Our clinical support staff work closely with a range of professionally qualified colleagues across the Trust including nurses, midwives, doctors and allied health professionals.
Many of their roles involve looking after the general wellbeing and comfort of our patients, delivering caring at its best. The responsibilities of clinical support staff may also include:
- Preparing patients for treatment
- Observation of patients’ conditions
- Checking equipment and reporting mistakes
- Ordering stock items
- Helping healthcare professionals with procedures such as cannulation or biopsies.
Find out more from NHS Careers about typical clinical support service roles.
As well as offering a high level of job satisfaction, these roles offer an ideal entry route for a career in areas such as nursing and midwifery, especially for those with commitment and enthusiasm rather than academic qualifications.
Most clinical support roles require a level 2 (GCSE or equivalent) in literacy and numeracy and – most importantly – skills in communication, a caring and kind disposition, and a willingness to work as part of a team and undertake personal care tasks.
We offer various training and education opportunities for clinical support staff who would like to progress their career with us. Find out more about the support we offer our employees here.