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Degree Apprentice Radiographer

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Pro rata salary dependent on year of degree
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
**Candidates must hold a BSc (Hons) or BEng (Hons) in the fields of Science (physics/anatomy) or Engineering with a classification of 2:1 or above. If you do not meet this requirement then please do not apply for this role any applications not meeting this requirement will not be shortlisted.**

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Degree Apprentice Radiographer to join the team here at Stepping Hill Hospital. Successful candidates will be joining a dynamic and forward looking organisation.

To work as part of a multidisciplinary team to high standards of patient care. To provide a comprehensive and efficient service following policies and procedures as specified by the Radiology Directorate. Carry out supervised diagnostic examinations within the scope of practice for this role.

This is a challenging tole where the successful apprentice candidate will study towards the MSc Diagnostic Radiographer Degree Apprenticeship (25 months) with the University of Exeter, leading to the award MSc Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging (pre-registration). Candidates must hold a BSc (Hons) or BEng (Hons) in the fields of Science or Engineering with a classification 2:1 or above. If you do not meet this requirement then please do not apply for this role any applications not meeting this requirement will be rejected.

Main duties of the job

  • To undertake supervised radiographic duties within the Department within the agreed scope of practice for this role
  • To assist the Radiologists/ Radiographers/Radiology Nurses during patient examinations in the Radiology Departmen
  • To be responsible for the care and comfort of the patient whilst in the Department and throughout their examination
  • To undertake the academic components attached to this role and attend university when required.

About us

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.

If you require support with your application please contact a member of the recruitment team, who can discuss alternative application methods.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

Benefits we offer to you:
  • Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • NHS pension scheme membership
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further
  • NHS Staff discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt
  • Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice

Job description

Job responsibilities


The following are examples of the duties the apprentice will undertake under supervision and following training and competency assessment:
  • Learn and undertake a range of Imaging Procedures under the supervision of a Radiographer, using established departmental guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Learn and develop the necessary skills to maintain a high standard of Imaging techniques
  • Participate in a 24-hour shift pattern
  • Utilise the department electronic information systems to maintain the electronic management of a patient throughout their time in Imaging departments, entering required data as specified in the department policies and comply with government and trust Information governance policies
  • Learn and assist in departmental quality assurance programmes
  • Move and handle patients, x-ray equipment, moving and handling devices and other medical equipment provided safely and correctly, as directed by Trust and department guidelines, policies and procedures
  • Develop and maintain effective dialogue between patients, departmental staff and all referring clinical areas
  • Exercise judgment and empathy when dealing with patient enquiries and develop problem solving skills
  • Liaise and report regularly with your practice mentor and supervising radiographers
  • Under the supervision of radiographers, provide information and advice to patients, relatives and other medical staff about radiation safety and radiation issues
  • Communicate to patients and visitors in an empathic and reassuring manner to enable the imaging examinations to be undertaken and diagnosis or treatment to be provided
  • Always work under the direct supervision of a named supervising radiographer
  • Act as a team player and develop and maintain effective relationships with all team members
  • Rotate through all imaging departments as part of your clinical learning
  • Develop and maintain high working standards by as directed by Exeter university practice modules, HCPC, SoR, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust and Imaging department policies, guidelines and procedures
  • As part of clinical placements, participate in shift systems as directed by imaging departments
  • Partake in department and clinical audit and research projects where appropriate
  • Attend mandatory courses as required by the trust
  • Attend and participate in department staff meetings
  • Participate in the appraisal systems of Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
  • Use the departmental computerized patient information system efficiently
  • Report any malfunction or breakdown of any X-ray equipment to the lead radiographer, completing department equipment records and taking appropriate action if the equipment is unsafe
  • Under the supervision of radiographers, develop the skills to identify and manage challenging behaviour in a tactful and sensitive manner
  • Upon qualifying to maintain the professional standards as set out by the HCPC and to continue to uphold the trust standards and values.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of �41.90. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary

In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of �13.

Person Specification



  • GCSE grade C, 4 or equivalent or above in English and Maths
  • A level BBC or equivalent, B in a science subject

Experience & Knowledge


  • Strong interest in Radiography.
  • Knowledge of radiography and imaging modalities.


  • Experience of Radiology services.
  • Experience in a healthcare setting.

Skills & Abilities


  • Professional attitude and approach to both staff and patients
  • Good written communication and keyboard skills
  • Good interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • Reliable team member and ability to work under pressure
  • Enthusiastic attitude and desire to undertake new techniques/skills


  • Commitment to Department and colleagues

Work Related Circumstances


  • Flexible approach to working.
  • Professional appearance.
  • Ability to assist in moving and handling of patients and equipment.


  • Willingness to take on additional duties as required.

Employer details

Employer name

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


Stepping Hill Hospital

Poplar Grove



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