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Healthcare Support Worker

Main Responsibility

The successful candidate will be working alongside all the community teams to support patients that go into crisis at home and also hospital teams to provide care when patients are discharged from hospital. As a team we look after a variety of patients who have either experienced trauma, an exacerbation of a long-term condition or are requiring end of life care.

The post holder will be part of an Integrated Health and Social Care Team who are responsible for the implementation and evaluation of the patient’s care needs based on a holistic assessment. You will need to have excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team, or autonomously. This is a very rewarding role where you able to support patients in their own home.

This is an ever-developing service so opportunities often arise to develop skills and practice. We can provide excellent foundations and support in your career progression.


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'll help you get there.

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're 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'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll 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'd love to hear from you.

About the role

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

More detail about the role

We have an opportunity to come and work for the Response & Recovery Team, covering the whole of North Devon, assisting people to remain in their own homes. 

We are looking for a motivated member of staff to work as part of a friendly, hardworking & committed team, working across 7 days to provide short term care and support to people in the community.  We focus on supporting and enabling patients to live independently at home and on maximising independence, following a period of acute ill health or hospitalisation.  

If you can demonstrate your flexibility, community experience and like to be able to work autonomously, providing interventions for patients within their own homes then this could be the opening for you. 

Community experience is essential for this Band 3 post.  However, this is a real opportunity to develop into a Band 3 if you do not have a level 3 apprenticeship but can demonstrate the relevant experience.  If you have proven community experience, either within or outside the NHS setting, we would love to hear from you. 

Working Pattern: 7-day service working 07:00-15:00 or 14:00-22:00

Interview Date: 11th Jan 2023

For further information please contact Cher Evans Clinical Team Leader on 07925890683

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.

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


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