Senior Healthcare Science Assistant with Admin Duties
County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
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We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated Senior Healthcare Science Assistant with Administrative Duties to work as part of our friendly team providing a diagnostic Cardiology and Respiratory service to both in-patients and out-patients. The post will also involve some administrative and reception duties, including dealing with patient and staff queries, managing clinics on the Trust IT systems and making and amending appointments. The principal hospitals within County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust are University Hospital of North Durham, Darlington Memorial Hospital, Bishop Auckland Hospital and Shotley Bridge Hospital. The Cardiology and Respiratory Investigation Units provide a broad range of invasive and non invasive procedures. We are committed to providing learning and development opportunities to all our staff.
This is a unique and exciting opportunity for someone who would enjoy a post combining both clinical and administrative work.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will work as part of a team in a busy Cardio-Respiratory Department.
As a department, we pride ourselves on the quality of diagnostic services we provide for patients. You should have a good understanding of, or have experience of working in a medical environment and have the ability to remain calm, especially in stressful situations. Ideally, you should be technically competent to perform 12 lead ECGs, as well as a number of other basic diagnostic procedures but this is not essential. Experience of reception and administrative work would also be useful. You should enjoy training other staff.
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You must be able to produce ALL certificates stated essential in the person specification or you will not be able to complete pre-employment checks
We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.
We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented
We are unable to offer sponsorship for roles that do not require a professional registration, to apply you must have Right to Work in the United Kingdom. If you are in the UK on a VISA please ensure you have no restrictions that would prevent you from taking this post
Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents
This post will be based at Darlington Memorial, however the post holder will be expected to be flexible and there will be some requirement to work at Bishop Auckland. You may also be required to support services at the other sites within the Trust.
We actively encourage and support all appropriate professional development and we develop staff in line with professional and clinical competencies.
Minimum qualifications: NVQ level 2 in Care or 4 GCSE passes grade C or above (or equivalent), one to be English Language. To either hold, or be prepared to work towards obtaining the Society for Cardiological Science and Technology Certificate in Electrocardiography, or equivalent, within the first year of employment.