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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/12/2020.

Band 2 Health Care Assistant - Infectious Diseases

Job Reference: 295-41681BB

University Hospitals Birmingham (Heartlands, Good Hope, Solihull)
£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


An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Tropical Medicine and Infection Diseases Wards at Heartlands Hospital

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

Our team take care of patients with complex infections acquired in the community and healthcare settings. We have expertise in the management of resistant tuberculosis, complex HIV, viral hepatitis, Coronavirus, Orthopaedic bone & joint infections and infections acquired during travel to tropical regions.


We are a supportive, friendly team who make staff feel valued and motivated. We have an excellent Clinical Induction for Unregistered staff (CIUS) programme designed to facilitate the knowledge and skills needed to deliver high quality care. Support will be given at a clinical level by ward staff, our Divisional Clinical Educator and Associate Educator.

The posts are part time/full time positions to work up to 37.5 hours per week on internal rotation. Shifts consist of long days, early shifts/late shifts and night shifts.

Do you have a desire to move your career forward? If so, we will support any Health Care Assistant with the required academic qualifications to progress onto the Trainee Nursing Associate programme. The Nursing Associate role is a new role that sits 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 16th 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), 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.

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