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Clinical Support Worker - Acute Medical Unit/SDEC

NHS AfC: Band 3

Main area
Acute Medicine
NHS AfC: Band 3
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Various hours available)
Job ref
Royal Lancaster Infirmary
£20,330 - £21,777 per annum pro rata
Salary period
29/06/2022 23:59

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

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has 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

An opportunity has arisen for a Band 3 Clinical Support Worker within the Acute Medical Unit/SDEC.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual who is keen to take a leadership role within the acute setting and be a support to both the Clinical Support Workers team and the Nursing team alike. 

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

Main duties of the job

You will have the opportunity to develop your clinical skills and receive structured appraisal, support, mentorship and training. 

As a Clinical Support Worker you will:

  • Work in support of and under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN), 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.
  • Work effectively with the multidisciplinary team in order to achieve desired outcomes that promote the well being of patients.
  • Assist the RN’s in the delivery of care to a designated patient group, demonstrating an ability to prioritise such care.
  • Assist in the implementation of direct clinical care.
  • Determine the comfort of patients by talking and listening to them and building up a rapport.
  • Assist in feeding of patients who are unable to do so themselves and complete food charts where necessary.
  • Have venepuncture skills
  • Performing of ECG's

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 health care 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

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
  • Good basic hygiene skills
  • 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

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Disability Confident - two yearsVeteran AwareNo smoking policyDisability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Stonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Morecambe Bay - Inclusive EmployerStep into health

Applicant requirements

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Michelle Oliver
Job title
Unit Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01524 516246