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Superintendent Radiographer

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking to recruit a motivated, forward-thinking Superintendent Radiographer to join our team within Central Radiology at University Hospital Southampton.

The successful candidate must be innovative organised, inclusive, compassionate, knowledgeable, and adaptable, providing positive leadership throughout Radiology. Strong interpersonal skills are essential for this role.

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust's Managed Equipment Service contract ensures a planned and guaranteed equipment replacement program with managed maintenance and repair, which will ensure you will always work with the latest technology.

We are a large dynamic, multicultural team of radiographers with a wide range of expertise.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We comprise of the following areas:

Main X-rayThis area provides general, fluoroscopy and mobile radiography for adult in-patients and out-patients. There are 5 DR X-ray rooms, 2 state of the art digital fluoroscopy rooms, and a fleet of DR mobiles. There is also a Xograph DR Dental Imaging room.

Emergency X-ray.This area provides adult and paediatric trauma radiography for the Emergency Department and Major Trauma Centre plus emergency and general theatre imaging.There are 3 DR x-ray rooms, DR mobiles and a fleet of up to date image intensifiers undertaking a wide variety of complex imaging procedures. including mobile 3D imaging.

Interventional RadiologyOur interventional Unit carries out a wide range of complex vascular, non-vascular and oncology procedures in 2 Siemens interventional labs in additional to a Hybrid Lab. The unit is the cancer centre and major vascular hub within the region.

Royal South Hants X-rayThis satellite unit, near the city centre, provides imaging for adult outpatient clinics and GP referrals and has 4 DR x-ray rooms.

Advanced PracticeWe currently have radiographers reporting in MSK, Chest and Abdomen Planar imaging and specialist radiographers performing and reporting Barium and Video Fluoroscopy Swallows. We also have a radiographer Lithotripsy service. UHS also offers exceptional leadership training in both formal and informal settings.

UHS offers fantastic training and development giving you the best possible opportunities to achieve the career you want. Development of our staff is central to the delivery of high quality, safe and effective care. We can offer opportunities to develop within a supportive environment, and our staff survey results reflect our commitment to facilitate your career progression.

This role is reportable to the lead superintendent radiographer responsible for Central Radiology. The successful applicant will work closely with management teams across the trust taking on a proactive leadership role, supervising, inspiring and educating radiographers and students, whilst efficiently providing day to day operational management and actively making a difference to our patients and to our workplace. You will have special operational responsibility for ED and Theatre Imaging

Your Responsibilities:

The role will involve:

Working with others to deliver an effective and efficient high quality imaging service that meets the needs of both patients and referrers. Promoting planar and fluoroscopy excellence within the Radiographic team Acting as the lead clinical radiographer providing direction to staff and expert advice on specialist equipment As required, operationally manage the planar and fluoroscopy imaging service within Central/Main X-ray and its sub-departments (RSH, ED and Theatres.) Managing resources to provide the imaging service. Providing appraisals, education, and training to the staff group to ensure competency, capability and development. Recruitment to maintain continuity of service provision

What were looking for:

We are looking for a compassionate, inclusive leader. University Hospital Southampton Radiology service has an amazing team of dedicated professionals at all levels and specialities. If you feel you can provide outstanding day-to-day leadership and support for our team, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent qualification
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Sound knowledge of Radiation Protection regulations including IR(ME)R 2018, IRR 17


  • Formal management/supervisory training
  • Post graduate qualification in area of clinical specialism and/or management.
  • Radiation Protection Supervisor course
  • Equipment Super user

Previous or relevant experience necessary


  • Evidence of advanced planar radiography and fluoroscopy imaging knowledge
  • Detailed knowledge of static and mobile DR imaging systems
  • Considerable post qualification experience and expertise in Plain Imaging
  • Extensive knowledge of the guidelines relating to clinical specialist area.
  • Sound knowledge of all areas of Governance Knowledge of Trust policies and professional issues


  • Previous management /supervisory experience
  • Demonstration of knowledge of other departments works practice with which radiology has a significant interface.



  • Excellent leadership qualities and motivational skills
  • Ability to make decisions and support the team
  • Able to communicate with all ages, abilities and cultures including the seriously ill
  • Able to hold difficult conversations, manage difficult situations including disciplinary and performance matters
  • Excellent attention to detail

Trust Values


  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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