At Globe Locums we have a range of Reporting Radiography jobs on a locum and full-time basis. If you're a qualified Radiographer seeking a new job opportunity, please take a look at our vacancies.
An Overview of Reporting Radiography
At Globe, we pride ourselves on matching qualified radiographers with locum and permanent radiography jobs across a range of countries and healthcare settings. With jobs in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, we have a pipeline of reporting radiographers ready to dispatch for contracts as required. As a clinician-led healthcare recruitment agency, we use our staff mix of clinicians and professional recruiters to source the best reporting radiography jobs and the finest candidates. We can offer:
- Access to reporting radiography jobs
- Roles within the NHS and private healthcare providers
- A dedicated compliance officer
- Refer a friend scheme
- Weekly payroll
- Expert consultative service.
In 2017, a workforce plan for cancer care in England stated that Health Education England would be supportive in producing 300 additional reporting radiographers by 2020. The aim was to relieve pressures on clinical radiologists and increase capacity for diagnosing patients promptly. At Globe we are therefore proud to work with excellent reporting radiographers.
What is a Reporting Radiographer?
A reporting radiographer works within the radiography team. In addition to performing x-rays or scans 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.
A reporting radiographer may write reports about:
- Bone fractures
- Joint dislocations
- Chest infections
- A collapsed lung
- Tumours of the lungs or the spread of cancer to the ribs.
Reporting radiographers may also work in other specialties of radiography to further their knowledge of body systems and structures. This could involve gaining experience in MRI, CT, or nuclear medicine.
Reporting Radiographer Qualifications
A reporting radiographer job candidates will first need to gain a BSc degree in Diagnostic Radiography. All radiographers must also be registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). Radiographers who wish to begin a reporting radiography job will need to undergo relevant on the job and formal training to become proficient in viewing x-ray films and reaching an accurate diagnosis.
Radiographers should have excellent communication skills with the rest of the radiography team and the patients they work with. Being able to work with cutting-edge technology and working in a high-pressured environment is also a must. Reporting radiographers must also have sound anatomical knowledge, excellent analytical skills, a keen eye for detail, and superb written skills in order to write imaging reports for clinicians.
Reporting Radiographer Job Salary Range
Experienced reporting radiographers can work within an advanced practitioner role, which falls within a Band 7 role within the NHS. The starting salary for Band 7 is £38,890 per annum. Locum reporting radiographers can expect to earn an hourly rate of £30-40. Locums also benefit from uplifted hourly rates when working nights and weekends. Although some Trusts will not employ a reporting radiographer around the clock, there will be plenty of generalised radiography work available for dedicated locums. Working in a variety of locations and radiography departments is an excellent way to gain experience and confidence in a multitude of imaging modalities.
What does a Locum Reporting Radiographer do?
A locum reporting radiographer will perform many of the same tasks as a permanent member of staff. Whilst locum and permanent radiographers may have the same skill sets, there are some differences between the roles. A locum will typically be able to work a more flexible pattern, selecting only the shifts that suit them. A staffed radiographer will need to follow the on call rota which may include unsocial hours.
A staffed radiographer may benefit from developing a good working relationship with their colleagues within the team. A locum may only do a handful of shifts within a team before moving on. Locums must therefore adapt to quickly forging professional relationships with team members, and quickly understanding each department’s procedures. Locums often receive a higher rate of pay and can explore various radiography sub-specialties to further their professional development. If you are considering a locum reporting radiography job, you can take a look at our available positions and read testimonials from our current locums.
Reporting Radiography Jobs
Globe is proud to offer a range of exciting and valuable locum and permanent reporting radiography jobs for candidates throughout the UK & Ireland. Reporting radiography jobs might include:
- Reporting trauma x-rays from A&E
- Reporting x-rays taken in outpatients
- Reviewing x-rays for patients who develop chest infections in hospital
- Offering advice and liaising with doctors and nurses regarding x-rays
- Performing mobile x-rays on patients to unwell to come to the x-ray department.
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- 100s of Jobs across the UK & Ireland
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There has never been a better time to work in Reporting 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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