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Clinical Support Worker - Surgical Ward 2

NHS AfC: Band 2

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NHS AfC: Band 2
37.5 hours per week (Full Time 37.5 hours per week)
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Furness General Hospital
£18,005 - £19,337 per annum pro rata
Salary period
01/03/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust covers a large geographic area which encompasses the Furness peninsula, the city of Lancaster and the Lake District. We provide a comprehensive range of acute and support hospital services to a population of 350,000 based around Morecambe Bay. One of the largest employers in the area, we have approximately 6,000 staff working across five sites; Furness General Hospital (Barrow in Furness), Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Westmorland General Hospital (Kendal), Ulverston Community Health Centre and Queen Victoria Centre (Morecambe). By joining us you will be part of a progressive team committed to diversity, excellence and achievement.

Main duties of the job

We are delighted to offer you the opportunity to work in a Ward environment. You will work in support of and under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN), providing nursing care and assistance to patients.

You will also be expected to undertake some administrative duties, such as recording patient information. Provide basic patient care and document that care in the patient records.

There will be some general ward duties, such as stock control, patient meals – Customer care being paramount, helping to provide a quality service for the patients and the Trust.


Working for our organisation

Anyone newly appointed to the trust will be subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period (this includes bank staff). This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the role and working environment.

This advert will potentially close before advertised date once required number of applications have been received.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Work in support of an under the direction of a registered nurse. Providing nursing care and assistance to patients within defined parameters specified by the Registered Nurse (RN).
  • Record patient information.
  • Provide basic patient care and document that care in the patient records.

Person specification

Education and qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Good general education- basic literacy and numeracy skills
  • Willingness to undertake NVQ level 2 in care related area
Desirable criteria
  • Willingness to undertake NVQ level 3 in care related area
  • Completed Trust Support Worker Programme
  • ECDL or equivalent


Essential criteria
  • Previous experience of working with the general public
Desirable criteria
  • Manual handling of patients, using lifting aids.

Skills, ability and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively (to understand and be understood).
  • Good basic hygiene skills
  • Ability to follow a clear instruction and feed back to senior staff.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, as well as on own initiative or with minimal supervision.
Desirable criteria
  • Awareness of the NHS structure and current issues
  • IT skills to basic level
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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship hereWork in the UK. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found hereCriminal records checks for overseas applicants. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

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

Amanda Sharp
Job title
Ward Manager
Additional information

Amanda Sharp Ward 2 Manager on 01229 870870 ext. 51008