Dorset 2017-08-11T14:57:48+00:00
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Health Care Support Worker

Band 3

Main area
Integrated Care
Band 3
Part time: 26 per week
Job ref
Bridport Hospital
£13,684 to £14,658 p.a
09/07/2020 23:59

Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.

Dorset HealthCare recently achieved an Outstanding CQC status and is a dynamic forward-thinking Trust operating throughout Dorset. 

Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.

We are looking for proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare – we’re the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day – do you?

‘This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently’ – Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)



As part of Dorset’s Accountable Care System journey, six million pounds are being invested in Dorset’s Integrated Community and Primary Care Services.

The aim is to develop an integrated workforce within localities, with a strong focus on partnership working.  Services will be based upon the needs of people in each locality, and will focus on providing;

  • Services for people with high intensity and complex needs,
  • A proactive approach to care for people with medium intensity needs caused by long term health problems

As part of this investment, an exciting opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic individuals with experience in either health or social care to join our forward thinking team in West Dorset  as Diabetes Support Workers.

As a Health Care Support worker (diabetes), you will be working with clinicians in our locality team to support patients with diabetes to remain as healthy and independent as possible. You will be working in people’s homes, as part of a locality based diabetes service, with support from nurses, doctors and other clinicians. Successful candidates will be willing to learn new skills and flexible to meet the needs of the service.

Core hours for this role are Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.



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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Catherine Cross, Diabetes Nurse Specialist Team Lead for North and West Dorset at or 07585 995 061