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Mammography Associate Apprenticeship

Manchester University
Nightingale Centre and NHSBSP Greater Manchester Screening Region, Manchester
Competitive salary
Closing date
28 Nov 2021

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Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 28,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women's Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:
  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Mammography Associate (MA) apprentice OR qualified Assistant Practitioner Mammographer to join our friendly and enthusiastic multidisciplinary team at the Nightingale Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital. The Nightingale Centre offers a state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment service and co-ordinates the NHS breast screening programme (NHSBSP) for the Greater Manchester area. It is also one of the NHSBSP National Training Centres for mammography, in partnership with the University of Salford, and is home to the National Breast Imaging Academy (NBIA).

MAs work within the NHS Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) and symptomatic services undertaking routine two-view mammography, producing images of consistently high quality and playing a primary role in client's and patient's mammography experiences.

As a MA apprentice you will complete a 12-month full-time programme studying; clinical mammography, mammography science, professional practice, quality assurance, communication and team working, and health and safety. To achieve the Institute of Apprenticeships Level 4 Certificate you will need to meet the gateway requirements (a minimum of 500 mammograms and level 2 English and maths) and successfully complete the end point assessment (EPA) which includes a multiple-choice question (MCQ) exam and clinical observation and discussion. On completion of the apprenticeship you will move up to Band 4.

The Greater Manchester Breast Screening Programme covers a wide area, including Oldham, Salford, Tameside, Trafford and Glossop. Therefore, you must be willing to travel to all screening sites. Full and part time hours available, however all employees will be expected to work occasional weekend and evening shifts .

The nature of this role is that it is open to female applicants only. This provision applies under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.

If you have maths and English GCSE (or equivalent qualifications) and are friendly and enthusiastic about joining our specialised team then please contact Jo Price, Operational Lead ( 0161 291 4475) or Lyndsay Kinnear, Training and Education Lead

( 0161 291 4046) to discuss the post in more detail or arrange an informal visit to the department.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameJo PriceJob titleOperational LeadEmail addressJoanna.Price2@mft.nhs.ukTelephone number01612914475Additional contact information

Lyndsay Kinnear,

Training and Education Lead

0161 291 4046

Please contact Lyndsay to discuss the post in more detail or arrange an informal visit to the department.

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We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £26.85(standard disclosure) or £43.85(enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT would like to develop a committed, flexible workforce that is able to adapt to the changing needs of the NHS. We aim to support employees who wish to work flexibly, to allow them to maintain a healthy work life balance and fair consideration will be given to any flexible working requests.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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