Healthcare Assistant - Essex

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Healthcare Assistant - Essex | Abortion Care Services

Salary: £21,000+

Fixed term contract – maternity cover (6 months)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

About Us

Marie Stopes UK is a reproductive health charity, best known for its abortion services which help 70,000 women a year. Our network of welcoming clinics and local community services, together with a 24 hour confidential helpline, provide high quality, safe, accessible and compassionate advice, care and support for the women and men who need us. 95% of our services are commissioned by the NHS.

Our clinic network is growing as part of our strategy to be the charity of choice for the women and men who turn to us for help. Our influence is growing too, as we work to increase public and political understanding of the issues women and men face in making reproductive choices.

We’re looking for people who share our drive to provide the best quality care to everyone who needs our services, to join our committed teams of clinical, management and support teams.

We’re proud to be champions for reproductive choice, and we work hard every day to make a reality of women’s rights to decide whether and when to have children.

About the role

Day-to-day you will prepare clinical areas for each list and ensure they are kept tidy throughout the day as well as eventually progressing to providing our clients with abdominal ultrasound scans and consultations (training will be provided). There are many opportunities for the right individual who is motivated and wished to take on additional responsibilities. We offer a varied range of clinical courses and e-learning programmes to enable you to play a vital role alongside our trained nurses and doctors in the care of women and young adults seeking help and support.

About you

In order to be successful in the role you will:

    • Have completed your Level 3 NVQ (highly desirable)
    • Currently be working as a Healthcare Assistant either within the NHS or privately (essential)
    • Be pro-choice on abortion
    • IT literate - word, excel and experience of learning an in-house system is advantageoua
    • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Be an active problem solver
    • Have an organised mindset and empathetic yet resillient nature
    • Flexible and willing to travel to other centres in the region when required.


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