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1 Scalpel…microscope…camera…purchase ledger: Career opportunities in the NHS Alan Simmons Careers Consultant NHS Careers Join the team and make a difference

2  Size and structure of the NHS  Career areas & roles  Opportunities at university and beyond  Pay  Careers information & resources from NHS Careers  NHS Jobs

3 Size and structure of the NHS

4 NHS organisations in England (at 9-10) 168 Acute (Hospital) Trusts 12 Ambulance Trusts 11 Care Trusts 59 Mental Health Trusts 147 Primary Care Trusts 9 Special Health Authorities 10 Strategic Health Authorities Total 416* NHS organisations (*includes 129 Foundation Trusts at March 2010) Source:

5 How the NHS works

6 Staff in the NHS 2009 (approximately!)

7 Career areas & roles

8 Examples of careers in the Allied Health Professions  Adult psychotherapist  Art therapist  Child psychotherapist  Chiropodist/podiatrist  Clinical psychologist  Counselling psychologist  Diagnostic radiographer  Dietitian  Dramatherapist  Forensic psychologist  Health psychologist  Music therapist  Occupational therapist  Orthoptist  Orthotist  Physiotherapist  Prosthetist  Psychotherapist  Therapeutic radiographer  Speech and language therapist  Technical instructor

9 Examples of careers in the Ambulance Service team  Ambulance care assistant  Call handler  Control room manager  Control room supervisor  Emergency care practitioner  Emergency medical dispatcher  Paramedic  Patient transport services controller  Patient transport services driver  Student paramedic

10 Examples of careers in the Dental Team  Associate dentist  Assistant dentist  Dental nurse  Dental hygienist  Dental therapist  Dental technologist  Dental surgeon  Dentist – community  Dentist - general practice  Dentist – hospital  Dentist – public health  Oral & maxillo-facial surgeon  Maxillofacial prosthetist  Orthodontist  Paediatric dentist  Restorative dentist  Vocational trainee

11 Examples of career areas for Doctors  Acute care common stem (ACCS)  Acute Internal Medicine  Anaesthesia  Chemical pathology  Community Sexual & Reproductive Health  General practice  Histopathology  Medical microbiology  Medical virology  Medicine in general  Emergency medicine  Neurosurgery (core neuroscience training)  Obstetrics & gynaecology  Ophthalmology  Oral and maxillofacial surgery  Paediatrics  Psychiatry in general  Public health  Surgery in general

12 Examples of careers in Health Informatics  Administrative assistant  Assistant IT support officer  Assistant manager, medical records  Clinic clerk  Clinical audit manager/officer  Clinical coder  Clinical records officer  Computer manager and information co-ordinator  Information analyst  Information services manager  Information specialist  Information/library officer  IT trainer  Knowledge and information manager  Librarian  Medical records clerk  Network manager  Patient liaison manager  Project manager  Public health intelligence manager  Telecommunications manager  Ward clerk

13 Examples of careers in Healthcare Science  Anatomical pathology  Blood transfusion  Clinical biochemistry  Clinical embryology  Clinical immunology  Cytopathology  Haematology  Histopathology  Phlebotomy Life sciences Physiological sciences  Audiology  Cardiology  Clinical perfusion  Critical care technology  G I physiology  Hearing therapy  Neurophysiology  Ophthalmic science  Respiratory physiology  Urodynamics  Vascular technology  Vision science  Biomechanical engineering  Clinical illustration  Equipment management  Information technology / computer science  Medical engineering & rehabilitation engineering  Diagnostic radiology  Nuclear medicine  Radiation protection  Renal dialysis  Maxillofacial prosthetics Medical physics and clinical engineering* *Under Modernising Scientific Careers, medical physics and clinical engineering will form 2 separate work areas

14 Examples of careers in Midwifery  Community midwife  Consultant midwife  Delivery suite manager  Health visitor  Labour ward manager  Midwife  Neonatal nurse

15 Examples of careers in Nursing  Community nurse  District nurse  General/adult nurse  Health visitor  Learning disability nurse  Mental health nurse  Nurse Consultant  Occupational health nurse  Paediatric (children’s) nurse  Practice nurse  Prison nurse  School nurse

16 Managers of…  Administration  (the) Board  Change  Clinical audit  Clinical governance  Clinical risk  Clinical site  Commissioning  Communications/public relations  Contracts  Estates & facilities  Finance  General services  Hotel services  Human resources  Information  Information management  Linen/laundry services  Medical records  Patient services/patient liaison  Training  Projects  Practice (e.g. a GP surgery)  Primary care development  Procurement and supplies  Sterile services  Strategic development

17 Examples of careers in the Wider Healthcare Team Administration  Clerk  Medical record keeper  Medical secretary/personal assistant  Receptionist  Secretary/typist  Switchboard operator/telephonist Corporate services  Architect  Chaplain  Engineer  Finance staff  Health education/promotion officer  Hospital play staff  Human resources staff  Librarians  Surveyors Domestic services  Catering manager  Catering assistant  Assistant catering manager  Chef/head chef/assistant chef  Domestic services manager/ supervisor  Domestic services assistant  Housekeeper  Laundry manager/assistant Estates services  Building worker – bricklayer/ carpenter/painter/plumber/tiler  Caretaker  Electrician  Estates manager  Estate technician  Gardener/grounds staff  Window cleaner Support services  Audiovisual technician  Driver  Fire safety officer  Messenger  Porter  Security  Sterile services manager/ assistant  Storekeeper Clinical support services  Arts therapy assistant  Assistant dietitian  Assistant technical officer  Cardiographer  Clinical support worker in dentistry  Maternity support worker  Medical laboratory assistant  Newborn hearing screener  Nursing healthcare assistant  Occupational therapy assistant  Physiotherapy assistant  Phlebotomist  Podiatry assistant  Radiography assistant  Speech and language therapy assistant

18 Opportunities at university & beyond

19 Opportunities at University  Nursing*  Occupational therapy*  Orthoptics*  Operating department practice*  Paramedic science  Physiotherapy*  Physiological science (incl GI, cardiac, neuro, respiratory)  Podiatry/chiropody*  Prosthetics and orthotics*  Radiography* (therapeutic & diagnostic)  Speech & language therapy*  Audiology*  Biomedical science  Clinical perfusion  Dental hygiene*  Dental technology  Dental therapy*  Dentistry**  Dietetics*  Healthcare Science  Medicine**  Midwifery* Financial support for eligible students: *Tuition fees paid in full & bursary payable ** NHS support from part way through course For more info, visit: NHS Student Bursaries website:

20 Opportunities for Graduates – Clinical  Clinical scientist training – relevant science degree required for entry – NB changes as a result of Modernising Scientific Careers  Biomedical scientists - NB changes as a result of Modernising Scientific Careers  Arts therapists (music, drama & art therapy)  Psychologists – clinical, counselling, forensic, health areas, primary care graduate mental health worker  Accelerated programmes for graduates:  Dentistry**  Dietetics*  Medicine**  Nursing*  Occupational therapy*  Physiotherapy*  Radiography* (therapeutic and diagnostic)  Speech & language therapy* Financial support for eligible students: * Tuition fees paid in full & bursary payable ** NHS support from part way through course For more info, visit: NHS Student Bursaries website:

21 Opportunities for Graduates - Non-clinical  Graduate Management Training Scheme**  Financial management stream  General management stream  Human resource management stream  Informatics management **Details for 2011 entry yet to be confirmed – visit  Other “non-scheme” opportunities e.g.:  Health informatics (e.g. librarians, statisticians)  Operational management  Engineering etc.

22 4-YEAR ACCELERATED DEGREE IN DENTISTRY (SOME DENTAL SCHOOLS) – FROM YEAR 2 TUITION FEES PAID AND ELIGIBLE FOR MEANS TESTED BURSARY DENTIST CLINICAL SCIENTIST TRAINING LEADING TO MSC & REGISTRATION WITH HPC (SALARIED WHILST TRAINING) CLINICAL SCIENTIST IN MICROBIOLOGY GRADUATE MANAGEMENT TRAINING SCHEME – GENERAL MANAGEMENT STREAM (SALARIED WHILST TRAINING) GENERAL MANAGER DIETITIAN ACCELERATED PRE-REGISTRATION DEGREE IN DIETETICS (TUITION FEES PAID & MEANS-TESTED BURSARY) BIOLOGY

23 COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER GRADUATE MANAGEMENT TRAINING SCHEME – FINANCE STREAM (SALARIED WHILST TRAINING) FINANCE MANAGER 4-YEAR ACCELERATED DEGREE IN MEDICINE (SOME MEDICAL SCHOOLS) – FROM YEAR 2 TUITION FEES PAID AND ELIGIBLE FOR MEANS TESTED BURSARY G.P. ARTS ADMINISTRATOR/ CO-ORDINATOR ACCELERATED PRE-REGISTRATION DEGREE IN SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY (TUITION FEES PAID & MEANS-TESTED BURSARY) SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST ENGLISH

24 MSC IN AUDIOLOGY LEADING TO REGISTRATION WITH RCCP (TUITION FEES PAID & MEANS TESTED BURSARY) AUDIOLOGIST ASSISTANT PSYCHOLOGIST POST + TRAINING AT MASTERS LEVEL CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST FURTHER TRAINING PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING PRACTITIONER MENTAL HEALTH NURSE ACCELERATED PRE-REGISTRATION DEGREE IN MENTAL HEALTH NURSING (TUITION FEES PAID & MEANS TESTED BURSARY HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT PSYCHOLOGY

25 GRADUATE MANAGEMENT TRAINING SCHEME – INFORMATICS MANAGEMENT STREAM (SALARIED WHILST TRAINING) INFORMATICS MANAGER 2 YEAR POSTGRADUATE QUALIFICATION IN SOCIAL WORK (AFTER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE) (SOCIAL WORK BURSARY PAYABLE) SOCIAL WORKERCONTRACTS MANAGER FINANCE OFFICER BUSINESS STUDIES

26 …but don’t forget the many opportunities for “non-University trained” staff too!

27 Career Framework for the NHS Initial entry level jobs More senior staff Consultant practitioners Advanced practitioners Senior practitioners Practitioners Assistant practitioners Senior healthcare assist./technicians Support workers Domestic, porter, cadet, care assistant Medical sec., senior housekeeper, therapy assistant, HCA, ATO Clinical support worker, cook, housekeeper Consultant psychiatrist, board director Nurse consultant, consultant SLT, chief pharmacist Head of estates, specialist OT/midwife Hotel services manager, community psychiatric nurse, health visitor New entrant radiographer/midwife/nurse/OT, paramedic, biomedical scientist Assist. Pract. (technical cardiology), Asst. Pract. (neurology), OT technician EXAMPLES

28 Pay

29 Pay systems as at April 2010  Agenda for change  Covers the vast majority of staff in the NHS  Has 9 “bands” (levels), ranging from band 1 (£13,653 to £14,364 p.a.) to band 9 (£77,079 to £97,478 p.a.)  Doctors and dentists  Very senior managers

30 Join the team and make a difference NHS Careers: information and resources (England only)

31 What is NHS Careers?  Careers information for England only*  websites (3)  literature (all free)  contact centre  phone   post  fax  Job vacancies (NHS Jobs for England & Wales)  Careers counselling/guidance  *There is separate provision in Scotland and Wales

32 NHS Careers – contact details NHS Careers PO Box 2311 Bristol BS2 2ZX Fax: (main site) (for year olds) (www.facebook.com/stepintothenhs) (www.youtube.com/nhscareers)

33 Link to NHS Jobs website Download leaflets Link to list of NHS Trusts Contact centre details Advice line for existing NHS staff A-Z of around 110 NHS careers Main NHS Careers website Resources for teachers Find university courses Monthly feature Find university courses leading to statutory registration Different ways to explore the careers information Latest news Search the site Info for staff qualified outside UK

34 Step into the NHS (14-19 year olds) Register to receive welcome pack and customised information Career “mapper” – short quiz to suggest possible careers Link to pages for teachers and careers/personal advisors Case studies of NHS staff Video clips Additional features for students who’ve registered Menu

35 Students registering with the Step into the NHS website will receive (for free) …  A personalised welcome pack of information  Access to additional areas of the Step into the NHS website  Ongoing communication (termly) until they are 19

36 Advice on applying for a job Change degree discipline Case studies of graduates now working in the NHS Sign up for job alerts through the NHS Jobs website Advice on career prospects Links to graduate schemes What can I do with my degree website (graduates and undergraduates)

37 NHS Jobs

38 Jobs website (England & Wales) Simple search facility Register for job alerts by & RSS More advanced search facility How to apply, hints on applications and interviews etc Browse vacancies by career groupings

39 Using the “Advanced search” function… LOOKING FOR VACANCIES RELATED TO… TRY SEARCH TERMS IN THE SKILLS FIELD SUCH AS… EXAMPLES OF RESULTING JOB VACANCIES NUTRITION “healthy eating”, “diet”, “food”, “allergy”, “health promotion”, “nutrition”, “lifestyle”  Lifestyle support worker  Health development practitioner  Assistant nutritionist/dietitian PSYCHOLOGY “talking therapies”, “counselling”, “mental health”, “low intensity”, “high intensity”, “IAPT”  Substance misuse practitioner  Wellbeing Coordinator  Mental health advisor - trainee ADMINISTRATION “marketing”, “project”, “payroll”, “finance”, “communication”, “record-keeping”  Marketing coordinator  Employment services officer (recruitment)  Finance assistant SPORT SCIENCE “exercise”, “fitness”, “lifestyle”, “stroke”, “physiology”, “cardiac rehabilitation”  Rehabilitation assistant  Health improvement practitioner  Cardiac physiologist LIFE SCIENCES “laboratory”, “pathology”, “public health”, “healthcare science”, “health protection”  Training administration asst. (pathology)  Medical laboratory assistant – advanced  Trainee biomedical scientist PUBLIC HEALTH “health improvement”, “health protection”, “substance misuse”, “smoking cessation”  Health promotion resource & info. officer  Integrated care drugs worker  Administrator (PCT, working at a prison)


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