Healthcare Support Worker - Stroke and TIA Clinics


Posted: 2 years ago

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

£18,546 - £19,918 pa

Fixed term (14 months)

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.

We are looking for a friendly, motivated individual to support the running of our TIA (Transient Ischaemic Attack) and Stroke Outpatient Clinic. This is a 14 month fixed term post

If you have excellent communication skills and are committed to delivering high quality care to patients we have a brilliant opportunity within our friendly outpatients team.

We provide urgent outpatient services for patients that have been suspected as having suffered a TIA. We also provide follow up outpatient services to patients who have suffered a Stroke. The HCA role includes supporting the running of the clinic, completing patient observations and further investigations if required (i.e. blood tests and ECG's). Experience as a health care assistant is advantageous, but not essential as full training will be given. 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.

The role supports the TIA clinic in Poole Mon-Friday and at weekends in Bournemouth. Ability to work across both sites and weekend working is essential.

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.

Base Location: Poole Hospital but you will be required to work across site.

Provisional interview date week commencing: 15th April 2022

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Jacqui Leggett and Laura Gleave

Job title Specialist Nurse Practitioners

Email address

Telephone number 0300 019 3039

Additional contact information

Laura Gleave -

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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.



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Job Reference

Reference: 153-ATR12873

Closing Date: 2022-04-10

Interview Date: 15/04/2022

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