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Health Care Assistant

Job Description

Founded in 1804, Moorfields is the oldest and one of the largest centers for ophthalmic treatment, teaching and research in the world. We treat patients with a wide range of eye problems from common complaints to rare conditions that require treatment that is not available anywhere else in the UK. We provide these services from our main hospital base in London’s City Road as well as 32 other sites in and around the capital. We run three commercial businesses whose profits support our NHS work: Moorfields Pharmaceuticals, Moorfields Private and Moorfields UAE.

The Moorfields Way is to be caring, organised, excellent and inclusive, and we expect all applicants for our posts to commit to upholding these values.

Are you a people person and need a new challenge? Can you think on your feet, and respond to the needs of our patients? Do you communicate confidently and organize yourself well?

We need an enthusiastic Health Care Assistant to support clinical staff in caring for our patients within a high turn-over ophthalmic day surgery unit.

You will need to be flexible and reliable in meeting the physical, psychological and social needs of our patients. You should possess good communication skills with a calm approach.

Previous experience working within an acute health care setting, along with basic computer skills, is essential. An NVQ (Level 2) in Care or equivalent is also essential for this position.

For an informal visit or chat, please contact Senior Sister for Mackellar Ward Sarah Wheatley on  ( Phone number removed ) , or email ( Email address removed )

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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.

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