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Band 2
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
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Poole Hospital
Poole, Dorset
£18,005 - £19,337 pa pr
Salary period
25/06/2021 23:59

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Healthcare Support Worker

Band 2

Join us at this very exciting time as Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals have just merged into the University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust.

We have ambitious plans to develop our sites, making even better use of our combined resources to serve our population most effectively.

Joining the teams at University Hospitals Dorset you will be taking up the many opportunities that Dorset has to offer in the way of a rewarding work life balance.

We are located within an area of amazing beauty which includes opportunities to drive, walk, run, swim or cycle in the New Forest , in the Purbecks, along miles of golden beaches and the Jurassic coastline. Bournemouth is a vibrant university town with a wide selection of restaurants and cafes; theatres, cinemas and sporting activities and Poole attracts many visitors, has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant.

Transport links are excellent with Bournemouth International airport, Cross-channel ferry terminals at Poole and direct train access to London.

Please note: all staff being recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across all our Trust locations when service demands require it.

Healthcare Support Worker- Outpatients 

You are a professional and motivated team player with at least 60 hours work experience in a care environment (paid or voluntary). You have GCSE passes or equivalent qualifications in both English and Mathematics. 

If you have excellent communication skills and really care about your patients we have a brilliant opportunity within our friendly outpatients team. 

We provide Outpatient services for both adults and children in a range of specialities. Outpatients experience is desirable but not essential, previous experience as a Health Care Support Worker in an acute area is strongly advantageous  and a  strong willingness to learn is essential.

 If you are highly motivated, and feel you can make a real difference to the quality of patient care delivery, then we would be very keen to hear from you.

You will need to be flexible with regards to shift patterns, no fixed days will be offered. Weekend and evening work will be required on occasions. In return we offer a friendly, hardworking team, a variety of development opportunities and support in your new role.

Please note: if this job requires you to have a DBS check to enable you to properly fulfil the requirements of the job, on appointment you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining a DBS check and this amount will be reclaimed from your salary.

Closing date: 25/06/2021

Provisional interview date: week commencing 12/07/2021 

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Natalie Coomes
Additional information

Natalie Coomes, Deputy Sister

0300 019 8243

We positively encourage informal visits. Please contact Deputy Sisters of outpatients on 0300 019 448243 or Matron Dawn Spriggs on 0300 019 2294