Assistant Healthcare Support Worker - Trustwide
Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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No experience in healthcare? It’s okay, here at Royal Papworth Hospital we’ll support and teach you everything you need to know. We are looking for likeminded individuals who care, want to make a difference and will uphold our Trust values of Compassion, Excellence and Collaboration.
The Healthcare Support Worker role is a great starting point to begin a lifelong career in Healthcare or an excellent opportunity to gain new skills and experience.
One of the most amazing aspects of this role is you will meet people from all walks of life. The healthcare support worker role is a key role in the healthcare team. You can make such a positive impact and difference on a patient and the care they receive. We know the work we do is rewarding but tough. We have an extensive support system in place for staff support who can offer 24 hour support and guidance to help you look after yourself whilst caring for others.
Main duties of the job
When you start we’ll give you the training you need to feel safe and supported in the role. We’ll support you achieving the care certificate which is a universal qualification, recognised across the health sector. We’ll give you training in your specialist area so you are able to grow and develop your career with us at Royal Papworth. We’re passionate about education and investing in our staff.
Examples of what you may do as part of the role are:
Washing and dressing patients
Serving Meals and feeding patients
Helping patients to move around
Communicating to patients and their families
Taking patients observations
Assisting with clinical tasks eg taking blood sugar recordings
Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UKs leading heart and lung hospital, delivering care to more than 50,000 patients a year in its new state-of-the-art hospital in Cambridge.
It performs the most heart and/or lung transplants in the UK and carried out the UKs first successful heart transplant in 1979. It also offers emergency heart attack treatment, sleep centre care and is one of just five centres nationally for those in severe respiratory failure. Based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus the largest centre of medical research and health science in Europe the Trust is at the heart of treatments of the future.
Royal Papworth became the first hospital trust in the country to be rated outstanding in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission - a rating it still holds today.
The Trust holds its values of compassion, excellence and collaboration at its core, and all colleagues joining the team are expected to uphold these in their day-to-day roles and interactions.
Royal Papworth is proud of its diverse workforce and encourages people to embrace their individuality. The Trust values difference and welcomes all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Providing they meet the minimum post criteria, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview.
On this page you will find a Role Profile which provides information about the hospital and full details about the role. We recommend that you review this and refer to it as you complete your application. Please include how you will meet the Trust Values Compassion Excellence Collaboration. If you would like more information about the role or working at Royal Papworth Hospital, please get in touch with the contact for this role.