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

Senior Health Care Assistant

Job Reference: 379-2636196-SEP20

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Renal Transplants and OPD
Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum pro rata

About our Trust

Our Trust is rated as ‘Outstanding for Caring’ by the CQC – fundamental to this is the way that we value and respect our staff. At every level, we value the diversity of our colleagues and actively champion an inclusive culture. We believe that everyone without exception should feel free to be their authentic self in the workplace.

We understand that work is only one part of life. We are committed to helping our colleagues achieve the best possible work/life balance. We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it.

Our Trust is already a Disability Confident employer and we are holding ourselves to account through the Workplace Disability Equality Standard (WDES). Our work on promoting equity and inclusion for our Black, and Minority Ethnic (BME) colleagues continues to be driven by engagement with the WRES (Workforce Race Equality Standard) and the WRES Experts Programme.

In 2019, we committed ourselves to becoming a Stonewall Top 100 LGBTQ+ Employer. We also support the national ‘Veteran Aware’ scheme and are an ERS Gold accredited Hospital who welcomes applications from all members of the Armed Forces communities.

For our patients, we do everything we can to deliver fair access to all our services. This includes providing interpretative and other services to meet the needs of disabled communities. We're careful to show sensitivity towards ethnic, cultural and religious differences. Our staff uphold these values and so help our care to get better all the time.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 3 HCA to join our Renal Out-Patient Nursing Team which includes the Stirling Day Procedures Room. The Sussex Kidney Unit is a state of the art purpose-built unit at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, and provides a comprehensive range of acute and chronic renal services.

The Renal Outpatient department accommodates both day procedures and outpatient clinics those with chronic kidney disease. We aim to provide the highest standards of professional nursing care to our patients on their journey through renal failure. We do this through on-going education and support during procedures, clinic appointments and phone consultations. The Outpatient Unit is open Monday to Friday 9.00-17.00 and the Stirling Day Procedures Room is open 07.00-18.00*.

We are looking for a Band 3 HCA to work 22.5 hours per week and there will be opportunities to work in both the Outpatient department and Stirling Day Procedures Room. This post will be suitable for a dynamic, enthusiastic, hard-working individual who has an interest in chronic renal failure or is looking to expand their existing knowledge and skills.

Amongst your duties you will be testing urine, taking Blood Pressure, weighing patients and taking blood. You will also have the opportunity to assist in renal investigations such as renal biopsy and work alongside Dr’s assisting with line insertions of haemodialysis catheters.

We will provide training and education through an extensive in-house training programme. You will need to be flexible and be able to use your own initiative. In return we can offer a friendly, supportive working environment. The unit utilises information technology extensively and IT skills would be advantageous.

*Due to Covid-19, hours of work may vary to assist with triage.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Claire Hudson

Job title Renal OPD Manager

Email address

Telephone number 01273 696955 ext 67616

General information for applicants

Salaries for substantive posts will be offered to successful candidates in alignment with the NHS Agenda for Change terms and conditions. All our substantive colleagues will also receive an annual appraisal. For substantive colleagues appointed after 1 April 2019, this guides their progression through the salary steps. Please note this does not apply to Bank only applicants.

As part of our commitment to a safe working environment, we undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check on all new employees where the role is eligible for a criminal record check . We make offers in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975.

Applications for Tier 2 sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria. Please note our Bank only roles are not eligible for Tier 2 sponsorship. These will be considered alongside all other applications. Under the Residence Labour Market Test, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available. For further information please visit the website searching for Tier 2.

Please apply as early as you're able for this role. Sometimes, we receive exceptional interest, and close adverts earlier than specified. If you are not successful in this application, we may be able to offer you a position through our Bank. Do keep watching our 'Current Vacancies' and apply for the next suitable position.

Further Information

Specific information about this role is in the documents accompanying this advertisement.

For help with the application process, please contact the HR Employment Services Team on 01444 448692 /448616 or by email:

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