Senior Healthcare Support Worker at East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust (Sponsorship Available)

The services of a qualified and dedicated Senior Healthcare Support Worker are currently needed at East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust. If you are passionate about providing quality care and meet the criteria below, they would love to hear from you.

The organization is a large hospitals Trust, comprising five hospitals and a number of community clinics serving approximately 700,000 people in east Kent. Additionally, the Trust provides some specialist services for a broader population, including renal services in Medway and Maidstone, and a cardiac service for all of Kent based at William Harvey Hospital, Ashford.

The Trust has a strong interest in improving the health of the communities it serves through research and innovation. The hospitals participate in numerous clinical research studies and recruit high numbers of patients into research trials. Kent and Medway’s Clinical Trials Unit is based in the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital, Margate. As a teaching Trust, it plays a vital role in the education and training of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, working closely with local universities and King’s College University in London.

Position: Senior Healthcare Support Worker

Salary: £22,816 – £24,336 per annum

Job Type: Full Time

Location: UK

About the Role

As a team at the Celia Blakey Day unit they are working hard to ensure they put patients and families at the heart of everything we do. They provide care gold standard care to patients and families receiving systemic anti-cancer treatments.

Receiving a Cancer diagnosis is often one of the most daunting moments of a person’s life. However, at Celia Blakey they aim to provide personalised and holistic care, whilst making the Unit a warm and welcoming environment. By providing friendly smiles and supportive care are aim is to make the journey slightly easier for both the patient and their family. They work closely with consultants, Macmillan nurses, acute oncology and many other professionals to ensure the best outcome is achieved.

Main Duties

  • Recognise and report problems to appropriate senior staff
  • To assist in the provision of quality care and be involved in the measuring of standards
  • Be prepared to take on the responsibility of a link role appropriate to the clinical area
  • To maintain a successful relationship with the unit manager and other members of the team, participate in team meetings and join in exchange of information and ideas, being involved in the decision-making process
  • To participate in communication with patient and carers that promotes patient choice, ensuring patient confidentiality is maintained at all times
  • To offer emotional support, bearing in mind the differing reactions of patients to their diagnosis and illness, reporting any physical or psychological issues to the appropriate member of staff
  • To have a positive attitude towards change and recognise the need to be able to alter practice to meet the demands of patient/service.
  • To provide support to the Nursing team. To ensure the maintenance of high standards of patient care in response to service needs


  • Certificate of Sponsorship
  • Competitive Salary
  • Staff training and development

IMPORTANT: Please note that if you require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK you must declare this on your application form, even if you currently have a certificate of sponsorship or a work permit for another role and are already working in the country. Please note we are only able to sponsor candidates on a Skilled Worker Visa applying for roles Band 5 and above.

Required Documents

  1. CV/Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Application Process

Interested and qualified individuals should kindly CLICK HERE to learn more about the role and to apply

Application Deadline

July 11, 2024

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