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Band 2
Permanent: N/A
Part time - 28.5 hours per week (Monday - Friday)
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Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Mid Cheshire Hospitals Trust - Leighton Hospital Crewe
£18,870 - £19,918 pa, pro rata
Salary period
14/08/2022 08:00
Interview date

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Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Health Care Assistant - ophthalmic outpatients

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Job overview

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Health care Assistant to join an established ophthalmology outpatients  team at Mid Cheshire hospitals foundation Trust.

We are a busy ophthalmic  outpatient unit based at Leighton Hospital within the division of surgery and cancer. We have a dedicated team of Specialist Nurses, Staff Nurses, Health Care Assistants and clinicians working together to provide a quality service. Currently our clinics run over 5 days and cover a wide range of specialized clinics relating to many different ophthalmic  issues .

Main duties of the job

Supporting Clinical Staff

Setting up clinical areas 

General house keeping 

Stock control 

Supporting patients/ Family 


Working for our organisation

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) provides good quality, safe and effective healthcare to the people of Cheshire and beyond.

The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, was established as an NHS Trust in April 1991 and became a Foundation Trust in April 2008.  

We employ almost 5,000 members of staff, provide around 540 hospital beds, with a range of services including accident and emergency, maternity, outpatients, therapies, and children's health.  

The Trust is also part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP), a unique local health partnership that provides a range of community services for people across South Cheshire and Vale Royal.  

During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its ‘Be Safe Be EquiPPEd’ campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE.  

The results in the 2020 national NHS Staff Survey showed improvements in all elements of the safety culture theme, with 92% of respondents feeling their role made a difference to our patients.  We were also recognised nationally for our workforce health and wellbeing initiatives.  

At Mid Cheshire, we value our staff and appreciate that in order to give our patients the best quality, compassionate care, we also need to look after our colleagues.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities


  1. Participate in the delivery of patient care, following agreed plans, policies, procedures, and clinical guidelines, carrying out tasks and activities relevant for the job role/place of work


  1. Work collaboratively within the multidisciplinary team/agencies to ensure that patient needs are met


  1. Involve patients, relatives/carers in the delivery of care, providing reassurance and support to assist their understanding and co-operation


  1. Prepare the clinical area for safe practice by ensuring that cleanliness is maintained, materials and equipment are ready for use, including clearing away afterwards


  1. Provide escort and transfer for patients with low dependency as directed by the multidisciplinary team


  1. Recognise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations


  1. Provide routine information to enable the effectiveness of care to be evaluated and records maintained


  1. Contribute to the recording and storing of information, ensuring it is securely held, accurate, complete and legible and can be retrieved promptly when required

Person specification


Desirable criteria
  • NVQ health and social care


Essential criteria
  • previous experience working with patients
  • previous NHS experience
Desirable criteria
  • previous experience within womens health

Skills and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • computer literate
  • good communication skills
Desirable criteria
  • phlebotomy

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyCare quality commission - GoodDisability confident committedTimewise Partner

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

nicky mullin
Job title
eye care centre manager
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Telephone number
01270 273387
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