Dental Imaging & IT Systems Manager

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 a year p.a. inclusive of HCA
Closing date
31 May 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join the Dental Directorate, as a Dental Imaging and IT systems Manager.

This is a full time role, 37.5 hours per week.

You will be an individual with an excellent track-record in IT, combined with the commitment and leadership skills to support delivery of an ambitious and exciting vision for our service.

Face to face Interviews will be held on Friday 16th June 2023.

Main duties of the job

The Dental Imaging and IT systems Manager is responsible for the management, maintenance, support, systems development associated with Dental and Trust IT systems and project management. This position ensures support is provided for the Directorate IT systems on a daily basis. The post holder would need to be an expert in their field in order to be able to resolve highly complex IT issues and support Dental Directorate in future projects. The post holder will work with clinicians and managers to ensure provision of the best possible patient experience and service delivery. A key role will be the rigorous definition, planning and oversight of the project including risk and issue management.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' is among the UK's busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts. We provide a full range of hospital and community services for people in south London and as well as specialist care for patients from further afield including cancer, renal, orthopaedic, respiratory and cardiovascular services.

Guy's is home to the largest dental school in Europe and a �160 million Cancer Centre opened in 2016. As part of our commitment to provide care closer to home, in 2017 we also opened a cancer centre and a kidney treatment centre at Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup. St Thomas' has one of the largest critical care units in the UK. It is also home to Evelina London Children's Hospital.

Evelina London cares for local children in Lambeth and Southwark and provides specialist services across south east England including cardiac, renal and critical care services. We lead a number of specialist service networks aiming to ensure children are treated locally where possible, but have access to specialist expertise when they need it.

In February 2021 the Royal Brompton and Harefield joined Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, bringing together world-leading expertise in the care and research of heart and lung disease. Our merger provides a once in a generation opportunity to build a lasting, world-renowned heart and lung center, providing the highest quality care for patients and conducting world-leading research.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Test Manager will be required to take a flexible and innovative approach to testing combined with excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills to ensure that software applications and services perform to the requirements of its users and clinicians. The post holder will lead on all testing activities as required.

Establish relationships with suppliers, IT Operations Service Management, project managers, clinical safety officer and senior clinical and administrative managers, facilitating resolution of conflicts in the testing area.

Undertaking day to day management of the Test Management team allocating work packages to Test Analysts.

Line Manager to Test Lead and I T Testers, managing sickness and annual leave of the team

Taking responsibility for the professional development of Test team members.

Accountable for Test estimates, Test Planning, Test execution, Test report and Final Test Sign Off

Handle multiple projects and plan up to a year in advance.

Manage different levels of testing, especially SIT and UAT

Provide project management expertise to the individuals in the project team and ensure that the leads have clear responsibilities, priorities, timescales and track delivery.

Develop business cases, including feasibility studies, outline business cases (OBC), and detailed scheme designs.

Provide regular status reports to the Senior IT Management.

Forecast and coordinate demand for resources, IT and business.

The Test Manager will establish and maintain relationships with user organisations, service managers, clinicians, suppliers and NHS Test leads/analysts as appropriate in order to maintain and develop the Trust's Test service.

Promote and adopt best ISTQB practices in developing Testing Process.

Act as an expert point of contact for external organization and other Trusts.

Managing KPIs and present that to senior management .

Person Specification



  • Educated to Master's degree level or equivalent qualification or experience


  • PRINCE2 Foundation

Previous experience


  • Extensive knowledge and expertise in Dental Radiographic processes and use of Dental software - Romexis, I-Dixel, PACS and CRIS
  • Experience of working in an ITIL environment
  • Experience of working within health care and IT projects
  • Proven staff Management experience, including exposure to dealing with a range of issues e.g. appraisal, grievance and disciplinary procedures.


  • Strong understanding of clinical and imaging systems
  • Strong understanding of PAS systems



  • Ability to work with end users at all levels to understand and translate their complex issues into strong solutions that can be delivered effectively and efficiently
  • Demonstrate understanding of radiographic procedures and modalities Demonstrate extensive knowledge of relevant industry standards - DICOM, IHE
  • Knowledge of national programs for IT and digital dentistry
  • Ability to understand complex issues and articulate solutions back to the end users and senior management
  • Demonstrable communication and influencing skills with the ability to remain calm, effective and efficient during difficult situations.

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