Diagnostic Radiography Jobs

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

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An Overview of Diagnostic Radiography

At Globe Locums we are proud to locate locum and permanent diagnostic radiography jobs for qualified radiographers. Our jobs span numerous countries and healthcare settings, including both NHS and private sectors. Our recruitment agency is run by both clinicians and professional recruiters, so we understand how important it is to match radiographers with the appropriate clinical role. We can offer:

  • Access to a multitude of diagnostic radiography jobs
  • Jobs across the UK and Ireland
  • A consultant and compliance officer
  • A market leading refer a friend scheme
  • Weekly payroll.

Diagnostic radiography jobs are available for the right candidate in a variety of locations and across a range of specialties including Theatres, A&E and other Inpatient and Outpatient departments.

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What is a Diagnostic Radiographer

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 specialties including the Emergency Department, operating theatres or specialist departments including neurology.

Diagnostic radiographers may be asked to assist in diagnosing:

  • Complex fractures
  • Strokes or heart attacks
  • Tumours
  • Blood clots including DVTs or PEs
  • Kidney stones
  • The exact location of foreign bodies.

A patient may be anxious about what the scan or x-ray procedure may entail, and many patients feeling apprehensive about what the results may reveal. It is therefore imperative that diagnostic radiographers have good communication skills and work in a calm and reassuring manner.

Diagnostic Radiographer Qualifications

Diagnostic radiographer job role candidates start their career by graduating with a degree in Diagnostic Radiography. To work within the UK, diagnostic radiographers must be registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). Further training may need to be undertaken to become proficient in reporting more complex scans or images. This training may occur ‘on the job’ under the supervision of a more experienced radiographer, or by keeping up to date with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules via courses and conferences run by the Society of Radiographers.

There are many disciplines within radiography, and you may decide to specialise in a particular mode of imaging, or choose to work in one area such as paediatrics, breast care or oncology services.

Diagnostic Radiography Job Salary Range

Radiographers can be expected to begin working at Band 5 of the NHS Agenda for Change pay scale. Band 5 starts at £24,907 per annum. Experienced diagnostic radiographers may choose to move into teaching or management roles, which can lead to salaries of up to £69,000 at the height of a career.

Locum diagnostic radiographers can expect to earn a higher hourly rate than staffed radiographers. The hourly rate may range from £21 to £35 per hour depending on experience and the banding of the job. Crucially, locum diagnostic radiographer job roles can enjoy an uplifted hourly rate when working nights, weekends or bank holiday shifts. The uplift can range from 1.3 to 1.5 times more than the standard rate. Being a locum can be a good way to earn a good salary whilst maintaining the flexibility you require.

Learn more about diagnostic radiography job salaries and what to expect from a career as a diagnostic radiographer.

What does a Locum Diagnostic Radiographer do?

A locum diagnostic radiographer job role involves working in much the same way as a staffed radiographer. Depending on the hospital, team and specialty, you may be required to fulfil imaging requests and reporting across a number of different imaging modalities. As a locum, you can choose the shifts that suit you dependent on location or specialty.

Some locums ensure they keep up to date with CPD by selecting shifts that will help them fulfil any professional development needs they have identified. Working within a busy teaching hospital may offer many opportunities for locum diagnostic radiographers to develop new skills or use novel technology or systems. It is important that a locum can quickly integrate within a team to offer seamless, safe and effective care to patients.

Diagnostic Radiography Jobs

At Globe, our range of locum and permanent diagnostic radiography jobs offer excellent opportunities to radiographers worldwide. For locums with a dedicated work ethic, excellent communication skills and comprehensive clinical knowledge, the diagnostic radiography jobs offered through Globe may include:

  • Oncology imaging, including paediatric patients
  • Reporting of traumatic injuries
  • Imaging acutely unwell patients
  • Performing follow up scans
  • Offering clinical advice to more junior radiographers
  • Liaising with the wider medical team regarding imaging options or results.

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 Diagnostic 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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