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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/11/2020.

Band 2 Health Care Assistants - Reserve Pool

Job Reference: 295-HCA-GHH2

Employer:
University Hospitals Birmingham (Heartlands, Good Hope, Solihull)
Department:
Health Care Assistants
Location:
Sutton Coldfield
Salary:
£18,005 - £19,337 pa pro-rata

“Defined by our people”

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country, employing over 20,000 staff and treating over 2.8 million people per year. We have more than 2,700 beds across all our sites with the main hospital services being based at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and other services based at Birmingham Chest Clinic and Solihull community health premises.

As the Trust is a multi-site organisation you may be required to work at any of the Trust sites and you may need to change your normal place of work, either temporarily or on a permanent basis, as a result of development or reorganisation of Trust services.

UHB has an international reputation for its quality of care, information technology, clinical education and training and research and provides a wide range of services including highly specialised regional and national services. The Trust is a designated Major Trauma Centre, operates Europe’s largest Critical Care Unit and Organ Transplant Service and, through its hosting of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, provides a full range of medical services to injured military personnel.

Our core purposes are excellent clinical quality, patient experience, workforce, research and innovation and our vision is “To Build Healthier Lives”.

Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient applications are received.

For specific enquiries regarding this vacancy, please see the Contact Details section below in the first instance. For general enquiries, please use Recruitment Team phone number: 0121 424 8993 (Option 4).

All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders


Band 2 HEALTHCARE ASSISTANTS

We are looking to recruit both full and part-time Health Care Assistants to join our wards/departments/reserve pool at Good Hope Hospital.

We are currently looking to recruit a number of Health Care Assistant’s to join our busy teams at Good Hope Hospital. Do you have a minimum of six months experience, working in a role, where you provide physical care to others, within the last 12 months?  Areyou passionate about moving your career forward, with one of the largest acute Trusts; then we would really like to hear from you.

Additionally, a reserve pool is a virtual waiting area. The candidate waits in the reserve pool, for a vacancy to become available on a department/ward at Good Hope Hospital.

We aim to provide safe and effective care that exceeds the expectations of our patients. Therefore, we are looking for individuals who will embrace our Trust values and work towards delivering high quality and safe patient care.  At UHBFT we invest in our Health Care Assistant’s and actively support/develop our staff to gain the qualifications they require.

Do you have a desire to move your career forward? If so, we will support any Health Care Assistant, who would like to develop their career pathway and progress onto the Trainee Nursing Associate programme. The Trainee Nursing Associate role is a new support role that will sit alongside existing health care support workers and registered nurses, to deliver hands on care for our patients. If you are successful at interview we will provide you with career advice and a review of your qualifications to help you with your further career decisions.

Interviews will be held via Vidyo link, on the 9th and 10th December 2020

If you are interested in working with us and developing your career; we would love to hear from you. Please do not hesitate to contact Auveen Atwal (Sister Workforce & Recruitment), auveen.atwal@heartofengland.nhs.uk. Informal chats are welcomed.




All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us, this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences‎.

Disabled applicants, in line with our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme, will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the essential criteria and declare their disabled status. The Trust will accept applications in other formats where applicants have disabilities that require a reasonable adjustment for them to be able to apply for vacancies; consideration in respect of additional time for postage/delivery time etc will be given.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced or skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as it is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Visas and Immigration website.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and aims to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ people by creating an inclusive, inspiring and equal environment for both staff and service users.

Internal applicants who are interested in accessing professional support for interview preparation should read the attached Aspire document.

Successful candidates will be automatically enrolled onto the Trust staff bank UHB+.


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.


Is this healthcare assistant post right for you?

Before you apply for this vacancy, we would like you to answer a few questions about how you might feel about some of the tasks and experiences you might come across working in this type of role. This shouldn't take more than 10-15 minutes to complete and will help you work out whether this type of role is right for you. After each question you will see some feedback about your response which will help you to understand how much you might enjoy being a healthcare assistant in the NHS. At the end of the questions we will give you some more general feedback that you may want to consider before applying for this vacancy. You don't need to answer these questions to apply for this job but we think you will find it helpful. Click here to start



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