Job overview

We are recruiting for a Healthcare Assistant to join our very busy Outpatient Hysteroscopy department. You will work closely with out Nursing team and Consultants in a varied and challenging role caring for patients with a wide variety of gynaecological conditions, who receive medical and surgical treatments.

Fertility and cancer patients are also included in our client group as well as those with more common gynaecological procedures.

Main duties of the job

Assisting the qualified nursing staff under their supervision, in providing a high quality and comprehensive service to all patients and users, ensuring a high standard of patient care is maintained in a clean and safe environment.

Working for our organisation

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A&E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarize yourself with all requirements of the job.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Main duties involve undertaking routine tasks related to individuals health and well being. Establish and maintain communication with people on routine care matters. Contribute to own and other’s health and safety and security. Ensure own actions support equity, diversity and rights. Maintain standards of infection control within the hospital and own department and to assist patients to maintain own infection control needs. Provide and receive patient information ensuring that all information is provided, received and recorded in accordance with Data Protection Act. To meet Bedfordshire hospital values, whilst delivering care to patients.

Person specification


Essential criteria

  • Educated to GCSE level Maths and English (Grades 9-4 or A-C) or equivalent
  • Desirable criteria

  • NVQ Level 2/3 or an Apprenticeship in Care
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Demonstrate experience of working with people with an interest in women’s health
  • Desirable criteria

  • Gynaecology experience
  • Knowledge

    Essential criteria

  • Understand the role of the Health Care Assistant and demonstrate the ability to work within a team
  • Basic nursing
  • Basic awareness of health, safety and hygiene
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience of working within an Outpatient setting as a Healthcare Assistant
  • 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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