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At Globe Locums we have a large selection of radiography jobs on a locum and permanent basis. If you're a qualified radiographer seeking a career in radiography or looking for a new job opportunity, you can search vacancies by visiting our jobs section.

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An Overview of Radiography

We're proud to match qualified radiographers with locum radiographer jobs spanning a multitude of countries and healthcare settings. As a clinician-led healthcare recruitment agency operating primarily out of Central London, United Kingdom, we pride ourselves on our global reach and intelligent pipeline of medical professionals whom we're able to dispatch for contracts around the world, continuing their radiography careers.

Globe Locums offer a range of locum diagnostic and therapeutic radiographer jobs for suitable candidates, including within disciplines such as radiotherapy and emergency medicine.

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Primary Specialities

A career within radiography is incredibly broad-spectrum. As such, the profession is divided into two primary specialities:

Diagnostic Radiography

The role of a diagnostic radiographer is to capture and analyse anatomical images as part of the diagnostic process. Diagnostic Radiographers also screen for abnormalities and work closely with surgeons to help inform a patient’s treatment plan. A Diagnostic Radiography job will present the opportunity to work across various hospital settings, including A&E, wards and operating theatres. Types of Diagnostic Radiography include (but are not limited to) C-Ray, PET CT Scanning, Angiography and Mammography. As the diagnostic process can be alarming for some patients, it is imperative that a Diagnostic Radiographer is able to empathise with patients while supporting them through the process.

Therapeutic Radiography

The role of a therapeutic radiographer is to manage and work collaboratively with the Oncology Department to deliver suitable radioactive therapy and treatment. A radiation therapist job involves short or long-term patient care. It includes providing technical expertise and delivering treatment from initial diagnoses up until post-treatment follow-up. Patients who require therapeutic radiographer intervention may be living with serious, life-threatening diseases and will require a compassionate approach from professionals who appreciate the human aspects of patient care.

Radiography Disciplines

Within the division of radiography, there are a number of disciplines. At Globe Locums, we cover all medical healthcare professional roles with radiography; a selection of these are listed below.

Applications Specialist

An applications specialist works with cutting-edge imaging equipment, ensuring practitioners are equipped with the very latest technology. The role is demanding, but also rewarding, and often involves a high level of travel. Search Applications Specialist jobs »

Cardiac Radiography

A cardiac radiographer is a healthcare professional who has chosen to specialise in the imaging of the heart. Clinicians may request imaging of a patient’s heart for a number of reasons. A common use of imaging is for the immediate diagnosis or treatment of a patient who presents with a heart attack. Angiograms and CT imaging are both used to identify narrowed arteries that are starving the heart of oxygen. Liquid contrast is sometimes injected to better visualise blockages. Search Cardiac Radiography jobs » 

CT Radiography

Like all radiographers, CT radiographers use imaging techniques to gather detailed pictures of the inside of a patient’s body. Computerised Tomography, or CT, is a type of scan that uses x-rays to create a more detailed image of structures within the body. A CT scan can help radiographers and radiologists to identify injuries or signs of illness that would not be picked up on a plain x-ray. Therapeutic radiographers can also use CT to help plan and monitor treatments including radiotherapy for tumours. Search CT Radiography jobs »

Diagnostic Radiography

A radiographer is a clinically trained professional who is qualified to use state-of-the-art imaging technology to obtain detailed pictures of the internal organs and structures within the body. A diagnostic radiographer can interpret these images to work out what disease, condition, or injury is causing a patient’s symptoms. Diagnostic radiographers can work across a number of specialities including the Emergency Department, operating theatres or specialist departments including neurology. Search Diagnostic Radiography jobs »

Mammography

Also known as mastography, Mammography is the method by which a patient is examined using low-energy X-rays for the purpose of diagnosis and screening for early detection of breast cancer. A radiographer is the highly trained medical professional who uses this technical imaging equipment to diagnose and/or treat a condition. A patient might require the intervention of a radiographer when they require treatment for a disease such as cancer, or to diagnose a trauma, e.g. a broken bone or tissue abnormality. Search Mammography jobs »

MRI Radiography

An MRI is required when simpler forms of imaging, such as x-ray or CT scanning will not produce images of high enough definition. Having a scan can feel quite intrusive for patients. The procedure involves lying on a narrow bed and then being moved inside the narrow tunnel of the scanner. Some patients may find this makes them feel very claustrophobic and even panic-stricken. Search MRI jobs »

Nuclear Medicine

A sub-division of radiography, Nuclear medicine uses small volumes of radioactive materials. These 'radio-tracers' are usually injected into the blood stream, but can also be swallowed or inhaled. The pathway of the radioactive substance is followed by a radiographer or radiologist to assess the function of the body, and to identify or treat diseases. Search Nuclear Medicine jobs »

Radiography Assistant

Imaging support workers and radiography assistants help radiographers with the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Under the careful direction of a diagnostic or therapeutic radiographer, radiography assistants support efforts with film processing, ordering of inventory items and medical procedures including biopsies. Search Radiography Assistant jobs »

Reporting Radiographer

A reporting radiographer works within the radiography team. In addition to performing scans or an 'x ray' on patients, a reporting radiographer can also analyse the image produced and write a report summarising the key findings. The images most commonly reported by a radiographer include plain x-rays of the chest, and x-rays of the musculoskeletal system including bones and joints. Search Reporting Radiographer jobs »

Common Questions

What is a radiographer?

A radiographer is a highly trained medical professional who uses technical imaging equipment to diagnose and/or treat a condition. A patient might require the intervention of a Radiographer when they require treatment for a disease such as cancer, or to diagnose a trauma, e.g. a broken bone or tissue abnormality.

What is the difference between radiology and radiography?

Great question! Radiography vs Radiology... what is the difference? Radiology is a medical discipline that uses technical imaging to help diagnose and treat diseases within the body. Radiography refers to the imaging technique used to provide these technical images. They can include images of tissue, organs and bones inside the human body. 

What does a radiographer do?

While permanently staffed radiographers and locum radiographers will have the same skills sets and job roles, there are some differences. Locum work is typically more flexible, so while on-staff radiographers, might have to work unsociable hours, locums can be a little more selective. On the flip-side, staffed radiographers will have the opportunity to develop long-term patient relationships whereas locum radiographers may not work consistently enough to do this.

Locum radiographers typically receive a higher rate of pay than staffed radiographers, although may not get as many (or any) of the usual employee benefits. If you are considering a locum radiography job, you can check out our latest technician available positions, as well as testimonials from some of our current locum radiographers.

It's also possible to become a lecturer of radiography within a university or find a role within a private organisation.

What is a radiographer salary?

The salary of a radiographer or radiologist job role depends on many factors, including location and how much experience a candidate brings to the role. A trainee or newly qualified radiographer will typically earn a starting salary of £21,692 and £28,180 per annum. A senior consultant or an experienced radiographer can expect to earn as much as £69,000. Salaries can be calculated per hour or annually.

Banding within the NHS is split into separate tiers (band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9), each with its own pay scale / wage that varies according to which band a particular role falls into. 

For locum radiographer jobs, you might expect to receive a higher day rate than an on-staff radiographer. You may not, however, receive as many employee benefits with the job. There is scope for professional development within radiography. With the right training and support, it is possible to branch out into related fields, or specialise in one specific area of radiography such as oncology research. A career in radiography is one that’s brimming with job opportunities, allowing you to explore a multitude of disciplines and clinical settings.

The UK Government website contains additional information regarding the expected radiography salary and what to look forward to with a career in radiography.

What qualifications are required to become a radiographer?

All radiographers must hold an approved radiography qualification (e.g. a radiography degree such as a BSc in Diagnostic Radiography) and be registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professionals Council). As part of university studies, a foundation year option can provide the extra time and support necessary to build knowledge, skills and confidence within the discipline before starting a full degree.

It is crucial that anyone applying for a radiography job has a passion for patient care, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with cutting-edge technology and an ability to work in high-pressured, fast-paced environments.

Medical advances happen each and every day, so it is also crucial to have a commitment to ongoing professional training and development. Some radiographers like to branch out into specialist fields such as research or paediatrics.

Where can I find out about radiography courses?

You can find lots of university degree / course information on the UCAS website.

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