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CT/MRI Cardiac Clinical Specialist Radiographer

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Swindon, SN3 6BB
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Please include 5% RRP for radiographers
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Radiology department is fully equipped, boasting two 128-slice Siemens CT scanners, two 1.5T Siemens MRI scanners, digital screening rooms, and modern US machines. Currently, there are ongoing projects to install a new Cardiac CT scanner and a SPECT CT. Additionally, we utilise regular on-site CT and MRI vans/static scanners to handle extra workload.

This presents an excellent opportunity for a seasoned CT/MRI Radiographer with NHS experience who is eager to advance their career in operational management and engage with cutting-edge equipment. The ideal candidate will play a crucial role in the installation of the new Cardiac CT scanner - Siemens Drive - and will be responsible for the setup, implementation, and continuous management of a radiographer-led Cardiac CT service. While there is an established inpatient cardiac MRI service, plans are in motion to expand this to outpatient services in the future.

For any inquiries, please contact Clare Webber, CT Superintendent, at 01793 605356.

Main duties of the job

The appointee will be responsible for managing and leading the Cardiac CT/MR service, which includes organizing the workload and staffing, with a focus on establishing and implementing a radiographer-led service in both areas.

The appointee will ensure that operational standards are met to deliver an effective and progressive service. Effective communication with modality superintendents is crucial to manage staffing levels appropriately, ensuring a safe, efficient, and responsive service.

The appointee will also be actively involved in the department's governance, with particular responsibility for CT/MR in areas such as image quality, legislation related to the use of Ionising Radiation, risk management, Health & Safety, and audit activities within the cardiac service scope.

Maintaining the CT/MRI cardiac service with staff training to perform in line with the Trust's policy, including comprehensive competency assessments, is essential to maximize patient flow and ensure the resource is used efficiently and effectively.

Managing Cardiac protocols is a key part of the role, and the appointee will need to collaborate closely with specialty consultant radiologists and cardiologists to plan and implement any necessary protocol changes or developments as new imaging techniques are introduced.

About us

Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act and the way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are.Service We will put our patients firstTeamwork We will work togetherAmbition We will aspire to provide the best serviceRespect We will act with integrity

Job description

Job responsibilities

To participate and lead, from an operational perspective, as part of the project management team in the implementation and embedding of a radiographer-led Cardiac CT and MRI service at the Trust.To deal with messages and queries received relating to Cardiac CT/MR appointmentsTo liaise with clerical and admin staff, regarding booking appointments.To carry out all aspects of Duties within the Cardiac unit to a high professional standards for both paediatric and adult patients.Undertake highly specialised Cardiac imaging techniques that require the operation of advanced acquisition and processing software with excellent hand-eye co-ordination.

Person Specification



  • BSc Diagnostic Radiography or DCR Equivalent
  • HCPC registration
  • Cannulation qualification


  • Post graduate qualification in CT and/or MRI
  • Management qualification



  • Significant post qualification experience in MRI and CT
  • Experience in Cardiac CT/ MRI imaging
  • Experience of training and managing students
  • Experience of dealing with challenging situations
  • NHS experience


  • Project Management Experience
  • Experience implementing and managing a radiographer-led cardiac service



  • Excellent team working, organisational and leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to manage staff effectively
  • Well-developed analytical skills and innovative problem solving abilities.


  • Understanding of budgets
  • Evidence of CPD

Employer details

Employer name

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


The Great Western Hospital

Marlborough Road

Swindon, SN3 6BB


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