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As and When Healthcare Assistant - Outpatients

Employer
Dorset County Hospital
Location
Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
15 Oct 2021

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Outstanding Hospital

We are the largest and most diverse employer in West Dorset with over 3,000 staff providing an acute hospital service to a population of over 250,000.

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them and to achieve this we ensure our values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Excellence is at the core of everything we do.

We are a Trust that celebrates diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We would welcome applications from people in all under-represented groups.

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Family and Surgical Division

Healthcare Assistant - Outpatients

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated Band 2 Healthcare Assistant with excellent communication skills to work as part of the Outpatient nursing team on and 'as and when' basis. This role is to assist the current nursing team with additional clinics due to the Outpatient waiting list created by Covid-19.

Outpatient's is a diverse, multidisciplinary environment which requires flexible and adaptable skills, an aptitude to learn and a motivation to develop your own skills.

If you are a dynamic individual who enjoys a challenge and would like to join a team who are passionate about providing high quality care to their patients, then we want to hear from you.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, motivated and committed to give high quality nursing care and be able to work autonomously as well as part of a team. You will consistently ensure that a patient's privacy, dignity and psychological well-being is maintained, and at all times, the care given is patient centred.

You need to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. We require individuals who are forward thinking, well organised and with a positive attitude towards flexibility and change.

The successful candidate will be required to rotate through the Outpatients areas, such as Women's health, Medical / Surgical and the Robert White Centre, ENT, Ophthalmology and Orthopaedics. The Outpatient nursing team covers both Dorset County Hospital and Weymouth Community Hospital clinics, and therefore the ability to travel between sites is essential. Recent Outpatient Experience would be an advantage but not essential.

The working pattern is flexible, in order to meet the needs of the service with a variety of week days and weekends available.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Senior Sister Gemma Harris or Deputy Sister Kim Legg on 01305 255292 for further details.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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