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Clinical Support Worker

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

Role Summary

We are looking to recruit a Healthcare Clinical Support Worker to join the team at Devon Sexual Health. This is a 12-month, fixed-term, maternity leave cover position, working 22.5 hours per week. The clinics are based in Exeter City Centre and at Tiverton Hospital.

About the Role

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

More detail about the role:

Working under the supervision of qualified Nursing and Medical staff, the post-holder will assist in the care of patients within the department and carry out general duties to enable the effective running of Clinics. This will initially include a range of clinical and non-clinical tasks, such as: chaperoning patients during clinical examinations and procedures, undertaking venepuncture, stocking clinic rooms, ordering clinical supplies, filing results and entering data. Once initial training has been undertaken, there may be opportunity to progress along the salary scale to a Band 3 role, that involves seeing patients independently to take a sexual history and initiate STI testing, and providing certain follow-up treatments.

No previous experience or qualifications are required, just a desire to deliver excellent patient care with the support and guidance of your colleagues. An ability to deal professionally and sensitively with the general public is essential.  We work with a diverse range of patients, and the post-holder must be non-judgmental with excellent communication skills and a positive, self-motivated attitude. You will quickly become a valued member of the team through our comprehensive induction and training programme, and our commitment to learning and development will satisfy even the most ambitious person.

If you have previous, related experience and can demonstrate the ability to meet the competencies of the role then you will join further up the salary scale and we will continue to invest in your development as you progress your career with us.

Applicants for this post need to be able to manage a demanding workload and have the flexibility to work within the needs of the service, to include travel to the weekly clinic in Tiverton, some evening shifts, and potential weekend work.

Please ensure you mention why you are interested in working for Sexual Health as part of your application statement.

Working Pattern: 22.5 hours per week

Interview Date: Thursday 18th April 2024

For further information please contact: Laurance Druiff, Senior Nurse, on

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

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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