End Point Assessor - Apprenticeship -Mammography 2020
Reference : MM / EPA / 2020
Closing date : 31 December 2020 at midnight
Overview of the independent end-point assessor role :
The Government has introduced a requirement that all apprenticeships contain an end-point assessment (EPA) which is a holistic assessment of the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviour (KSBs) that have been learnt throughout the apprenticeship.
This is to make sure that apprentices meet the rigorous standard set by employers and are fully competent in the relevant occupation.
Pearson must provide employers with the confidence that completing an apprenticeship means an individual is fully job-ready and that all apprentices, following the same standard, are assessed consistently, regardless of where they are undertaking their apprenticeship or who they are doing it with.
An independent EPA means that those making a decision on the competency of the apprentice have nothing to gain from the outcome of the assessment.
To maintain independence within the scope of this EPA, an independent end-point assessor (IEA) can only undertake end-point assessments of apprentices, with whom they have no conflict of interest.
This means they must be independent of the registered apprenticeship training provider at which the apprentice completed their on-programme element, and must not have been involved in the on-programme training, assessment, or line management of such apprentices.
The end-point assessments will be conducted onsite, on dates agreed with employers and / or providers if appropriate. IEAs will record and submit the EPA outcomes, with clear justifications for the grading decisions.
EPA activities will be quality assured by Pearson quality assurance representatives.
IEAs for this EPA will be qualified assessors that meet the occupational profile of the apprentices they are assessing and will be trained, standardised and approved to operate as IEAs.
The IEAs will undertake EPAs in line with the associated apprenticeship assessment plan, and the materials provided by Pearson.
Please see the below Key Accountabilities and Person Specification sections for further details.
Key Accountabilities :
The IEA will :
Occupational Profile :
Mammography Associates work within the breast imaging workforce undertaking routine two-view mammography (x-ray images of breasts).
You will work in a multi-disciplinary team within a hospital or in a community setting (e.g. mobile breast screening units, medical centres), undertaking mammography of individuals as part of a breast screening programme.
You will also be able to undertake routine mammography on individuals with symptoms of breast disease. You will have a good understanding of breast anatomy, physiology and pathology, including clinical signs and symptoms of breast cancer, and be able to apply knowledge of ionising radiation regulations.
You will be technically skilled in operating specialised mammography equipment and be responsible for monitoring equipment function and performance.
You will have responsibility for producing mammography images of consistently high quality to meet rigorous NHS Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) standards.
You will have excellent interpersonal skills and provide high quality care for individuals attending for mammography. You will work under the supervision of a radiographer.
Background and Experience (essential) :
Background and Experience (desirable) :
Skills & Knowledge (Essential)
Any applicant undertaking this role will be expected to :