Band 5 Clinical Photographer

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Job summary

An opportunity has arisen for a clinical photographer to join a forward thinking and innovative Medical Illustration team and the opportunity to work in one of the largest NHS Trusts in the UK. covering Solihull, Good Hope and the Queen Elizabeth Hospitals.

We currently provide a wide range of clinical imaging and general photographic services,and are developing both 3D and Thermography to promote both innovation and research. The department works for a variety of specialities including ophthalmology, maxillo facial, burns & plastics and dermatology.

We are looking for a candidate with excellent communication skills, technical ability, to become a member of our team who is self motivated and enthusiastic.

We offer extensive training opportunities and support for all staff to progress in their chosen career.

We would expect the candidate to hold a degree in Medical Illustration, or a degree in Photography plus the post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Photography and be AHCS registered.

For informal discussion contact :

Robert MacMillan, Photography Manager, Tel: 07824104204


Katy Hamilton, Assistant Team Manager, Tel 0121 371 2463

Main duties of the job

Responsible for providing clinical photography and ophthalmic retinal photography and fluorescein/ICG angiography for diagnosis, case records, education, research and publication.

Responsible for providing a general photographic support service for patient information, research, publication, education and public relations.

To deputise for the senior clinical photographer in their absence.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity; removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * Degree in Medical Illustration / Clinical Photography or a Degree in Photography together with a PGC in Medical Illustration, or equivalence.
  • Academy for HealthCare Science registration


  • * Member of IMI or other professional body



  • * Professional Standards.
  • * Adobe Bridge/ Adobe Photoshop/ Adobe Camera Raw Software.
  • * Digital DSLR.
  • * Extensive experience post-qualification as a clinical photographer.
  • * Wide range of clinical photography and non-clinical photography skills and knowledge.
  • * Data Protection.
  • * Consent and confidentiality.


  • * Experience in working in different hospitals.
  • * Nikon DSLR/Mirrorless cameras.
  • * Use of Adobe DNG convertor.
  • Knowledge of non propriety Raw files

Additional Criteria


  • * Clinical Photography
  • * Specialist Clinical Photographic systems, ophthalmic.
  • * Ability to manage and deliver to deadlines and within resources.
  • * Windows operating systems.
  • * Desktop skills.
  • * Excellent IT user skills, demonstrating proficiency in use of MS packages and high level of understanding IT issues.
  • * Demonstrable high level of inter-personal and communications skills.
  • * High level of work organisation, self-motivation, drive for performance and improvement, and flexibility in approach and attitude.
  • * A commitment to improving patient services through an ability to sustain a clear performance focus on achieving demanding goals.
  • Strong team working skills.
  • * Travel between sites with-in UHB.
  • * Able to communicate easily and effectively with staff of all levels and of all specialties.
  • * Networking skills and ability to build working relationships within and out with the Trust.
  • * Good negotiating skills.
  • * Able to apply guidelines and policies in complex situations
  • * Strong analytical, problem solving and numeracy skills
  • * Thorough knowledge of photographic processing software and image management tools and databases


  • * Specialist Clinical Photographic systems, thermography, 3D/4D.
  • * MAC OS systems.
  • * Ortho Oracle surgical photography* Able to present scientific papers at national and international conferences.
  • * Prepared to be flexible with hours worked.

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