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Site Lead Radiographer

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Site Lead radiographer at Wansbeck General Hospital Hospital .

This opportunity is open to experienced radiographers who would like to develop their managerial skills.

You will be expected to manage the day to day operational running of the department as well as opportunity to engage with the other site and trust leads to look at ways of improving our services both for patients and the well being of our staff.

You will work alongside the leads of North Tyneside General Hospital, The Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital and Hexham General Hospital as well as the trust CT lead ,other modality leads and the Trust Lead Radiographer to ensure staffing levels and skill mix are maintained.

You will manage a team of radiographers, assistant practitioners and radiology assistants ensuring mandatory training, appraisals and staff health and wellbeing are maintained.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a hard working individual looking to expand their knowledge and development.

Main duties of the job

To manage and maintain a high quality Radiographic service at a designated site, whilst complying with Trust and Departmental policies and procedures. As a team manager you will be responsible for the operational management of all the sections of the Radiology department.

To ensure that the Radiographic service actively contributes to the challenges of the Department of Health targets and directives. To carry out a range of complex and highly complex radiographic examinations to a high standard.

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, in addition to our state-of-the-art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. We also care for people in their homes and provide services from facilities in local communities such as health centres. We give people greater choice and control over their care to help them to live independently at home and avoid hospital admission where appropriate. High quality patient care is at the heart of everything we do and we strive to ensure every single patient and service user has an exceptional experience with us. We have one of the most extensive patient experience programmes of any trust in England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Attend team management meeting with cross-site Managers and Lead Radiographer to propose and assist in the implementation of service changes in response to current NHS trends e.g. casualty waiting times and 2 week cancer wait.
  • Lead and support others during service developments
  • Working with the Operational Service Manager and Trust Lead Radiographer to participate in the development of any necessary changes to the service to accommodate the Department of Health Targets e.g. A& E waiting times, and cancer diagnosis and treatment targets.
  • Work with Consultant Radiologists to develop, implement and monitor compliance of imaging protocols, to provide an optimum examination.
  • Work with the Operational Service Manager, and Trust Lead Radiographer to develop, implement and monitor compliance of Department policies and procedures.
  • Implement and monitor compliance of Trust policies and procedures.
  • In line with agreed protocols, develop the radiography service by the extension of skill mix and role extension of all staff.
  • Liaise with clinicians and specialist staff to ensure Government targets and guidelines for cancer and stroke are met.
  • Involvement in procurement of new equipment and capital planning.

Person Specification



  • BSc in Radiography or equivalent.
  • State Registration (HPC).
  • Specialist post qualification in a specific imaging modality or equivalent


  • Post Graduate qualification in supervisory management

Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Wansbeck General hospital

Woodhorn lane


NE63 9JJ

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