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Clinical Support Worker - Elective Orthopeadic Unit

NHS AfC: Band 2

Main area
NHS AfC: Band 2
Permanent: Temporary for a period of 6 months
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Furness General Hospital
£18,005 - £19,337 per annum pro rata
Salary period
29/07/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

We are delighted to offer you the opportunity to work in a Ward environment. You will work in support of and under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN), providing nursing care and assistance to patients.

You will also be expected to undertake some administrative duties, such as recording patient information. Provide basic patient care and document that care in the patient records.

There will be some general ward duties, such as stock control, patient meals – Customer care being paramount, helping to provide a quality service for the patients and the Trust.

work in support of an under the direction of a registered nurse providing nursing care and assistance to patients within defined parameters specified by the registered nurse.   

Main duties of the job

Clinical practice: 
* Work effectively with the multidisciplinary team in order to achieve desired outcomes that 
promote the wellbeing of patients. 
* Assist the RNs in the delivery of care to a designated patient group, demonstrating an ability to 
priortise such care. 
* Assist in the implementation of direct clinical care. 
* Determine the comfort of patients by talking and listening to them and building up a rapport. 
* Assist in feeding of patients who are unable to do so themselves and complete food charts 
where necessary. 

More detail in the Job Description attached 

Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals-Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community healthcare premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre. 

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services. 

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses. 

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading.

You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/  

Person specification

Education and qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Good general education- basic literacy and numeracy skills
  • Willingness to undertake NVQ level 2 in care related area
Desirable criteria
  • Willingness to undertake NVQ level 3 in care related area
  • Completed Trust Support Worker Programme
  • ECDL or equivalent


Essential criteria
  • Previous experience of working with the general public
Desirable criteria
  • Manual handling of patients, using lifting aids.

Skills, ability and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively (to understand and be understood).
  • Good basic hygiene skills
  • Ability to follow a clear instruction and feed back to senior staff.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, as well as on own initiative or with minimal supervision.
Desirable criteria
  • Awareness of the NHS structure and current issues
  • IT skills to basic level
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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Job title
ward manager
Email address
Telephone number
01229 491008
Additional information

Amanda Sharp ward manager ward 2 491008