Skip to main content

MRI Modality Site Lead

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

View more

Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting and experienced MRI Radiographer to lead an exceptional team in our MRI unit. The successful applicant will lead on clinical aspects, training and competencies, QA, MRI safety investigations and ensure that the MRI team are kept up to date with current practise and protocols. This post requires great communication skills as not only will you be the daily clinical contact for the radiographers, you will be required to liaise closely and link the team with the MRI Quality Assurance and Clinical Effectiveness Lead, Radiologists, MRI Operational Lead.

Main duties of the job

To provide a high quality and efficient MRI service working collaboratively with the Operational MRI Lead, to assess and justify examination referrals and to carry out a wide range of MRI imaging examinations. To evaluate the clinical results in accordance with professional standards and departmental policy.

To maintain the highest quality standard of patient care and imaging.

To participate in the out of hours / on call / extended working day service as required.

To supervise and assist specialist and junior radiographers.

About us

Our vision is to provide outstanding care for every patient. Patient care is at the heart of what we do at our three sites: Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester and Andover War Memorial Hospital. Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides medical and surgical services to a population of approximately 600,000 people across Hampshire and parts of West Berkshire.

Our cultural ambition is to have a culture that places people at the heart of all we do, where we all belong, and where learning, improvement and excellence thrive.

We provide specialist services to people across the UK and internationally. We are one of only two centres in the UK treating pseudomyxoma peritonei (a rare form of abdominal cancer) and we are leaders in the field of tertiary liver cancer and colorectal cancer.

The trust employs more than 9,000 staff and has a turnover of over �500 million a year. As a Foundation Trust, we are directly accountable to our members through the governors. The Council of Governors represent the interests of their constituencies and influence the future plans of the Foundation Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide operational and clinical leadership for the MRI service.

To oversee, direct and manage the MRI clinical lists.
  • To independently assess and justify referrals following practitioner guidelines where appropriate.

To provide a visible, accountable, and authoritative presence in the Radiology department for staff and patients.

To use professional discretion and experience to ensure that clinical practice is carried out correctly, professionally and within the legal framework.

To modernise and develop MRI imaging services
  • To support the Radiology Manager when required.
  • To work closely with MRI Quality Assurance and Clinical Effectiveness Lead to ensure standards are high.

Customer care for patients and service users

To assist in the monitoring, investigation, and reporting of performance and quality targets. This will include activity analysis, incident reporting/investigation, radiation incident reporting/investigation complaints and risk register data.

To ensure the fabric of the MRI department is in good condition and safe working order, to arrange repairs as required.

To ensure that professional standards of care are established, monitored and reviewed across the service in line with local and national standards of practice and the Health Professions Council Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics or as appropriate

To exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality at all times, in line with Caldicott recommendations and encourage staff - likewise.

To ensure staff are aware of and comply with all Trust and local policies and procedures.

To ensure that the department is proactive in risk management, specifically using information from incidents, complaints and risk assessments to learn and improve.

To assist in the monitoring and delivery of clinically effective high quality services which comply with the Care Quality Commissions standards

with the Care Quality Commissions standards

To maintain and expand personal and professional development.

To minimise risk by ensuring good practice is maintained at all times.

To assist in the writing, updating and implementation of Departmental policies / procedures.

To ensure Quality Assurance tests on the equipment are carried out as per Department procedure.

To ensure Local rules (radiation) are observed. To take a lead role in Controlled Areas (areas where persons could be exposed to radiation) and to deny -access to those who do not comply.
  • To ensure high standards of infection control are observed.


To establish and maintain close and harmonious relationships with all staff to ensure an effective exchange of information.

To communicate complex information to patients, relatives and other care workers where persuasive or reassurance skills are required.

To liaise with patients with regard to their specific procedure and to inform them of the process of obtaining consent.

To quickly assess a patients ability and to effectively communicate and at an appropriate level issues such as procedure explanation, pre and post care, checking of contra-indications, radiation and magnet issues and follow-up appointments.

To effectively communicate to those patients who have barriers to understanding, (for example physical or mental needs, children and elderly) and who are undergoing complicated procedures which are frightening or embarrassing.

To empathise with patients who have just been given bad news, and to explain any issues which may have been misunderstood

To calm worried and distressed patients.

To communicate with all colleagues, managers, Medical and support staff within the Department.

To discuss issues with Referring Clinicians and other hospital agencies, for example, offering a verbal interpretation of the images taken by themselves or colleagues.

There will be frequent formal and informal communication with all staff groups within HHFT, for example, audit presentations, clinical results and patient care information.

Attend multidisciplinary team meetings to discuss specific clinical cases in detail to facilitate patient management, care and outcome as necessary.

Represent the MRI staff at appropriate department meetings which may include Governance, Clinical Governance, PTL and Radiation Protection as required.
  • Work in close liaison with PACS managers and informatics leads to ensure appropriate information and data gathering systems are in place.

Planning and Organisation

To oversee the day to day workload through the MRI Department ensuring efficient use of all available resources. This will include patient prioritisation, justification of referrals, liaison with referring clinicians, liaison with radiologists, organisation of staff, resolving unexpected problems in a timely manner.

To conduct examinations to a high standard across a range of clinical specialities and a range of patient types, both as an autonomous practitioner and as part of a multi professional team operating in a manner that meets professional, departmental and legal standards and requirements.

To ensure Trust compliance for Radiology legislative requirements. Adhere to and implement all appropriate MHRA regulations, radiation protection, safety and drug management legislation.

To give IV injections of radiographic contrast agents, including the use of specialist injector pumps.

To proactively contribute to the delivery of Trust objectives and targets relevant to the service e.g.

diagnostic 4hr ED, 6 and 18 week targets.

To ensure the individual experience of patients is central to the delivery of care by all staff.

To ensure that all staff adhere to health and safety guidelines, promoting, monitoring and maintaining a safe environment and working practices, taking necessary action in relation to risks.

To manage own workload and to support MRI staff as required

To be able to effectively deliver power point presentations to a wide audience and have the ability to work with spread sheets/ databases

To be able to use appropriate IT systems such as PAS, CRIS, PACS, VR, Vitrea

To undertake basic troubleshooting of the departments digital information systems (e.g. send images using the Web browser, change labels/paper/film in printers, retrieve images from archives).
  • To generate data reports from databases and to manipulate data in different formats for use across professional and/or organisational boundaries in line with department and Trust policy. E.g. to be able to access and recall stored images from the Web browser.

Budget and Resource Management
  • To ensure resources are used as effectively as possible and waste is kept to a minimum.
  • To assist with the formulation of departmental equipment procurement plans as required.
  • To effectively manage MRI stock levels.

To identify and implement strategies for cost improvement and/or income generation including the efficient procurement of goods and services.

To assist the Department managers to define technical specifications for new and replacement equipment.

To ensure quality assurance and quality control measures are in place for operational equipment in line with Radiation and Health and Safety legislation.

To ensure hygiene maintenance systems are in place for all clinical equipment.

To instigate unplanned service and repair when required.
  • To assist in the procurement of equipment maintenance contracts and be responsible for the recording of services and breakdowns within the department.
  • To report minor maintenance problems to the Estates department.

Staff Management
  • To take responsibility for the organisation of workload of all staff within the MRI departments.
  • Directly line-manage an identified group of staff which may include responsibility for rotas and recruitment.

Undertake regular appraisals, directly through objective setting and appraisal.
  • To assist with the local induction programme and act as mentor for new radiographers.
  • To be responsible for ensuring effective and regular communication with all staff.

To promote the MRI departments as a place of learning and development.

To support clinically supervise and advise all cross-sectional staff.
  • To proactively react to frequent emergency interruptions and to prioritise the work based on clinical need.
  • To ensure all radiographers working in MRI are trained on the safe use of the equipment, and to act as signatory for the department Equipment Competency records for the section.
  • To ensure all radiographers who will be working out of hours duties are familiar with the emergency procedures throughout the department, and to maintain records of this.

Teaching, Training and research Responsibilities

To undertake audit and research activities as required.

To clinically supervise and teach rotating radiographers in all aspects of MRI imaging.

To clinically supervise and teach Trainee MRI Radiographers

To clinically supervise and teach student radiographers

To ensure competencies of the MRI team are kept up to date a regularly reviewed.

To ensure that MRI safety is paramount within the MRI unit with all staff groups.
  • To ensure that implant and device safety research is taught to all the MRI radiographers and be an expert in decision making for such safety measures

Person Specification

training and qualifications


  • HCPC registration
  • At least 3 years experience in MRI.
  • A sound understanding of MRI safety knowledge.


  • Experience in creating rotas
  • 3 year post graduate experience
  • Experience of working in the NHS

experience and knowledge


  • HCPC Registration
  • At least 3 years experience in MRI
  • Ability to teach a Team of professionals


  • Teaching experience

Skills and ability


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Organisation and time management
  • Ability to effectively delegate tasks
  • Ability to organise and motivate a team


  • Computer skills - MS Office, PACS, RIS
  • Experience of audit

Employer details

Employer name

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital

Aldermaston Road


RG24 9NA

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert