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Medical Photographer

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
7 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
We are seeking a part time Medical Photographer to join our Media Studio's photography and video team, producing high quality medical, ophthalmic and general photography for the Trust and its partner organisations on the Biomedical Campus. You will be expected to work on site and also in clinics off site to help the expansion of our new teledermatology service.Media Studio is a modern department providing a comprehensive medical illustration service in a dynamic and expanding environment.The clinical photography team photographs a large number of patients in our studios, and in wards and departments of the hospital, as well as public relations photography for the Trust and other organisations on and off the site. Media Studio also provides video production, graphic design and print services in a friendly, collaborative and productive environment.

We are a large and supportive team. The team includes 2 Photography Managers, 5 Senior Photographers and 6 staff grade photographers who will all help to provide staff training and support.

Main duties of the job

Duties primarily are clinical and ophthalmic photography, but may also include general and PR photography, video production. You will ideally have a degree in clinical photography or equivalent qualification and/ or experience, be proficient in the use of current photographic equipment and image processing software, and be able to demonstrate good photographic skills and a high degree of attention to detail. You will be expected to work in offsite hubs covering teledermatology photography as well as work as part of a team of photographers on the Addenbrooke's site covering histopathology, clinical and ophthalmic photography.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

This vacancy will close at midnight on 6th March 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 19th March 2024

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Photography or equivalent or: BSc or MSc in Medical photography/ Medical Illustration


  • Evidence of CPD activity
  • Graduate or postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, IMI PEC, or equivalent
  • Registered as a Medical illustration practitioner with AHCS



  • Clinical photography: studio, teledermatology, ward, operating theatre.
  • General (non-clinical) professional photography.


  • Clinical photography including experience in teledermatology. Ophthalmic imaging.
  • Video camera, lighting and/ or sound recording.
  • Reprographic imaging: copy photography, scanning and processing of digital images to a high standard.
  • Public relations photography.



  • Photographic principles, e.g. colour management, image manipulation, understanding of lighting principles and relevant photographic theory.
  • Anatomy, physiology, medical terminology to an appropriate level.


  • An understanding of basic anatomy.
  • Image databases and their applications.



  • Competent clinical photographer.
  • Good, professional communication with patients, public and staff.
  • Image processing skills - e.g. Adobe Photoshop - to a professional level.


  • Experience with using teledermatology equipment ie dermatoscope.
  • Additional software skills e.g. MS Office. (Word, Powerpoint), video editing (Apple Final Cut Pro), page layout (Adobe InDesign).

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrooke's Hospital-Division Corporate

Hills Road



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