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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/08/2021.

Health Care Support Worker - Band 3

Job Reference: 323-JNE1993

Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Trauma and Orthopaedics
Lyne Chertsey KT16 0PZ UK
£20,771 - £22,199 pa Inc. HCAS

Our vision at Ashford & St Peter’s is to provide an outstanding experience and outcomes for patients and staff.

There has never been a better time to join us in the NHS at Ashford & St Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We provide acute and planned inpatient and outpatient care for our local community with a strong commitment to staff health and wellbeing. We are committed to providing continuous professional development, staff benefits and flexibility to shape our workforce around our patient care.

Senior Health Care Support Worker Recruitment Event on 7th August

Band 3 Senior Healthcare Assistant - 14 bedded Trauma & Orthopaedic Unit

Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to make a difference?

Ashford & St Peter’s is the largest provider of acute hospital services in Surrey, serving a population of more than 380,000 people in the boroughs of Runnymede, Spelthorne, Woking and parts of Elmbridge, Hounslow, Surrey Heath and beyond. Our vision is to be the best hospital in the country; ‘Creating excellent joined up patient care’ captures our ambition to join up care within our hospitals, and care into and out of hospital, stressing the need for excellence and putting patients at the centre of everything we do.

Here at Ashford and St Peters our workforce is diverse and we celebrate the differences in us all by listening and respecting our fantastic nursing teams, which is why we believe we have a nursing opportunity to suit everyone.

Due to the expansion of the Trauma & Orthopaedic Unit a new 14 bedded Trauma & Orthopaedic Unit is to open for trauma and elective patients.

Trauma and Orthopaedics has been at the heart of supporting our patients during this challenging time and it has really reinforced the great team work that we are proud of at Ashford and St Peter’s.

The post is full time and includes weekday, weekend and bank holiday working as well as rotation on to nights.

Duties for this post will include supporting the registered nursing teams in providing patient care, clinical duties such as assisting patients with personal hygiene needs, meeting patient’s nutritional needs, undertaking observations, supporting new and junior staff and extended roles such as venepuncture following appropriate training.

We are looking for Health Care Assistants with a minimum of 2 years’ experience caring for patients in an acute clinical setting, with an NVQ or equivalent in Health and Social Care. You must hold your care certificate or working towards its completion. This role is an essential part of the nursing team and requires someone who is reliable, caring and compassionate. Working with the multi-disciplinary team, you will need to have good communication skills, both written and verbal, and basic computer skills.

The team encourages staff to develop both clinically and personally and we provide a comprehensive induction programme and in-house training, with opportunities for future development.

If you require any further information please contact:-

Lucy Mason - Matron for Trauma & Orthopaedics

Mobile number:07825 388243


Where to find us:

Our main sites are Ashford Hospital, TW15 3AA near to Heathrow Airport and St Peter’s Hospital, KT16 0RQ which is close to junction 11, M25. We also operate services at Woking Bradley Unit and Milford Hospital. A free shuttle bus service operates between Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals.

Staff Benefits

Flexible working: We want all staff to have a good life/work balance and we will support you to have a working pattern that meets your needs and helps us to provide our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients.

We are Ofsted registered day nurseries at Ashford and St Peter’s sites, catering for children from 3 months to 5 years, and half-term play-schemes for primary school age children, open from 8am to 6pm.

We have car parking on all our sites and a new multi-storey car park on the St Peter’s site. We have onsite accommodation in shared flats or houses.

The NHS Pension scheme helps you to build your pension for when you retire. You receive tax relief on the contributions you make while you are working and the Trust makes a financial contribution as well. The NHS pension scheme has benefits that will support you and your family when you retire.

Career pathways: we support our staff to develop their careers and will ensure that you can access support, training and development to progress and fulfil your potential at ASPH

Find our more in our Guide for Applicants.

Coronavirus update:

We are reviewing our recruitment and on-boarding processes on a regular basis to ensure we are following the guidelines from Public Health England (PHE). Interviews will be virtual wherever possible.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your application will be transferred into our third party recruitment system, the HireLab. You will receive an email inviting you to log into the HireLab and you will be able to monitor the progress of your application, pre-employment checks and on-boarding.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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