Clinical Support - Breast Imaging Clerical Assistant

  • Department Office, Admin, Breast, Mammography
  • Salary £18,546.00 – £19,918 per annum
  • Closing Date 25/01/2022
  • Location Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 2
  • Job ref 223-BIC-1017-A
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Part time - 30 hours per week

The Government has formally announced that it intends to introduce regulations that will require any individuals employed by the NHS where their role involves patient contact, to be fully vaccinated (1st and 2nd dose) against COVID-19 by 1st April 2022.  To achieve this the successful applicant must have had their 1st COVID-19 vaccination by 3rd February 2022. Therefore, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an individual is medically exempt. We will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

Job overview

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team within the Breast Imaging Office.

You will work in an established team providing a wide range of administration duties across the department, with the opportunity to develop new skills and knowledge. 

The role will entail interacting with patients, the public and staff at all levels across the trust.  Therefore, you will require good communication and customer care skills, have a friendly, pleasant and helpful approach, whilst understanding the need for confidentiality in a health care environment. 

Our Trust values would need to be demonstrated through the individual's approach to working in this environment, with a clean, neat and tidy appearance, together with the appropriate attitudes and behaviour to work in a health care setting. 

You must be flexible to meet the demands of the service, have a can-do attitude and be a good team worker.  You will have achieved a good standard of GCSE education grades 9-4 (or equivalent) which include Maths and English. It is essential that candidates can demonstrate a capacity to show empathy, have a sensitive approach to difficult situations and understand the need for safe working practice in a hospital environment.  

As the Breast Screening service is split across The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford, it is essential that the candidate can travel across both sites. 

Main duties of the job

To provide clerical support to the Breast Imaging Department in the provision of screening and symptomatic breast services, creating and amending breast imaging appointments and recording the screening/symptomatic pathway and clinical outcomes.

Receptionist responsible for greeting patients attending for Breast Imaging appointments and entering their attendance details on departmental IT systems (NBSS & CRIS).

The post-holder will also assume responsibility for pulling and filing mammography records.

The post is principally based at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital but the post-holder will be required to travel to other Trust sites within Shropshire.

Scope and Range

Working under the supervision of the Breast Imaging clerical team, duties are undertaken within the Breast Imaging department by following a daily list of tasks to be performed. The nature of the job will require the post-holder to be in regular contact with all members of the breast multi-disciplinary team and other screening units, hospitals and departments.

 

Working for our organisation

You will be joining us at an incredibly exciting time as, having recently being awarded more than £300 million government funding, The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is about to undergo a major transformation as part of our sustainable services programme.  This will lead to breast imaging and surgery being co-located at one of the two hospital sites in a purpose built breast services department. 

Due to the nature of the work, mammography posts have a gender protected character. This is a genuine occupational requirement and as a result this post is exempt under Schedule 9; Part1 of the Equality Act 2010 and, therefore, only female applicants should apply.

The Government has formally announced that it intends to introduce regulations that will require any individuals employed by the NHS where their role involves patient contact, to be fully vaccinated (1st and 2nd dose) against COVID-19 by 1st April 2022.  To achieve this the successful applicant must have had their 1st COVID-19 vaccination by 3rd February 2022. Therefore, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an individual is medically exempt. We will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
 
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
 
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
 
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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