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CUH induction - A beautiful video that reflects and celebrates the amazing work taking place at CUH. Showcasing the breadth of skills, expertise and professions of our staff members.

CUH induction - A beautiful video that reflects and celebrates the amazing work taking place at CUH. Showcasing the breadth of skills, expertise and professions of our staff members.

Link: https://youtu.be/iXLEyAYGnxA

Useful Links

Sustainable Transformation PartnershipIt’s all coming together: information on job roles within the NHS

Course finder toolHealth Careers – use this link to find a course that suits you.

HCPCThe Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) protect the public by regulating 15 health and care professions. To do this they set standards for professionals’ education and training and practice, keep a register of professionals (known as ‘registrants’), who meet their standards, and take action if professionals on the Register do not meet their standards:

NHS values for healthcare e-tool -Try the NHS ‘Values for healthcare’ challenge e-tool which has been developed for anyone who is thinking of applying for a support role [Bands 1-4] in the NHS in order that they can assess how well their values match the 6 NHS Constitution Values. The e-tool, which also aims to raise awareness of Bands 1-4 roles, can be accessed by a computer, tablet and mobile. Any one of the 4 support worker job roles featured in the Values for healthcare challenge can be chosen even if it doesn’t match the type of job role you are aiming for or thinking about. Find out whether you have what it takes to work in the NHS by going to NHS Values Tool . On completion, you will receive your results and feedback by email which you can then download. It is up to you whether you share your results with anyone. The link to ‘Values for healthcare’ is also available on NHS Jobs

Step into the NHSTake the quiz. This is designed to help you find a career that may be suited to you. Step into the NHS is an interactive website which gives a great introduction to the NHS and the careers available in the industry.

For Schools – This link is for teachers and provides resources for the different key stages Step into the NHS – For Schools

Ambulance Service –  If you are thinking of a career in the ambulance service there is lots of information on the East Anglian Ambulance website

You may find the following videos useful:

Nursing, Midwifery or Healthcare Support Worker –  Find out more:

Health Careers – Explore the huge variety of healthcare roles available Careers in Health

If you would like to see a little bit of the hospital, click on the links for a virtual 360 degree tour:

Interested in what else is available at CUH?  – Please see our Careers site for more information.

Videos

Science & Medical Physics

Medical Physicists research and develop techniques and equipment used to diagnose and treat illness, covering areas such as imaging techniques, radio therapies, electronics, and laser technology. Interested in Biomedical Science – Take a look at the Institute for Biomedical Science pages for more information. Hear from some of our very own scientists:

Science and Mortuary

This may not be something you had thought about, but watch Jess explain to you about her role and the satisfaction of caring for patients.

Clinical Scientist

Are you interested in Science and blood? Do you like the idea of helping patients with their blood disorders? If so, this may be the career route for you. Watch Stephen talk about his journey with CUH for over 20 years and how you can start and develop your career as a clinical scientist.

NHS Careers - Clinical Biochemistry

Sterile Services

Do you know what this department does? If you are inquisitive and like taking things apart and putting them back together, this may be for you. Watch Richard talk about his lead role, where he started and how he describes what the team as are doing.

NHS Careers - Decontamination and sterile services

Pharmacy

Medicines are the most common form of treatment in the NHS and pharmacies are where medicines are stored, prepared and dispensed. Pharmacies can be found in hospitals and the community, in health centres and GP surgeries and in high street shops and supermarkets. Watch this video if you think a career in pharmacy could be for you. There are lots of different roles at different levels providing the opportunity to work your way up.

Radiography

Watch a video of Radiographers at work and explaining about their role at CUH. Could this be the career for you? Radiographers take images of the insides of patients’ bodies to diagnose injury or disease. They also care for and treat people with cancer. Radiographers look after people who are unwell or in pain, and may be anxious or uncertain about what is going to happen. They use their wide range of skills and training to deliver a sensitive, patient-focused healthcare service in imaging and radiotherapy. Radiographers use high-tech, expensive equipment and are an important part of a large medical team.

Prosthetics and Orthotics

Have you heard of these roles? Do you like the idea of having face to face patient contact and helping them move forward in life and achieving goals they never thought possible? Watch Erin at work making a cast and fitting a leg to see if this inspires you, and is your dream career pathway?

NHS Careers - Entry requirements and training (prosthetist/orthotist)

Maxillofacial

Did you enjoy clay modelling as a child; do you like art or graphics? Watch Adrian and the team at work making facial implants for patients, designing ears, nose and eyes to help patients with disfigurement from either from an accident or cancer etc.

NHS Careers -

Oral and maxillofacial surgery

Speech and Language Therapy

Did you think this is just about talking? Wrong – this is about feeding and swallowing from birth to the elderly. Watch the video to find out a bit more about what they do – it may be your future career.

Theatres

Does working in a theatre get your mind wondering what you could apart from being a surgeon. There are many roles within an operating theatre, why not watch Nicola talk about her role and why she likes what she does, and then click on the link here to research other roles which may suit you.

NHS Careers - Medical associate professions (MAPs)

Physiotherapy

Why choose physiotherapy? Becoming a physiotherapist means you can play a key role in enabling people to improve their health, wellbeing and quality of life, take a look at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy page for more information.

It’s a profession that works with people to identify and maximise their ability to move and function – an essential part of what it means to be healthy. Once you have a physiotherapy degree you are eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). You can also join the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) as a qualified member and enjoy the chartered status that inspires public confidence and provides an advantage in the jobs market. So if you want an academic qualification and professional status, physiotherapy can be a great choice of career.

Lady on green exercise ball holding dumbbell's sat next to physiotherapist
Dietetics

Dieticians are qualified and regulated health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems at an individual and wider public-health level. They use the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices: The Association of UK Dietitians

Noushka  - Dietitian
Clinical Engineering, Innovation, Design and Development

Clinical Engineers design, develop and maintain equipment used for diagnosing and treating patients. Find out more - Clinical Engineering - UCAS Do you have an interest in design and engineering. Have you thought I could do this in the NHS? Watch this to find out more.

Neurophysiology

Have you ever wondered how the brain works, what brain waves are sent when you smile or close your mouth – if so, this may be the career for you. Take a look at a Neurophysiologist at work.

Audiology

It is amazing the tests that can be done if your balance isn’t very good or you are hard of hearing. Would you like to know more? Click on the video to look at the career prospects of an audiologist.

Administrative and Clerical

Our Admin & Clerical placements can provide you with a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable administration experience in the NHS across different clinical settings such as acute, mental health or community hospitals to local health centres and practice surgeries:

Finance staff at desk in office
Service Manager

What training do you think you need for a Service Manager? James describes his journey at CUH and the training he has completed starting with an apprenticeship, working his way up in administration. James now oversees the Ophthalmology department. Once you start in an administration post, there is a variety of career pathways available to you.

NHS Careers - Administration

Digital Marketing

Do you like social media, website projects, filming, photography and communication? Does this sound like a career for you? Listen to Josh talk about his journey into an apprenticeship and his progression in his career so far.

NHS Careers - Training and development (communications and corporate affairs management)

Workforce Co-ordinator

Does working in a department that supports the whole of Cambridge University Hospitals appeal to you? Listen to Marc talk about his journey from an apprenticeship in Recruitment to a Manager in Estates and what is involved in his role.

Physician’s Assistant

Have you heard of this role? Do you want to work face to face with patients? This role is key to supporting the treatment of patients across the whole of the Trust whether you are in Accident and Emergency, in the Rosie Maternity Unit or on one of the wards. Do you enjoy communicating with people and have a caring nature? Watch Jade talk about her role and where it can lead to.

Phlebotomy

Are you interested in blood and like the idea of working face to face with patients? How about being able to talk all day. Being a phlebotomist provides you with the opportunity to communicate with people, put them at ease and have a rewarding job with career progression in healthcare at a time that suits you.

NHS Careers - Phlebotomist

Research

Do you understand what goes into research? Once you have studied for your career maybe a doctor, nurse or scientist there are many opportunities to move into the field of Research. Listen to Jason talking about his role as a Research Nurse.

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

Carpentry and Maintenance

Are you a maintenance person, someone who likes building things or mending them. CUH has many different career roles in the Estates and Facilities department. Here is Ben talking about his role as a carpenter, why he likes being at CUH, and working in the NHS. Why not check out to see if we offer your career choice as an apprenticeship direct from college by emailing apprenticeships@addenbrookes.nhs.uk

NHS Careers - Estates Services