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REQUIREMENTS TO WORK

Listed below are the documents and information required in order to deem you fully compliant and permitted to work in the UK under the current rules and regulations. These requirements are stipulated by the UK Government and other relevant bodies not by Jennie Reeves Radiographers Agency.

You must become fully compliant before we are able to source work for you.

Relevant compliance documents can be downloaded here

You will be asked to attend an interview with JRRA personnel. The interview will be an opportunity for us to meet you, to confirm your compliance documentation and to get an idea of the type of work you are looking for and will be suitable for.
Please note that an appointment for the interview must be made in advance.

Please complete the application form as fully as possible.
For reference purposes you will need to include contact details for two separate employers, one of which must be from your current or most recent employment of two weeks or more. Referees must have been your clinical line manager or equivalent.

You need to have a professional indemnity insurance arrangement in place which provides appropriate cover before you start work. You must inform us if this cover lapses whilst you are working.

One form of photographic personal identification and two documents confirming your address.

You will need to comply with one of the following criteria:

  • Hold a British Passport.
  • Be a national of a European Economic Area (EEA) country.
  • Prove that you have a parent or grandparent born in the UK (including Ireland before 1922), the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man. If so, you may be able to apply for an Ancestry Visa.
  • Be the spouse of someone qualifying under the three categories above.
  • Hold a current Tier 5 Visa (previously known as the Working Holiday Visa). To apply you must be a Commonwealth citizen, aged 18 - 30. The visa will grant leave to enter and work in the UK for a maximum of 24 months.
  • Hold a Tier 1 Visa (previously known as the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme). Migrants who are successfully granted leave in the UK under Tier 1 can stay for three years. After three years, a migrant can renew their Tier 1 visa.

For more information please visit the UK Government Home Office site

Passport

Please provide legible certified copies of the front outer cover bearing the emblem, photo signature page, and the next of kin page (or last inside back page).

Visa

Please provide a legible certified copy of your Visa, if applicable.

As part of our procedures, we may need to run Authorisation checks on your Passport and Right to Work documents, so please ensure you are able to provide these as requested.

Please supply a current CV. See our CV Advice page for more information

We require a certified copy of your Professional Qualification Certificate, usually your degree.

If applicable also provide copies of additional training certificates such as Mammography, Nuchal Translucency, or IV Cannulation.

In order to work for Jennie Reeves Radiographers Agency you must hold the appropriate professional qualification.

UK NARIC (The National Academic Recognition Information Centre) is the national agency responsible for providing information and advice about how qualifications and skills from overseas compare to the UK's national qualifications.

As an initial guide radiography degree qualifications gained in the following countries have been assessed as comparable to those in the UK: Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

You should make an application to UK NARIC to assess the equivalence of any other foreign held qualification.

State Registration will usually be with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Please supply a copy of your HCPC Certificate, if applicable.

If you are an overseas applicant it is important that you apply for your British State Registration as soon as possible. State Registration can take up to six months to come through, so early application with the HCPC is strongly advised.

Health and Care Professions Council
184 Kennington Park Road
London SE11 4BU
+44 (0)845 300 6184
http://www.hpc-uk.org

Nuclear Medicine Technicians cannot register with the HCPC. However this link may be useful: British Nuclear Medicine Society
We advise that all Sonographers obtain HCPC registration as many departments request the registration as mandatory.

If you are also qualified as a Radiographer or another recognised profession you can apply to become State Registered under that profession.

For more information please contact the Society of Radiographers or the British Medical Ultrasound Society

Candidates are required to hold a current DBS certificate. If you have one already please send us a copy.

Candidates are encouraged to join the Update Service for an annual subscription fee of £13* (payable direct to DBS), otherwise it will cost you £44* each year to process a new certificate.

If you have joined the Update Service, please provide a copy of your certificate and complete the DBS Declaration Form. We will also require your subscription renewal date which you can provide on the online Registation Form.

If you have yet to join the Update Service please complete and return the purple DBS form, which will be sent to you in the post, along with the JRRA Declaration Form and your supporting ID documents (list of valid documents is available in the Downloads Area). JRRA will pay the £44* cost of processing your first certificate only. You will need to cover the cost of any subsequent certificates. With your permission your current DBS status will be checked online.

We require a police check from your Country of Origin if outside of the European Economic Community (EEC). This check must be less than three months old at the point of registration.

Medical locum agencies supplying staff to the NHS are required to provide a 'Fit to Work Certificate' (FTW) as outlined by the Department of Health for all candidates.
In order to obtain this certificate, please complete the Health Declaration Questionnaire.

Jennie Reeves Radiographers Agency works with Healthier Business. Their in-house team of Occupational Nurses are qualified to produce the required FTW certificate.
Once your proof of immunity and Health Questionnaire has been approved by Healthier Business, your FTW certificate will be issued. The cost of the certificate is £15* (payable to JRRA). The certificate will be sent to you upon receipt of payment and thereafter your annual updates will be FREE.

For more information on the Fit to Work certificate and the immunisation requirements please view the Immunisation Requirements document.
If you are pregnant please let us know so we can issue you with the relevant documentation to complete.

You will need to provide the following documentation regarding immunisations:

  • Varicella - Immunisation report/Antibody results/Self Declaration on the Health Declaration Questionnaire.
  • Measles, Rubella - evidence of two MMR vaccinations or a lab report stating immunity/ showing antibody level
  • Tuberculosis - Proof of BCG immunisation or positive Mantoux test (grade 2).
  • Hepatitis B - Antibodies report.

Results should be on letter headed paper or should be stamped, signed and dated by the person/GP/laboratory issuing the reports. Screen shots supplied by GP Surgeries are not acceptable. A declaration by your GP, stating that you are 'Fit To Work' will not be adequate, as the assessment must be conducted by a qualified Occupational Health Nurse.

Most doctor surgeries and clinics can perform the necessary immunisations and blood tests. However, if they aren't able to perform the necessary vaccinations, we recommend visiting a Medicentre or a Roodlane Medical site.

In line with Department of Health guidelines, JRRA is obliged to offer the opportunity for candidates to have HIV and Hepatitis C screened by our occupational health nurse and included on their Fit to Work Certificate. This includes candidates who do not perform exposure prone procedures. It is NOT mandatory to undergo screening for HIV and Hepatitis C but candidates will need to submit these serology reports if they require this service.

Candidates are required to provide training certificates for;

  • Manual Handling (Practical Module)
  • Basic Life Support/Intermediate Life Support (Practical Module)
  • Fire Training (Practical Module)
  • COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health)
  • Countering Fraud Bribery and Corruption in the NHS
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Epilepsy
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Fire Safety
  • First Aid in the Workplace
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Complaint Handling
  • Health & Safety
  • Infection Control
  • Information Governance
  • Lone Worker
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Mental Health Act
  • Preventing Radicalisation
  • RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations)
  • SOVA and SOCA (Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults) Level 2 
  • SOVA and SOCA (Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults) Level 3

Certificates must be less than a year old, with the exception of Practical Fire training which can be less than two years old.  If your certificates are more than a year old we can arrange training for you. If you do require us to organise the training, we will liaise with you regarding the training dates available and email you the confirmation, directions to the training centre and also the login details for the online modules.
Confirmation of Training Form.

Practical Training

We can arrange practical training on your behalf through Osmosis, based near Waterloo Station, London.
Manual Handling, and Basic Life Support training cost £42* for both on a weekday, or £47* for both on a Saturday (payable to JRRA). Fire Training costs £20* (payable to JRRA) Monday to Saturday.
Once payment has been made and attendance confirmed your certificate will be sent to you. 

We can also arrange practical training on your behalf through The Health and Safety Group. They offer a Mandatory + Statutory Training ('Skills for Health' CSTF) Practical Day at various cities across the UK. These courses run from 9.30am to 5pm and cover practical components including Manual Handling, Basic Life Support and Intermediate Life Support. The cost is £59* (payable to JRRA) for both weekday and weekend courses. You can also attend optional paediatric and new born basic and intermediate life support sessions included for free in this training. Please let the compliance team know if you would like to include this in your training. Once we have received payment and confirmation of your attendance, your certificate will be sent to you.
Please note the 'All in One Day' Training course run by the Health and Safety Group is not currently aligned to the Skills For Health UK Core Skills Training Framework so we can no longer accept those certificates. 

Online Training

  • COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health)
  • Countering Fraud Bribery and Corruption in the NHS
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Epilepsy
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Fire Safety
  • First Aid in the Workplace
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Complaint Handling
  • Health & Safety
  • Infection Control
  • Information Governance
  • Lone Worker
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Mental Health Act
  • Preventing Radicalisation
  • RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations)
  • SOVA and SOCA (Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults) Level 2 
  • SOVA and SOCA (Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults) Level 3

We require E-learning evidence of these modules which are less than a year old. We can arrange this training on your behalf FREE of charge.

Passport Sized Photograph

Either provide us with a hard copy or an electronic copy.
We will require a photograph in order to issue you with an ID badge.

The Jennie Reeves Radiographers Agency Handbook provides guidance on all aspects of working with the Agency.
Please print, sign and return page 1.

The Radiation Policy applies to work with ionising radiation. The policy is not applicable for sonographers.
Please print, sign and return page 1.

  • PAYE Terms & Conditions
  • Company Terms & Conditions PSC Version
  • Company Terms & Conditions Umbrella Version.

PAYE Terms & Conditions to be signed at registration.
Relevant Company Terms and Conditions to be completed if you chose to be paid through a company (Personal Limited Company or an Umbrella Company).

Please complete and return. The JRRA Declaration Form can be downloaded here.

Please complete and return. The Payment Details Form can be downloaded here. If you decide to work as PAYE you will need to complete a HMRC PAYE starter checklist which will be sent to you.
If you wish to be paid through a company (Personal Limited Company or an Umbrella Company) we will require:

  • Company Terms & Conditions (Return whichever one is applicable to your company).
  • Insurance Questionnaire signed and returned.
  • Company UK bank account details.
  • Company UK registered address.
  • Copy of Certificate of Incorporation.
  • Copy of VAT certificate (if VAT is to be applied to company invoices).
  • Accountant contact details.

This form will be issued at your interview to complete.
A copy can be downloaded here.

This form will be issued at your interview to complete.
A copy can be downloaded here.

 

Additional Information

Charges

* All compliance charges are payments charged by third parties not by JRRA.

Insurance

As an employment agency we are not required to provide any insurance cover for candidates. Therefore we recommend that all candidates hold their own professional indemnity insurance. Recent Government legislation require all radiographers to hold professional indemnity as part of their HCPC registration.

The Society of Radiographers provide professional indemnity insurance as part of their membership. Please contact the SoR for details.

If you have insurance through a non UK trade body please check that you are covered for work in the UK and for cases heard in UK courts.

How to certify a document

To certify documents, ask a professional person or someone well-respected in your community ('of good standing') like a:

  • qualified radiographer
  • doctor
  • bank or building society official
  • police officer
  • solicitor
  • teacher or lecturer

The person you ask shouldn't be:

  • related to you
  • living at the same address
  • in a relationship with you

Take the photocopied document and the original and ask the person to certify the copy by:

  • writing 'Certified to be a true copy of the original seen by me' on the document
  • signing and dating it
  • printing their name under the signature
  • adding their occupation, address and telephone number
Radiation Monitoring

Jennie Reeves Radiographers Agency is the ONLY recruitment agency in the UK to provide Instadose radiation monitoring for all candidates.

The Instadose dosimeter is a small dosimeter based on direct ion storage technology. It is the only accredited device that enables candidates to view their radiation dose anywhere, anytime using any internet enabled computer.

This breakthrough technology provides candidates with a precise measurement of their radiation dose and includes accurate long-term exposure tracking. A built-in memory chip stores each candidate's identity via an embedded unique serial code.

JRRA are proud to be leading the way with this new technology.

Each device requires a deposit of £65. This is refunded once the device is returned. Replacement cost for any lost or damaged device is also £65.

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Testimonials

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