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Band 8a Lithotripsy Lead Radiographer

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Band 8A
Full Time
An exceptional opportunity is available for a dedicated Advanced Practitioner Lithotripsy Radiographer to join the Radiology Department at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. The post holder will be primarily responsible for performing Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) procedures to treat kidney stones, utilizing either x-ray or ultrasound guidance. In addition to clinical duties, the role includes managing the lithotripsy unit for optimal efficiency and quality of service, coordinating with multi-disciplinary teams and the Urology department to manage patient pathways, and providing leadership and guidance to a Lithotripsy Practitioner Radiographer within the unit. Essential qualifications include being a registered Radiographer with extensive experience in a radiology/urology environment, as well as strong interpersonal and communication skills. Clinical experience in performing abdominal ultrasound is desirable but not mandatory, as training will be provided. The role comes with comprehensive training and ongoing support from a Urology Consultant.

Please note that this is a fixed term post for maternity cover

Main duties of the job

Clinical ResponsibilitiesPartner closely with the Urology team for guidance and support.Administer Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) for kidney stone treatment.Engage in Urology Multi-Disciplinary Team meetings.Perform precise identification and adjustments for kidney stone treatment based on medical imaging.Maintain data integrity and uphold high clinical and patient care standards.Responsibility for PatientsEnsure informed consent and high-quality care during diagnostic imaging.Display effective and empathetic communication with patients and companions.Tailor care to meet the unique needs of each patient.Responsibility for Policy and Service DevelopmentUpdate and enforce lithotripsy unit policies in collaboration with the Radiology Senior Operations Manager.Engage in audit programs and employ Evidence-Based Practice for evaluations.Lead cross-departmental collaborations and participate in committees for patient care and operational efficiency.Responsibility for Financial and Physical ResourcesManage lithotripsy unit equipment and participate in quality assurance programs.Liaise with finance and procurement departments for budget and expenditure management.Responsibility for Leading and ManagingManage self and lead the team to deliver effective workloads.Provide mentorship and conduct regular performance reviews for staff.Implement leadership development programs and team-building activities.Responsibility for Information Resources

About us

At the Royal Free Hospital, our commitment to World Class Care provides an exceptional foundation for medical professionals to excel. As the Lithotripsy Lead Radiographer, you won't just be joining a team you'll become part of a community that values your expertise and dedication to patient welfare.

Here, collaboration is not just encouraged it's ingrained in our culture. You'll work closely with the Urology team and have the opportunity to contribute to Multi-Disciplinary Team meetings, shaping the future of patient care. Your clinical responsibilities are complemented by our robust support systems, including up-to-date policies, audit programs, and interdisciplinary committees focused on continuous improvement and operational efficiency.

We offer a supportive environment that prioritises professional development, providing opportunities for mentorship, research, and career progression. With cutting-edge information management systems like CRIS, PACS, and EPR, we ensure that you have the resources you need to perform at your best.

So, if you are looking for a role that combines clinical excellence with the opportunity to lead, innovate, and grow, look no further. Join us at the Royal Free Hospital and be part of something bigger.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive understanding of the Lithotripsy Lead Radiographer role, including responsibilities, qualifications, and the skills required, we strongly encourage you to consult the attached job description and person specification documents. These materials offer an in-depth view of what is expected in this position and will serve as valuable guides throughout the application process.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values



  • oDCR or BSc in Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent.
  • oHCPC registration.
  • oEvidence of up to date relevant CPD


  • oPost graduate and/or Masters qualification within relevant field, or working towards
  • oPostgraduate in Ultrasound



  • oExtensive postgraduate experience in diagnostic imaging across a range of modalities
  • oAn intimate understanding of the clinical pathway for lithotripsy patients
  • oExperience of acting in a senior role with team management and service delivery responsibilities


  • oExperience of being involved with and/or delivering on a service development within set timescales

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Free Hospital

Pond Street



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