What will the apprentice be doing?
Radiotherapy is a multi-disciplinary environment and you will be working alongside scientists and clinical staff to provide a responsive, high-quality patient service. Working as part of a team, your duties will include supporting the Radiotherapy Treatment Planning function, producing dosimetric treatment plans, immobilisation devices and working with dosimetric equipment. The department operates normally between 0800 and 1800 and your normal working hours will be within this.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
This is a degree apprentice post which requires post holders to complete the Level 6 Healthcare Science Practitioner (Integrated Degree) Apprenticeship Standard. Attendance at the University of the West of England (Bristol) on block release will be supported in line with the academic calendar.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
During your 36 month apprenticeship you will be gaining valuable, transferable administrative skills and experiences. Upon successful completion of the accredited BSc (Hons) apprenticeship, the successful candidate will be eligible for entry on the professional register for clinical technologists (RCT). Roles within Nuclear Medicine are currently in high demand with a national shortage of registered Treatment Planning Dosimetrists, including in the local region.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience, Courteous, respectful and help, Time management skills, Must maintain confidentiality, Commit to undertake degree
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/5) Essential
A Level or equivalent (A Levels or UCAS points of 128/ABB, inc Science) (Grade ABB) Essential
Things to consider
Frequently use concentration and experience work patterns which are unpredictable with regular interruptions, some requiring immediate response. Required to travel between work sites (Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital) as well as travelling to (and staying at) university for block periods of learning.