Whilst Leicester is probably best known outside the UK for its football team and for King Richard III (who we scanned, by the way), we are also a great place for imaging professionals to work. Leicester is an ethnically diverse city and its imaging team reflects the city’s diverse population. Since the autumn of 2015, we have been actively recruiting radiographers from Europe in significant numbers, particularly from Italy and Portugal, and we are continuing to do so. Our international recruits are part of a real community here in Leicester, and they are enjoying the freedom to develop new skills and progress in their careers.
Our radiographers are trained to cannulate and are expected to do this as part of their work in CT. Radiographers also highlight abnormalities on trauma films through the Red-Dot system. We have 11 radiographers (so far) who have also gone on to complete postgraduate study to learn how to formally report images. Most of these report skeletal plain films, but we have a couple who report chests and one radiographer who reports MRIs. We have more radiographers who are beginning to learn to report with another three learning to report chests and, new for us, another two beginning to learn to report CT heads.
For more information about international opportunities in the imaging team email firstname.lastname@example.org.