Healthcare Support Worker

NHS AfC: Band 3

Main area
Division B - Outpatients
NHS AfC: Band 3
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B
£17,787 to £20,448 p.a. pro rata
22/07/2018 23:59




Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 9000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together- safe, kind, excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

This post is an exciting opportunity to work in both a busy Trauma and Orthopaedic Clinic (T&O) and a Medical Clinic, where we see patients from their first appointment to their discharge.

You will work closely with friendly staff from Consultant Teams, Speciality Support Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Staff Nurses, HCSW's, Orthopaedic Practitioners, Trauma Nurse, Co-ordinators, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Clinic Co-ordinator, Secretaries and Receptionists.

We will give you an induction week, tuition in the way we use EPIC, application of splints and removal of casts and much more.

In Clinic one, we see Elective patients thinking of a joint replacement to those with fractures, you will work in both the elective and fracture clinics.

For Clinic 33, we see patients from a variety of medical conditions where you will act as chaperone, open the clinic up on the days you work there in the morning to prepare it for the day, take general observations, urine tests etc as required through to the end of the day, usually split between clinics.

As a Band 3 HCSW you will learn how to dress various types of wounds and work alongside the Trained Nurses in or External Fixator clinics.

Once trained you will carry out the Resus box and other weekly or daily checks.

The hours are 37.5 over 5 days each week. Our early shifts currently start at 08:30 and the lates, only one per week, finish at 18:30, or when the clinic finishes.

We have various Students that come to learn about T&O and Medicine; you will have a chance to help them.

Most of our clinics are held in Clinic One and Thirty three, but we also have some in Clinics Five & Six.

Our Senior Managers are Senior Clinical Nurse Samantha Crouch & Operations Manager Andi Thornton for Outpatients and Operations Manager Andrew Thompson for Trauma and Orthopaedics.

Please note all applicants for Band 3 HCSW positions need to have untaken and passed Band 3 Assignment. Details will be sent to shortlisted applicants for those not yet undertaken assignment.

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

For further details of our fantastic benefits please refer to the attachment below - CUH Benefits.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Viki Sanders, Sister on 01223 257105 / 01223 257094

If you have problems applying, contact

01223 217038