Health care support worker - Childrens outpatients (band 2)

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Health care support worker - Childrens outpatients (band 2)


Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, Silsden, Bradford

  • Part time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 15 May | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 35a2b13cbd8d4d3abf593fa9d20a7a86

Full Job Description

We are looking for individuals with or without experience of working in healthcare, to join the NHS family helping people from your local community. Healthcare Support Worker (HCSW) opportunities are available at Airedale Hospital in our Children's outpatient department.

No experience? No problem. We will teach you everything you need to know.

To us, it is more important that you are a caring and kind person with a genuine desire to help and support children and their families who attend our outpatient department. Working as a Healthcare Support Worker in a hospital means you will need to be flexible and able to work various shifts which covers the service needs (Monday to Friday).

If this sounds like you, then you already have the skills that make a great Health Care Support Worker.

Right from the time you join us, you will have access to learning, development and training opportunities. As you progress in your NHS career you will acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to provide safe and compassionate patient care.

The Healthcare Support Worker role can also lead to a range of career opportunities. With the right support, those who want to can undertake the necessary training to become our future nurses, nursing associates and midwives., As aHealth Care Support Worker, youwill be a hugely valuable support to our Nursing and Midwifery teams providing care to our patients. Every day will be different, and you will work alongside the rest of the team carrying out a wide range of tasks to support an efficient and safe clinics.

Examples of what you may do as part of your role

  • Helping patients to move around

  • Talking to patients and their families

  • Monitoring patient conditions

  • Supporting with procedures such as blood tests

  • Greeting and booking patients into clinics

  • Supporting with developmental assessments

  • You will need to be flexible to allow you to cover clinics Monday to Friday. Some clinics are held off site so you must be able to drive

    This opportunity is only available for candidates who have the right to work in the UK as we are currently unable to provide sponsorship for this role.


    We offer an initial two-week induction and training programme for HCSW's. This includes learning about the Hospital and all the core skills you will need such as preventing infection and how to provide direct care. You will have some learning with registered nurses and other days specifically for HCSW. For anyone new to care, we then offer two weeks support working alongside an experienced HCSW in clinical practice, learning the role before being included in the staffing numbers. We will support you to achieve a Care Certificate during your first few months if you do not already have one.

    We are always looking for enterprising and innovative approaches to the way we provide our services. We are a national centre for telemedicine and introduced telehealth to the UK offender healthcare sector and also provide the service to patients in their care homes. Community matters to us and we are supported by 400 dedicated volunteers and have strong links with Bradford University, Craven college and Leeds City College to ensure we inspire the workforce of the future.

    We want to attract staff who embrace out 'Right Care' behaviours of compassion, a commitment to quality of care and working together for patients - we want to make these part of our DNA.