheme
- Group Life Assurance from day one
- Critical illness cover
- Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay
- Corporate staff discount for all facilities including Maternity packages at The Portland
- Comprehensive range of flexible health, protection and lifestyle benefits to suit you
- Discounts with over 800 major retailers
Diversity and Inclusion
Patients first. Colleagues always. That’s the guiding philosophy behind our approach to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. We believe healthcare is built on a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect for our patients and for each other. By working together with our colleagues we’re creating a truly inclusive environment, where individual differences are celebrated and everyone can achieve their potential.
We believe everyone should feel comfortable to bring their full self to work and be afforded the same opportunities. That’s why we’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements to suit your needs as well as offer reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, and in the workplace, to anyone that needs them.