Medical Imaging Technologist - Mammographer Trainee

Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko me Te Karu o Te Ika

Location: Wellington Regional Hospital/Kenepuru Hospital

Service: Radiology

Contract: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: Per MECA guidelines (Applicant will be remunerated ABOVE MECA after acquisition of the Post Grad Qualification)

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

Begin your journey with us whilst we support you to be your best!

Our Breast Imaging team have an opportunity for a Mammography Trainee. 

We’re looking for Medical Imaging Technologists, Diagnostic Mammographers or Radiation Therapists who wish to expand their career in the field of Mammography. Join our friendly and supportive team delivering Breast Screening and Symptomatic Mammography for the Wellington region. The department will support you in working towards a Post Graduate Certificate in Mammography.

Your typical week would involve performing Breast Screening and Symptomatic mammography, setting up equipment for stereotactic, vacuum and localisation procedures and assisting with those procedures. QA testing of equipment is also a routine procedure. You would regularly liaise with our multi-disciplinary team which includes radiologists, breast care nurses and breast surgeons.

You will work as part of a team providing Mammography services and you will receive comprehensive training and support to complete the PgCert in Mammography.  Your training will help you to deliver high-quality, patient-centred services. 

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

The base for Breast Screen Central (BSC)   is at Hutt Valley Hospital, 20 minutes’ drive from Wellington CBD   where we have three state of the art digital mammography units incorporating Tomosynthesis. We are also the first public facility in the country to carry out Contrast Enhanced Mammography (CEM).

BSC provides breast screening for women in the Greater Wellington region and a Breast Symptomatic service for women under the care of Hutt Valley and Wairarapa District. The Breast Centre and employs 50 – 55 full-time equivalent (FTE) staff, including 10.5 FTE qualified Medical Imaging Technologists (MITs), who screen around 29,000 women per year at three fixed sites and on a mobile screening unit.   In addition, a further 2500 women receive symptomatic breast imaging each year.

Moū – About you

You’ll be a Medical Imaging Technologist, Diagnostic Mammographer or Radiation Therapists looking for an opportunity to do something you love, with the right support to fulfil your passion in improving women’s health. We’ll provide you with a clear career path and best-in-class training and development. This is an environment where you have accountability for your career and are able to make a real contribution to our patients and to Breast Screen Aotearoa as a whole. By joining us you’ll be stepping away from the pressures and demands of working nights and on-call shifts, affording you more quality time for family and other leisurely pursuits and enjoy a work/life balance.

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

Here at Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

To find out more about us click on the following links:

Capital and Coast

Hutt Valley

Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service

We welcome enquiries and visits to our unit. To arrange a visit you can contact Josie Manhambara, Lead MIT on 

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email and indicate the job title and vacancy number (2115694-22) in the subject line.

Please note we will be reviewing applications when received and will progress through the recruitment process

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai
By joining together we will succeed

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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: 2115694-22

Location: Lower Hutt

Closing Date: Sunday, 14 January 2024