A day in the life of Saby Khan-Litt - Imaging Services Manager
The first thing I do when I arrive is check in with my admin team to identify whether there are any issues or anything that requires my intervention – I like to ensure all is running smoothly and that nothing in the upcoming day will catch us out.
I will also meet with the radiography team to identify whether we are running to schedule and if there have been any issues that morning.
If we are short staffed I will jump on to the scanner to give the morning staff a bit of a break.
The rest of the day is spent chipping in wherever there are gaps and I am needed. My day is usually split 80% to 20% clinical to admin.
The best part of the day is coming in and seeing that my staff are doing their job well, working as a team and (most importantly,) are happy!
What is the most challenging part of your day?
Any unexpected demands/requests which are not part of the daily schedule. This often involves fixing things immediately …thinking on your feet and offering practical solutions at short notice – all whilst keeping everyone happy and offering the best service possible!
The most challenging part of my career was when Schoen Clinic London opened and I was tasked with setting up an imaging department from scratch. It might be the most rewarding thing I’ve done to date (don’t tell my husband!)
I always wanted to be a doctor but unfortunately this was not an option at the time. I took up radiography instead which was a shorter course and I’ve never looked back. It turned out to be the right decision.
Aim high, work hard and nothing is ever out of reach. I always tell all my staff “If I can do it, you can do it too!”