Improving Screening Uptake Officer
Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
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An exciting opportunity has become available in our Lancashire & South Cumbria Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) ScreeningTeam, for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and forward thinkingImproving Screening Uptake Officer
As an Improving Screening Uptake Officer, the post holder will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering an effective service and supporting programme managers and screening staff across the AAA screening programme.
The post holder will focus on improving the uptake of AAA screening across the programme geography.
The post holder will:
- Promote uptake of AAA screening directly to the eligible population at health promotion events/webinars held across the programme geography
- Support eligible individuals to navigate the screening pathway - particularly those who may require reasonable adjustments to address any barriers to access
- Use screening programme data to identify GP practices with low uptake rates and work directly with colleagues in these practices, e.g. Care Coordinators, Care Navigators, to support more individuals to take up the offer of screening
- Identify reasons for non-attendance across the screening programme and discuss with the programme team any changes that may help address these in order to support improved uptake rates.
- Be a member of the Improving Uptake in Screening Workers network to share learning/ideas and best practice across programmes
Main duties of the job
You will be a key member and contribute to the North West Improving Screening Uptake Worker network - which will be set up and facilitated by NHS England North West - to share learning and best practice across programmes, discuss issues and identify workable solutions
liaising directly with healthcare colleagues in Primary Care (GP practices and PCN's), community groups and Place colleagues (ICB and local authority) to improve the uptake of AAA screening particularly by population groups vulnerable to low participation in screening.
You will be required to maintain constructive relationships with a broad range of stakeholders including but not limited to: Cancer Alliances, Primary Care Networks, Eligible Individuals, and Communications teams, Places /ICBs, Local Authority Public Health Teams and the PH Commissioning Team to promote and increase awareness of screening .
Raising the profile AAA screening and working with the programme manager to ensure that data on specific uptake projects are available ready for submission in quarterly uptake reports.
Based in the North East of England we provide a range of hospital and community health services from our leading facilities, including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Blaydon urgent care centre and Bensham Hospital, all within Gateshead.
Established in 2005, we were one of the first foundation trusts in the country and since then have consistently achieved the highest levels of care for patients.
We now employ around 4,800 staff and currently provide 444 hospital beds across the Gateshead region.
Our values should be the 'golden thread' which runs through everything we do - they are the core of who we are. Our five values can easily be remembered by the simple acronymICORE; Innovation, Care, Openness, Respect, Engagement.
We have a number of staff networks including the Global Ethnic Majority (GEM) network, D-Ability network, LGBTQ+ Network and the Women's Network, to challenge us and help us to constantly improve. Our Armed Forces network is one of our emerging networks.
The health and wellbeing of our staff is one of our highest priorities, and we offer a range of support and initiatives as part of our 'Balance' programme balancegateshead.com to cater for our diverse workforce, so that your individual needs can be supported, allowing you a happy and healthy working experience with us.
Details of the full job description and person specification are available to view when you click to apply for the vacancy and click on about this job link and the documents will be attached at the bottom of the screen.
- Knowledge of administrative procedures, project management or information analysis.
- Basic knowledge of project principles.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook.
- Skills for communication on complex information and administrative matters, requiring developed interpersonal and oral/ written communication skills.
- Has attention to detail, able to work accurately, identifying errors quickly and easily.
- Has a planned and organised approach with an ability to prioritise their own workload to meet deadlines.
- Project management skills.
- Skills for manipulating information.
- Advanced keyboard skills, use of a range of software.
- Educated to Degree level in a relevant subject or equivalent level of qualification or significant equivalent previous proven experience
Certificate of Sponsorship
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