Healthcare Support Worker - Radiotherapy

Posted: 2 years ago

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

£18,546 -£19,918 pa


We recently went into partnership with Bournemouth University and, with the merger of Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts, became University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust this is a really exciting time to join us!

Our ambitious multi-million pound plans to develop our sites are well underway, including developing RBH as the major acute and emergency hospital in East Dorset, PH as the major planned care hospital, and ambitious plans for Christchurch to support on-going patient treatment.

Joining UHD gives you the opportunity to enjoy all that Dorset has to offer. Bournemouth is a vibrant university town , and Poole has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant.

With both the New Forest and Isle of Purbeck on our doorstep, over 7 miles of stunning sandy beaches and coastal paths, we are located within an area of amazing beauty providing a great place for you to achieve your rewarding work life balance.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Healthcare Assistant to work in the Radiotherapy Department based at the Robert White Radiotherapy Centre at Dorset County Hospital.

The Radiotherapy Department treats cancer patients all over Dorset and is run and managed by University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust.

We are looking for high calibre individuals with good interpersonal and communication skills to be a key part of the team working directly with Oncology patients.

The role is to help facilitate the radiotherapy treatment preparation routine to patients and to support the radiotherapy outpatient setting along side a team of radiographers and other medical and technical experts.

You will be motivated to develop personally in a supportive learning environment and learn such skills as to use an ultrasound bladder scanner and support wound dressing.

Applicants do not require any radiotherapy experience as training will be provided.

Rota: 2 days per week

Based at Robert White radiotherapy centre at Dorset County Hospital

Interview Date: TBC

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: John Payne

Job title: Operational Manager - Radiotherapy

Email address:

Telephone number: 0130 525 3732


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.

Please note:

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated.

Staff recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across all our Trust locations when service demands require it.

This advert may be closed early if sufficient applications are received.

Internal Candidates: staff employed prior to merger who voluntarily change jobs will be appointed to UHD terms and conditions.