Care Assistant

Frimley Health NHS Fou
FPH, Frimley
Competitive salary
09 Jan 2021
18 Jan 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Due to the continued development of the ophthalmology department, we are seeking a dynamic and motivated care assistant to become part of a well-established and progressive ophthalmology team.

We are a busy outpatients department undertaking the assessment and care of Ophthalmic patients, by continually adapting the service to meet and enhance the care we provide to our patients and are therefore seeking a motivated and enthusiastic team player who is highly motivated with a flexible approach and the ability to show initiative and demonstrate excellent communications skills.

You will be an integral member of the team, providing nursing support in the provision of high quality patient care. You will carry out a wide range of duties including dilating and assessing patient's eye sight for a number of ophthalmic clinics. A range of non-nursing duties will also be required to assist in the smooth running of the unit.

You must have a good level of education and be keen to learn.

The role will involve you working in the outpatient department at the Frimley Park Hospital and on a rotational basis in our Mobile Macular Unit. Our service runs 7 days a week and you will be allocated to a rota.

This vacancy is linked to a level 2 apprenticeship. This will support you to gain relevant knowledge, skills and experience that will help you achieve your potential in this role. Working alongside the Trust's experienced staff you will be supported to gain the apprenticeship qualification and functional skills in maths and English if required. This is a great opportunity to gain a national recognised qualification while you are working and earning, which will support you in both this role and in your future career at Frimley Health.

You will not be required to undertake an apprenticeship if you have previously completed a relevant apprenticeship, NVQ or similar qualification.

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There's never been a more exciting time to build your career at Frimley Health, one of the country's largest and most respected hospital trusts. We have three main hospitals: Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area. We also run outpatient clinics and diagnostic services from Aldershot, Farnham, Fleet, Windsor, Maidenhead, Bracknell and Chalfont St Peter.

Recently we have invested £150m in new facilities to create the best environments for our patients and staff. Our projects include new state-of-the-art Emergency Assessment Centre at Wexham Park and a newly planned care hospital in Ascot.

Our three core values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other. So whether you use our services or are just visiting you can expect us to be Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future.

If you have a passion for clinical excellence, patient care and your own career development, you'll feel at home at Frimley Health. Whether you want to broaden your expertise, strengthen your skills or make the move into management. It's one of the reasons our staff consistently rate us among the best places to work in the NHS.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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