Band 5 Medical Photographer

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
9 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
A great opportunity has arisen for a medical photographer / photographer to join our busy Medical Photography team at the Royal Free Hospital to help develop our expanding Teledermatology service.The Medical Photographer (Dermatology) are a new initiative a full time, one-year fixed term contract with the successful candidates supporting the Royal Free's Dermatology service across multiple Trust sites.The group offers a wealth of experience in all aspects of medical photography with a clear focus on excellence, you would be expected to hold a clinical photography qualification and previous experience in healthcare would be an advantage however, applicants with a degree in photography and working as a professional photographer are encouraged to apply.

Support and training will be provided together with working under supervision, prior to the photographer undertaking their duties independently, which will involve using specialist photographic equipment and managing their daily workload.The post involves communicating effectively with medical photography staff, patients and healthcare professionals where you will be helping to provide the best clinical care for our Dermatology patients.This is a great opportunity for you to develop your photography skills and if undertaking medical photography for the first time, this could be the start of a new career.

If you would like an informal chat to discuss the job role please contact David Bishop, Photography Service Manager.

Main duties of the job

Undertake 2D clinical photography using specialist equipment for diagnosis, case records, treatment planning, education, research and publication.

Utilise specialist clinical photography techniques and skills including, dermatoscopy, cross polarisation and UV photography.

Interpretation of diagnostic and anatomical terminology (i.e. dermatology) and working closely with clinical staff for clarification of photographic requirements.

Manage dermatology photographic clinics and be responsible for the safe conduct of the patient during their appointment, together with explaining the photographic procedure and confirming consent.

Follow national guidelines for audit purposes and working to protocols to enable accurate recording of all stages of treatment and assessment.

Provide post-production for all photography using professional editing software (Adobe) following standardised workflow protocols.

Using the clinical image database systems (WABA MIM / EPR) for management of and online delivery of images.

Observing Trust policies and procedures.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification

Education & Professional Qualifications


  • Degree in photography or equivalent


  • BSc Medical Illustration / Degree in photography plus Post Graduate Certificate.
  • Registered Medical Photographer - AHCS.
  • Membership of Institute of Medical Illustrators (IMI).



  • Ability to work as a part of a team.
  • Evidence of continued professional development.
  • Experience of general photographic practice.


  • Experience of dermascopic imaging (training will be provided).
  • Experience of using image management systems.
  • Experience of clinical photographic practice.

Skills and Attitudes


  • Ability to demonstrate a good knowledge and understanding of clinical and general photographic techniques and procedures.
  • Ability to work under pressure whilst retaining focus on a project despite interruption and to be able to multitask on several projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients and staff.
  • Knowledge of 2D imaging / photographic equipment.
  • Knowledge of photographic lighting equipment and lighting techniques.
  • Flexible, creative and problem-solving approach.
  • Good level of computer literacy including working knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office.
  • Proven ability in producing standardised and demonstrative clinical photographs.
  • Commitment to undertake CPD activities and to undertake training.


  • Working knowledge and experience of using photo manipulation and graphics software on a MAC or PC e.g.: Adobe Creative Suite. Adobe Bridge / Photoshop. Adobe Premiere. Adobe InDesign.
  • Knowledge of clinical conditions, anatomy and physiology.
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures related to the acquisition and storage of clinical images.
  • Knowledge of colour management.
  • Flexibility with varying work demands.
  • Able to discuss clinical photographic requirements with clinicians.



  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


The Royal Free London / Various Hospital / Community locations

Pond Street



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