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A day in the life of Saby Khan-Litt - Imaging Services Manager

Can you describe your typical day?

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.

What is the best part of your day?

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!)

How did you get into the industry?

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.

What advice would you offer your younger self or others who might be interested in becoming a radiographer?

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!”