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Healthcare Support Worker (Physiology)

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

Role Summary

An opportunity has arisen to join the team in Clinical Measurements as a Physiology Assistant/Departmental Support worker in an out patient setting. 

The Department houses different specialities, Urology investigations (Flows and urodynamics) Upper and Lower GI physiology, Urology Nurse Specialists and Vascular Ultrasound Scientists.

Working alongside the Clinicians you will provide support to patients attending for different investigations, whether it be as a chaperone throughout a test or helping to collect inpatients from wards. You will contribute to the smooth running of the department by ensuring the clinic rooms are prepared and stocked daily, assisting with routine admin, calling patients regarding their appointments. Specifically you will take an active role in Flow Clinics and GI physiology clinics supporting the Physiologists in the delivery of a diagnostic service.

We are looking for an excellent team worker who can be flexible and respond quickly to changing situations. You need to be able to communicate well with health care professionals, patients and their relatives and show care and compassion to our Patients who can be anxious regarding their investigations. You must be able to take direction but use initiative in order to keep clinics running smoothly.

About the Role

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

More detail about the role

Our Healthcare Support Workers (HCSWs) form an essential and well-respected part of our healthcare teams across a number of dynamic settings; out in the community, in our acute hospitals or within our theatres teams to name just a few.

No previous experience or qualifications are required, however some understanding / experience within the hospital setting is an advantage to this role 

The team – A  friendly multidisciplinary team comprising of Specialist Nurses, Clinical Physiologists and Admin Support

Our teams are caring, compassionate and inclusive, so whatever your background, you will be made to feel very welcome. More information about the role, training and development and the experiences of our HCSWs is included in the attached document. Read it now and find out for yourself why we are regularly voted as one of the best NHS Trusts to work for.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week. Monday to Friday 08:30 to 16:30

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

For further information please contact: Soosie Cole, Lead Nurse on 01392 402551 /

This is a fixed term contract for 24 months. For current NHS employees this post could be a secondment opportunity.

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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