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Health Care Support Worker

Job Reference: 449-SHS326

Solent NHS Trust
Sexual Health Service
£20,330 - £21,777 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

We are looking for two enthusiastic, dynamic, motivated and flexible Healthcare Support Workers to join our integrated sexual health service. We provide screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, HIV care and contraception to a diverse population of clients.

The successful candidates may have some previous experience working as a Healthcare Support Worker orin a sexual healthenvironment but people skills and a willingness to learn are paramount.

Adaptability is essential in an ever-changing service. The successful candidate will also demonstrateexcellent written and verbal communication skills, their abilityto work as part of a close-knit team and an understanding of the importance of putting clients at the centre of their care.

Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to phlebotomy, chaperoning clinical staff, restocking, some administration, and reception duties and supporting the rest of the team to run an efficient service.

In return you will become a valued member of a team known for its innovation and high standard of care. You will be supported to complete in house training by a line manager andHCSW 'mentor'. You will have regularone to one meetings and appraisals to monitor your progress and development needs. In addition, the service offers regular education sessions and clinical supervision.

Contact Annie Clark on for further information about this opportunity.

Although based at St Mary's Community Health Campus, Portsmouth, you will be expected to work in sexual health clinics across South East Hampshire and on occasion, Hampshire-wide, dependent on the needs of the service.

For this post, you will need to hold a full UK driving licence and have access to the use of a car.

Two posts available - 37.5 and 32 hours per week including evenings and weekends.


We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders. Please be advised that we may choose to close adverts early should we receive a high number of applications.

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

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