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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/04/2021.

Bank Healthcare Assistant

Job Reference: 415-BA21-013

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust - Bank
£19,337 per annum pro rata (£9.89 per hour)

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust is looking for highly motivated and committed Healthcare Assistants to join our Staff Bank team at the Northern Devon District Hospital based in Barnstaple.

Our bank service aims to supply appropriately skilled staff to cover temporary shortages. Joining the bank provides you with an excellent opportunity to gain insight and experience into a wide variety of wards and areas while providing you with the flexibility to choose your own working hours.

Are you looking for?

• Flexible working without the commitment of contracted hours

• The chance to experience life in other departments

• Regular extra work or occasional shifts to fit around other commitments

As a Healthcare Assistant, you will work with the nursing teams and undertake a range of activities under the supervision of a registered nurse.

You will need to have significant experience in care and a caring and compassionate attitude, excellent communication skills and understand confidentiality, NVQ Level 2 qualification in Health and Social Care, QCF or completed the Care Certificate programme.

You will be able to demonstrate literacy and numeracy skills and the ability to deliver high standards of patient care. You will need to be able to work flexibly, using your own initiative and be able to function as part of a team.

6 months recent experience working in a health care setting is essential.

Previous applicants need not apply

During this time all interviews will be carried out virtually.

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information and to self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship, please visit the UK Border Agency website. Note: we will be unable to obtain Tier 2 sponsorship for Bank positions.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

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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