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    Health Care Assistant – Radiology

  • South Dublin
  • REF NO: 730508
  • Nursing
  • Permanent / Full Time

Job Title: Health Care Assistant
Department: Radiology
Reports to: Head of Radiology Operations
Location: South Dublin

3Q Recruitment, partnering with a renowned healthcare provider, we are dedicated to offering exceptional patient care where quality, respect, caring, and compassion are the core pillars of our service.

We are seeking a Health Care Assistant for the Radiology Department who will play a crucial role in supporting Radiology Services, including duties like transporting inpatients, handling samples, assisting with patient preparation, and ensuring smooth patient flow within Radiology Services.

Key Responsibilities and Deliverables

  • Efficiently transport inpatients from wards to Radiology Services, ensuring timely arrivals for their appointments.
  • Welcome patients at the Radiology Services reception, guiding them to their examination locations while providing excellent customer service.
  • Assist patients with completing necessary forms and preparations for their examinations.
  • Communicate any service delays to reception staff and, if needed, to patients.
  • Support Radiographers in patient lifting and positioning, adhering to manual handling guidelines.
  • Responsible for the timely delivery and collection of samples to and from the Laboratory, following proper procedures.
  • Prepare drinks for patients scheduled for CT examinations.
  • Undertake additional duties as assigned by the Head of Radiology or Radiology Services team members.
  • Comply with departmental internal controls and perform related duties as required.
  • Exhibit confidence and proficiency in all hospital policies and guidelines.
  • Display flexibility regarding work hours, assigned tasks, and work methods.

Qualifications

  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent education.
  • Completion of an approved Health Care Assistant course is preferred.
  • Experience
  • Prior experience in a similar role within an acute hospital setting is desirable.

Job Specific Competencies and Knowledge

  • A basic understanding of Radiology Services and the types of examinations performed is preferred.
  • Personal Competencies
  • Strong commitment to delivering high-quality customer service, with an understanding of patient concerns and anxieties.
  • Effective communication skills across all staff levels.
  • Ability to follow directions and execute tasks as instructed.
  • Skilled in prioritizing tasks efficiently.
  • Flexibility is crucial for this role, as the post holder will need to adapt to the varying demands of the job, as directed by management or the needs of the hospital.

This job description outlines the primary responsibilities and requirements for the role of Health Care Assistant in the Radiology Department at the time of writing. As the needs of 3Q Recruitment’s partner hospital evolve, and as the selected candidate grows in their role, this document may be reviewed and updated to reflect the changing dynamics of the hospital’s operations.

Job Expiry: June 12, 2024

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