Can you tell us about your role and the difference it makes to patient care?
Working as an assistant practitioner supports the day to day workload the radiographers have, enabling myself and my colleagues to be able to provide more time to communicate with the patients, facilitating a care service individual their specific needs resulting in a more rapid treatment service and recovery.
What attracted you to being a support worker?
This role provided the opportunity to be able to expand my skills and knowledge in relation to time management and communication skill, having one to one patient contact. This is the ideal role to step into to create the foundations needed to learn how to provide appropriate care to patients.
How has training and development in your role helped you so far?
Actively supporting the radiographers in their daily tasks has helped me with progressing onto become an assistant practitioner in which I am able to undertake standard x-ray projections achieving a foundation degree in the process.
This has provided me with the opportunity to go to applying for my bachelors in science degree to become a qualified Radiographer.