The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust provides acute treatment and care for a catchment population of around 500,000 people in Bath, North East Somerset and West Wiltshire. We provide 759 beds and a comprehensive range of acute services including medicine and surgery, services for women and children, accident and emergency services, and diagnostic and clinical support services. The CQC recently rated the care we provide as outstanding .
Full qualification within the ‘Healthcare Science level 6 Degree’ apprentice standard; A positive working environment with a keen focus on development 27 days holiday plus bank holidays Great career prospects in a developing team Healthcare specific training as required Access to the NHS Pension scheme.
What will the apprentice be doing?
Following suitable instruction/training the trainee will undertake the following:
Routine Nuclear Medicine imaging in line with agreed departmental practice and protocols. Able to identify and carry out correct procedure in order to answer clinical question posed on referral.
Routine Nuclear Medicine processing, using the imaging computer software, in line with agreed departmental practice and protocols.
Nuclear Medicine image and data network transfer including PACS.
Quality assurance in Nuclear Medicine in line with agreed protocols.
Non-imaging diagnostic Nuclear Medicine studies.
Communication with patients and relatives in an appropriate manner e.g. explanation of procedure and completion of relevant questionnaires.
Follow departmental procedures for the protection of patients, carers and staff from radiation hazard, particularly in the case of spills of unsealed sources or contaminated urine, faeces or blood.
Liaise with consultant radiologists and registrars, medical physics personnel, radio pharmacy personnel and other staff.
Operate Millennium, CRIS and other software packages as required.
Participate in departmental teaching sessions including presentations.
To undertake further training and development and to maintain and develop personal skills, up-to-date and effective practice and knowledge in relation to the role through continuing professional develop
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Non-judgemental, Values and respects others, treats everyone as individual, Pro-active, takes responsibility, Willing to learn, open to change, kind and caring
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A* - C (Level 9 – 5 )) essential GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A* - C (Level 9 – 5 )) essential GCSE or equivalent technical/scientific (Grade A* - C (Level 9 – 5 )) essential NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Mechanical / Electrical / Building (Grade Pass) essential
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