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Junior Clinical Photographer

Job Reference: 432-HR5472

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Photography
Ipswich Hospital, Ipswich
Starting Salary from £17,787 Per Annum

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS organisations in the region, employing over 10,000 staff and serving a population of almost 800,000 residents. By merging Colchester and Ipswich hospitals, we can provide the latest treatments locally, and be in a stronger position to save, grow and strengthen the many hospital and community services our residents rely on.

We are an ambitious trust with a simple vision, to provide the communities we serve with excellent healthcare and build a better future for the people of east Suffolk and North Essex. To help us do this, we will work closely with our local partners to deliver more of the joined-up services and care our residents need.

We want the best staff. You want to make a difference.

For our staff and our patients we have the same philosophy: time matters. This new way of working will remove unnecessary stress and frustration caused by the systems we use and the way we work. We will concentrate on removing or improving the things we do that don't work for our patients. For our staff, this means more time to care for patients and greater opportunities to develop skills and experience.

To be the best, we need to attract and keep the best staff. Our size puts us in a strong position to grow, providing more of the latest services. Our scale provides exciting opportunities for development, innovation, research, education and training. Support from technology and logistics will help us see patients at the right time.

So if your ambition matches ours, its time to work together.

Please note that once this advert closes, your application form will be moved to the Trusts' recruitment system, TRAC and therefore all email correspondence will be sent via the TRAC system.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 3 Junior Clinical Photographer to join our committed team based in one of the largest general hospitals in East Anglia.

Clinical photographers provide essential professional and cost-effective clinical photographic and video work for use in patient care, medical education and research.

We are seeking a suitably qualified (nationally recognised higher education) Junior Photographer to join our busy and progressive department. The successful candidate will assist in welcoming patients and service users to the department. It will be the responsibility of the junior Clinical Photographer to carry out image capture sessions of patients (as per their referral) in our purpose built studio.

The department routinely photographs patients from Breast Care/Dermatology/ENT, in doing so we are caring/compassionate/considerate. You will need the maturity and professionalism to be able to empathise with patients and put them at ease, especially when photographing intimate areas.

You will need to be confident with technology and the photographic process, a very high degree of accuracy and attention to detail is important for this role.

Training will allow for clinical photography methods to be acquired alongside essential previously gained skills in photography, such as lighting/composition manual camera usage. Previous working skills in this field would be advantageous.

As a junior clinical photographer, you will work alongside current staff in the medical photography department as part of the team, working closely with doctors, healthcare scientists, nurses and other healthcare professionals associated with the delivery of care. As such you will need excellent communication and organisation skills along with the ability to maintain high levels of accuracy whilst keeping on top of workloads.

You will also need to be confident with information technology, however training will be given with regards to current internal/bespoke systems/processes.
For further details / informal visits contact:

Arran Baker

This vacancy is open to all applicants, although priority will be given to exisiting NHS At Risk employees working in Essex and Suffolk who meet the essential criteria (excluding all medical recruitment).

Please note that where response levels are exceptional we may close the post before the specified date, therefore early application is recommended. Please make sure that you read the Job Description and Person Specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria. When providing reference details please provide email addresses so references can be sought promptly to cover the last 3 years of employment.

The Trust is committed to its staff and their development and to equal opportunities and diversity. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community. Please be advised that following the new Government’s cap on Tier 2 Immigration, whilst we welcome applications from all and your application will be considered on individual merit, if you are offered a position and require a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship we may not be able to process your application to the final stage due to the significant reduction of certificates available to us.

In submitting an application form, you authorise East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust; we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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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