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Healthcare Support Workers

Moorfields Eye Hospita
City Road, London
Competitive salary
Closing date
18 Oct 2021
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Exceptional new opportunities at Moorfields

Founded in 1804, Moorfields Eye Hospital is a world-class centre of excellence for eye health services, ophthalmic research and education. We are true pioneers in the fight to cure blindness. Every year we treat more than 750,000 patients at City Road in central London and at 30 satellites, and, in partnership with the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, we lead one of the most impactful ophthalmic research programmes in the world. We train many of the leading eye care clinicians in the UK and internationally, and have a global reputation for quality and professionalism in ophthalmic care. In addition, Moorfields operates two commercial businesses whose profits support our NHS work: Moorfields Private and Moorfields UAE.

The Moorfields Way is to be caring, organised, excellent and inclusive, and we expect all applicants for our posts to commit to upholding these values.

We are seeking exceptional Band 3 Healthcare Assistants that share our vision for excellence to work with us here at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of eye health services in the UK and a world-class centre of excellence for ophthalmic research and education. We treat people over 30 sites in and around London. This means that we can provide more first-class care and treatment in the community, closer to where people live and work.

We are seeking 2 fixed term (maternity leave cover) and 2 permanent Healthcare Support Workers to support our surgical patient pathways and you will be joining our team during an exciting time as we rethink how we provide care for patients who need eye surgery.

The successful applicants will have the opportunity to use their initiative and excellent interpersonal skills as well as learning a range of ophthalmic skills. The post holder will be required to carry out routine procedures to care for patients who are undergoing surgery for patients with many different eye conditions. You will also be expected to support patients and their relatives as required.

You will need to have a caring and compassionate nature, display excellent customer service skills, as well as being able to work independently and safely, following all standard operating procedures. You will receive a full induction, training and competency package on commencement and you will receive supervision from an experienced member of the team.

The roles are based in our Moorfields Eye Hospital at City Road. The 2 fixed term posts are to cover Maternity Leave, but there will be other opportunities within Moorfields after that.

The successful candidate will be required to be flexible, enthusiastic and committed to bringing the highest level of ophthalmic care to people, reflected in our Trust's core belief that "People's sight matters".

Previous healthcare assistant experience of working in an acute hospital setting would be desirable, as well as a good standard of education including numeracy and literacy. NVQ Level 3 in Health or equivalent qualification is also desirable.

For the 2 permanent Healthcare Support Worker posts, we can offer apprenticeship scheme to the right candidates if you don't have hospital experiences as a Healthcare Support Worker. We can also support the right calibre candidates to get into training towards Band 4 Registered Nursing Assistants.


This post will be subject to a probationary period of 6 months.

During the probationary period, your suitability for continued employment will be assessed and provided a satisfactory standard is achieved and maintained, your employment will be confirmed. The probationary period may be extended

Or your employment terminated either during or at the end of probation, in line with the trust Probationary Policy. For the duration of the probation period, the notice period will be in line with contractual obligations on either side.

For further details / informal visits contact:

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