Senior Health Care Assistant
RDM Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, OX3 9DU
Grade 3: £19,612 – £22,417 p.a
We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Health Care Assistant who will report to the OCMR lead nurse and work closely with the lead radiographer and radiography team, as well as medical teams, reception staff and the nursing team, to meet the needs of the clinical MRI service. With training and support, you will develop skills as a senior HCA to assist with day-to-day activities within the department. We are a friendly and approachable department with a strong sense of team working and high standards of care. OCMR forms part of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine (CVM) within the Radcliffe Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford and specialises in Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the heart, liver and brain. The department has three MRI scanners; two of which are dedicated to research, a third which is used to support a diagnostic clinical cardiac MRI service for NHS patients from within the Oxford University Foundation Trust and surrounding areas.
You will be responsible for planning and carrying out straightforward clinical activities; preparing NHS patients for MRI, carrying out magnet safety checks, cannulation and post procedural care. You will work within their given scope of practice and will follow a designated framework to achieve competency in a number of specified clinical skills.
You will be required to hold a Level 3 NVQ in Health and Social Care or equivalent experience and have Certification in venepuncture and cannulation. Evidence of the Care Certificate would be desirable.
This is a full time appointment on a fixed term contract for 3 years and you will be based at the University of Oxford Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research (OCMR), John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online; you will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement which explains how you meet the selection criteria for the post.
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 21 Sep 2021 can be considered. Interviews are scheduled to place at the beginning of October.
The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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