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Cleft Image Technician/Medical Photographer

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Part Time
There is an opportunity to join the Media Studio Department's Medical Photography team to support the Cleft, Lip and Palate service. This fixed term role involves a broad range of duties including clinical photography, general and PR photography, video production, ophthalmic imaging and 3D imaging.

The main purpose of the role is to support Cleft.Net.East, the regional Cleft Lip and Palate Service Nasendo-scopy/ video Fluoroscopy recordings and the ENT and Audiology services. Management of digital clinical video and photographic records will be an important part of the role.

There will also be opportunity to work collaboratively in the development of video resources for patient and professional groups

Main duties of the job

You will have regular involvement in Cleft.Net.East multidisciplinary meetings operate video cameras and recorders manage and edit the Cleft team's video recordings assist with the preparation of presentations for the Cleft.Net.East audit meetings, including the collation and preparation of clinical images implement and maintain robust storage, archiving and cataloguing systems for Cleft.Net.East images, in conjunction with the Cleft.Net.East team, medical photography team and relevant IT staff.

You will have the opportunity to rotate through all duties of the photography team and will report to the Team Leader.

The clinical photography service includes routine clinical photography and video recording both in the studio and on location, photography in clinical trials, photography of operative and post mortem procedures, gross specimens, medico-legal photography and photography of stillbirths.

The Ophthalmic photography service includes retinal photography, ocular coherence tomography, fluorescein angiography, wide-field retinal photography and slit-lamp photography.

Other photography includes public relations photography, I.D. photography, studio and environmental portraiture, photography of instrumentation, procedures, and buildings.

Video production includes recordings for clinical records of the dynamic aspects of disease and treatment and taking part in the production of work for teaching and training purposes as requested by the department's clients.

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.

Please note:- Internal applicants on permanent contracts can only apply for this post as a secondment and must have the approval of your current line manager before applying.

This vacancy will close at midnight on 22nd July 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 21st August 2024

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 CAMIP



  • Clinical photography: studio, ward, operating theatre
  • General (non-clinical) professional photography
  • Editing of digital video recordings for export to a variety of video file formats


  • Ophthalmic imaging: slit-lamp, retinal, fluorescein angiography, scanning laser ophthalmoscopy, Optical Coherence Tomography
  • 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


  • Ophthalmic imaging principles anatomy of the eye 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


  • Use of ophthalmic imaging equipment
  • 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


Addenbrookes Hospital - Division F

Hills Road



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