Locum CT Radiographer Job In Sunderland
- Tyne and Wear, North East, United Kingdom
- Ref: VAC-56877
- Salary: £30-34
- Start Date: ASAP
- Division: Radiography
- Disciplines: CT
At Globe Locums we have a large selection of CT Radiography jobs on a locum and full-time basis. If you're a qualified CT Radiographer seeking a new job opportunity, please take a look at our vacancies.
At Globe Locums, we are committed to matching qualified radiographers with locum and permanent CT radiography jobs across the UK and Ireland. We understand that many of our locums are already highly specialised within their field. With our unique team of clinicians and professional recruiters, we make it our mission to find the right locum for even the most specialised of roles. With many sub-specialities within radiography, it is important that locums work within the right area for their skills and training. We offer:
Our CT radiography jobs can help you to further your career in your chosen specialism, placing you into teams with like-minded individuals where you can further your professional development.
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.
A patient may require input from a CT radiographer in situations including:
Radiographers may choose to specialise in CT because of the breadth of information it offers regarding a patient’s health, and the opportunity to offer therapeutic treatments.
All those seeking a CT radiographery job require a BSc in Diagnostic Radiography or similar. Radiographers must also be registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). Radiographers can choose to specialise in CT scanning. This may involve further education about CT, on-the-job experience and training, and research.
Radiographers often work with patients who are anxious or scared. Having a CT scan can be noisy and involves being moved through a doughnut shaped scanner. Radiographers must therefore have a calming approach with their patients, offering reassurance and information as required. Good communication skills and being able to operate sophisticated computer equipment are also vital.
Depending on experience, a staffed CT radiographer job role can expect a starting salary of £31,365, rising with experience. Salaries can increase considerably with experience and additional skills, with some experienced CT radiographer job role candidates earning up to £69,000 per annum.
Locum CT radiographers can expect to earn a higher day rate than a permanent member of the radiography team. Locums might expect to earn £28-44 per hour depending on specialism and the banding of the role. A CT radiographer might be required on the hospital site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The hourly rate is often higher for evening and weekend work, with an uplift of up to 1.5 times the standard hourly rate. This can be financially beneficial for locums who are able to work unsociable hours.
A locum CT radiographer job candidate has the same skill sets as a permanent CT radiographer. However, locums often work more flexibly and may move between different hospitals each week or month. A contracted CT radiographer might be tied into an on call rota, whereas a locum can choose the exact shifts to suit their personal commitments.
As radiography offers a wide range of specialisms, locums may choose to select shifts working in a CT department in order to broaden their experience and skills. This could include working in therapeutic radiography including radiotherapy. Working as a locum allows you to direct your career exactly where you want it to go. Locum radiographers must be adaptable when working between a variety of teams, and quick to learn how to use new medical systems and software.
At Globe Locums, we are honoured to offer a range of exciting and fulfilling locum and permanent CT radiography jobs for candidates across the world. CT Radiography jobs might include:
There has never been a better time to work in CT 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.