We have a wide range of excellent opportunities for diagnostic radiographers, sonographers and technologists wishing to join our team. 

We have plenty to offer whether you are: 

  • Interested in training to be a diagnostic radiographer
  • Newly qualified
  • Looking to return to practice  
  • An experienced professional looking to develop your career

Diagnostic radiographers, sonographers and technologists provide a range of types of diagnostic imaging.
Along with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, they have an in-depth knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology, imaging physics and state-of-the-art imaging technology. 

As registered professionals directly caring for patients at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, they are the interface between technology and people. 

Importantly, there are also radiographers providing expertise in management, governance, quality, education, imaging IT systems and research to support the clinical staff in providing an evolving, evidence-based and safe frontline service. 

An innovative department, we offer:

  • State-of–the-art equipment with advanced and emerging imaging technologies
  • The opportunity to develop your specialised cancer imaging skills
  • The opportunity to develop your non-cancer imaging skills at our community diagnostic centre (CDC)
  • A large clinical trials portfolio
  • The support of an on-site medical imaging physics team
  • Postgraduate education and training, along with development opportunities
  • Preceptorship, mentorship, coaching and clinical supervision
  • The support of a Radiology Quality Team and QSI accreditation
  • Close working relationships with Radiotherapy, Physics and the other divisional teams (clinical and non-clinical)

  • CT
  • Interventional Radiology (IR)
  • MRI
  • Nuclear Medicine 
  • PET-CT
  • Ultrasound
  • X-ray

Band 5

  • Rotational Diagnostic Radiographer (x-ray and CT plus MRI, Nuclear Medicine, PET-CT or IR)

Band 6

  • Rotational Diagnostic Radiographer (x-ray and CT plus MRI, Nuclear Medicine, PET-CT or IR)
  • Core Modality Diagnostic Radiographer
  • PET-CT Technologist
  • Deputy PACS and Imaging IT systems manager
  • Clinical Trials Radiographer

Band 7

  • Clinical Specialist (x-ray, CT, MRI, IR, PET-CT, Nuclear Medicine)
  • Sonographer
  • Clinical Educator
  • Reporting Radiographer
  • Clinical Trials Radiographer
  • Accreditation Manager

Band 8

  • PACS and Imaging IT systems manager
  • Managerial posts
  • Quality Lead 
  • PET-CT Lead

Our Diagnostic Radiography staff specialise in oncology imaging at our two main sites:

  • Clatterbridge Cancer Centre – Liverpool (CCC-Liverpool)
  • Clatterbridge Cancer Centre – Wirral (CCC-Wirral)

Depending on their role, they also develop their skills in general MRI, CT and ultrasound at Paddington Community Diagnostic Centre in Liverpool, close to CCC-Liverpool.

Diagnostic radiographer

To qualify as a diagnostic radiographer, you need to complete an undergraduate or postgraduate university course in diagnostic radiography. 

Then you need to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to be able to practise.

Those with international qualifications will also need to check their eligibility and register with the HCPC. 

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is one of several local NHS trusts that train students from the University of Liverpool. Our students combine their academic studies with clinical practice in both a local general department and our department.

Sonographer / technologist

  • Sonographer – Radiographers can do further postgraduate training to become a sonographer. There are also undergraduate courses if you want to directly train as a sonographer. 
  • Technologist – There are undergraduate courses where you can directly train as a technologist.