IT Officer – Desktop Support
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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To provide first and second and third line desktop support services to users of information technology across the Trust, in order to maximise the availability and functionality of Information Technology to end users. This may be either over the telephone, by e-mail or at the desk-side.
To install, configure and maintain and upgrade a wide range of desktop hardware and software.
To assist users in the choice of appropriate hardware and software, including desktops, laptops, portable devices, Xerox MFD's, printers, scanners etc
- Interview date: 1 September 2022
- 37 hours 30 minutes/week
- You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.
Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month's pay.
Newcastle Hospitals encourages all staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be required to provide first and second line desktop support to users in a complex networked IT infrastructure. The Trust has over 10,500 desktop PC's/Laptops, over 2000 printers and a wide range of other peripherals, used by over 13,500 staff.
Information Technology is increasingly used in the provision of patient care and you will be required to provide support for IT equipment connected to automated Lab Analysers, Linear Accelerators and other diagnostic and treatment equipment.
Most desktop PC's are connected to the Trusts highly resilient network, which provides high speed data transfer between clients and over 1000 servers providing application services, the Storage Area Network and provides connectivity for the IP Telephone system.
The NHS is an excellent organisation to work for. There are plenty of opportunities forlearning and career development and managementwill support you in achieving this if you can demonstrate the right drive and motivation.
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.
Rated 'Outstanding' by theCQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.
We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.
Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.
- To provide first and second and third line desktop support services to users of information technology across the Trust, in order to maximise the availability and functionality of Information Technology to end users. This may be either over the telephone, by e-mail or at the desk-side.
- To install, configure and maintain and upgrade a wide range of desktop hardware and software.
- To assist users in the choice of appropriate hardware and software, including desktops, laptops, portable devices, Xerox MFDs, printers, scanners etc
Qualifications & Education
Knowledge & Experience
Skills & Abilities
Certificate of Sponsorship
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