Meet Sophie Dodson, Operations Manager, Northern Imaging Victoria.
Q: Firstly, what is your coffee order?
A: Strong skinny latte – one coffee a day, so it needs to do the job.
Q: Tell us about your role at Northern Health.
A: Initially, I came across from radiology to Northern Health as a project manager to work on the Northern Imaging Victoria (NIV) project to bring radiology in-house. After our go live in three weeks, I will be the Operations Manager for NIV.
Q: What does a typical day at work look like for you?
A: Currently, as we are still in the project phase, my day consists of a lot of Teams meetings, trying to keep on top of emails and juggling a multitude of competing priorities. We are bringing across over 100 staff from Lumus, introducing an entirely new radiology IT system, both Radiology Information System (RIS) and image storage system (PACS), conducting department expansion at both Northern Health (PET department) and Broadmeadows Hospital (Ultrasound expansion and introduction of MRI) with capital projects, building a NIV website and transitioning services, all with the support of our fantastic NIV project team.
Q: What has been the highlight of your career at Northern Health?
A: I’ve only been a staff member at Northern Health for 18 months, despite working at Northern Health for the majority of the past 25 years in the radiology department, where I’ve worked alongside my Northern Health colleagues. But my highlight of the last 18 months has been getting out the NIV project to three weeks from go live and keeping it on track for a successful go live without delay.
Q: What are your superpowers?
A: Juggling being a mum to my two cheeky boys whilst putting 100 per cent into my project role. My boys are my everything, and I love my job. So, it’s a win-win!