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Superintendent Radiographer & Interventional Radiology

Barts Health NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inc
Closing date
10 Oct 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic and energetic Band 7 Superintendent Radiographer on a 12 months fixed term basis to join our team of Core Services Superintendents at Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone, E11 1NR.

This is an exciting opportunity for the appropriate candidate who will oversee services within GP x-ray, Outpatient x-ray and Interventional Radiology (IR). The post holder will have a high standard of general radiography experience required to lead a team of radiographers. This person must be resilient, flexible and able to demonstrate leadership and clinical supervision skills. The core services superintendents consist of 3x band 7 radiographers who work closely together to cross-cover all core services areas including IR and facilitating management of staff.

Outpatient x-ray department comprises of x1 DR state of the art Samsung x-ray room, whilst the recently refurbished GP x-ray service consists of x2 DR x-ray rooms. The IR department has also had a recent equipment refresh, boasting a new Philips suite which holds the Azurion 7 M20.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as a superintendent radiographer in the Interventional Radilogy (IR), GP and Outpatient (OP) x-ray service and be responsible for a variable caseload of patients. Patients will present with a range of complex conditions and the post holder will be responsible for carrying out the appropriate diagnostic procedures to support prompt accurate diagnosis.

The aim of this role is to provide visible clinical and professional leadership to the radiographers, radiology nurses, imaging assistants, admin staff and students within the imaging service. Building and maintaining effective relationships with the community GP's and OP department is imperative.

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that all quality targets in regards to efficient and effective imaging of patients is undertaken to a wide range of patients on a day-to-day basis optimising the use of available resources.

To operationally manage the services to ensure that all radiographic staff within the IR, GP and OP imaging department have the correct competencies for their roles.

Ensuring safe and current practice is being adhered to in all areas of IR, GP and OP radiography enabling the delivery of modern, high quality patient-centred services.

The role supports the site lead, modality leads, IR consultants, clinical director, reporting radiographers and other superintendent radiographers in their roles to provide timely high quality imaging.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • Senior Radiographer in a busy general hospital with a range of appropriate clinical modality operation
  • Experience of developing and delivering training to radiographers, IAs and students
  • Governance compliance and risk management in all areas of practice
  • Evidence of appropriate Continuous Professional Development


  • Presentation skills - the ability to present clearly, logically and thoughtfully on a given topic at short notice to a mix of levels
  • Development and implementation of Radiographic protocols and procedures



  • Conflict resolution and mediation skills
  • Knowledge in a range of plain film radiography and technique optimisation
  • Teaching and training skills with the ability to adapt training and teaching styles in response to needs of the trainee
  • Team player with enthusiasm for plain film radiography, with the ability to engage staff at all levels


  • PACS, RIS knowledge and experience
  • IT skills, with advanced levels of understanding of Microsoft office
  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills



  • Understanding of relevant legislation, national standards and professional guidelines Knowledge of Ionising Radiation Regulations IRR 17 and IR(ME)R 2017



  • DCR (R) in Radiography or BSc in Diagnostic Radiography HPC registration


  • Teaching qualification Post graduate reporting certificate/diploma (or equivalent demonstrated through articles, presentations and teaching)

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Whipps Cross Hospital


E11 1NR

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