There’s many benefits to working with us as a Radiographer, here’s just a few:
- Work for a trust that stands by its values : Kindness, Courage and Respect
- Work for a trust that encourages you to develop and further your career
- Work in a friendly, supportive environment
- Live in an area that balances excellent amenities and natural beauty with low cost of living
- Live in close proximity to some fantastic northern cities and great transport links to the rest of the UK and Europe
- With fantastic days out and outstanding schools there’s something for all the family.
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If you are considering a career as a Radiographer we’ve put together the following information that we hope will help you on your journey.
Radiographer Career Information
Radiographers are a group of Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) who work within the Medical Imaging departments and use a variety of technologies and techniques to produce scans and other medical images that are used to help diagnose patient’s illnesses.
The imaging services that are offered at NLaG include:
- General radiography (X-rays)
- Fluoroscopy and angiography (a type of X-ray used to examine blood vessels)
- Breast imaging
- CT scans
- MRI scans
- Nuclear medicine.
Qualified radiographers must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and will need to keep their skills up to date with continuing professional development. Like most areas within the NHS there is the possibility of being able to specialise in one particular area such as computerised tomography, MRI scanning, and Ultrasound. In some areas, Radiographers can continue their education and become qualified in Image Interpretation, to issue reports on images.
How much will I earn?
Radiographers generally start on a Band 5 position and work roughly 37.5 hours a week.
Becoming a Radiographer
Radiographers need to have completed a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) approved degree in order to practice as a radiographer. In the future, Radiography education is likely to also be available via an apprenticeship route.
Once qualified as a radiographer, your first post is likely to be in an x-ray department, where you will consolidate your learning, work independently, and start to get a feel for an area you may wish to specialise in.
In order to progress your career, there are clinical specialities such as CT, MRI, Ultrasound, or Image interpretation, or you may be able to move into a teaching or research post. Alternatively, a leadership / management pathway may be a possibility either within a radiology department or as a more general manager.
Already a Radiographer? Why Choose NLaG?
NLaG has 2 main hospital sites – Scunthorpe & Grimsby – and a smaller site at Goole. Each hospital has a Radiology department, providing x-ray and ultrasound services to the respective A/E departments (minor injuries unit at Goole), out patient clinics, and also to the wards and operating theatres.
At Grimsby & Scunthorpe there are CT and MRI departments, and a Nuclear medicine department at the Grimsby site. We provide placements for Student Radiographers through Sheffield Hallam University, and many of our rotational students choose to work with us on qualifying.
We pride ourselves in developing our own staff, in fact the majority of our specialist radiographers in CT, MRI, Ultrasound, and Reporting Radiographers joined us straight from University, and have gone on to specialise within our departments.
They have been supported through post-graduate study at certificate and diploma level, with some continuing study to achieve their Masters degrees. We may not be a teaching hospital in a big city, but we are known for being friendly and supportive.