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Head of Radiology RLI - Internal Only

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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NHS AfC: Band 8a
Permanent: 37.5 hours to be worked over core hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours to be worked over core hours)
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Dependant upon experience
29/06/2022 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

This post is only open to current employees of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay.

Please note if you are shortlisted for interview, you will be required to complete a series of Psychometric Tests.

The post-holder is responsible for the operational / budgetary management and development of imaging services within their allocated site.

Main duties of the job

To manage the organisation and delivery of a wide range of imaging modalities, in order to provide the highest quality radiographic service within the resources available
To be a specialist in the field of Diagnostic Radiology and manage a department that covers a variety of procedures.
To manage the radiographic team in maintaining the highest possible standards of patient care and image quality
To be responsible for the provision of a full out of hours Radiology service.
To ensure that procedures are in place for monitoring and maintaining the quality of all images produced.
Responsible for managing all radiographic, clerical and support staff within the Radiology department and associated satellite units
To be an autonomous practitioner.
To monitor and audit the workload and staff to ensure a continuous and efficient service.

Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/

Person specification

Education and Qualifiactions

Essential criteria
  • DCR or BSC Radiography with HCPC registration
  • Evidence of relevant post graduate specialist clinical education at Masters’ module level or equivalent experience
Desirable criteria
  • Management Qualification


Essential criteria
  • Considerable post qualification experience, including relevant experience at management level
  • Experience/knowledge in the implementation of the Ionising Radiation Regulations
  • Proven ability to manage resources effectively.
  • Experience of successfully managing change.

Skills, Ability, and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of commitment, motivation and adaptability. Understanding of Information and Communication Technology systems and application.
  • Capacity to build and develop teams and maintain constructive relationships at all levels and with all disciplines and Well developed leadership and motivation skills.
  • Demonstrate advanced people management skills including: Motivation of staff and team building Negotiation Decision Making Leadership Staff development Line management Conflict and problem solving
  • Demonstrate awareness of current NHS issues.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Disability Confident - two yearsVeteran AwareNo smoking policyDisability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Stonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Morecambe Bay - Inclusive EmployerStep into health

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Debbie Crawford
Job title
Imaging Services Manager
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