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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/09/2020.

Health Care Assistant

Job Reference: 358-2611082-ESM

University Hospitals of Leicester
Emergency Medicine
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£18,005 - £19,337 per annum

Do you want….

The Best Start

The Best Career

The Best development?

….Then come and be part of our Emergency Floor team to deliver Caring at its best

There are few careers that are as rewarding as one in the NHS, or that gives you the opportunity to work with such a variety of people. At UHL we actively recruit people of all ages, backgrounds and levels of experience. This helps us understand the different needs of the patients and provide the best possible service.

As a healthcare assistant, you’ll provide vital support to all healthcare professionals in caring for our patients. These are responsible and rewarding roles with a direct impact on patients’ lives. They also offer an ideal entry route to many NHS careers for people with commitment and enthusiasm rather than just academic qualifications. For the right individuals who meet the entrance criteria, we have a number of opportunities for our HCAs to progress into Nursing Associate and Registered Nurse training programmes via the apprenticeship route. These programmes can be undertaken in house in conjunction with De Montfort or the Open University.

Potential candidates for substantive healthcare roles do not need previous care experience or formal qualifications as a full training programme will be available and tailored around any previous care experience you may have. However, if selected for interview, you are advised to bring along any evidence of other qualifications you may have such as GCSEs or any NVQ, Open University or QCF, qualifications. As part of the selection process you will also be required to undertake and pass a literacy and numeracy assessment with the opportunity to receive additional support in these areas as part of the healthcare assistant training programme

Opportunities exist across the Emergency floor at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. This includes A&E and our Assessment Units. In addition to effective interpersonal and communication skills, you will be adept at both working as part of a team and able to act on your own initiative to provide an excellent standard of patient centred care. Both full and part time posts are available, a mixture of days, nights and weekend shifts.

If you require set shift patterns, this can be discussed at interview but there is no guarantee these requests can be supported.

Standardised hours of work for patient wards are as follows (the vast majority of wards work long days / nights) - Minimum hours the Trust can offer will be 23 hours per week.

Early: 07.30 – 15.30

Long Day: 07.30 – 20.00

Late: 12.00 – 20.00

Night: 19.30 – 08.00

Working in the Emergency Department, you’ll become part of a talented, passionate team of people, committed to providing the best care to patients. As a substantive member of the team you will enjoy one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages offered by any employer in the UK. On top of your basic salary, you will receive at least 27 days' holiday each year, plus a range of other benefits including occupational health and counselling services.

If you decide that this is the career for you, then there are future opportunities to develop

Start dates for these posts are planned for November 2020 and January 2021. Please be aware these are in accordance with government guidance on the Covid-19 pandemic and may change if necessary.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameVictoria CartwrightJob titleMatronEmail

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. As it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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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