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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/09/2021.

Healthcare Assistants - With Experience - St Richards and Worthing Ho

Job Reference: 279-HCA-CAMPAIGN-OCTOBE

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust 279
Medical and Surgical
Chichester and Worthing, Chichester and Worthing
£18,546 - £19,918 per annum

About our Trust

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust is a newly formed organisation following a merger between Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WSHFT) and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust (BSUH) on 1st April 2021. WSHFT and BSUH have been working in partnership with a shared leadership team for four years leading up to the recent merger. Our vision (Excellent care, every time - "Where better never stops") is at the heart of all that that we do - we pride ourselves in putting the compassionate care of patients first and foremost. WSHFT became the first non-specialist acute hospital trust to be awarded Outstanding in all of the CQC’s key inspection areas and BSUH became the fastest improving acute hospital trust in England and was rated Good overall and Outstanding for caring by the CQC. Moving forward together, the ambition is to continue improving and providing excellent care, every time, for patients.

The merger was a technical but important process for both WSHFT and BSUH which will ensure that the right leadership, structures, and governance are in place. Our journey has started but we have much still to learn as we work towards full merger, enabled by our Patient First ethos which shapes our values and gives structure to our improvement and performance management. Our shared sense of purpose, commitment to investing in and developing our workforce and focus on continuous improvement in the pursuit of excellent care, every time, for our patients underpins all that we do. The largest part of this journey is investing in staff and creating a vibrant and supportive organisation where successful careers flourish.


Healthcare Assistants – with experience, St Richards and Worthing Hospital

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is looking for Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) with experience and a qualification in Health to join our teams at St Richards and Worthing Hospital.

We are looking for kind, caring, compassionate and motivated HCAs who would like to develop their experience and knowledge in a hospital setting. Our HCAs are at the heart of care delivery and are fundamental members of our teams, ensuring that our patients have the best experience possible when they are at their most vulnerable.

In addition to assisting the Registered Nurses (RN) in delivering all aspects of care to our patients, our experienced HCAs also support trainee and apprenticeship colleagues and other ward based learners.

This is an exciting time for our HCAs as we now have a defined career pathway which details the potential for development from HCA to Nursing Associate through to RN status. In addition, we have a dedicated HCA Practice Development team which supports HCAs in practice.

If you possess the values and behaviours detailed above and are looking to advance your knowledge, and skills and a potential career in the acute setting, then we would like to hear from you.

Healthcare related NVQ, BTEC or equivalent at Level 2 is essential.

If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by e mail and invited to be interviewed via microsoft teams. Please ensure you check your e mails regular as that is how we will contact you.

General information for applicants

As part of our commitment to a safe working environment, we undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check on all new employees where the role is eligible for a criminal record check . We make offers in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975.

Applications for Skilled Worker sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria. For further information please visit the website searching for Skilled Worker.

Please apply as early as you're able for this role. In the event of exceptional interest we may close adverts earlier than specified.

Further Information

For help with the application process, please contact the Recruitment Team by Email:

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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