I currently work as a porter within the In-Patients Department of Imaging, which covers CT Scanning, MRI and Ultrasound. Patients attend for all types of scans and it is my duty to collect them from wards and departments, either in wheelchairs or beds, and to put them at ease by talking with them and making sure that they know there is no need to worry because they are in safe hands. I very much enjoy that aspect of my role and I gain a great deal of satisfaction from putting patients at ease. I also return patients after their scan has taken place.
All ward controllers have different responsibilities and jobs, depending upon the area they are based in. My duties are based within Imaging, Endoscopy, Nuclear Medicine and X-Ray. The job varies on a daily basis but the first two or three hours is generally the same. I take stock of three linen rooms (Imaging, OPD and Meet and Greet). I take note of what is needed and I put an order in for stock. After that, I then have storerooms 2 and 5 to take care of in X-Ray, where I take complete stock of all the items that need to be replenished and then I put that order in, too.
I have had the most amazing and life changing year!
I left Halesowen College in July 2015 after completing my Level 2 Health and Social Care achieving a distinction*
Charlie is an apprentice at the Learning Hub and has been with us since Nov 2015. He originally began training on our Innovate programme, where he developed his job searching and presentation skills. Following that he then accessed a pre-employment training Apprenticeship programme, via the Learning & Development Department at University Hospitals Birmingham. As part of his apprenticeship he returned to the Learning Hub to carry out his work experience within an administration & reception role.
This is Michelle, who is teaching a class of students on the building Health programme. The students are learning all about the reality of the Nursing Assistant role, which will prepare them for a working placement and a guaranteed interview after the successful completion of all training. For further information on course dates and eligibility criteria call or email us as soon as possible.
If you are aged 18-29 years old and wish to attend our registration session on 15/12/2016, then please call the Learning Hub on 697 8200 as soon as possible