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Link Grade Radiographer - MRI

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Join our dynamic team as a full-time Link Grade Radiographer! You'll split your time between our state-of-the-art MRI department, which operates 7 days a week, and the Healthport. We offer a variety of shift patterns, including 12.5-hour day shifts, weekends, and bank holidays. As part of the Link Grade training program, you'll also participate in a fully supervised on-call service.

Our department has been completely refurbished, featuring three new scanners installed over the past five years. Located in a bright and spacious standalone building, we house four cutting-edge scanners: a 3T Siemens Skyra scanner, two 1.5T Philips Ingenia scanners, an Esaote Oscan 0.3T extremity scanner, and a Philips mobile scanner at the Healthport supporting the community.

We've proudly earned three consecutive Gold Star ratings in the STAR (Safety Triangulation Accreditation Review) visits. Our forward-thinking department actively supports research through a dedicated Research Radiographer and prioritizes Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and staff growth, perfectly exemplified by the Link Grade Radiographer role.

Ready to make a difference in a leading-edge environment? Apply now to be part of our award-winning team!

Main duties of the job

As part of our team, you'll work across two sites, performing scans for both inpatients and outpatients, covering all body areas. Effective communication is essential, as you'll interact with patients, relatives, and healthcare workers, ensuring information is shared appropriately and sensitively, tailored to each individual's needs, background, and preferred communication style.

In this role, you'll also perform quality assurance (QA) checks on all scanners, promptly reporting any faults to line managers and completing the necessary documentation.

Our MR radiographers and Imaging Department Assistants collaborate closely with Consultant Radiologists, Registrars, and Anaesthetic Teams to ensure a streamlined service. Our excellent team dynamics and motivated staff create a happy and innovative workplace, offering a fantastic opportunity to enhance or broaden your MR skills and engage in a wide variety of MR imaging.

About us

We have 10000 fantastic people working hard to deliver quality services to our patients. Whatever your role, you help look after 370,000 people in our local area & give specialist care to 1.5 million people across Lancashire & Cumbria.

Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.

You'll have access to varied development opportunities, learn new skills, meet fab people & do things you'd never have done. You'll learn about working in a hospital, interacting with people from all different roles to build skills & enhance your career path.

You'll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties to include but not be limited to:
  • Act as a role model, presenting a positive image of self, team and the organisation.
  • Be responsible for the delivery and coordination of care, through appropriate professional practice, and supervision of duties carried out by Assistant Practitioners, and more junior staff including students.
  • Ensure a high MR Imaging standard is delivered by self and others based on assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of standards to meet patients needs in accordance with agreed local and national standards and evidence based guidelines.
  • . To complete all training competencies, assessments and objectives within the competency based link grade progression programme
  • Proactively manage risk and maintain patient safety, conforming to health, safety and security legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Assist in setting, monitoring and maintaining standards of care to improve the patient experience and outcome of care.
  • Communicate with patients, relatives, and other healthcare workers to ensure appropriate dissemination of information, in a form and manner consistent with their level of understanding, culture, background and preferred ways of communicating.

For more information please see the job description!

Person Specification



  • BSc Radiography
  • HPC registered


  • Attendance at study days.
  • Attendance at conferences, etc.



  • Experience in MR Imaging
  • Involvement with QA.
  • Knowledge of MR safety
  • Willing to expand clinical role.
  • Awareness of changes within Imaging practice.
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and the relevance to practice.
  • Knowledge of relevant policies and procedures


  • Experience in wider range of MR and/or complex MR imaging

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Preston Hospital/rotating to Chorley Hospital Healthport

Sharoe Green Road



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