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CT & Cath Lab Radiographer

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
  • To be responsible for the operational delivery of a high quality, safe and efficient Cath lab and CT service.
  • There will be an average split of 60%/40% Cath lab/CT.
  • To provide supervision and training for junior Radiographers, Assistant Practitioners, Radiographic helpers, and Student Radiographers.
  • To consistently demonstrate Trust values and behaviours.

Main duties of the job

To provide high quality radiographic images for CT, catheter labs and hybrid theatres.

Weekend and on-call cover.

Continued learning and development in cardiac interventional procedures and imaging technology.

About us

As the largest single site specialist heart and chest hospital in the UK, we, at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, have a clear vision 'to be the best cardiothoracic integrated healthcare organisation'.

We provide specialist services in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, respiratory medicine both in the hospital and out in the community.

We serve a catchment area of 2.8 million people, spanning Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man, and increasingly we receive referrals from outside these areas for highly specialised services such as aortics.

Our reputation for strong performance is important in delivering the best care for our patients and high quality clinical services. This is underpinned by a culture of research and innovation, delivered in modern estate and our encouragement of flexible working in a variety of forms.

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Job description

Job responsibilities


Performance of clinical radiographic duties as delegated by the lead radiographer for the modality.

To participate in multi-disciplinary team working.

To practice within the standards of the Health Professions Council.

To ensure effective communication with patients, carers and all health care professionals about all aspects of patient care. This will include where necessary communicating with sensitivity, tact, empathy, and reassurance.

The post holder must be able to remain calm and professional during extremely pressurised situations.

The post holder will assist the multidisciplinary team in post procedure care in the event of a patient death.

To maintain accurate documentation pertinent to the examination.

To assist in the training and supervision of radiographer helpers, assistant practitioners, entry grade, and senior radiographer practitioners.

To maintain a close liaison with the lead radiographer for each of the modalities, to organise and supervise workflow in the area.

Competent knowledge of anatomy

Competent in Intermediate life support (ILS)

Assist in safe patient transfer.

The post holder will be required to support flexible working to maximise workload through the Radiology department.

Involvement in planning and prioritising patient lists and workload.

Post holder will act independently within appropriate clinical/professional guidelines and refer to their manager when necessary.

To ensure previous imaging is available and to ensure all images are discharged to the appropriate place post examination.

Ensure all patients are positively identified prior to examination.

Consistently adhere to local rules and support others to do the same.

Have a thorough knowledge of Cath lab & CT imaging and safety.

To use patient monitoring systems and know how to deal with emergency situations.

Receive and authorise direct referrals for CT Head examinations within the NICE head injury and stroke guidelines.


To disseminate information from training sessions as required.

Participate and contribute to the staff development programme and educational activities.

To act as mentor to junior staff.

To participate in departmental appraisal system and appraise junior staff.


Ensure professional and honest time management of shifts.

Responsible for monitoring own roster and having knowledge of upcoming shifts.

Responsible for agreeing cover for shifts which you cannot complete.

Ensure that time/owing is taken on a shift for the modality of which it was accrued.

Responsible for own management of annual leave planning.


To actively participate in the in-service training programme within the department.

To attend relevant training courses as identified and agreed with line manager during personal development review.

Maintenance of an up-to-date CPD portfolio.

Ensure radiation doses to every patient are as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA) consistent with a diagnostic result.

To work to radiographic protocols and policies as required under the ionising regulations.

To record any unintended / accidental doses through LHCH incident reporting mechanism

Escalate potential risks to management immediately.

Be responsible for ensuring own radiation protection safety including personal protective equipment and dosimetry monitoring.


To comply with the Health and Safety Policies of the Trust including attendance at mandatory training sessions as specified.

To comply with departmental and organisational policies and procedures including reporting of all accidents and incidents.

To participate in the development, review and audit of protocols etc as required.

Monitor the condition of equipment within the Radiology area advising of any defects in equipment or systems thus providing an early warning for potential hazards.

To ensure that potential hazards are identified and reported to the correct authority as necessary.

To participate in clinical audit as appropriate.

To observe patient confidentiality at all times and to comply with the data protection act and Caldicott recommendations.

All employees of the Trust are required to carry out their duties with due regard to the fair access policy and respect the culture beliefs and customs held by clients and staff.

To actively participate in the Quality Assurance requirements for the Department.

Contribute to the development of the service, including participation in the modernisation agenda.

Be actively involved in stock control including receipt and safe storage of consumables.

Person Specification



  • FHEQ Level 6 / BSc / BSc (Hons) in Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent qualification if applicable


  • FHEQ level 7/SCQF level 11
  • Postgraduate certificate (PgCert)/postgraduate diploma (PgDip) 'or equivalent qualification if applicable



  • oExperience of mentoring, coaching and supervision
  • oEnhanced clinical reasoning skills & professional judgement
  • oEfficiently organise/manage workloads and minimise avoidable risk
  • Knowledge of Cardiac interventional procedures


  • oExperience in organisation of QA processes
  • oExperience in Service development & evaluation methods



  • oExtensive understanding of approaches to communication
  • oAbility to efficiently train and develop others.
  • Use of dual plane imaging/ hybrid theatres


  • oExtensive understanding of CRIS system
  • oStatistical skills in audit & research
  • oPresentation skills



  • oProactively review practice to prevent discrimination.
  • oEager to continue own development
  • oHigh standards including when under pressure
  • oAllow for open & honest communication
  • oPromote teamwork.
  • oEncourage quality improvement.
  • oHave an understanding of different personalities, cultures & religious beliefs.


  • oSupport resilience and self-care through role modelling

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital


Liverpool Heart & chest hospital


L14 3PE

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