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Senior Radiographer - MRI

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
MRI Radiographer

Department: Imaging

Band 6 �35,392 - �42,618 per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, all MKUH roles will be considered for flexible working

We are excited to offer an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated Radiographer looking to advance their career in MRI at Milton Keynes University Hospital.

As an MRI Radiographer, you will join our dynamic, friendly and inclusive Radiology Department. Our welcoming and adaptable Imaging Department is equipped with two Siemens MRI systems and staffed by a multidisciplinary team of clinical and non-clinical professionals, all dedicated to delivering high-quality, user-friendly diagnostic services.

We are also in the process of establishing a new Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC), which will house a third scanner with cutting edge technology.

In this essential role, you will contribute significantly to providing innovative diagnostic services across both sites, while ensuring exceptional patient care in line with the Trust's core values. You will uphold high clinical standards and act as a mentor to junior staff and students.

Essential qualifications include excellent communication and organisational skills, a dedication to Continuous Professional Development (CPD), and practical knowledge of radiation protection, legislation, and health and safety requirements. Flexibility in work approach with strong commitment to patient-centered care.

Main duties of the job

As a Band 6 Radiographer, youwill beexpected towork independentlyin accordance with departmental Standard Operating procedures and be accountable for your own actions to the Section Head of the MRI Department, escalating any concerns to your manager when necessary.

The Imaging department provides a wide range of services for patients within a variety of settings. Services provided range from simple radiography to complex procedures such as arteriography, CT and MRI or interventional procedures such as the introduction ofintraarterialtherapeutic devices, the implantation of indwelling feeding catheters and pain relief devices where the patient may be sedated oranaesthetised. Theseprocedures may be performed asan outpatient appointment or may involve an in-patient stayand will require the postholder's highly skilled standards of technique.

The MRI service is a patient focused service. Examinations are varied, ranging from Neuro, Pelvic and Abdominal, Musculoskeletal, Breast and Peripherals. The MRI service is provided for a range of patients such as neonates and elderly, inpatients, and outpatients. MRI scan results can be used to help diagnose conditions, plan treatments, and assess how effective previous treatment has been.

You will be expected tolead by example andsupport theImaging ServiceLead in the delivery of MRI,which is safe,effective,and patient friendly for patients referred to the Trust diagnostic services.

About us

MKUH staff scored highest for 'I look forward to coming to work' (NHS Staff Survey 2023).

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide a high quality responsive diagnostic service whilst maintaining a high standard of patient care.

To be responsible for the safe use of Imaging equipment within the MRI department., running quality assurance and fault-finding checks on equipment and taking action as appropriate.

To perform a range of examinations appropriate to the requirements of the referring clinician and the medical needs of the patient as an independent and autonomous practitioner.

To provide clear instructions and information to support and reassure patients and carers, ensuring they comply with all safety standards during their time in the MRI department.

To participate in extended working hours including weekend, evening and on-call duties as required by the service.

To assist in training and supervision of less experienced Radiographers and students within MRI.

To work withinestablished departmental policies and procedures.

To undertake advanced practices such as MRI angiography, IV contrast injections, complex scans such as cancer staging, liver and bowel imaging and caring for sedated patients.

To develop and utilise sound skills and knowledge in all aspects of MRI Imaging.

To plan and prioritise own workload and assist in the triaging of workflow and patients within the MRI department by collaborating with colleagues to maximise departmental efficiency.

Please refer to the job description for further details.

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge


  • BSc/DCR
  • HCPC Registration
  • Recognised training and qualification for IV injections
  • Attendance at relevant study days or short courses - MRI
  • Recognised training and qualification for IV injections.


  • Training beyond qualification



  • Clinical experience and a sound knowledge of NHS hospital protocols and practices, minimum 18 months post qualification
  • Competence in MRI scanning
  • Enhanced knowledge of anatomy, physics, and pathology to support emergency pathways
  • Advanced knowledge of MRI safety guidelines, their implementation and implication
  • Experience of workloads in busy NHS hospital
  • Familiar with fault finding and equipment management within a technological reliant workplace. Quality Assurance programme (QA) involvement
  • Experience in digital systems e.g. PACS & eCare
  • Recognition of the role played by other specialities in patient healthcare


  • Experience of advanced MRI procedures including paediatric imaging



  • Setting and maintaining own radiographic standards
  • Work autonomously within a clinical area
  • Risk management
  • Active involvement in Audit
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Decision making skills


  • Evidence of organisational skills including prioritisation and delegation

Personal and people development


  • Adaptable and approachable
  • Perform under pressure
  • Professional confident & Proactive attitude
  • Take ownership of responsibility
  • Dress code
  • Strong Interpersonal skills
  • Presentable
  • Friendly disposition
  • Be a source of knowledge for junior staff
  • Commitment to further personal development



  • Good communicator - spoken, written and non-verbal

Specific requirements


  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations
  • Able to work flexible hours
  • Awareness of commitment to out of hours work
  • Easy access to the hospital when on call from home


  • Car Driver & Access to transport

Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


MRI Unit (Dept)

Milton Keynes


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