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Clinical Support Worker

NHS AfC: Band 3

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Clinical Support Worker
NHS AfC: Band 3
Full time - 24 hours per week (Part time 24 hours per week)
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Furness General Hospital
Barrow in Furness
£20,330 - £21,777 Per annum Pro rata
Salary period
30/11/2021 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

The Ophthalmology Department cares for patients of all ages attending a wide range of ophthalmic clinics. We have Doctor / Nurse led clinics on all sites. Within this post you will work in general Ophthalmology clinics and more specialised ophthalmic clinics, preoperative assessment and support the organisation and running theatre lists on a day to day basis, this provides the opportunity to cover all different aspects of Ophthalmic Care.

You will undergo in house training specialising in Ophthalmic Nursing care.
You will be expected to complete the ophthalmic competencies for the post that are required to work in the department.

Main duties of the job

Main duties include

Work in support of and under the direction of a registered 
nurse, providing nursing care and assistance to patients 
within defined parameters specified by the Registered Nurse 

Record patient information.

Provide basic patient care and document that care in the 
patient records.

 Agreed clinical tasks, clerical duties and phlebotomy.
Be required to participate in working flexible hours to the needs of
the service



Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals-Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community healthcare premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre. 
FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services. 

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses. 

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading.

You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/  

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Previous experience in a care setting
  • Good standard of general education
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively (to understand and be understood)
  • Ability to work as part of a team, as well as on own initiative


Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience within the Out-patient setting
  • Experience of using IT systems e.g. Lorenzo or equivalent
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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 here. 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 here. 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 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Leanne Herbert
Job title
Department Manager/ Lead Nurse
Email address
Telephone number
01229 491179
Additional information

Neil Horton

Deputy Department Manager/Senior Nurse

01229 491179

If you have problems applying, contact

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