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Bank Senior Healthcare Support Worker

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

The Senior Healthcare Support Worker will work as part of the nursing team providing personal nursing care and clinical interventions to patients min the hospital/community setting

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

As a Senior Healthcare Support Worker , you will contribute to the assessment of care needs and delivery of planned care under delegation and direction of the registered nurse.  The role includes recording and documenting physiological observations such as blood pressure, pulse and temperature and documenting  any changes to the patient’s clinical condition.  To practice in accordance of Trust standards and policies and work within the boundaries of role and individual competence.

About the role

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is looking for highly motivated and committed  Senior Healthcare Support Workers  to join our Staff Bank team at the Royal Devon University Healthcare Foundation Trust (Eastern/Exeter services)

Our bank service aims to supply appropriately skilled staff to cover temporary shortages. Joining the bank provides you with an excellent opportunity to gain insight and experience into a wide variety of wards and areas while providing you with the flexibility to choose your own working hours.

As a member of Trust you will:

  • Gain experience of supporting and providing services within a large Trust across both acute and community services
  • Have access to a range of services and opportunities to gain experience
  • Have flexibility to work hours that suit you without the commitment of contracted hours
  • Friendly onsite bank team 7 days a week
  • Booking of shifts from home via app
  • Be paid weekly

As a Senior Healthcare Support Worker , you will work with the nursing teams and undertake a range of activities under the supervision of a registered nurse.

You will be able to demonstrate the ability to deliver high standards of patient care. You will need to be able to work flexibly, using your own initiative and be able to function as part of a team.

We can offer flexible working and an attractive salary

Working Pattern: Flexible.

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

For further information please contact Ginette Clarkson, Clinical Matron via email at 

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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