Radiography helpers, sometimes known as imaging support workers, assist qualified diagnostic and therapeutic radiographers. The work involves helping administer treatment to patients with a range of illnesses, and processing film to help diagnose ill or injured patients.
The work may include:
Radiography helpers usually work 35 hours a week, although under a new government directive this may increase to 37.5 hours a week. There are part-time and job share opportunities.
They work in hospitals in radiography departments and outpatient clinics.
Radiography helpers normally have to wear a uniform. The work can be stressful and physically and emotionally demanding.
To be a radiography helper, you should:
There are opportunities for radiography helpers to work in NHS and private hospitals, in diagnostic radiography and/or radiotherapy departments.
Applicants need to contact their local NHS trust or private hospitals for information on local opportunities.
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NHS Learning and Development Service
Tel: 08000 150 850