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Trainee CT Assistant Practitioner

Job Reference: 415-Z21-266

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
£19,737- £21,142 Per Annum Pro Rata

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join the Computed Tomography (CT) team in Radiology.

The post holder will need to have knowledge of working within the healthcare environment, they will demonstrate organisation, initiative and flexible-thinking, an ability to learn and work in a team, and enjoy a challenge.

As part of the multi-disciplinary team, the post holder will provide a key role in providing imaging, care and support to individuals as specified in standard radiographic protocols. Following training they will perform a range of radiographic imaging procedures as detailed within the scheme of work within the CT department under the supervision of a qualified radiographer.

The post holder must be willing and able to undertake the necessary training required to become competent in a limited area of radiography under the direction and supervision of a qualified radiographer. This will involve completion of the FdSc Healthcare Practice-Assistant Practitioner qualification, which will be provided by Petroc College in Barnstaple and supported by Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (starting in September 2021), followed by CT specific training.

You will be required to have:

• GCSE English and Maths grade C or above or Functional skills Level 2 literacy and numeracy to ensure you meet the appropriate academic criteria required to undertake and complete the course.

• IT skills

• NVQ/QCF 2/3 or equivalent in relevant area of practice

• Be able to work as part of a team

• Be compliant with all mandatory training requirements

• Be able to commit to fully attending the study days and completing the academic modules required

This post is paid at Band 3 whilst training and Band 4 once all training and competencies are complete. The hours are 37.5 hours per week and may be variable however whilst training likely to be 8am-6pm 4 days per week and may involve weekend working in the future.

Please note that the interviews will be held the week commencing 19th July 2021, the specific date is yet to be confirmed.

Closing Date: 27th June 2021

This post is being offered as Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust continue to develop our long standing partnership with a view to becoming a single integrated organisation across Eastern and Northern Devon. Working together gives us the opportunity to offer unique and varied careers across our services combining the RD&E’s track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the university with NDHT’s innovation and adaptability.

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

Pay award due with effect from Thursday 1st April 2021, implementation pending NHS Employers publication.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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