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Healthcare Support Worker Recruitment – #Why I Care

We are working with our local NHS services across Nottinghamshire to recruit Healthcare Support Workers. CARE4Notts are able to offer you guidance or support with your application and interview.

A Healthcare Support Worker (HCSW) in the NHS typically works in one of seven settings:

  • Mental Health – helping with the care, treatment and recovery of patients.
  • Community – working with GPs and nursing teams to deliver and manage care in a patient’s home or community-based healthcare setting.
  • Primary Care – assessing new patients and supporting the wider GP surgery medical and nursing team.
  • Hospital – supporting patients and managing daily activities.
  • Midwifery – working on the maternity ward, supporting new parents and their babies.
  • Children’s Services – working with nurses to support outpatient clinics and school clinics.
  • Learning Disability – helping people with learning disabilities or autism to learn new skills and reach a level of independence.

In social care, there are equivalent care worker and personal assistant roles. You can find out more about social care roles here at Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham City Council.

In the NHS there are no set entry requirements to become a healthcare support worker, but good literacy and numeracy skills are preferred. You will also need a healthcare qualification such as a BTEC or NVQ for our Band 3 roles. For some roles, some experience of healthcare or care work may be beneficial – this could be from paid or voluntary work, or through experience, you bring in from previous roles. But academic qualifications aren’t everything. You’ll also need to be caring, kind and willing to really get stuck into the role – it’s a hands-on environment where teamwork, communication and organisational skills are vital.

Have any questions – watch this video to find out more

Introduction to the role

We can help you apply

If you would like to speak to us about the role or would like some help with your application or interview skills please call Emma on 07385 948875 or email emma.cross15@nhs.net

If you are ready to apply please use the links below for the latest jobs:

Where would you like to workHow to apply – please follow the linksClosing Date
Maternity
QMC
Band 2 Maternity Support Worker15/09/2022
Surgery
Kings Mill Hospital
Band 2 Theatre Support Worker19/09/2022
Stroke Rehab Service
City Hospital
Band 2 Healthcare Assistant19/09/2022
Surgery
QMC
Band 2 Healthcare Assistant19/09/2022
Surgery
QMC
Band 2 Healthcare Assistant20/09/2022
Medicine
Kings Mill Hospital
Band 2 Healthcare Support Worker 20/09/2022
Critical Care
Kings Mill Hospital
Band 2 Healthcare Support Worker 22/09/2022
Children’s Community Clinics
QMC
Band 2 Clinical Support Worker26/09/2022
Mental Health
Millbrook Mental Health Unit
Band 2 Healthcare Assistant29/09/2022
Mental Health
Wathwood Hospital
Band 2 Healthcare Assistant05/10/2022

The Royal College of Nursing has some great information about joining the healthcare team – find out more here

Watch these videos to find out more information about the role

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