What will the apprentice be doing?
Following suitable instruction/training the trainee will undertake the following:
1. 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.
2. Routine Nuclear Medicine processing, using the imaging computer software, in line with agreed departmental practice and protocols.
3. Nuclear Medicine image and data network transfer including PACS.
4. Quality assurance in Nuclear Medicine in line with agreed protocols.
5. Non-imaging diagnostic Nuclear Medicine studies.
6. Communication with patients and relatives in an appropriate manner e.g. explanation of procedure and completion of relevant questionnaires.
7. 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.
8. Liaise with consultant radiologists and registrars, medical physics personnel, radiopharmacy personnel and other staff.
9. Operate Millennium, CRIS and other software packages as required.
10. Participate in departmental teaching sessions including presentations.
11. 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 development.
12. To participate fully in the theoretical and practical training.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
This is a three-year course combining face-to-face, work-based and online learning, with three five-day blocks at UWE Bristol in each year for seminars, laboratory and practical sessions, plus tutorials and assessments.
The rest of the learning is based in the workplace with extensive online interaction, requiring a combination of directed and independent studies alongside hands-on experience.
Year one modules include the scientific basis of medical physics, the pathophysiology of disease, and anatomy and physiology.
In year two, modules develop a more advanced and in-depth focus on medical physics, and cover the professional aspects of healthcare science.
In the final year, you will undertake a healthcare science project and study professional practice for healthcare science. You will also specialise in a medical physics pathway chosen from:
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Once qualified you will be developed inline with your apprasil and PDP.
Skills RequiredAttention 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
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent English (Grade A* - C (Level 9 – 5 )) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A* - C (Level 9 – 5 )) Essential
A Level or equivalent Sciences (Grade Good) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent Science (Grade Merit) Essential