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Apprentice Radiographer

Employer
NHS England Apprenticeships
Location
Pontefract
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
12 Dec 2022

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Job summary

Applications are invited for the post of Apprentice Radiographer. We are looking for forward thinking and enthusiastic Apprentice Radiographer who want to join our existing team of dedicated Radiographers and Assistant Practitioner Radiographers.

Successful candidates will be expected to complete; work-based, online, self-directed learning as outlined in the university prospectus. This is initially a fixed term contract for the duration of the apprenticeship with milestones set. All course fees will be paid for by the Trust. The apprentice will achieve a Degree in BSc (hons) Diagnostic Radiography Apprenticeship Degree.

Applicants must be eligible and willing to undertake a Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship and hold Certificates or Diplomas of Higher Education (Cert HE; Dip HE), Foundation Degrees (FD) or equivalent and Level 3 qualifications or equivalent to meet HEI entry requirements.

There is an eligibility criteria for government funded apprenticeships which requires the applicant to be aged 16+, be a resident in the UK/EU for the last three years. Applicants cannot have achieved a qualification at level 6 or above in the same pathway as this will exempt them from being able to undertake the apprenticeship.

Candidates applying must have the required qualifications as documented in the personal specification. Furthermore, an expectation from the prospect degree apprentice of enthusiasm, commitment and pro-activeness is essential.

Main duties of the job

To work as a member of the radiography team responsible for producing high quality images within the radiology service.

The post holder will be working towards this job description whilst undertaking a training scheme over 36 months, under supervision, to achieve a BSc (hons) Diagnostic Radiography Apprenticeship Degree.

Apprentices will be workplace based for four days (30 hours) per week and 1 day (7.5 hours) will be protected study time either locally or at the associated Higher Education Institution (HEI). Attendance of training at the associated HEI is considered to be essential and annual leave must be arranged outside these sessions.

The post holder will fulfil all tasks and work as part of a team responsible for providing an efficient imaging service in the Diagnostic Imaging Department. To meet the needs of the service, the post holder may be required to work in other areas and hospitals as appropriate, as directed by the line manager. It may be necessary to attend other Imaging Departments to gain sufficient experience in some modalities.

About us

We provide care and support to over half a million people in Wakefield and Kirklees in their homes, in community settings and across our three hospital sites at Pontefract, Dewsbury and Pinderfields (in Wakefield).

Always striving for excellence, we are at the forefront of innovation and research and we invest in teaching and the development of our workforce.

We live by our values of caring, improving, being respectful and maintaining high standards. We listen and learn because we aim to make Mid Yorkshire the best place to work and the best place to receive care.

We have a clear vision, and you could be part of this! If you share our values and you want to make a difference to the lives of our patients and their families and carers, we would love to hear from you.

Date posted

24 November 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£27,055 to £32,934 a year Agenda for Change Annex 21 applicable (70% of top of Band 5)

Contract

Apprenticeship

Duration

36 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

C9377-FCS6526

Job locations

Pinderfields Hospital

Aberford Road

Wakefield

West Yorkshire

WF1 4DG

Dewsbury & District Hospital

Halifax Road

Dewsbury

West Yorkshire

WF13 4HS

Pontefract General Infirmary

Friarwood Lane

Pontefract

WF8 1PL

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

  • Be able to plan and successfully undertake the academic components of the Diagnostic Radiographer Apprenticeship course whilst continuing to achieve clinical competencies.
  • To plan and undertake continued studies both in the workplace and at home.
  • To work as part of a team responsible for providing an efficient imaging service at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Attend mandatory block weeks for the Diagnostic Radiographer Apprenticeship programme at the University of Sheffield.
  • Make a commitment to study both within working hours and at home during the duration of the apprenticeship course.
  • Attend virtual tutorials and webinars and complete all e-learning as instructed by the University of Sheffield
  • Attend tutorials, teaching and CPD events arranged by the Diagnostic Imaging Department as instructed by the Advanced Practitioner
  • To perform a range of radiographic imaging procedures, as detailed within the apprenticeship programme, within the Radiology department under the supervision of a qualified radiographer at all times.
  • To ensure that the Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017, IRMER 2017 and associated codes of practice and guidance notes together with the Health and Safety at Work Act are understood and adhered to in respect of staff, patients and members of the public.
  • Works within the boundaries of existing competence, adhering to the MYHT Radiation Safety Policy and national and local standard operating procedures/protocols.
  • To immediately report any fault errors following departmental processes and highlight to the supervising radiographer.
  • To communicate effectively with patients and carers of varying abilities and understanding; explaining procedures in order to gain co-operation.
  • To re-assure and encourage patients and carers.
  • To liaise with multidisciplinary teams regarding examination needs and results.
  • To build and maintain good relationships within the team and other departments and disciplines; working together to develop service improvements.
  • To ensure the safe use of x-ray and associated equipment.
  • To report equipment malfunctions to senior staff and to help maintain comprehensive and accurate records of faults; ensuring that staff are kept up to date as to the working status of equipment.
  • To input, store and provide patient information on the directorate Radiology Information System maintaining the integrity and quality of the data consistent with legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Prioritise own tasks under the appropriate delegation of the registered practitioner.
  • To actively participate in departmental meetings.


Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

  • Be able to plan and successfully undertake the academic components of the Diagnostic Radiographer Apprenticeship course whilst continuing to achieve clinical competencies.
  • To plan and undertake continued studies both in the workplace and at home.
  • To work as part of a team responsible for providing an efficient imaging service at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Attend mandatory block weeks for the Diagnostic Radiographer Apprenticeship programme at the University of Sheffield.
  • Make a commitment to study both within working hours and at home during the duration of the apprenticeship course.
  • Attend virtual tutorials and webinars and complete all e-learning as instructed by the University of Sheffield
  • Attend tutorials, teaching and CPD events arranged by the Diagnostic Imaging Department as instructed by the Advanced Practitioner
  • To perform a range of radiographic imaging procedures, as detailed within the apprenticeship programme, within the Radiology department under the supervision of a qualified radiographer at all times.
  • To ensure that the Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017, IRMER 2017 and associated codes of practice and guidance notes together with the Health and Safety at Work Act are understood and adhered to in respect of staff, patients and members of the public.
  • Works within the boundaries of existing competence, adhering to the MYHT Radiation Safety Policy and national and local standard operating procedures/protocols.
  • To immediately report any fault errors following departmental processes and highlight to the supervising radiographer.
  • To communicate effectively with patients and carers of varying abilities and understanding; explaining procedures in order to gain co-operation.
  • To re-assure and encourage patients and carers.
  • To liaise with multidisciplinary teams regarding examination needs and results.
  • To build and maintain good relationships within the team and other departments and disciplines; working together to develop service improvements.
  • To ensure the safe use of x-ray and associated equipment.
  • To report equipment malfunctions to senior staff and to help maintain comprehensive and accurate records of faults; ensuring that staff are kept up to date as to the working status of equipment.
  • To input, store and provide patient information on the directorate Radiology Information System maintaining the integrity and quality of the data consistent with legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Prioritise own tasks under the appropriate delegation of the registered practitioner.
  • To actively participate in departmental meetings.


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Level 3 qualifications or equivalent to meet HEI entry requirements University of Exeter requirements:
  • BBC 112 UCAS points
  • DMM BTEC in a science/healthcare subject)
  • 12 level 3 credits at Merit or above in an access to science/healthcare
  • 60 credits at 60% or above in a relevant foundation degree
  • GCSE English and Maths (C or above) or equivalent
  • Certificates or Diplomas of Higher Education (Cert HE; Dip HE), Foundation Degrees (FD)or equivalent
  • Dedication to work towards BSc in Diagnostic Radiography


Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrates a commitment to lifelong learning
  • Knowledge / understanding of promoting patients independence
  • Experience of undertaking some specialised radiography under supervision


Desirable

  • Experience of working without direct supervision when required


Knowledge and Awareness

Essential

  • Knowledge of radiation safety regulations and relevant protocols
  • Awareness of own limitations.


Desirable

  • Evidence of keeping informed of current techniques and practices
  • Knowledge of relevant national standards, e.g. IR(ME)R 2017, IRR17 and associated codes of practice


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to receive and communicate information verbally and in writing
  • Good organisational skills
  • Flexible attitude to service provision and enthusiasm for change
  • Willingness/commitment to undertake training


Desirable

  • Basic computer literacy
  • Familiarity with computer use for Radiology Information Systems
  • Familiarity with PACS


Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Good team membership skills
  • Ability to act diplomatically in sensitive situations involving patients or staff
  • Punctuality
  • Evidence of commitment and motivation
  • Respected member of an existing team
  • Ability to work closely with student radiographers.
  • Professional in appearance and conduct


Desirable

  • Adaptable to a changing environment.


Other

Essential

  • Ability to satisfy Occupational Health screening
  • Ability to work out of hours
  • Flexible according to the demands of the service

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Level 3 qualifications or equivalent to meet HEI entry requirements University of Exeter requirements:
  • BBC 112 UCAS points
  • DMM BTEC in a science/healthcare subject)
  • 12 level 3 credits at Merit or above in an access to science/healthcare
  • 60 credits at 60% or above in a relevant foundation degree
  • GCSE English and Maths (C or above) or equivalent
  • Certificates or Diplomas of Higher Education (Cert HE; Dip HE), Foundation Degrees (FD)or equivalent
  • Dedication to work towards BSc in Diagnostic Radiography


Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrates a commitment to lifelong learning
  • Knowledge / understanding of promoting patients independence
  • Experience of undertaking some specialised radiography under supervision


Desirable

  • Experience of working without direct supervision when required


Knowledge and Awareness

Essential

  • Knowledge of radiation safety regulations and relevant protocols
  • Awareness of own limitations.


Desirable

  • Evidence of keeping informed of current techniques and practices
  • Knowledge of relevant national standards, e.g. IR(ME)R 2017, IRR17 and associated codes of practice


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to receive and communicate information verbally and in writing
  • Good organisational skills
  • Flexible attitude to service provision and enthusiasm for change
  • Willingness/commitment to undertake training


Desirable

  • Basic computer literacy
  • Familiarity with computer use for Radiology Information Systems
  • Familiarity with PACS


Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Good team membership skills
  • Ability to act diplomatically in sensitive situations involving patients or staff
  • Punctuality
  • Evidence of commitment and motivation
  • Respected member of an existing team
  • Ability to work closely with student radiographers.
  • Professional in appearance and conduct


Desirable

  • Adaptable to a changing environment.


Other

Essential

  • Ability to satisfy Occupational Health screening
  • Ability to work out of hours
  • Flexible according to the demands of the service


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Employer details

Employer name

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

Pinderfields Hospital

Aberford Road

Wakefield

West Yorkshire

WF1 4DG

Employer's website

https://www.midyorks.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

Pinderfields Hospital

Aberford Road

Wakefield

West Yorkshire

WF1 4DG

Employer's website

https://www.midyorks.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

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