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Specialist Medicine
Band 2
Permanent: full and part time hours are available
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (flexible working up to 37.5 hours per week)
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Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Employer type
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£20,270 - £21,318 pa pro rata
Salary period
26/02/2023 23:59

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Healthcare Support Worker - Specialist Medicine

Band 2



Job overview

Specialist Medicine

Healthcare Support Worker - Band 2

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve? Be Brilliant with RCHT. We are looking to increase our team of Healthcare Support Workers in various departments within the Care Group of Specialist Medicine.

A Healthcare Support Worker is no ordinary job and it is not for an ordinary person.  We need caring, supportive people who love helping others and can come to work with a positive attitude and a friendly smile.  It that sounds like you, then we guarantee you will leave at the end of each shift feeling proud of the work you have done to support patients to feel and be at their best. 

The Specialist Medicine Care Group has 7 specialist medicine wards and 3 units. The Units include the Cardiac Cath Lab, the Renal Unit and Medical Day Unit. The wards are Renal and Endocrine, Specialist Infection Control, Respiratory and Cardiology. Specialist Medicine is a friendly and welcoming team and we are fortunate to have a clinical practice educator, we ensure we fostering an environment that values education.

Main duties of the job

Working in the NHS is not all about making other people richer or doing meaningless, boring and unrewarding jobs – it’s real work with real people.  It takes flexibility, commitment and compassion, but in return we can offer you a rewarding career where you can really make a difference.

With strong team working skills, you will be able to demonstrate the values that are important to us, communicating well with both colleagues and patients.  We are open to your ideas for how to improve the services we offer; without compromising on quality and always treating patients and team-mates with respect and dignity.

Working for our organisation

Here at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust we are proud of the first class care we provide our patients and to further support this we are expanding our teams of Healthcare Care Support Workers across all departments within the Hospital.  You will be trained to complete your Care Certificate which gives you all the skills you need to be a success (aside from your brilliant personality and helpful nature!).  But it doesn’t stop there – if you want to progress in your career we can even offer you the opportunity to specialise with specialist skills or take our fantastic apprenticeship to become a nurse.  No university fees, no student debts - you can earn whilst you learn!  What are you waiting for?

Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target.  All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise.

Update – NHS employees/applicants of frontline posts at the Royal Cornwall Trust are no longer required to be fully vaccinated against COVID by 1 April 2022.  This is pending the public consultation and Parliamentary review announced by the government. We may however request immunisation status but this will not impact working with the Trust.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Our Healthcare Support Workers are key members of the team.  Without you we would not be able to give the quality care we do - to thank you for your dedication and hard work, we promise you:

A rewarding job, where your care makes a daily difference to our patients.

Supportive on the job training and induction, including the opportunity to build on your healthcare career with an opportunity to access a nurse career pathway.

Guaranteed monthly income.

Be a part of a team dedicated to providing first class patient care.

Option of full and Part time hours.

Staff support networks.

Staff benefit packages, with access to the employee pension scheme.

Staff recognition.

Salary sacrifice schemes.

If you are a healthcare professional looking for the next step in your career, then this could be the opportunity for you to join a very warm and well established team. Apply now to ensure you do not miss out.

If you are only interested in working for one specific clinical area?

When making your application, please declare at the top of your supporting statement one clinical area that you would like your application to be considered for and we will try our best to accommodate your preferred option. If you do not specify a clinical area, or are unsure about the different areas, then don’t worry we will still consider your application for a healthcare role within the Care Group of Specialist Medicine.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Good level of general education.
  • NVQ Level 2 in “Direct Care” or “Health” or “Health and Social Care” or working towards it.
Desirable criteria
  • Willingness and ability to gain NVQ level 2 in “Direct Care” or “Health” or “Health and Social Care”.


Desirable criteria
  • Working in a team

Practical/Intellectual Skills

Essential criteria
  • Basic keyboard skills
  • Can demonstrate practical skills to others.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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