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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/11/2021.

Clinical Support Worker

Job Reference: 415-Z21-613

Employer:
Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
Department:
Sexual Health
Location:
Exeter
Salary:
£18,546 - £19,918 Per Annum Pro Rata

Clinical Support Worker Band 2 - Sexual Health

We are looking to recruit a full-time (37.5hrs per week) Band 2 Clinical Support Worker to join the expanding team in this busy sexual health department. The clinics are based in Exeter city centre and surrounding locality areas. Applicants for this post need to be able to manage a demanding workload, and have the flexibility to work within the needs of the service, to include some evenings and weekend work.

Working under the supervision of qualified nursing and medical staff, the post-holder will assist in the care of patients within the department and carry out general duties to enable the effective running of clinics. This will include a range of clinical and non-clinical tasks, such as: chaperoning patients during clinical examinations and procedures, undertaking venepuncture, stocking clinic rooms, ordering clinical supplies, filing results and entering data.

Previous experience working in sexual health or any related health field is desirable but not essential as training can be given. However, an ability to deal professionally and sensitively with the general public is essential. We work with a diverse range of patients, and the post-holder must be non-judgmental with excellent communication skills, and a positive, self-motivated attitude.

 

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Good written & verbal communication skills
  • Experience of working with the general public
  • Non-judgmental, positive, self-motivated attitude, with a good understanding of confidentiality
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to undertake venepuncture or willingness to undertake training

Please note: We do expect a high number of applications for this position and therefore the closing date may be brought forward. We would therefore suggest you submit your application as soon as possible if you are interested in this position.

For any enquiries with regard to the post, please contact: fiona.stonham@nhs.net

Closing Date: 1st November 2021




The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) are planning to formally join together in April 2022; subject to the necessary approvals from our Board, Governors and regulatory authorities. Over the last few years we have made good progress by working more closely together to tackle our shared challenges. However, both organisations believe that combining our strengths into a single organisation will put us in a stronger position to offer high quality, resilient services to the people of Devon now and in the future. Further information regarding the proposed NDHT and RD&E integration is available on each of the Trust websites.

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.


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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