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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/09/2021.

Band 2- Health Care Assistants

Job Reference: 304-HCA-BHH-LF

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£18,546 to £19,918 pa

“Defined by our people”

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Operating across multiple sites, including Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital and Community Services, Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham Chest Clinic, our commitment to our 22,000 staff is to create the best place for them to work, which is why we are dedicated to:

  • Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;
  • Being a Stonewall Diversity Champion, aiming to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ staff and patients;
  • Being a disability confident employer and in line with the disability confident scheme guarantee an interview for all disabled applicants where they meet the essential criteria;
  • Making reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process for those with a physical or hidden disabilities, including those who are neuro-diverse;

  • Working with marginalised groups, such as those from BAME backgrounds, to increase representation, facilitate positive action and promote anti-racist practice throughout the Trust;

  • Offering our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, access to mentors and peer support groups to support their personal and career development objectives.

We are a leading provider of healthcare with an regional, national and international reputation providing cutting edge healthcare.

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Band 2 Health Care Assistants for our Surgery/Gastroenterology wards and Out Patient Department based at Heartlands Hospital

Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient applications are received.

We want to recruit caring, motivated individuals to work with our current staff to provide the very best care to our patients.


Our teams care for patients requiring surgery and diagnostic interventions as an inpatient and have vacancies in General Surgery and Gastroenterology.


We are committed to providing our Health Care Assistants with training and development by our team of divisional clinical educators.


We are looking for Health Care Assistants who can work part or full time on a rota basis including days, nights, weekends and Bank Holidays.


The Health Care Assistant will work as part of the ward / department team under the supervision of registered nurses. Participates in the delivery of patient centred care, maintaining a compassionate and professional attitude at all times. Contribute towards the ward/ department and organisation. Support registered nurses in the provision of a caring and safe environment

We aim to provide safe and effective care that exceeds the expectations of our patients and the public and we are looking for excellent Health Care Assistants who embrace our Trust values. At UHBFT we invest in our Health Care Assistants and actively support our staff to get the qualifications they need, to deliver the high quality/safe patient care.

Do you have a passion to move your career forward? If so, we will support any Health Care Assistant, who would like to develop their career pathway and progress onto the Trainee Nursing Associate programme. The Trainee Nursing Associate role is a new support role that will sit alongside existing health care support workers and registered nurses, to deliver hands on care for our patients.

If you are interested in working with us and developing your career; we would love to hear from you. Informal chats are welcomed. Please do not hesitate to contact: -

Matron Alison Stewart via E-Mail:

Note: On-Line Math’s and English testing of shortlisted candidates will take place between 1st and 2nd October 2021. If you are successful, then you will be invited to attend a formal Team link interview on the 12th/13th October 2021.

All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Successful candidates will be automatically enrolled onto the Trust staff bank UHB+.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from Job seekers who require sponsorship under the Skilled Migrant Sponsorship program to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.

However, please be advised that not all posts meet the criteria for this sponsorship. Therefore, please can you ensure you qualify for a Skilled Worker visa prior to applying for this post and read the guidance on Skilled Migrant sponsorship.

Please go to the website and search skilled migrant visa for further information

From 6th April 2017, Skilled worker applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

For further advice, please visit Applying from overseas.

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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