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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/10/2021.

Healthcare Assistant

Job Reference: 415-J21-598

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
Hugh Squier Ward, South Molton Community Hospital
Widgery Drive, South Molton, Devon
£18,546 - £19,918 per annum pro rata

Healthcare Assistants at Hugh Squier Ward, South Molton Community Hospital.

We are now looking to recruit a number of caring, compassionate and motivated individuals to join us at South Molton Community Hospital. Are you an individual who possesses and can demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation?

These values include such attributes as demonstrating compassion towards others, striving for excellence, respecting diversity, acting with integrity, and listening and supporting others in our care and those we work with.

Hugh Squier is a busy 16 bedded ward that is part of the medical division that has a highly competent and forward thinking MDT. We provide care for patients who require Rehabilitation, and for older adults who have frailty and complex health needs. You will need to be highly motivated and passionate about caring for patients who are mostly older adults.

As part of your role you will expected to have or be willing to undertake a level 2 qualification in Health & Social Care and be willing to complete the Care Certificate with 12 weeks of commencement of your post. Successful applicants who do not hold a care qualification will be required to undertake the apprenticeship programme at either level 2 or level 3 depending on experience.

We are looking for hardworking, enthusiastic and motivated individuals who are team players, excellent communicators, and willing to learn new skills. A calm, diplomatic and caring approach to your environment is essential.

For further information, please contact Ward Manager Helen Marshall-Hawley on 01769 572164.

Closing Date: 24th October 2021

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) are planning to formally join together in April 2022; subject to the necessary approvals from our Board, Governors and regulatory authorities. Over the last few years we have made good progress by working more closely together to tackle our shared challenges. However, both organisations believe that combining our strengths into a single organisation will put us in a stronger position to offer high quality, resilient services to the people of Devon now and in the future. Further information regarding the proposed NDHT and RD&E integration is available on each of the Trust websites.

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

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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