Clinical Support - Healthcare Assistant - Gynaecology Outpatients

  • Department Gynaecology
  • Salary £18,546.00 – £19,918 per annum
  • Closing Date 19/10/2021
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 2
  • Job ref 223-HAG-780
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time/ Part time 37.5 hours per week (part time hours also available)

Job overview

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a health care assistant to join the gynaecology outpatient team. The Department has various clinics; colposcopy, hysteroscopy, cystoscopy, consultation and specialist clinics.

The role requires use of IT, accurate written documentation, recording patient information, logging and sending specimens. Ensuring the clinic environment is clean tidy and running efficiently, trolleys stocked and any issues reported. Working within department policies, procedures and guidelines.

We offer the successful applicant a supportive, happy working environment, training to undertake the role effectively and to be a valued team member.

Main duties of the job

Gynaecology services are excited to offer the opportunity for an experienced Healthcare Assistant to come and join our team.

We are a service composing of a 12 bedded ward, Gynaecology Assessment and Treatment Unit (GATU), Early Pregnancy Assessment Service (EPAS) and two Outpatients Units.  The successful candidate will be located mainly within the Gynaecology Outpatient Department however may on occasions be required to work on the ward or GATU.

The Gynaecology Outpatient Department prides itself on providing high quality care to all patients within its service. The department is evolving to offer patients a better experience with less time waiting for procedures.

If successful you will be expected to work with the team during patient consultations and  day case procedures such as colposcopy, hysteroscopy and myosures.

Flexibility is required for this post as you will be required to work at both The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford.

Working for our organisation

We are a close team in gynaecology outpatients who are part of a wider team within the Womens' Services unit.  We work closely with the doctors to provide optimum care for the patient we serve.

We are looking for a health care assistant who will actively participate as a member of the team, who can communicate effectively to put patients at ease, with a willingness to learn and be flexible, able to work towards team objectives and goals.

Our team ethos is of professional conduct, friendly, supportive and enthusiastic – ensuring patient-centred care is at the core of everything we do.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person specification


Essential criteria

GCSE in Maths and English grade 9-4 (A – C) OR Functional Skills Level 1 or higher

Desirable criteria

NVQ2/3 in Health related subject


Essential criteria

Can demonstrate an understanding of what is required within the role of a Health Care Assistant in the care setting
Can describe the Trust Values and demonstrate how they put these in to practice within their caring role

Desirable criteria

Previous hospital experience

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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