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Band 7- Lead Radiographer, Cardiac Cath Lab

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 a year inc HCA
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The role of the lead radiographer in cardiac Cath labs involves managing the daily operations of the labs, supervising staff, performing imaging procedures, collaborating with health professionals, ensuring patient safety and maintaining regulatory compliance. This position requires strong leadership skills, clinical expertise in cardiac imaging, effective communication, problem-solving abilities, attention to detail, teamwork, adaptability, technical proficiency, and a commitment to safety.

As a lead radiographer in the cardiac Cath lab, you will have the opportunity to lead a team of dedicated professionals, work in a fast paced environment and utilise your clinical skills to provide high quality patient care. The post holder should have sufficient experience in a senior role. The working hours are 4 days Mon-Fri 8am-6pm.

Main duties of the job

The lead radiographer would show:

Strong leadership skills: The ability to effectively lead and manage a team of radiographers.

Clinical expertise: Proficiency in performing and interpreting cardiac imaging procedures and able to work in emergency situations.

Communication skills: The ability to effectively communicate with patients, healthcare professionals and other staff members.

Problem-solving skills: Capacity to troubleshoot issues that may arise during procedures and make quick decisions to ensure patient safety.

Attention to detail: Thoroughness in maintaining accurate patient records and documentation of procedures.

Team Player: Willingness to collaborate with members of the multidisciplinary team.

Adaptability: Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Technical proficiency: Familiarity with imaging equipment and software used in CCLs.

Commitment to safety: Dedication to ensuring the safety and well-being of patients and staff members

About us

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust! Major redevelopment works are planned as part of the New Hospital Programme. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

The trust has recently gained 'teaching hospital' status which reflects the dedicated work of many teams and individuals who have set the standard for delivering high quality training, learning and education at all levels of the workforce.

We are a flexible working employer

At West Herts we recognise the importance of a good work life balance and the ability to work flexibly. We are delighted to offer a variety of flexible working options for all staff. Please check out our web page for more information.

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities. If you need help, please ask.

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The lead radiographer in cardiac catheter labs is responsible for managing and overseeing the daily operations of the lab. This includes coordinating patient schedules, ensuring proper equipment maintenance and functionality, and maintaining a safe and efficient working environment.

Job responsibilities include:

Supervising and training staff members.

Performing procedures such as coronary angiograms, PCI, PPCI, EP studies and device implantation.

Collaborating with multidisciplinary team members on a daily basis.

Maintaining accurate patient records and documentation of procedures.

Monitoring vital signs during procedures and responding to any complications.

Ensuring compliance with all regulatory and safety standards in the lab.

Participating in quality improvement initiatives and continuing education to stay current with best practices in cardiac imaging.

Maintaining equipment stock levels in cardiac Cath lab.

Working in cardiac Cath labs involves working closely with consultants, nurses, and physiologists to provide seamless patient care.

In this post it would also be required of you to deal with company representatives regularly to ensure smooth operations within the lab.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications:


  • DCR(R) or BSc Radiography. Registration with the Health Care Professions Council.
  • Evidence of post graduate study


  • Post graduate qualification



  • Good anatomy knowledge.
  • Good knowledge of adaptive techniques.
  • Aware of current trends relevant to the profession.
  • Aware of current trends relevant to the profession.


  • Public sector / NHS knowledge.



  • Experience of Siemens Cath Lab equipment.

Skills and Ability:


  • Methodical.
  • Team-player
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritise workload and respond to short notice demands.


  • Experience of CRIS and PACS.

Personal Qualities:


  • Team worker.
  • Organised, effective at teaching.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Flexibility including flexible approach to working hours.

Employer details

Employer name

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Watford General Hospital


WD18 0HB

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