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Job summary

Main area
General Radiography
Grade
Band 2
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
320-CDCS-3042
Employer
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Ilkeston Community Hospital
Town
Ilkeston
Salary
£22,383 pro rata pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
23/07/2024 23:59
Interview date
06/08/2024

Employer heading

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust logo

Radiographic Assistant

Band 2

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

The Trust is a Disability Confident Employer and committed to both employing and retaining people with disabilities.  This commitment is to guarantee an interview for any candidate that has disclosed a disability under the Equality Act 2010 and who meets the essential criteria set out in the person specification.  Reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010 will be considered upon request.

 

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

The Radiographic Assistant role is at the foundation of our ability to make the difference to our patients. Importantly they provide the cement that binds our Imaging services together, across our dynamic and expanding department. They are often the first point of contact for our patients, this may be face to face or by telephone. Good communication skills are essential.

This role will primarily be based at Ilkeston Community Hospital. There may be occasions for service need where the successful candidate may be required to work at one of our other Imaging site e.g. Ripley Hospital, Long Eaton Health Centre and Florence Nightingale Community Hospital.

Imaging Departments are integral to any hospital. The majority of patients who visit hospitals will attend an imaging department as part of their treatment. The imaging department teams are large and varied with a range of staff from a vast array of backgrounds, all with differing but perfectly complementing skills. It could not function with such success without each and every member of the team.

You may already have experience working in healthcare and hold an NVQ 2, but this isn’t essential. We do however rely on your skills as a “people person” hugely. Your welcoming, reliable and hard- working nature, to greet, screen and assist patients to change prior to examinations and procedures will be crucial. These skills may have been obtained from any number of previous roles or jobs.

Main duties of the job

Your caring and approachable personality will ensure that the needs of our patients are consistently met, as you are supported by qualified members of our team to adhere to the Trusts 6 C’s, CARE and PRIDE principles. This will involve manual handling, movement and positioning of patients with the assistance of the Radiographers to allow their examinations to be done.

Meet and greet patients. Hands on patient care. Chaperoning. Assisting the Imaging Team. The good basic education you have will equip you with the necessary skills to interpret written requests, use a computer to access and input confidential information. It will also enable you to follow instructions and protocols with attention to detail that will be explained to you, but then to manage your own workload and think for yourself as your experience develops.

The close relationships that you will develop with your colleagues across the department will allow you to cope with a wide range of situations, some of which may be emotional from time to time.

Closing date of applications: 23 July 2024

Interview date: 6 August 2024

Working for our organisation

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:

  • Development opportunities, both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • Staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts:

  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments a day.
  • We are the 4th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England – an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A&Es across our network every day – 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB – this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

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Person specification

Qualification

Essential criteria
  • Good basic education
  • NVQ 2/3 in Health care

Experience & Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Previous acute hospital experience/evidence of caring person
  • Knowledge of the role
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of dealing with people

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Appropriate skills i.e typing/telelphone skills/manual handling/phlebotomy

Communication

Essential criteria
  • Good written application

Location

Essential criteria
  • Awareness of DTHFT attributes

Employer certification / accreditation badges

No smoking policyArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerStep into healthArmed Forces CovenantNational Preceptorship for Nursing Quality Mark 2024

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
Katie Marriott
Job title
Superintendent Radiographer
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
01159512434
Additional information

 

 

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
University Hospital of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Training Centre
Rehab Block
Level 3
Derby
Derbyshire
DE22 3NE
Telephone
01332 788466
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