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Senior Healthcare Assistant

Band 3

Main area
Ophthalmology
Grade
Band 3
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
188-HCA173-A
Site
Southampton General Hospital
Town
Southampton
Salary
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
18/01/2021 23:59
Interview date
25/01/2021

An exciting opportunity has become available in Ophthalmology for band 3 Senior HCA and imaging support in Eye outpatients, we are recruiting for positions in both Southampton eye unit and Lymington eye OPD.

You will need to have a level 3 qualification in healthcare.

ABOUT THE TEAM

Eye outpatients is a fast moving dynamic outpatient department which runs a six day service, Monday – Saturday and includes activity in offsite centres in Romsey, Hythe and Lymington. The post is based at Southampton General Hospital but may require ad-hoc cover to peripheral sites.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

The role will include supporting the nursing team to deliver high standards of care to patients.  Assessing of visual acuity, instillation of eye drops, preparing patients for invasive procedures, supporting Doctors in clinics, assisting Doctors with laser clinics, supporting and carrying out care for patients identified as vulnerable will be just some of the tasks involved in this particular role.  As a senior HCA, you will have opportunities to develop ophthalmic skills and imaging skills (including visual field tests, scans of the back of the eye) within this role.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

We would love to hear from you if you are keen to develop clinical skills and looking for a challenge of working in a busy and varied environment. We will provide a supportive and comprehensive induction process to enable you to develop into your role and integrate into our team.

All applicants would need to be flexible, empathetic, and passionate. The ability to work well within a team and also independently is required.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.               

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

ABOUT OUR TRUST AND SOUTHAMPTON

UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 26th January 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO APPLY

If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

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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

Name
Kirsty Turner
Job title
Senior Sister
Email address
Kirsty.turner@uhs.nhs.uk
Telephone number
02381208738

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