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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/08/2021.

Healthcare Support Worker

Job Reference: 165-21-07-115

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
165 Ophthalmic Day Care Unit
£18,005 to £19,337 pa

Please Note - The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is following the current Government guidelines regarding social distancing.

With this in mind, all interviews are now conducted by video link using Microsoft Teams. Full details of our process will be given to shortlisted candidates when invited to interview.

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Healthcare Support Worker


Band 2

Salary £18005- £19,337

Part time Posts – 2 x 20 hours per week


We are looking to recruit 2 enthusiastic and conscientious individuals to join our supportive ophthalmic team in our new location at Rotherham Community Health Centre (RCHC.) The roles involve assisiting patients on their journey through the ophthalmology department, being proactively involved in performing ophthalmic tests, providing assistance to the qualified nursing team and Doctors and electronically recording patient information.

The successful candidates will be expected to work together with the existing team to ensure that the day to day running of the department is efficient, effective and provides a good experience for the patients.

These roles require individuals, who are able to manage their own time effectively, work conscientiously and ensure high standards of work at all times. Experience of working in a hospital environment is advantageous, particularly in a clinical setting. However full training will be given.


For informal enquiries please contact :-

Caroline Pollard, Orthoptic and Ophthalmic Operational Manager at (01709) 423977

Or Jenni Webb, Matron for Specialist Surgery on (01709) 426852



This job may close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application quickly to avoid missing your chance to apply. Should you be successful in your application we will contact you via NHS Jobs and this will appear on your homepage under 'Interviews'.

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Please ensure your application includes referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. TRFT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers.

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from everyone. The Trust seeks to establish a workforce as diverse as the population it serves. We will consider applications to work flexibly. If you are disabled and require reasonable adjustments to the application process, please contact the Recruitment Team to discuss.

The cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure will be met by the individual. The Trust will meet the initial costs of the disclosure, and you can choose to have this deducted from either your first month’s salary or in instalments over your first 3 months’ salary. The current price of a standard check is £23 and an enhanced check is £40.

The Trust offers free car parking at the Woodside Building (Woodside Building, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, S60 2TY) if your interview is at the Main Hospital Site, which is a five-minute walk from Woodside. If you require accessible parking or any other reasonable adjustment in order to attend your interview, please contact the Recruitment Team, who will be happy to help you.

You will be asked for proof of your qualifications at the conditional offer stage of your employment. If you are unable to provide evidence the offer may be withdrawn.

New starters to the NHS will start at the bottom of the advertised salary band.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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