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Day Surgery Theatre Support Worker
NHS AfC: Band 2
37.5 hours per week
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Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Day Surgery
£17,652 - £19,020 per annum
28/08/2019 23:59

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Theatre Support Worker - Day Surgery Unit

NHS AfC: Band 2

Outstanding Care, Outstanding Careers


Outstanding Hospital

We are the largest and most diverse employer in West Dorset with over 3,000 staff providing an acute hospital service to a population of over 250,000.

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them and to achieve this we ensure our values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Excellence is at the core of everything we do.

Outstanding Location

West Dorset with its outstanding scenery and rugged coastline is characterised by a number of small towns, each with a distinct identity. The coastline is protected by World Heritage as a site of outstanding natural beauty.

Dorchester is an intriguing mix of historic and the modern, with the new Brewery Square development offering a vibrant and sophisticated leisure and shopping complex.

The local schools are amongst the best in the country with a mix of public and private education.

The hospital is close to the town centre of Dorchester, and has excellent bus and rail networks, making the major centres of Bournemouth, Bath, Southampton, Exeter and Bristol easily accessible

Outstanding Rewards

NHS Discount Scheme – free to join and a huge range of discounts for NHS staff

Childcare Support – our staff receive discounted rates at Sunny Days Nurseries and we also provide a childcare voucher scheme.

Cycle to Work Scheme – we run a Cycle to Work Scheme, offering savings on the cost of a new bike plus cycling equipment

Pension – the NHS offers one of the UK’s best pension schemes with an excellent package of benefits

Flexible working – a range options including compressed hours, term-time contracts and part-time working

Staff Recognition – as well as regular appraisals, local and corporate inductions, we recognise the great work of our staff through the Monthly Hospital Heroes Award and the Annual Gem Awards

Employee Support and Wellbeing– A free, confidential counselling service for both work and non-work related matters. A physiotherapy service is also available.

Outstanding Career

The Day Surgery Unit is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Theatre Support Worker to complement our hard working team.

The Day Surgery Unit comprises of two day surgery theatres with attached ward and recovery areas, a Satellite unit at Weymouth Community Hospital comprising of one theatre with recovery and ward area, an Eye Day Case Ward Unit and also one procedure room suite performing procedures under Local Anaesthesia. The post holder will provide support to the Day Surgery Nurses in the delivery of all aspects of evidence based patient centered care in a safe effective and efficient environment and assist in the development of the departmental services.

The post will be up to full time hours working in both the ward and theatres. Full in house training and support will be given to the successful candidate.

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Applicant requirements

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lisa Ismaili Day Surgery Unit Manager on 01305 253301 or 01305 254500.