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Medical and Ophthalmic Photographer

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Part Time
An exciting secondment/fixed term opportunity has arisen to join our dynamic medical photography and ophthalmic imaging team at York Hospital. This post would be suitable for an experienced medical / ophthalmic photographer or imager wishing to gain insight and further experience in medical and ophthalmic photography along with some team management.

This vacancy will be considered for a secondment opportunity. Please note - if you would like your application to be considered for secondment, you must secure agreement from your line manager beforehand that you can be released to undertake the role.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a comprehensive Medical Photography and Ophthalmic Imaging service to the Trust.
  • To demonstrate expert skill in taking clinical photographs, video recording and editing for patient records (inpatients and outpatients), clinical trials, legal work, teaching and publication. Photographs are required during potentially distressing situations such as non-accidental injuries, trauma and surgical procedures.
  • To provide a quality non-clinical corporate and commercial photographic service for the Trust when required.
  • To be responsible for the safe digital storage of clinical photographs. To understand and advise colleagues on photography regulations regarding consent, data protection, confidentiality and governance and put measures in place to ensure these are being adhered to.
  • To oversee the management of the East Coast ophthalmic imaging team and be a point of contact and support for the East Coast imaging lead.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A generous relocation package of up to 30% of salary (capped at �18k) to support with relocation expenses for hard to fill positions where relocation would be an expectation to undertake the role fully. If you would like to discuss a potential relocation package, please speak to the recruiting department/manager at interview stage.
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Please note that if a high number of applications are received this advert may close early. You are advised to submit you application at the earliest opportunity.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification



  • Degree in photography.


  • IMI registration.
  • AHCS registration.

Experience & Knowledge


  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Previous Experience in Medical and Ophthalmic Photography
  • Previous experience in ophthalmic imaging
  • Computer literacy in packages such as Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint.
  • Previous experience using Heidelberg to its full capacity including FFA/ICG.


  • Certification for Ophthalmic research studies

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Hospital

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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