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Health Care Assistant (Bank)

Job Reference: 887-EXT-4017AS

External Practice
Day Surgery Unit
Tetbury, Gloucestershire
£9.16 - £9.87 per hour


Due to increase demand for our services we need to grow our bank team to be able to continue to deliver excellent individualised patient care. An exciting opportunity has therefore arisen for an experienced Health Care Assistant to join the Day Surgery team at Tetbury Hospital on an ad hoc bank basis.

The Organisation

Tetbury Hospital is an Independent Charitable Trust and on behalf of the local community, provides NHS and some private health care. The Trust offers interesting opportunities for professional and personal development in the friendly environment of a small but exceptionally well-equipped hospital in the heart of the Cotswolds. We are a growing business and everything we do is about putting people first, whether that be delivering exceptional care and support for our patients or providing growth and development opportunities for our team.

The Opportunity

We are a small busy Day Surgery Unit comprising of one operating theatre, anaesthetic room, and first and second stage recovery areas.

The post holder’s prime responsibility is to assist in helping care for patients who attend the day surgical unit. The post holder would work under the supervision/guidance of a clinical lead, who will be either a registered nurse or a registered ODP. The post holder will be an ambassador for the Trust, delivering care in an efficient, patient focused and professional way.

The Ideal Candidate

The role holder should be able to demonstrate clear transferable skills valid to a health care setting, and be passionate about delivering excellent care.

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to work on their own initiate, or as part of a team
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to priority tasks
  • A flexible, positive and self-motiving attitude to work

The following are desirable but not essential as full training will be given:

  • Experience in a HCA or equivalent role
  • NVQ 2 or 3 in care or a relevant subject and/or equivalent experience

Established skills in: Phlebotomy, ECG observation, taking patient samples and taking patients observations.

The Package

We can offer flexible ad hoc hours on a Bank basis, with an hourly pay rate of between £9.16 - £9.87 P/ hr plus holiday pay. This role is a Grade 0 (NHS Band 2 equivalent) a pay award is pending for this role.

Tetbury Hospital is keen to support professional development and offers a supportive friendly working environment in a unique setting.

The Next Steps

To find out more about this vacancy, to visit the hospital, or to apply for this position please contact

Applications for this role will be reviewed on an ongoing basis but early application is encouraged.

Additional information

As part of this role, you will be required to complete mandatory training.

Please note that offers of work are subject to receipt of satisfactory references and a DBS check. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

The Trust is committed to equality and diversity and is a mindful Employer. The Trust is committed to improving the working lives of its staff and may have flexible working options available

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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