Radiographer

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Radiographer

We have wide range of Locum and permanent Diagnostic Radiography jobs, MRI and CT jobs available in the NHS and private clinics. All specialities including General Diagnostic Radiography, MRI, CT, Nuclear Medicine, and Reporting Radiographers.

Click on the current Radiography Jobs to go to our current available Radiographer and, non-Ultrasound, Imaging Jobs.

Contact the dedicated Diagnostic Radiographer desk to assist you finding the suitable Radiography job and access to all suitable Diagnostic Radiographer & Imaging vacancies in the NHS throughout theUK

Our Recruitment team has extensive experience dealing with Radiology staff  and in addition to the personal service we also offer the following:

  • Excellent pay rates
  • PAYE, Umbrella or Limited Company pay schemes
  • Umbrella / Limited Company setup
  • Bank account setup
  • Referral bonus scheme
  • Expert recruitment Consultants with good professional knowledge  

For an upto date discussion on current Diagnostic Radiographer & Imaging vacancies and advice, please contact the Radiography desk on 020 8551 1299

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Requirements for Radiographers to work as Locum or Permanent 

  • Registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Qualifications - BSc Diagnostic or Therapeutic Radiography, Diploma of the College of Radiographers or overseas equivalent
  • For Mammography a Certificate of Competence or an overseas qualification in Breast screening is required.
  • For Ultrasound an MSc or a DMU in medical ultrasound or overseas equivalent is required to practice in the UK.

Personal information

  • Completed Sonographers Medical application form, including acceptance of Terms & Conditions.
  • Full CV with detailed work history (with no breaks in employment).
  • Copy of Passport (original document needs to be sighted and verified by Sonographers Medical).
  • UK entry status; if applicable (proof of eligibility to work in the UK, original documents sighted & verified by Sonographers Medical).
  • Driving Licence (original sighted & verified) as evidence of identity and/or proof of address.
  • Change of name; if applicable (must be supported by marriage certificate or other relevant original documentation).
  • Copies of 2 utility bills - but not mobile phone bill (proof of UK address).
  • Details of 2 Professional References (most recent employers & within the last 2 years).
  • Passport photos x 2.

Police Reports

  • Police report from country of origin - if applicable (must be within 3 months of UK arrival).
  • Enhanced DBS check (previously enhanced Criminal Records Bureau/CRB check) (issued by previous employer or organisation within the last 12 months).
  • Completed enhanced DBS application form (formerly CRB) issued by Sonographers Medical. Sonographers Medical will pay for your DBS application.

Occupational Health

  • Completed Sonographers Medical occupational health questionnaire.
  • Proof of immunity for Hep B (laboratory report with Titre levels above 100).
  • Proof of immunity for Rubella (laboratory report of positive immunity).
  • Proof of Tuberculosis immunity (written proof of BCG scar has been sighted by an OH Nurse/Doctor or proof of TB vaccination administered).
  • Proof of immunity to Mumps & Measles (lab report of positive immunity or evidence of MMR vaccination).
  • Proof of immunity to Varicella (written self declaration of having Shingles or Chicken Pox is sufficient).

Annual Training

  • Certificate of Manual Handling training (physical training that must have been undertaken within the last 12 months).
  • Certificate of Basic Life Support or CPR training (physical training and not a distance learning course, completed in the last 12 months). This can be arranged and paid by Sonographers Medical.

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What is a Diagnostic Radiographer?
Diagnostic Radiographers are responsible for operating Radiography and other Imaging equipment and caring for the patient during a Radiological examination . Depending on the examination concerned, the Radiographer may work independently or under the direction of a Radiologist - a doctor specialising in the science of Radiology.

Diagnostic Radiographers work predominantly within the Imaging Departments of Hospitals and Clinics. These may be NHS Trusts or Private facilities. Elsewhere in the world they may also be known as Medical Radiological Technicians or Radiation Technologists.

Diagnostic Radiographers will hold a BSc degree or equivalent Professional qualification in Radiographic Imaging and be State Registered with the Healthcare Professions Council (HCPC).

Radiography Departments may include a number of sub-departments covering a wide range of different imaging modalities e.g. X-ray, Fluoroscopy, Ultrasound, Reporting Radiographers, CT Radiographer, MRI Radiography(Magnetic Resonance Imaging), Vascular Ultrasound, and Catheter Laboratories. Diagnostic Radiographers are able to undertake most investigations but may later specialise in one particular area. In some of these imaging Departments, non-Radiographers may be performing examinations, particularly those investigations that do not require Xray equipment,

Diagnostic Radiographers provide a service for most departments within the hospital including, Casualty, Wards, Outpatients and the Operating Theatres. In most hospitals, the Radiography service is a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week service, with a Radiographer available at all times.

Many forms of Imaging equipment used by a Radiographer rely on the properties of X-rays to obtain diagnostic images:

What are x-rays?

X-ray are electro-magnetic waves that form part of the electro-magnetic spectrum. This spectrum also includes micro-waves, infra-red and visible light.

The electro-magnetic spectrum is made up of electromagnetic waves, vibrations of electric and magnetic fields that propagate through space. These waves travel at the speed of light: 300 million meters per second, or 669.6 million miles per hour!

Every electromagnetic wave exhibits a unique frequency and a wavelength associated with that frequency. For instance, this picture represents an electromagnetic wave corresponding to the colour red.

Diagram_redwave.gif

Its frequency is 428 570 GHz (pronounced gigahertz), which can also be stated as 428,570 billion cycles per second. So when you look at red light, your eye receives over four hundred trillion waves every second!

The wavelength of such light is just 700 nanometres long ,which means that one wave spans only 7/10 000 000, or 7 ten millionths of a meter.

All electromagnetic waves are classified according to their characteristic frequencies, and this is the electro-magnetic spectrum.

Just as red light has its own distinct frequency and wavelength, so do all the other colours. Orange, yellow, green, and blue each exhibit unique frequencies and consequently wavelengths. While we can perceive these electromagnetic waves in their corresponding colours, we cannot see the rest of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Visible light falls within a very narrow range with in this spectrum. Most of the electromagnetic spectrum is invisible, and exhibits frequencies that traverse its entire breadth. Exhibiting the highest frequencies are gamma rays, x-rays and ultraviolet light. Infrared radiation, microwaves, and radio waves occupy the lower frequencies of the spectrum.

Whilst the visible portion of the spectrum is harmless, the higher frequency waves can ionise atoms and in this way disrupt body cells on a molecular level. It is therefore important to limit unnecessary exposure to such waves, although we can never avoid them entirely since they are naturally occurring.

X-ray equipment is used to produce images by passing a beam of ionising radiation through the body and recording it onto a photosensitive film or screen. The degree to which the beam is absorbed or scattered during its passage through the body determines the amount reaching the film and hence an image can be produced.

Over recent years, technical developments have seen the introduction of 'filmless' imaging, where the image is displayed on a computer monitor and stored in an image database.

This, and other advances, have resulted in a reduction in the radiation dose for many medical imaging examinations.

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