Trainee Mammographer Assistant Practitioner
Band 4 Annex 21 while training
Are you looking for an interesting and rewarding job with good work-life balance in a stunningly beautiful rural location within easy reach of the West Midlands conurbation? If so, we would like to welcome you to join our friendly, supportive team.
The Breast Imaging Department at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has an opening for an Trainee Assistant Practitioner to join its multi-professional team.
Assistant Practitioners in Mammography undertake high quality mammograms under the supervision of qualified senior radiographer to screen for early stage breast cancer. In house practical learning takes place in the Mammography departments of The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury and The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford as well as on mobile units at various locations throughout rural Shropshire. It is therefore essential that you hold a current UK full driving licence and have access to a car for work purposes.
You must be committed to providing a high quality mammography service and be capable of working with accuracy and speed to NHS Breast Screening Programme standards and demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills. With a flexible approach to work you will be required to work weekend and evening sessions to meet the demands of the expanding screening population and symptomatic workload.
The nature of this role is that it is open to female applicants only. This provision applies under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.
In the event of an extremely high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed prior to the closing date.
Training is provided under the apprenticeship scheme. You will be required to undertake the following course at Birmingham City University
‘Assistant Practitioner (Health) - Higher Apprenticeship – FdSc’
To qualify for the apprenticeship role the minimum criteria is:-
• Maths and English at Level 2 e.g. GCSE grade A* - C or 9 - 4 or equivalent.
• In addition you must not have a qualification at the same or higher level in the same
Vocational subject area (Note therefore can have a degree in unrelated subject.)
• Must not be studying on any government funded course at the time of taking up the post.
If you would like to discuss this post in more detail or would like to arrange an informal visit to the department please contact Val Williams, Acting Lead Superintendent Radiographer, or Cat Rowlands, Acting Deputy Superintendent Radiographer, on 01743 261080.