Healthcare Support Worker


Posted: 1 week ago

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

£18,005.00 - £19,337.00 pa pr


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

For further details / informal visits contact:

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

Please note that this advert may be removed before the end date if sufficient applications are received.

We believe that having a diverse workforce, and allowing people to be themselves, is essential in ensuring we offer an inclusive, welcoming and productive place to work.

We especially welcome applications from minority groups in the community who may be underrepresented in our workforce.

At UHD our active staff network groups are Black Asian Minority Ethnic Group (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network Group (LGBTQ+), European (EU), Pro Ability Staff Network, and the Armed Forces Support Group.

As a Trust we are proudly signed up to the Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interview schemes.


  • To show us you are right for this job please relate your application to the criteria for the post as detailed in the job description and person specification shown in the right hand column.
  • You will find out if you have been shortlisted by checking your email (including junk and spam mail) and NHS jobs account (for medical posts) or Trac account (for non-medical posts) regularly.
  • If you join us and need a DBS check we will deduct from your salary all or some of the cost
  • Many staff use the DBS update service at a cost of £13.00 p.a. but you need to sign up for this asap via their website.
  • If you come with no previous NHS experience, it is usual to appoint to the minimum of the band.
  • You will be joining a newly merged Trust and some Policies and local Terms and Conditions that apply to you will be confirmed in the coming months.
  • In completing this application you are giving us permission to contact the Home Office/UKBA to establish your immigration status and eligibility to work with us.
  • Previous NHS service will be verified with the relevant employers (if relevant).
  • Travel expenses are not always payable so please check with HR before you travel.
  • Appointment to the post is subject to satisfactory completion of a 6 month probationary period.


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Job Reference

Reference: 153-ATR11984

Closing Date: 2021-06-25

Interview Date: 13/07/2021

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