Project SEARCH Barnstaple intern Danielle Young has become the first person this year to gain employment at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust through the award-winning supported internship program.
Danielle has been appointed to the new full-time role of radiology clinical support worker at North Devon District Hospital and will start full-time paid employment on 20 March 2017.
Danielle’s role involves a variety of tasks in the radiology department, including calling patients for appointment and getting them ready for their x-rays, maintaining stock, transporting patients and a number of admin tasks. Danielle started this role as Project SEARCH intern on her first placement in September and has continually impressed all members of the team.
Viv Easton, radiology department manager at the Trust, said: “Danielle made a fantastic difference to the workflow in our busy X-ray department during her 12 week placement as an intern, so we are all delighted that she has now joined our team and look forward to working with her as a full-time, permanent member of staff. Well done Danielle!”
Danielle expressed her delight on her appointment and said: “I am so chuffed that I have got a job in the NHS. I have loved my placement and have thoroughly enjoyed working with the radiology team.”