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Band 8a MRI Modality Lead QEH

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We have exciting opportunity for an experienced, motivated, enthusiastic, dynamic and

reflective candidate to lead the MRI team at Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) Birmingham

and to work collaboratively with the MRI modality lead for the Heartlands/Good Hope and

Solihull sites.

UHB is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in England, serving a regional, national,

and international population. Comprised of multiple sites, the successful candidates will be

primarily based at based at QEH.

The Imaging Directorate provides 24/7 service delivery and has an established track record

of service re-design and transformation. Significant investment in imaging has seen the new multi-million pound treatment centre at Heartlands (HTC) open and multiple scanner replacement projects is under way at QEH.

The Queen Elizabeth MRI imaging dept has 6 inhouse MRI scanners, a jointly run research 3T

unit and additional adhoc mobile units. A new 1.5T Sola has come on line this month and one soon to be installed plus an exciting project for a jointly run radiotherapy/imaging MRI facility.

This role would involve collaborative workingwith the lead of the other sites to align polices and procedures.

Applicants will need to have at least 5 years of MRI experience, proven management

experience, evidence of change management, strong interpersonal skills and show evidence

of ongoing professional development.

This vacancy offers an excellent opportunity to lead a professional and dedicated imaging

Main duties of the job

Provide highly visible and accessible professional leadership and demonstrate expert

knowledge and standards of clinical practice within specialist field.

Lead and manage the MRI team at QEH

Implement all HR Trust policies e.g. discipline, grievance, sickness and absence

management, incident reporting, complaints and violence & aggression.

Responsible for delegated budgetary management of the team.

Act as a point of contact for the Trust within the specialist field of practice.

Participate in Directorate management meetings, including service planning, budget

setting and demand & capacity work.

To ensure adherence to Magnetic resonance imaging equipment in clinical use: safety

guidelines and all other relevant MRI safety guidelines.

Manage the QEH MRI service in terms of governance

Lead and actively participate in service / departmental projects, quality initiatives and

statutory accreditation processes. This will include the setting and monitoring of clinical

standards of care.

Lead local and future workforce planning by monitoring activity trends.

Lead the clinical aspects of scanner replacement projects within the speciality area

Manage the trust side of the externally provided MRI services and monitor quality, activity and any issues or incidents

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Education to A-Level standard
  • and/or equivalent
  • *DCR(R) or BSc(Hons)Diagnostic
  • Radiography
  • *MSc Level Qualification or
  • equivalent experience
  • *Post Graduate Qualification in
  • specific specialty
  • *HCPC Registration


  • *Evidence of on-going CPD and
  • reflective practice
  • *Evidence of substantial management
  • experience
  • *Evidence of undertaking audit
  • *Evidence of dissemination of
  • knowledge in wider healthcare
  • organisations
  • *Understanding of relevant legislation
  • and radiation regulations
  • *Awareness and application of
  • Radiographers' Code of Conduct
  • *Wide and in-depth knowledge of the
  • Modality
  • *Evidence of undertaking audit

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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