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AAA Screening Technician | Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 27 September 2021
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £22,549 - £24,882 p.a. pro rata
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 27 October 2021
Location: Cambridge, CB2 0QQ
Company: Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 3507514/180-D-211469

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Summary


We are seeking two Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Technicians to join our Team.

You will undertake abdominal ultrasound scanning on eligible men as part of the Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and West Suffolk community based AAA Screening Programme. You will ensure abdominal ultrasound scanning is undertaken to a high standard and in accordance with national standard operating procedures. Travel to each of the screening venues across the large geographical area is required.

AAA Screening technicians are expected to work autonomously and are required to explain the implications of screening, obtain informed consent, perform ultrasound examinations, discuss test results and provide reassurance and information when an aneurysm is identified.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, caring and sensitive individual who can keep calm under pressure, break news to patients with a newly identified aneurysm, demonstrate excellent organisational skills and prioritise their own workload. The role requires highly developed physical skills where a degree of precision and a high level of hand, eye and sensory coordination are essential.

Undertakes abdominal ultrasound scanning as part of the community AAA Screening programme.

Ensures abdominal ultrasound scanning is undertaken to a high standard and in accordance with national standard operating procedures.

Explains and reassures patients attending the community abdominal aortic aneurysm screening programme especially where barriers to understanding exist.

Ensure that members of the public attending clinics are informed and aware of the implications of AAA Screening.

Attends base once a week to ensure image transfer is complete and undertakes administrative duties for the AAA screening programme

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.


This advert closes on Thursday 7 Oct 2021

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