Clinical Support - Womens Services Assistant

  • Department Maternity
  • Salary £18,870.00 – £19,918 per annum
  • Closing Date 24/05/2022
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 2
  • Job ref 223-WSA-436
  • 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 (Days, nights, weekends, bank holidays and unsociable hours over 7 days.)

Job overview

We are looking for new members to join us in the Antenatal and Triage areas of our service. You would need to be flexible, hardworking, enjoy changing daily work with an interest in pregnancy and supporting women throughout this exciting time.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to recruit friendly, motivated and compassionate individuals to become part of our established Women's Service Assistants Team within the Antenatal Areas of Princess Royal Hospital Women and Childrens Unit

Working alongside the Midwifery team you would be involved in providing direct care for Women during pregnancy as well as the operational running of the clinical areas ensuring we continue to achieve high standards of cleanliness and patient care.


Working for our organisation

These posts are based within the Antenatal Ward and Obstetric Triage   but we may require you to work in other areas of Maternity as the service needs.  Care provision is 24 hours, 7 days a week and you will be required to work shifts including nights, weekends and bank holidays.

You would be working with a range of health professionals to care for women throughout pregnancy. No two days are the same and it can be a very busy yet rewarding fast paced environment.

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 of C or above in Maths and English or equivalent

Desirable criteria

NVQ level 2 in care

Experience and Knowledge

Essential criteria

Sufficient experience to demonstrate a good understanding of clinical care in a hospital environment


Essential criteria

Sound IT skills
Evidence of a good standard of communication skills including verbal, non verbal and written

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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