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 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. but 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.