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Band 2 Healthcare Assistant

Job Reference: 313-A-21-102479-SB

Employer:
Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Department:
General Medicine
Location:
Dalgleish Ward - Melton Mowbray Leicestershire
Salary:
£18,546 - £19,918 pa pro rata

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.


We are recruiting Band 2 Health Care Assistants who demonstrate a kind and caring personality and a passion for looking after medically unwell patients at Dalgliesh Ward Melton Mowbray Community Hospital.

Part Time and Full Time posts are available

Job Type: Permanent

Dalgliesh ward has recently been awarded with SILVER in their accreditation

Dalgliesh in-patient ward provide multidisciplinary support and care planning to patients with complex medical needs, rehabilitation and end of life care.

You will be part of a forward thinking team and need to demonstrate a commitment to ensuring our patients receive excellent individualised care while promoting independence.

The main role of the Health Care Assistant is to assist in the delivery of prescribed programmes of patient care with compassion and Integrity.

We are looking for Health Care Assistants to work on our ward and contribute to the care of our patients with kindness, care and empathy. We need HCAs with good communication skills, a passion for working on our wards and a clear understanding of the role of the HCAs within the team to support the care of our patients.

A willingness to engage in developing both yourself and the service is essential.

We actively encourage development and aim to provide a flexible workforce to meet service needs. This will include internal rotation to cover a 24hr 7-day service and the ability to work in other localities/departments.

If you want to make a difference to patients and their families, feel a sense of achievement in your job and that your work can make an impact on local people’s lives then we would like to hear from you.

You must be a good team player and have a compassionate and sensitive approach. Previous care experience in a hospital or care home though advantageous is not essential. A basic level of IT competence is required.

All candidates who meet the essential criteria will be asked to attend for a numeracy and literacy assessment.

References and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be requested for successful applicants.

If successful, you will be supported to complete an induction programme. You will be supported to complete the Care certificate.

In addition we offer: free parking on all our sites.

For more information please contact: Lisa Farmer 07919396252




We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients. Some roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you in the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information about applying and working for us are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

It is a statutory requirement for roles that involve work in care homes that staff are up to date with their Covid vaccination status to be able to work in that environment, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Where a role requires this, they will need to demonstrate that they meet this requirement during the recruitment process.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider appointable applicants for similar vacancies in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of new staff (excluding medical staff) is subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview over other candidates who apply for posts.


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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