The role of a Radiographer is to provide imaging of the human anatomy for diagnosis and further treatment, so for Grace Bradley, this variety is something that she thrives on:
“Each day is completely unpredictable – our role is so varied and we get to learn and experience so many things.”
Grace, 25 from Derby, is a Senior Radiographer at Royal Derby Hospital and has been in her post since 2015. After completing her training in Nottingham, Grace took up a post as a Radiographer and hasn’t looked back since.
“The career of a Radiographer has so many different avenues to follow, it’s phenomenal. I get to work in so many different areas and in all of the different X-ray departments here at the Royal Derby. This is nice because it also means that we get to know lots of other teams from different parts of the hospital.”
As a Radiographer, Grace sees a wide variety of patients, from those needing an X-ray to those who will need a CT scan or fluoroscopic examination, meaning that she gets the chance to use an array of different machinery.
Grace said: “Using all of the different forms of technology in this role is really good. We get to use so many pieces of equipment which means you get to know your anatomy and processes of the human body really well, too. It’s amazing how much knowledge you can pick up!
“We always feel like we have top of the range equipment, so it’s a very exciting place to work.”
However, it is not just while treating patients that Grace is learning. The learning culture within the Radiography department is well embedded, with new and existing staff being supported through their development with on-going training.
Grace added: “We are getting more and more responsibility to take on more than the job would’ve entailed in the past. We also get a lot of training opportunities as we’re a teaching hospital trust.
“UHDB is a very supportive trust and it’s a really good place to train. We have student support roles and mentors which widens our support system further.”
We are hosting two free to attend clinical recruitment events in Derby and Burton in January, offering you the chance to find out more about clinical roles at the Trust, including Nurses, ODPs, HCAs and AHP roles like Grace’s.
“I’d encourage anyone to think about a career at UHDB. It’s a massive family feel despite covering such a large area – everyone really looks after everyone. We’re always going out and doing social things together. It’s a great experience being here.”
Our clinical recruitment events will be held on the following dates:
- Monday 13 January 2020: Lecture Theatre, Royal Derby Hospital, Uttoxeter Road, Derby, DE22 3NE, 4pm – 7pm
- Thursday 16 January 2020: Medical Education Centre, Queen’s Hospital Burton, Belvedere Road, Burton, DE13 0RB, 4pm – 7pm