Chief Radiographer

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Chief Radiographers are qualified Radiographers who have substantial experience working in the field of Radiography and have usually gained postgraduate qualifications. The key roles of a Chief Radiographer are to plan, implement and review all aspects encompassed within a Radiology Department with respect to allocation of resources, compliance with policy and service provision.

Chief Radiographers will demonstrate wide-ranging clinical expertise and participate in a clinical role as required, while demonstrating a high standard of practice and competency. Chief Radiographers will also provide technical guidance and clinical education as part of their management role.

Chief Radiographers will first become qualified Radiographers through study of a degree in medical radiation science, along with completion of a required clinical experience placement. To then move onto a role as a Chief Radiographer there will be a requirement for substantial experience and in some cases postgraduate study may be required through courses in areas such as business or health management.