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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/10/2020.

Health Care Assistant - Band 3

Job Reference: 327-20-680

Employer:
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
The Vale Community Hospital
Location:
Cirencester
Salary:
£19,737 to £21,142 per annum pro rata

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust was formed in October 2019, following the merger of 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. The two Trusts joined together to provide integrated mental health, physical health and learning disability services to communities.


Job Title – Health Care Assistant

Base – The Vale Community Hospital

Salary – £19,737 - £21,142

Hours per week - 18.75

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work with the Minor Injury & Illness Team at The Vale Community Hospital.

We are looking for Healthcare Assistants to join the established team here at the Vale, where we pride ourselves on the efficient delivery of patient centered care.

Ideally you will have experience of working in an acute health care setting and have a can-do attitude as you will be working with people of a similar mind who are as motivated as you are to deliver high standards of care in a supportive, responsive environment.

Applicants must be enthusiastic, dynamic and self-motivated individuals who like to work in an ever-changing environment.

Predominantly you will be providing admin support / reception duties and run dressings clinics, along with supporting the qualified staff in delivery of clinical care to both adults and children with varying conditions.

This is an exciting opportunity for a healthcare assistant to gain new skills and experience whilst being supported in this role by the MIIU team with opportunities for further development provided by the trust.

The unit Will be open from 10am- 6pm seven days a week from the 1st October, but will be open from 8am till 8pm in the new year.

The successful candidates will be required to work a range of shifts between 8am and 8pm 7 days a week including bank holidays.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Closing date: 30th September 2020

Shortlisting date: 1st October 2020

Interview date: 7th October 2020

To arrange an informal visit or discuss further please ring:

MIIU Team Lead – Sam Bird on 0300421889/07748597936

Matron for MIIU Sarah Deo on 07717200456

As a Health Care Assistant/ Support Worker you will be responsible for participating and assisting in the delivery of care / services to patients and service users. Health Care Assistant, Social Care Workers and other Healthcare Support Workers employed by the Trust are required to follow the guidance set out in Code of Conduct for Health Care Assistants/ Health Care Support Workers to provide safe and compassionate care of a high standard, and to challenge others who are not. You will receive direct supervision and partake in reflective practice / training on a regular basis and be required to meet the Care Certificate standards.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff, the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document ‘Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice’ prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render him/her liable to dismissal.




Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application personally. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust’s Two Ticks Pledge on disability.

Applicants should note that all appointments to GHCNHSFT are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.(excluding Medical Staffing appointments).

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, GHCNHSFT will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade. Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.



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