Your role as an RAF Radiographer could include leading a dedicated team of radiographers and from the training provided, deliver an NHS standard imaging service, often in challenging environments. You will also be responsible for implementing radiation safety and managing radiology and IT equipment to ensure radiology images are diagnostic and transmitted to the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine.
Like most people in the RAF, you will probably move jobs every few years, and each job is known as an assignment. For most of your assignments, you will be based in an NHS hospital as part of a military team. Current assignment opportunities include Royal Centre for Defence Medicine Birmingham, Defence Medical Group North Northallerton.
Within your first few years of service, you will probably be detached overseas for anything from a few days to a few months. It is on operations and exercises that your skills as a military radiographer will become most apparent: it will be your role to produce images as near to NHS-hospital standard as possible in a range of challenging environments anywhere in the world.