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CT/ MRI Lead Radiographer

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to exciting changes within the trust over the last 18 months we are looking for an experienced CT/MRI Senior Radiographer to join our hard-working, dynamic senior team. The Radiology department has replaced many of its modalities and dramatically increased in size, allowing us to take on exciting and new opportunities.

We are a forward-thinking department and carry out a wide range of MRI and CT examinations, including all routine scans and some specialised MRI techniques. We are busy and well equipped! Based at Lymington New Forest Hospital (LNFH). The department is equipped with a Canon Genesis CT scanner and has a new Siemens Altea 1.5T MRI scanner. We operate an extended day service across 7 days a week. There is currently no on-call requirement for cross sectional imaging.

LNFH is a busy, community hospital with an Urgent Treatment Centre, situated just outside the attractive Hampshire town of Lymington, situated on the south coast - well known for its sailing facilities and the New Forest National Park. It is in proximity to both Southampton and Bournemouth with good road, rail and air links. We work closely with the acute Trusts of Winchester, Southampton and Bournemouth. There is free on-site hospital parking for staff. The department is located on the ground floor with windows overlooking the forest wildlife. The department has a comfortable, bright staff room and has the option of outdoor seating during the summer months.

Main duties of the job

To support the current CT/MRI lead radiographer with senior duties such as:

Complete and monitor the electronic rostering system.

Support and take a lead with HR processes.

Actively lead with improving Image optimisation/radiation safety/maintaining staff competency records.

Manage and support reviews with current contracts in place with partners such as Rydon/SHFT/OCS/Bracco/equipment etc.

Undertake clinical supervision and ensure own clinical supervision as appropriate.

Maintain risk assessments / H& S plans.

Develop and initiate quality assurance and clinical standards audits.

Engage with RPS training and represent CT/MRI at relevant meetings.

Manage and be responsible for staff and stock resources within CT/MRI.

To plan and perform CT/MRI imaging to a high level of expertise. To use initiative in adapting techniques to optimise image quality and diagnostic yield. To utilise in depth knowledge and experience to support the review of protocols and workflow.

To attend Trust, regional and national meetings related to issues of Radiology service provision. To cascade any subsequent actions to relevant departmental staff.

Prioritise and coordinate workload and resources (staff and equipment) in own area of work, for efficient and effective patient management.

Supervise a multi-skilled radiographic team.

Co-ordinate multi-disciplinary team in allocated area(s) daily.

Partake in covering fire bleep holder/warden duties.

Directly line manage CT/MRI radiographers.

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

As a Trust, our footprint spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities.

- We function as a unified team, placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

- Our 7,000+ workforce is skilled and diverse, with a deep commitment to ongoing staff development. We offer customised training, leadership pathways, and a plethora of career opportunities.

- We respect and listen to your thoughts, ideas, and concerns via well-established network of staff groups to increase awareness and appreciation of equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Building on all this, we are currently working closely with other local NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Our new organisation is set to launch in April 2024 and will incorporate Southern Health, Solent, Isle of Wight and Sussex Partnership Trusts.

While the new Trust will be substantially bigger, it will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, streamlining services and making healthcare across the county more accessible.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • Professional healthcare registration HCPC.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in the Specialist modality specifically in the NHS environment.

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Lymington New Forest Hospital

Wellworthy Road



SO41 8QD

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