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Health Care Assistant Band 2

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Band 2




Full time - 37.5 hours per week

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Royal South Hants Hospital




£20,270 - £21,318 pa

Salary period



02/02/2023 23:59

Interview date

Job overview Job overview

Are you looking for a career change? Are you looking for a job where no two days are ever the same? Come and join our dynamic and friendly team! An excellent opportunity has arisen for a full time Band 2 Health Care Assistant to work in the Southampton Dermatology Centre based at the Royal South Hants Hospital. The Southampton Dermatology Centre operates from 07.00 – 18.00 Monday to Friday, with some occasional weekend working. You will be assisting in the management of the smooth running of clinics within the Dermatology Department and Medical Outpatients Department and assisting the nurse surgeons in our Day Case surgical rooms. You will provide pre-and post op care in the Admissions and Recovery Bay.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Working for our organisation What we can offer you

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. 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.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities Your Responsibilities What you'll do

The Dermatology Department offers various services and clinics such as UVL treatment, phototesting, Botox, patch, 2 week skin cancer pathway, vulval clinics. Many of our clinics are nurse led such acne, topical treatments, allergy patch testing, mole mapping and wound clinics and various Medical Outpatient clinics.

The post holder will be responsible for assisting in some of these clinics and to chaperone patients. You will also run the admission and recovery area when there are Day Case surgical patients, take observations and providing aftercare information. You will also have the opportunity to provide assistance to the Dermatology Nurse Surgeons in the operating rooms.

The post holder will also be responsible for providing care and advice to support and facilitate high quality, individualised care to patients and relatives. We also look after a small number of clinics for Medical Outpatients such as TB, Diabetes and Gastro and you will be assisting clinicians with observations, venesection and to facilitate the smooth running of these clinics.

We are looking to recruit a Health Care Support worker who has a keen interest in working in the speciality of Dermatology. Previous experience is desirable however not essential as all the training required will provided.

Additional information

Interviews will be held on Friday, 17th February 2023

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person specification Qualifications / training required Essential criteria
  • Completed care certificate or ability to complete within 6 months of appointment
  • Desirable criteria
  • BTEC level 2 or above in health and social care. Interested in undertaking further training
  • Level 3 qualification; BTEC, L3 diploma, A levels
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience in Acute hospital setting
  • Previous experience in HCA experience
  • Previous experience in Volunteer sector
  • Previous experience in Teaching Assistant
  • Previous experience in Nursing home carer
  • Experience in a caring role
  • Understanding of acute hospital environment and the role of HCA
  • Aptitudes and skills required Essential criteria
  • Demonstrates clarity and breadth in use of verbal and written communications in relation to our patient group
  • Ability to work as a team member and work under own initiative
  • Clear rationale for applying for post
  • Be able to take instruction / directions and work within the confines of the role
  • Desirable criteria
  • Able to demonstrate literacy and numeracy
  • Personal qualities Essential criteria
  • Ability to cope with fluctuating demands and pressures of the role
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to deal with a range of difficult situations
  • Empathy, Patience, dependability and motivation
  • Special requirements of the post Essential criteria
  • Able to cover a full range of shifts the role requires
  • Values and behaviours Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

    Getting to work - our travel promise

    Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

    Our commitment to equality

    Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

    UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

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    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Documents to download
  • Job Description (PDF, 376.9KB)
  • Person Specification (PDF, 204.5KB)
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