Higher Level Imaging Department Assistant in Preston - Lancashire Teaching Hospitals

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Preston, England
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
4 days ago

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Job Description

Job overview

We currently have a vacancy for an Imaging assistant to work within the Imaging directorate at this busy Acute Teaching hospital.

This is an exciting opportunity for suitable candidates who are enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated to learn. Excellent patient care whilst technical procedures are carried out is the main priority of this post. The post will involve assisting Advanced Practitioners, radiographers and Consultants.

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to be flexible in your attitude to work as there may, in the future, be a requirement to work out of hours, at weekends and Bank holidays

You should hold an NVQ level 3 in Health care ( or equivalent) or be prepared to study for the INCS qualification within 18 months of appointment

To work closely with Radiographers, Sonographers and Radiologists to provide an smooth and efficient service. To chaperone ultrasound scans and to assist in patient care.

Working for our organisation

We have 9000 fantastic people working hard to deliver quality services to our patients. Whatever your role, you help look after 370,000 people in our local area & give specialist care to 1.5 million people across Lancashire & Cumbria.

Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.

You’ll have access to varied development opportunities, learn new skills, meet fab people & do things you’d never have done. You’ll learn about working in a hospital, interacting with people from all different roles to build skills & enhance your career path. 

You’ll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Duties to include, but not be limited to:

Provide good quality personalised care in accordance with agreed local and national standards
Undertake duties relevant to the clinical area following achievement of competencies
Assist to maintain patient safety, confirming to health, safety and security legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines
Assist in maintaining standards of care to improve the patient experience and outcome of care
Promote equality in care and practice by recognising, respecting and meeting the needs and choices of individuals
Contribute to maintaining safe, clean and productive environments, compliant with standards for hygiene and cleanliness
Actively try to resolve issues and complaints at local level and then report the outcome to line manager
Maintain and develop own competence
Process information according to local and national requirements

Are you interested in a new challenge? we will offer a full induction, familiarization and other development opportunities to the right candidates.

Person specification

Qualifications and Education

Essential criteria

•GCSE in English and Mathematics – grade C/4 or above OR Level 2 Functional Literacy & Level 2 numeracy skills
•NVQ Level 2 Care (to work towards level 3 within 18 months of start date)

Desirable criteria

•Basic IT skills
•NVQ Level 3 in care.

Knowledge & Experience

Essential criteria

•Previous experience working in an acute healthcare setting
•Aware of the concept and application of confidentiality


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