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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/12/2021.

Healthcare Assistant Open Day

Job Reference: 216-LF-A976.

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
Trust Wide Opportunities
£18,005 - £19,337 Per Annum Pro Rata

We are a people business – where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure.

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The Government has formally announced that it intends to introduce regulations that will require most healthcare workers and those staff with contact with patients to be fully vaccinated (1st and 2nd dose) against COVID-19 by the 1st April 2022. To achieve this the successful applicant must have had their 1st COVID-19 vaccination by the 3rd February 2022. Therefore, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an individual is medically exempt. We will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applicants around less than full time/flexible working for our advertised roles. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss this prior to your application submission. We commit to giving this full consideration in each case. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles, as diversity strengthens our teams.

Are you caring, motivated and compassionate?

Do you have an interest in Healthcare?

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust are excited to announce that we will be holding a Healthcare Assistant Recruitment Day on Saturday 11th December 2021, on site at Derriford Hospital from 09:30 – 13:30.

We have exciting opportunities for enthusiastic, motivated Health Care Assistants to join various Units, Wards and Departments around the Trust in areas that specialise in Surgery, Medicine and Women’s & Children’s services.

Appointable candidates will demonstrate a positive, caring and compassionate attitude and have the ability to work as part of a team in a busy, ever-changing environment. Good communication skills and the ability to provide good support to a multi-disciplinary team are essential to successfully delivering high levels of patient care.

You will be highly motivated and committed to delivering patient care and providing support to other members of staff with nursing and administration duties in line with established guidelines and protocols. You must be able to work independently and under indirect supervision and have very good organisational skills and time management. We are patient focused here at University Hospitals NHS Trust and staff development is high on our agenda; we see your success as our success.

Successful candidates should have a Vocational Qualification in Health & Social Care L2 or an equivalent level of demonstrable experience, as a minimum standard, and be prepared to work towards the Care Certificate programme as part of in house training.

In return we will offer you:

  • A friendly supportive working environment
  • Regular team meetings
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • A chance to enhance your knowledge of your chosen area of work

We are currently recruiting for all areas in the Trust would ask you to please specify your area of interest, if you have one, on your application form to ensure that we provide the right opportunities for you.

Whether you are an experienced Health Care Assistant, a student nurse or looking for a change in career, we want to hear from you!

For further information, please email the Recruitment Team on

Please note this advert may be closed earlier than the projected close date, if a high number of applicants are received.

Previous applicants need not reapply.

Available as a fixed term contract or secondment opportunity. (With current line manager's agreement).

It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Providing false information is an offence & could result in the application being rejected or summary dismissal/police action if an applicant is successful

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children & vulnerable adults. Many of our posts are subject to Disclosure & Barring Service check (DBS). A copy of the DBS Code of Practice is available on request. Should the position that you are applying for be subject to a DBS check, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust will fund the cost* of your DBS check application. Should you decide to voluntarily resign from the Trust within two years from the start date of employment, you will be asked to meet the cost* of the original DBS application, which will be reclaimed from your last month’s salary. *Current cost of an enhanced DBS is £40.00 per application.

All Applicants are required to detail referees on their application form covering the current & previous 3 years of Employment / Unemployment history.

Please note that if you are successful in your application & accept the position you agree that the Staff Health and Wellbeing Department can access your health records from your current/previous employer in order to check the status of your inoculations & screening tests. This is an automated process & the information will only be used for these purposes prior to your taking up the position with us.

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Our organisation is Disability Confident and we are committed to providing a supportive workplace including use of the NHS Health Passport to enable colleagues to be their best at work. We also have a working Carers Passport Log to help you balance work and care.

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