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Healthcare Assistant - Band 2 (Various)

Band 2

Main area
Various
Grade
Band 2
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Full and Part time hours available)
Job ref
318-21-HCA-C
Site
Various Departments
Town
Gloucester / Cheltenham
Salary
£18,731 - £20,118 pa pro rata (includes 1% uplift in lieu of Occupational Sick Pay)
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59
Interview date
14/12/2021

Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.

 

Job overview

Caring and compassionate Healthcare Assistants -

Would you like to work in an outstanding acute NHS trust that truly values their staff?

Are you looking for stability, career satisfaction and development?

Would you like to work at an NHS trust that is committed to ensuring your ongoing development and training of a wide range of clinical skills and knowledge?

We are currently looking to fill various Full and Part-time HCA positions within a number of inpatient wards across all divisions (Medicine / Surgery / Diagnostics and Specialties) at both Cheltenham General and Gloucester Royal.

Please note, this is not suitable for those solely wanting to work on the Bank, these are substantive full or part time roles.

Please note, interviews will be Tuesday December 14th  at Cheltenham General Hospital

Main duties of the job

Knowledge of basic nursing and personal care is essential, and while it is desirable that candidates have at least 6-12 months recent care experience and have completed the Care certificate, training can be provided for the right candidates.

You will play an essential role in supporting the delivery of the highest standard of quality care to our patients, working alongside registered nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Your role will include a wide range of tasks, from providing personal care to undertaking clinical observations.

You will be required to follow rigorous policies such as infection control and manual handling policies. In addition you will be providing emotional and practical support to patient & their families

Working for our organisation

You will also receive a generous annual leave allowance, access to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme, discounts for local shops, restaurants and services, access to our two on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, social and sports clubs with regular events, and acknowledgement for the work you do as part of our reward and recognition schemes.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Working within the multidisciplinary team supporting the delivery of assessed and evaluated programmes of care.
  • To adhere to all Trust policies and procedures.
  • To communicate effectively, especially where patient ability to do so is compromised. On occasions, the job holder may be exposed to distressing or emotional circumstances.
  • Maintain discretion and understanding of confidentiality and data protection.
  • Support individuals with all aspects of care including daily living, providing person-centred care
  • Perform and record clinical observations with competency including blood pressure, temperature, respirations and pulse.
  • Accurately record nutritional and fluid intake.
  • Ensure the privacy, dignity and safety of individuals is maintained at all times.
  • Recognise issues relating to safeguarding vulnerable children and adults and report any problems or raise concerns to the appropriate Registered Care professionals.
  •  Demonstrate the ability to recognise changing priorities, seeking advice and guidance from the Registered Nurse or other registered care professionals as appropriate.
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Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy or equivalent ie. GCSE Maths & English
Desirable criteria
  • The Care Certificate or equivalent induction training

Knowledge & Skills

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of basic nursing and personal care.
  • Appropriate verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Experience

Desirable criteria
  • 6 – 12 months of recent care experience in a similar healthcare setting
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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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Fran Wilson
Job title
Lead Nurse for Recruitment
Email address
fran.wilson@nhs.net