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Healthcare Support WorkerBand 2


Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group


Dorchester, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Healthcare & Medical




Not specified

Permanent | Full Time

Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity to work for Dorset Leg Ulcer Service. We require an active Healthcare Support Worker to join the dedicated Leg Ulcer Nursing team.

This post is for 15 hours per week working in the Leg Ulcer Service to support Level 3 Leg Ulcer clinics, home visits in community covering North and West Dorset. You will be working alongside the leg Ulcer nurse Specialist and support and training will be given.

Main duties of the job

You will be required to implement nursing care for patients and support specialist Leg Ulcer Assessments under the supervision of the Leg Ulcer Nurse Co-ordinator and work in partnership with the clients and their carers.

There will also be ample opportunity to work within the leg ulcer service on the bank in other leg ulcer clinics to cover annual leave and sickness.

On-going support and training will be given. 

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Working for our organisation

At Dorset HealthCare we’re on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We’re a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here – it’s one of the reasons the CQC rated us ‘outstanding’ in 2019. It’s also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you’re looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

 Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you’ll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don’t know. And you’ll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person specification

Educational Requirements

Essential criteria

  • NVQ 2 or willing to work towards NVQ 2
  • Desirable criteria

  • Completed Tissue Viability Course for HCA’s or relevant study days
  • Skills/Experience/Knowledge

    Essential criteria

  • Ability to work as part of a nursing team
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience working within Primary Health Care
  • Previous experience of wound care
  • Business Travel

    Essential criteria

  • Subject to the provisions of the Equality Act 2010, able to travel using own vehicle on Trust business
  • Addtional Requirements

    Essential criteria

  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English, adequate to enable the post holder to carry out the role effectively
  • What working for us will provide:

  • 27 days of annual leave, rising to 33 over ten years
  • Excellent NHS pension scheme
  • Health and wellbeing services
  • Flexible working options, including family-friendly hours
  • Free training and one-to-one career coaching to reach your career goals
  • Preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses and AHPs
  • Access to nine staff networks – have a voice and transform our Trust
  • Relocation costs where applicable
  • Salary sacrifice scheme opportunities – including childcare vouchers, car lease and cycle scheme, home technology equipment, and buying and selling annual leave
  • NHS discounts to save on your shopping, gym membership and more
  • Medical Staff:

  • Annual Leave starting from 27-32 days, rising to 32-34 days depending on grade
  • Study Leave allowances of £1,000 per year plus 10 days study leave pro rata per year
  • Recruitment and retention bonus offered where applicable
  • Visit our to learn more about our culture, staff stories, benefits, development programmes and opportunities.

    What you need to do:

    Before applying for this post, please do ensure that you have read the job description and person specification requirements. If you think you have everything we're looking for, then we'd love to hear from you, alternatively if you would like more information about the role please do not hesitate to contact us.

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