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Senior Health Care Assistant

Job Reference: 403-GEN1959

Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Respiratory Medicine
Musgrove Park hospital, Taunton
£17,787 - £20,448 Per Annum

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Healthcare Assistant to join us in the Somerset Lung Centre.


The department provides a comprehensive clinical respiratory service including a full range of routine and specialist respiratory investigations, full sleep diagnostic and treatment services.


The purpose of the role is to assist the clinical team (consisting of 6 consultants, 2 respiratory nurses and 6 physiologists) in the smooth delivery of respiratory clinics.


We are looking for someone who is confident, approachable, and sensitive; you must be enthusiastic, motivated with good communication skills, have the ability to work under pressure and be committed to delivering high quality patient care.


The post holder will work under indirect supervision of the clinical team and undertake tasks and duties delegated by the clinical team. You will work collaboratively with the organisation to meet the needs of patients, following policies and procedures.


The successful candidate should ideally have experience as a clinical health care assistant. There will be opportunities to assist and participate in some of the clinical work provided by the physiologists and support the consultants with some minor invasive procedures; we will provide a full corporate and local induction on appointment and you will be supported in further training and development opportunities as they arise.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Miss Susan Wright
tel: 01823 342353

Our values are simple: Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading.

We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource, we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and the dedication and conscientious of our staff.

Please ensure you read the attached document entitled NOTES FOR ALL APPLICANTS. This document includes essential information about the Recruitment Process.

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If you are successfully appointed, by completing the application form you authorise the Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

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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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