Band 4 Trainee Mammography Associate Practitioner Apprenticeship

Royal Free London NHS
St Bartholomews hospital (CELBSS), London
Competitive salary
20 Apr 2021
28 Apr 2021
Role Type
Start Date
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Full Time Breast Screening Mammography Associate Practitioner Apprenticeship - Band 4; 70% of the salary in the first instance at Central & East London Breast Screening (CELBSS)

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is the host trust for the Central & East London Breast Screening, North London Breast Screening Service (NLBSS), and The London Administration Hub.

This is an exciting opportunity to train as an Associate Practitioner working within the Central & East London Breast Screening Service. The successful candidate will be supported through the Mammography Associate Programme to obtain the qualifications to undertake screening mammography in accordance with NHS Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) standards.

You will be trained to undertake mammograms (breast x-rays) of women to aid in the early detection of breast cancer and assisting during special procedures in assessment clinics, in addition to helping with other breast screening processes as necessary.

This busy service will require you to work in both static and mobile screening sites on a rotational basis. CELBSS offers screening in seven locations across London including Camden, Islington, City and Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.

The initial training will be carried out at the North London Breast Screening Service (NLBSS) at Edgware Community Hospital. This post necessitates travel across this area.

We are looking for someone with a mature outlook, excellent people skills and an interest in women's health. This dynamic service would be a great opportunity for an individual looking to enhance their career development in health care.

Entry Requirements:
  • 18 years or older
  • Be Legally allowed to work in the UK and have lived in the UK for the last three years
  • You must hold GCSEs or equivalent in English and maths at grade 4 or above or A* to C.

If you don't have these qualifications you might be able to achieve them as part of the programme.
  • If you have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship's English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. British Sign Language qualifications are an alternative to English qualifications for which this is their primary language.

Apprentices will attend St George's Breast Screening or the Jarvis Breast screening Centre Guildford. The 12-18 month course comprises of both practical and theoretical work based learning components.

Due to the sensitive nature of this post, only female applicants can be considered, under Section 7 (2) (b) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.

Apprenticeships at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust combine the practical training in a job with study with an external training provider. Apprenticeships are developed by actual practitioners and employers so relate to the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to do that job. They are open to people of any age and are not restricted by a person's prior qualifications. Apprenticeships are a starting point for a career in the NHS. At the end of your apprenticeship programme you will achieve an Apprenticeship Certificate confirming the grade of your assessment (Pass, Merit Distinction) and the potential to develop your career further at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

If an existing member of Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust staff successfully applies for this apprenticeship vacancy their pay will be protected for the length of the apprenticeship programme if their existing band is equal to or lower than the apprentice role they are applying for. Where their existing band is higher, they would be paid at the top of the band that the apprenticeship vacancy is matched to instead of their existing band.

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If you are an EU/EEA citizen and you started living in the UK before 1 January 2021, you can continue to use your EU/EEA passport to satisfy the right to work requirement in the UK until 30 June 2021. Otherwise, you will require a visa to work in the UK.PLEASE NOTE Band 2 and 3 vacancies generally cannot be sponsored due to UKVI salary requirement thresholds.

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