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Clinical Support Worker - Medical Unit

NHS AfC: Band 2

Main area
NHS AfC: Band 2
Fixed term: 6 months
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (X4 37.5 hours post)
Job ref
Royal Lancaster Infirmary.
£18,005 - £19,337 per annum
Salary period
25/07/2021 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

An opportunity has arisen for  Clinical Support Workers to join our team on Wards 2 & 3 in Medical Unit. The wards have been opened since October to support with the pandemic. Caring for medical patients and facilitating rehab.

We are looking for caring, enthusiastic and motivated individuals  with previous care experience and flexibility to work shifts including rotation to nights.

You will receive structured appraisal, support, mentorship and training.

The posts are varied hours per week 


Main duties of the job

Giving patients high quality care and attention and ensuring patient safety  .

Work in support of and under the direction of a Registered Nurse(RN) providing nursing care and assistance to patients  within defined parameters specified by the registered nurse

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 health care 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/ Qualifications

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


Essential criteria
  • Manual Handling of patients using lifting aids
  • Previous experience in a care environment

Skills, abilities and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively (to understand and be understood)
  • Good basic hygiene skills (e.g food handckling, hand washing etc)
  • Ability to work with other people
  • Ability to follow clear instruction and feedback to senior staff
  • Ability to work as part of a team, as well as on own initiative
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Ensure own actions support equality ,diversity ,rights and maintain quality
  • Understands confidentiality
  • IT skills to basic level
Desirable criteria
  • Awareness of the NHS structure and current NHS issues

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Adaptable to the changing needs of the service
  • Self Motivated, enthusiastic, innovative, flexible , approachable, diplomatic
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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Claire Shaw
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01524 5914131