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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/04/2020.

Bank Healthcare Assistant - Band 2, Inpatients

Job Reference: 150-BANKHCA

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Inpatients, rehabilitation, intermediate care
Crawley, Horsham, Bognor Regis, Lewes, West Sussex, East Sussex
£17,652-£19,020 pro rata

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.

  • 5,000 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features
  • BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief Staff Networks
  • Disability Confident Employer – Level 2

Please note that we are shortlisting applicants for these posts on a daily basis, so you may be contacted by our Recruitment team before the advert's closing date.

We are looking for Healthcare Assistants to join our bank workforce, Staff Direct, and support our bedded units across Sussex. We have shifts available at over a dozen inpatients locations across East and West Sussex, including Crawley, Horsham, Bognor Regis, Worthing, Lewes, Uckfield and Crowborough.

The successful candidates will need to possess excellent interpersonal skills, and enjoy working as part of well-established, multidisciplinary teams. Some experience of working in care is preferred, but not essential - we are looking for people who are passionate about making a difference in patients' lives, and helping our services to provide high quality, holistic and patient-centred care.

All our bank staff are paid weekly, with a 12.5% supplement to our NHS Agenda for Change hourly rates. They are also able to access a range of NHS staff benefits including our Occupational Health services and the NHS Pension Scheme.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Staff Direct - 01273 242227,

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