Radiography assistants and imaging support workers are crucial cogs in the diagnosis and treatment of NHS patients.
- processing images
- ordering stocks of consumable items
- helping with procedures such as biopsies
- making sure the working environment is clean and hygienic
- preparing patients for treatment, including lifting patients
- checking the equipment and report faults
- inputting data
Most radiography assistants in The Black Country are employed in the NHS or private hospitals.
Radiography assistants work in hospitals and mainly indoors.
Radiography assistants usually work 37.5 hours a week. This may include evenings, nights and weekends.
Starting salary is around £18,500.
There are no set entry requirements for radiography assistants and imaging support workers. Some employers expect good numeracy, literacy and IT skills or a healthcare qualification. Some employers may be more flexible. You may also be able to access this role via a supported internship.
If you have an EHCP you may be able to apply under the Dfe exemption which allows the apprentice to use Entry level 3 English and Maths qualifications. The apprentice would have to be competent enough to successfully achieve all other aspects of the apprenticeship requirements, become occupationally competent and achieve Entry Level 3 in English and Maths before the end of their apprenticeship.