Healthcare Assistant | Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Job details
Posting date: 24 May 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £22,816 - £24,336 pro rata
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 23 June 2024
Location: Truro, TR1 3LJ
Company: Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6341158/156-6071832-C

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An opportunity has arisen for a Band 3 Healthcare Assistant to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.

The Eye Unit is situated on the ground floor of the tower block, providing high quality services to patients in all clinical ophthalmic areas.

To include outpatients, casualty, pre and post-surgery assessment clinics, minor operations, glaucoma service and WARM service. These clinics are held currently over the 3 Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust sites.

Come and join the staff that is highly skilled, motivated and focused on delivering and developing ophthalmic care.

These posts are available in both part-time and full time hours, to be decided at interview

To contribute to the delivery of excellent care and the efficient running of ophthalmic c clinics by assisting nursing and clinical staff, and to deliver care in a manner sensitive to the individual patients needs and wishes, acknowledging and respecting their confidentiality, rights and beliefs at all times.

To assist and support professional practitioners and patients during clinical treatment and procedures.

To undertake a co-ordinator role within clinics and support colleagues.

To establish a rapport with the patient and relatives and an awareness of the individual patient needs, ensuring these are communicated to the Registered nurse.

To identify the potential for stress and to support patients in the care environment by demonstrating empathy and understanding.

Whilst maintaining a professional attitude at all times, develop sound interpersonal relationships with patients and colleagues.

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the biggest provider of healthcare services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our three main sites are Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro, St Michael’s Hospital Hayle and West Cornwall Hospital Penzance, our staff and services are available across the region.

The Trust employs 5,000+ staff, has a budget of £380 million and 750 beds. We work with health and social care organisations -including NHS Kernow and NHS England- to ensure local healthcare needs are met. We provide acute medical, surgical and specialist services to around 500,000- which can increase significantly during busy holiday periods.

The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we continually develop clinical services and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care offered locally.

We can offer you a rewarding career in a supportive working environment. We have extensive educational links to help you realise your full potential and develop skills to provide outstanding healthcare to the local community.

Enjoy an outstanding quality of life in a place that offers surfing beaches and fishing harbours to beautiful countryside and historic towns. With clean air, plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and excellent schools, colleges and universities (including adult education) it is the ideal place for families and for you to develop your own career.

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right-hand side. 

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following: 
• Identity Checks 
• Professional registration and qualification checks 
• Employment history and reference checks 
• Work health assessments 
• Criminal record check standards 
• Right to work checks

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Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity. 

This advert closes on Thursday 6 Jun 2024

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