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MRI Modality Lead, Medical Imaging Department Full Time – 37.5 hours per week. Fixed Term/Secondment for 1 year Band 7 Salary Range £46,224 - £53,789 per annum plus Distant Islands Allowance of £2,256 per annum...

MRI Modality Lead, Medical Imaging Department 

Full Time – 37.5 hours per week. Fixed Term/Secondment for 1 year

Band 7 Salary Range £46,224 - £53,789 per annum

plus Distant Islands Allowance of £2,256 per annum

Relocation Assistance of up to £4000 available

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced HCPC registered MRI Radiographer to join our highly motivated and friendly Medical Imaging team.  This position if for a 1 year fixed term contract due the implementation of a specific project, pilot or system . 

Are you enthusiastic about living in an island community and being a member of a small but friendly and supportive team? Do you have experience working at a senior level in an MRI department?

As we prepare to open our first ever MRI suit in Shetland, we are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced MRI Radiographer to undertake the position of MRI Modality Lead.  Candidates must be able to demonstrate evidence of working at a senior level within MRI, with either a Post Graduate Certificate in MRI or equivalent experience. Applicants must also demonstrate an understanding of our unique location and the challenges and opportunities this may present.

The Medical Imaging Department currently has a team of 16 staff, including 9 Radiographers, 2 of whom are MRI trained, 3 (4) Sonographers, 1 assistant practitioner and bank 2 admin staff.

We will soon be taking ownership of a Philips Blueseal 1.5T MRI scanner, which will be housed in a bespoke modular building within the hospital grounds.  Our other equipment includes two general DR rooms, two DR mobiles, a Fuji Xair Digital system, DR OPT/CEPH unit, a 128 slice GE Revolution Evo CT scanner and two GE  ultrasound rooms.  We are also currently in the process of setting up the UKs most northerly MRI service.

We have a local PACS and are fully integrated with the Scottish national PACS.

The Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick is an island general/acute hospital serving Shetlands 22,000 residents plus the offshore oil industry and maritime population.  The hospital provides acute/elective general surgical and general medical inpatient and outpatient services in addition to consultant led A&E.  More specialist services are provided by visiting consultants and tele-medicine services.  MRI Physics is provided remotely and there is no resident Radiologist, but we have reporting ultrasonographers and reporting radiographers.  We work closely with local clinicians providing the usual in/out patient, GP and acute 24-hour service cover with Radiologist support provided remotely.

Shetland is a wonderful place to live and work. Offering  low pollution, low crime, excellent schools, great leisure facilities, unique wildlife and amazing scenery, whilst still only a short flight away from the UK mainland. To find out more about living and working in Shetland go to

For an informal discussion, please contact Lucy Wilson, Head of Medical Imaging on 01595 743039, email

Closing date: Sunday 10th December 2023

Interview date: TBC

If you require assistance or encounter any technical issues with your application, please e-mail support at including the vacancy reference number and “NHS Shetland” in the subject line.

Preferred candidates will be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update prior to a formal offer of employment being made.

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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