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Senior Health Care Assistant

NHS AfC: Band 3

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Senior Health Care Assistant
NHS AfC: Band 3
28.5 hours per week
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£17,787 - £20,448 pro rata per annum
25/10/2018 23:59

Outstanding Care, Outstanding Careers


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.

Outstanding Location

West Dorset with its outstanding scenery and rugged coastline is characterised by a number of small towns, each with a distinct identity. The coastline is protected by World Heritage as a site of outstanding natural beauty.

Dorchester is an intriguing mix of historic and the modern, with the new Brewery Square development offering a vibrant and sophisticated leisure and shopping complex.

The local schools are amongst the best in the country with a mix of public and private education.

The hospital is close to the town centre of Dorchester, and has excellent bus and rail networks, making the major centres of Bournemouth, Bath, Southampton, Exeter and Bristol easily accessible

Outstanding Rewards

NHS Discount Scheme – free to join and a huge range of discounts for NHS staff

Childcare Support – our staff receive discounted rates at Sunny Days Nurseries and we also provide a childcare voucher scheme.

Cycle to Work Scheme – we run a Cycle to Work Scheme, offering savings on the cost of a new bike plus cycling equipment

Pension – the NHS offers one of the UK’s best pension schemes with an excellent package of benefits

Flexible working – a range options including compressed hours, term-time contracts and part-time working

Staff Recognition – as well as regular appraisals, local and corporate inductions, we recognise the great work of our staff through the Monthly Hospital Heroes Award and the Annual Gem Awards

Employee Support and Wellbeing– A free, confidential counselling service for both work and non-work related matters. A physiotherapy service is also available.

Outstanding Career

Family Services and Surgical Division

DEPARTMENT: Anaesthetic Pre-assessment / Surgical Admissions Lounge

Senior HealthCare Assistant, Band 3, 28.5 hours supporting the Pre-assessment Nurse Specialists., Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester

An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit an experienced Health Care Assistant as part of a dynamic and motivated team. The post-holder will be working as part of the Pre-assessment department team and will be involved all aspects of patient care.   This role supports the trained nurses in the anaesthetic pre-operative assessment of patients by providing a comprehensive, confidential administrative service, using discretion and initiative in a flexible, sensitive and efficient manner whilst working to tight deadlines. The post holder will also support the trained nurses in the provision of care to patients in SAL when necessary. Experience in phlebotomy and ECG is an advantage but training will be provided.

Positive about disabled people

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Deputy Sister Jo Blaken (  Extension number: 4222