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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/09/2021.

Health Care Assistant

Job Reference: 262-A-21-106032

Employer:
North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC)
Department:
200062 COVID Vaccination Hub
Location:
CIC, Carlisle, Cumbria
Salary:
£20,330 - £21,777 per annum pro rata

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond.We’re responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of ‘safe, high quality care every time’.

  • Being a clinically led organisation

  • Quality and safety at the heart

  • A positive patient experience every time

  • A great place to work

  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.


66 hours per week available (Mon-Fri 08:00-20:00, Sat 08:00-17:00)

Casual Health Care Assistants - this vacancy is open internally to Allied Health Professionals and others with the appropriate level of transferrable skills.

Would you benefit from choosing your own working pattern? Are you able to commit to a minimum of one shift per month? It may be that you do not wish to pursue regular employment but would be available for short periods, possibly on a part-time/bank basis to help with our winter vaccination programme. We are seeking to recruit Health Care Assistants and we can offer shifts on a flexible basis to suit individual needs, in a variety of specialty areas as either a short-term, temporary, bank or secondment opportunity.

Based at the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle or West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven you will, under supervision of a Registered Nurse; provide quality care and support for colleagues receiving their winter vaccines and possibly patients and/or their relatives. You will work under the direction of a Lead Nurse but may carry out duties without direct supervision where indicated

Applicants will possess GCSE English and Maths or equivalent; Ideally you will hold the National Care Certificate and an NVQ 2 in care (willingness to complete within one year of start date) or equivalent experience.

You will have experience of working in a customer focused / caring environment and be able to deal with a continually changing workload.

  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:

  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro – Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email: helpline@nacro.org.uk

Unlock – Tel: 01634 247350, email advice@unlock.org.uk or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: £26 + Administration cost of £4.20 = deducted at £10.20 from 1st month salary and £10 deducted from salary over following 2 months.

Enhanced Check: £44 + administration cost of £4.20 = £15.20 deducted from 1st month salary and £11 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position; further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability




Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their NHS jobs account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:

  • Junk Mail is checked regularly
  • Ensure mail from NHS Jobs are added to your address book
  • Check your NHS Jobs Account frequently for updates

If you have been unsuccessful following shortlisting, you can check the status of your application by clicking on "My Applications" and reviewing the status. Due to the volumes of applications we receive we will not automatically issue feedback if you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust has implemented a Probationary Period Policy and Procedure and this will apply on appointment.

Your personal information is important to us; attached is our notice on why we need to hold certain information about you, how we process it and your rights to have it updated.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply, who would require immigration sponsorship, can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post on the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website.

We welcome your feedback via NHS jobs to how we can improve our recruitment service and we hope to see you working for us soon.


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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