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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/03/2021.

Senior Healthcare Assistant

Job Reference: 415-L21-100

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
Eye Clinic
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum pro rata

The right candidate will have an NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent, a pass in Maths and English at GCSE. They will be expected to complete the Care Certificate within 12 weeks of commencement of employment. Applicants who do not possess an NVQ Level 3 or equivalent need not apply.

The candidate must have an interest in the conditions of the eye. Main duties will include:-

  • Supporting clinics
  • Assisting with injections
  • Administering eye drops
  • Working alongside Clinicians
  • Performing tests such as Visual Acuities, Visual Field Tests and Logmars, training will be given. You will work alongside a registered nurse and are accountable to the Senior Staff Nurse.

The post is to cover maternity leave from April 2021 to January 2022 and is for 37.5 hours per week. Working hours are Monday - Friday and will cover a variety of morning and afternoon clinics dependent upon needs of the service.

Day shift is 08:00am - 17:45pm. Morning shift is 08:00am – 13:00pm and afternoon shift is 12:45pm – 17:45pm. The candidate will be based in Barnstaple but must be prepared to travel to Bideford and South Molton Community hospitals where additional clinics are held.

Please contact if you have any questions about the post.

Closing Date: 4th March 2021

This post is being offered as Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust continue to develop our long standing partnership with a view to becoming a single integrated organisation across Eastern and Northern Devon. Working together gives us the opportunity to offer unique and varied careers across our services combining the RD&E’s track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the university with NDHT’s innovation and adaptability.

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

Pay award due with effect from Thursday 1st April 2021, implementation pending NHS Employers publication.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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