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Healthcare Assistant - Integrated Sexual Health Services - Harrogate

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Employer: NHS North Yorkshire and York

NHS North Yorkshire and York began on 1 October 2006.

It has been formed by the merger of the four original North Yorkshire Primary Care Trusts, which were:

• Craven, Harrogate & Rural District PCT
• Hambleton and Richmondshire PCT
• Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale PCT
• Selby and York PCT

NHS North Yorkshire and York is geographically the largest in the England, covering 3,200 square miles, including some of the most remote countryside anywhere in England.

Find out more at the NHS Yorkshire & Humber microsite.

Job details:
Healthcare Assistant - Integrated Sexual Health Services

Do you share our values? We’re looking for applications from people who:

care about what they do;
respect and value others;
listen in order to improve; and
always do what they can to be helpful
…to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Healthcare Assistant, to join our North Yorkshire and York services for Sexual Health. The centres are Harrogate, Northallerton, York, Selby and Scarborough.

You will be expected to work in several clinics across North Yorkshire and York, with your base being at our Harrogate Sexual Health Clinic. The ability to transport yourself and equipment across the locality on a regular basis will be required for this role.

The role includes chaperoning, phlebotomy, microscopy and cleaning the equipment in clinics. Training will be provided for those who do not have Phlebotomy and Microscopy skills.

The role includes the set up and close down of the rooms, at the beginning and end of the clinic, and to stock up the trolleys. You will also help ensure the smooth running of the clinics, by monitoring the patient flow and alerting senior staff of problems. Once trained, you may be expected to see patients independently, and undertake asymptomatic sexually transmitted infection screens and patient follow ups, under the indirect supervision of senior staff.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Please contact Lorraine Boyne, Secretary on 01904 725618 or email

Please note that some of our substantive vacancies may be available on a smaller number of hours than advertised. If you would be interested in applying on this basis, we would encourage you to contact the appointing manager to enquire further.

DBS Checks

Please be aware that all new employees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check if it is required for the role. The cost will be deducted from your salary either in 1 payment or over a six month period once you start employment. By applying you are agreeing to this undertaking. If you are successful you will be asked to confirm if you wish to pay in one amount or in instalments. The charges are currently £30.20 for a standard check and £48.20 for an enhanced check. The level of check will be determined by the post you are applying for.

Please note that Band 1 roles, Volunteers, Bank only staff and Apprentices on the National Apprenticeship Minimum Wage will not be charged.

A bit more about us and the surrounding area:

North Yorkshire is a fantastic part of the country. It is home to two national parks, a beautiful coastline, and the city of York; a place which is consistently voted one of the best to live in the UK. It's a great place to be and, as the largest provider of healthcare locally, we’re proud to serve 800,000 people.

It's not just the area that's a great draw, as well: as a member of our team, you’ll have access to one of the most generous and comprehensive pension schemes in the UK, a minimum of 27 days annual leave (on top of Bank Holidays) and an award-winning package of staff benefits (see link on the right).

What next? Explore the documents attached to the advert and be sure to read our ‘Our guidance for applicants’ before applying. Good luck with your application!

Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.
Degree: Any
Location: Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Salary: £17,460 - £18,702 pro rata
Advertised until: Closed Tue 21-Aug-2018
Job ref: GY/52647/419-FT-1207257-HCA-S
Eligibility: Candidates must, by the start of their employment, have permission to work in the UK

Strictly no agencies

This vacancy has now closed.