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Imaging Safety Quality Manager

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
23 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Imaging, Pathology and Pharmacy services across Salford and Pennine Acute were brought together to create a cohesive diagnostics and pharmacy service, called the NCA Diagnostic and Pharmacy Group (D& P). Since this date we have been transforming and aligning our clinical service to ensure safe consistent and high-quality care across our organisation.

D& P supports the four Care Organisations (Bury, Oldham, Salford, and Rochdale). The Group has approximately 1,700 staff and runs services from multiple sites across the NCA. D& P staff are a diverse and highly skilled group, responsible for the delivery of diagnostic services alongside clinical teams.

The Imaging Quality Safety Manager will lead a small team who are responsible for overseeing all elements of Imaging Governance, Risk Assurance and Radiation Protection, working closely with D& P Governance Manager and D& P Associate Director of Governance.

Main duties of the job

You will be a key member of the Imaging Senior Management Team, responsible for the provision and management of operational governance trust wide, managing all matters with regard to quality, safety, risk management and performance standards. You should have significant experience in Radiology governance and Radiation protection.

You will be responsible for the line management of the NCA Deputy Imaging Quality & Safety Manager and will be the lead Manager for implementation and Supervision of Radiation Safety legislation related to IRR 2017 and IR(ME)R 2017.

You will take the lead role for radiation protection across the Trust, investigating incidents of radiation exposure greater than intended and acting as a core member of the Medical Exposures Group and Radiation Protection Committee.

Although the advert states the Royal Oldham Hospital as a base site, this can be discussed at interview and could be any hospital site within the Northern Care Alliance to suit the successful applicant.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives. As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care, appreciate and inspire - to join our team. In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance. We are currently in process of updating our values. For the latest information around our values and behaviours, please visit our careers website

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

In line with the Trusts Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Person Specification



  • BSc Radiography Degree/DCR
  • HCPC Registration
  • Significant management/ supervisory experience within the NHS
  • Experience in managing patient safety, clinical effectiveness, health & safety, compliance and legal departments
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • IT Skills
  • Experience with PACS/RIS


  • Experience of setting and auditing standards.
  • Must be able to travel across sites as and when required.



  • Radiation Protection Supervisor Status
  • Able to work with all levels of Management


  • Experience of developing policies and guidelines.

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Oldham Hospital

Rochdale Road



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