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Imaging Department Assistant

Band 2

Main area
X-ray
Grade
Band 2
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part time - 22.5 hours per week
Job ref
205-4223787-A
Site
UHNM, Haywood & Community Hospitals
Town
Stoke-on-Trent
Salary
£20,270 - £21,318 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
04/10/2022 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.

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Job overview

The Imaging Department is looking to appoint a motivated and enthusiastic individual to the position of Imaging Department Assistant within the Community X-ray team at UHNM. 

Imaging Department Assistants are required to provide a supportive role to the imaging team ensuring the delivery of an efficient and effective service; working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to give the best quality of service by assisting radiographers, nurses and medical staff .

A caring, co-operative and flexible approach to working practices is required whilst maintaining a professional attitude for the dignity and well-being of the patient.

Reception / clerical duties including data entry are essential elements of the role, however the role consists  of working clinically alongside Radiographers within Imaging rooms and also on portable imaging.

The post holder will act as a Fire Warden to the team (training given)

Main duties of the job

The duties are varied and include data input , reception duties, direct patient care, assisting Diagnostic Radiographers, maintaining stock in clinical areas and departmental cleanliness.

Successful candidates would need to be highly motivated, uphold the trusts values and have good organisational and IT skills.

Applicants must have previous experience of working in a caring environment and hold 5 GCSE's at grade C/4 or above to include Maths and English.

Imaging Department Assistants need to be flexible to meet the needs of the service. Out of hours working is an essential part of the role; these include evenings, weekends and bank holiday shifts along with working days in our peripheral outpatient areas.

 

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest & most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations & medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital & County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands & North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care & the best people come to learn, work and research.

The Rheumatology centre at the Haywood Hospital currently welcomes patients from Staffordshire, Cheshire & Derbyshire. The catchment area has a population of over 500,000 patients. The Haywood hospital is pioneering in many different aspects of rheumatology, the first community rheumatologist was appointed here and the development of a computerised drug monitoring system was implemented at the Haywood Hospital. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please contact Gavin Eardley

(see contact details)

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Minimum 5 GCSE's or equivalent vocational course, to include English grade C/4 or above
Desirable criteria
  • NVQ2 or 3 in Care
  • Evidence of personal development

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience in a patient /client facing caring envirement / role
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working in a customer facing environment
  • Experience of working in a NHS clinical role
  • Experience of working within a imaging department in a clinical role

Skills Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Computer literate, familiar with microsoft packages and able to undertake accurate data entry
  • Ability to organise prioritise
  • Attention to detail
Desirable criteria
  • Working knowledge of raditaion information systems

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Ability to participate in 24/7 rosters and flexible approach
  • Full driving licence and access to a vehicle (Essential due to community based role)
Desirable criteria
  • Previous visit /experience in xray department

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Positive about disabled peopleAge positiveArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Gavin Eardley
Job title
Modality Team Leader for General Imaging
Email address
gavin.eardley@uhnm.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01782 673521