Cardiac Radiography Jobs

At Globe Locums we have a range of cardiac radiography jobs on a locum and full-time basis. If you're a qualified cardiac radiographer seeking a new job opportunity, please take a look at our vacancies.

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An Overview of Cardiac Radiography

At Globe Locums, we are dedicated to matching qualified cardiac radiographers with both locum and permanent cardiac radiography jobs across the UK and Ireland. Globe is staffed by professional recruiters and clinicians, ensuring that we are able to offer the best cardiac radiography jobs to the right candidate. We offer:

  • Access to exclusive cardiac radiography jobs
  • Roles within NHS and private healthcare sectors
  • A dedicated consultant and compliance officer
  • A market leading refer a friend scheme
  • Weekly payroll.

The cardiac radiography jobs we offer ensure specialist work within relevant departments, allowing you to develop your skills and further your career.

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What is a Cardiac Radiographer?

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.

Cardiac radiographers do not only care for patients with symptoms of a heart attack. Other applications of cardiac imaging include:

  • MRI to assess the function of cardiac arteries
  • Nuclear medicine stress testing for patients who describe symptoms of angina (chest pain on exertion but not at rest)
  • Congenital heart disease in a foetus may be detected during a routine antenatal scan. MRI scanning may also be requested for babies in utero.
  • Ultrasound to examine patients suspected of having an abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Ultrasound investigation of narrowed peripheral arteries in the legs.

Those working in cardiac radiography job roles have the opportunity to develop a number of specialist imaging skills and techniques.

Cardiac Radiography Qualifications

A cardiac radiographer is a highly trained healthcare professional. All radiographers should hold a BSc in Diagnostic Radiography or similar, and must also be registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) to work in the UK. Once qualified, a radiographer can choose to specialise in cardiac radiography. Cardiac radiographers may need to assess patients who are in severe pain or incredibly anxious about their symptoms. They should therefore be calm, compassionate and kind despite working in sometimes stressful situations.

Cardiac investigations can take the form of a number of modes of radiography, and cardiac radiographers must therefore be confident moving between radiography techniques in order to investigate each patient appropriately. With fast-paced medical advances, commitment to ongoing professional development is crucial in this specialty.

Cardiac Radiography Job Salary Range

A staffed cardiac radiographer could start on a salary of £31,365 per annum rising within two years. With additional skills, salaries can rise considerably with highly experienced radiographers earning up to £69,000.

As a locum radiographer, you can expect to earn a higher day rate than a staffed radiographer. Hourly rates range from £25 - £40 depending on the specialism and banding of the job. As serious cardiac events require immediate intervention, hospitals often require a cardiac radiographer on site at all times. Locums can earn an uplifted rate by requesting shifts that fall at night or across weekends. These shifts may be harder to fill as part of an on call rota for permanent staff. The uplift could therefore be up to 1.3 to 1.5 times the normal hourly rate depending on the hospital.

What does a Locum Cardiac Radiographer do?

In many ways, the role of a locum cardiac radiographer is similar to that of a staffed radiographer. Locums are expected to see patients with a range of cardiac symptoms to investigate and aid diagnosis. However, locums often work more flexibly, selecting shift times and micro-specialties that best suit them.

As cardiac radiographers work across a number of imaging techniques, you may be able to select the shifts that you require to aid your professional development. From ultrasound to CT and nuclear medicine, a career in cardiac radiography lends itself to learning a variety of imaging techniques. As a locum, you must be prepared to quickly adapt to working within a new team, in different locations and with various pieces of scanning equipment.

Cardiac Radiographer Jobs

At Globe Locums, we are delighted to match qualified cardiac radiographers with exciting roles across the country and further afield. The finest candidates can apply for jobs which might include:

  • Cardiac imaging in children
  • Cardiac angiography for patients admitted with an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack)
  • Investigation of symptoms using radionuclide testing (nuclear medicine)
  • Assessment of patients prior to bypass surgery
  • Tilt table testing
  • Real-time imaging during stenting procedures.

Key Benefits:

  • Expert advice
  • 100s of Jobs across the UK & Ireland
  • Dedicated Consultant and Compliance Officer
  • £1300 Market Leading Referral Scheme

There has never been a better time to work in Cardiac Radiography. Due to a shortage in many countries, your skills are in high demand. By utilising Globe Locum's free service you will not only benefit from hearing about all  the UK & world wide opportunities as they become available but you  will also benefit from the excellent rates we pay our candidates.

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