Estates - Radiology Patient Transfer Assistant

  • Department X-Ray Department
  • Salary £22,383.00 – £22,383 per annum
  • Closing Date 25/06/2024
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 2
  • Job ref 223-PTA-385
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has become available to recruit Patient Transfer Assistants to work within the Radiology Department at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. You must be flexible in your approach as you will be required to work days, nights and weekends to meet the needs of the service. 

We are looking for people who are caring and compassionate and who have strong communication and observation skills to deliver excellent patient-focused care in a challenging environment. You must have good communication skills and be able to work well as part of a team.

As a Trust, our vision is to provide excellent care for the communities we serve and that means giving our patients the best care and experience we can.

Consideration will be given to applicants for both full-time and part-time hours.

Main duties of the job

The post involves supporting our Radiologists, Radiographers and Assistant Practitioners in the movement of patients between the radiology department, wards, clinics and other departments, ensuring patient safety is a priority during patient transit.  You will ensure an effective and comprehensive handover of patient requirements and needs takes place every time with clinical staff, providing quality patient care in all modalities of the imaging department including CT, MRI, Ultrasound and the general department.

For this role, you will be required to escort patients between the radiology departments, wards, clinics and other departments and attend to their needs during the journey.  You will liaise with the ward, department and clinic staff to carry instructions and messages related to the patients’ care and ensure the relevant documents accompany the patient.

Working for your organisation

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is the main provider of acute medical care for half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid-Wales and has been awarded over £300 million to invest in our hospitals. Shropshire is the largest inland county in the UK with Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, World Heritage sites and access to Mid Wales and the Welsh coast. There are good schools, amazingly affordable housing and a wide range of leisure pursuits.

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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