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Radiology Assistant Operations Manager

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Radiology department at Birmingham Women's Hospital provides a wide range of diagnostic examinations using multiple imaging modalities such as x-rays, fluoroscopy, ultrasound (obstetrics, gynaecology and paediatric), CT and MRI. A team consisting of Consultant Radiologists, Registrars, Clinical Managers, Sonographers, Radiographers, Health Care Assistants, Operational Management and Administrators, work together to deliver exceptional patient care.

Main duties of the job

Within this role, you will provide leadership, support and guidance to a team which works to deliver the day-to-day requirements of a busy Radiology department, all of which will positively contribute to the experiences of our patients and staff across the department.

You will require strong communication skills and an ability to work with a range of stakeholders that engage with the Radiology team. By adopting an approach of continuous improvement, you will work with senior management to identify, implement, and improve operational processes to deliver an efficient and optimum service.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • Good standard of education to A level or equivalent
  • Professional management qualification or able to demonstrate an equivalent level of relevant experience

Knowledge & Nature of Experience


  • Minimum 2 years of staff management and leadership experience within a health setting
  • Knowledge of national patient access targets including diagnostic waiting times
  • Working knowledge of the full range of current NHS issues


  • NHS operational management experience
  • Experience of NHS waiting list management

Analytical and Judgement Skills


  • Ability to autonomously prioritise workload
  • Ability to manage a high volume of complex, conflicting priorities
  • Ability to problem solve and identify areas for improvement
  • Ability to proactively manage issues and use own judgement to ensure timely escalation
  • Ability to delegate effectively

Professional / Managerial / Specialist Knowledge


  • Excellent IT skills in a range of computerized systems including Microsoft Office
  • Experience in using electronic Patient Administration Systems


  • Experience of direct line management within the NHS
  • Knowledge of NHS operational management processes
  • Working knowledge of NHS HR policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of NHS change management processes
  • Understanding of medical terminology

Personal Skills / Attributes and Attributes


  • Team player
  • Willing to undertake further education and training for personal and professional development
  • Motivated and able to work under pressure
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work and deliver to strict deadlines
  • Ability to multi-task effectively
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Influencing/negotiating skills within a multi-disciplinary environment, both internally and externally
  • Ability to interpret and disseminate information effectively
  • Ability to understand the long-term or widespread implications of decisions

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Birmingham Women's Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


B15 2TG

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