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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/10/2021.

Healthcare Assistant / Tester

Job Reference: 130-ACS198-0921

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Healthcare Assistant/ Tester
Fabian Way, Swansea
£18,546 - £19,918 per annum pro rata

Welcome to Swansea Bay University Health Board. We welcome applications from people who share our values: caring for each other, working together and always improving.

Swansea Bay University Health Board reserve the right to close vacancies after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. We encourage early applications to ensure consideration for a post.

Prior consideration for this vacancy will be given to staff currently awaiting Redeployment and we therefore reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any stage.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Do you share our Health Board values; Caring for each other; working together; always improving? If so we would love for you to come and work for Swansea Bay University HB.

The Community Testing Unit is looking to recruit to the following Band 2 positions within the CTU team:

  • Healthcare Assistant Band 2 – undertaking COVID swab testing of the local population

All positions are to start as soon as possible (subject to all pre-employment checks) and are on a fixed term basis until 30th March 2022 in line with WAG TTP funding.

We are looking for applications from enthusiastic, motivated and suitably qualified individuals for the above positions. You will be part of a hardworking team, and successful candidates will have a good level of written and verbal communication as you will need to communicate effectively with members of the public.

You will need to have flexibility to work a variety of shifts in line with the needs of the service and the ability to travel between sites and around the community across the county of Swansea and Neath Port Talbot in a timely manner is essential, when required.

The ability to prioritise work to meet deadlines and the ability to work with minimal supervision is essential for these posts.

HCA / Tester position – It would be desirable for the applicants to possess a Qualification Credit Framework - QCF Level 2 (formally NVQ Level 2) in Health or have the equivalent knowledge, skills and experience acquired through induction and on the job training, and be willing to complete QCF qualification within an agreed timeframe.

Applicants must also have knowledge and understanding of the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers in Wales, and of the fundamental aspects of care and the importance of the promotion of health and wellbeing.

Applicants must also understand the principles of confidentiality, consent prior to undertaking care and of Safeguarding adults/children.

All successful candidates will need to develop an understanding of the roles of each of the other testing facility staff, (Stewards and Clerical Officer) and their areas of responsibility to be able to cross cover if required, whilst maintaining confidentiality at all times.

With several posts on offer, there maybe opportunity to cross cover the above roles to provide the successful candidates with a wide range of experience.

Positions are available on a full or part time basis, with hours to be agreed with the appointing manager, in line with service delivery requirements.

Please note that the service currently runs over 7 days per week (9am – 8pm) and you will be expected to undertake weekend shifts. Full time roles will be contracted to 30 hours per week with variable shift patterns and part time hours negotiable in line with service needs.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post but not essential; English and / or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Swansea Bay University Health Board has responsibility for the health of around 390,000 people in the Neath Port Talbot and Swansea areas, with a budget of around £1 billion and employing 12,500 people. We are a University Health Board working in partnership with Swansea University, Swansea School of Medicine, the School of Health Science and the Institute of Life Science.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Sarah Parry-Evans

Senior Clinical Team Leader


All enquiries via email - please give your contact number if you would like to discuss via phone

Swansea Bay University Health Board is committed to supporting its staff and processes to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing service users experience. In our commitment to increase the number of staff able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we would particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

Equality remains at the centre of the Health Boards policy-making, service delivery and employment practices. We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race, religion, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and applications are welcomed from persons with disabilities. A disability will not prejudice your application. If you are unable to submit your application in the requested format because of a disability please contact the Recruitment Team, who will agree a more suitable way for you to apply. All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria listed in the Person Specification will be invited to interview.

To work in the UK, all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship to obtain either a Health and Care visa or Skilled Worker visa, unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply should self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship by visiting Work in the UK. If you are eligible for the Health and Care visa, application costs are lower and you do not need to pay the annual Immigration Health Surcharge.

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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