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Lead Radiographer - X-Ray

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced, dedicated, patient centred plain film radiographer with proven high quality clinical skills? Do you want to develop your leadership skills? We are looking for a plain film specialist to help lead the plain film and theatre imaging service based at Royal Preston Hospital which is part of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals.

You will work with the other lead radiographers in the department to ensure a high standard of patient care and image quality whilst also ensuring the provision of 24h cover to the department. It is anticipated that 50% of your time will be working clinically with other radiographers, assistant practitioners, imaging assistants and students. The other elements of your role will include staff rotas and attendance management as well as helping to ensure compliance with governance and targets relating to staff and service provision.

This role forms part of a management structure in the plain film and theatre services alongside a Principal and other lead radiographers, together forming a strong leadership team to influence the direction of a safe, effective, patient focused plain film and theatre service.

Main duties of the job

Your role will be operational responsibility for the 24h service, managing the team as well as clinical and quality aspects of patient care and imaging. You will be responsible for the management, supervision and development of the staff ensuring training and governance targets are met. You will be expected to work clinically for at least 50% of your time to support staff and embed quality standards and also attend SBU and Divisional meetings as required.

You will work closely with other modality leads to provide a complete service. We are working towards QSI accreditation and would want you to get involved in this and would love to hear your ideas for new ways of working.

About us

We have 10000 fantastic people working hard to deliver quality services to our patients. Whatever your role, you help look after 370,000 people in our local area & give specialist care to 1.5 million people across Lancashire & Cumbria.

Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.

You'll have access to varied development opportunities, learn new skills, meet fab people & do things you'd never have done. You'll learn about working in a hospital, interacting with people from all different roles to build skills & enhance your career path.

You'll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care and enhancing their experience which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties will include but not be limited to:
  • You will be responsible for managing the clinical and quality aspects of a specific assigned service within Radiology including the supporting team of staff.
  • You will work closely with the rest of the leadership team to support service delivery and provide effective leadership, support and direction to the team, acting as a Lead Clinical Practitioner, a role model and patient advocate.
  • Proactively manage risk and maintain patient safety, conforming to health, safety and security legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Communicate with patients, relatives and other healthcare workers to ensure appropriate dissemination of information, in a form and manner consistent with their level of understanding, culture, background and preferred ways of communicating
  • Manage the service in a safe, effective manner including management of personnel, facilities and the associated systems and processes.
  • Be responsible for the delivery and co-ordination of care, through appropriate professional practice, delegation and supervision of duties carried out by all staff within the team
  • To participate in development, education and training of staff and students.
  • Ensure the work area complies with the requirements of IRR and IRMER and related departmental protocols and procedures.
  • Provide support for research undertaken in department
  • The post holder will be responsible for the management, supervision and development of the team of staff. This can include highly skilled and specialised band 6 radiographers, band 5 radiographers, Assistant Practitioners and Imaging Department assistants.
  • They will monitor and maintain standards of professional practice and deploy staff assuring standards are met.
  • Manage improvements and change, brought about by commitment to and compliance with clinical governance and government NHS plans.
  • Support the aims and vision of the Trust and to take personal responsibility for the quality of the service provided.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience


  • oRecent extensive post qualification experience in Radiography
  • oSupervisory experience
  • oKnowledge of Clinical Governance and the relevance to practice
  • oKnowledge of relevant policies and procedures
  • oKnowledge of IRR17 and IRMER17
  • oEvidence of clinical competence in area of speciality supported by CPD
  • oSupervisory experience.


  • oExperience of managing a clinical area
  • oExperience of budgetary management
  • oExperience in research and development

Qualifications and Education


  • oProfessional qualification DCR or Radiography degree
  • oHCPC registered


  • oPost graduate qualification (appropriate to post).
  • oLeadership/supervisory qualification ILM level 4 or equivalent or equivalent experience)

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Preston Hospital

Sharoe Green Lane



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