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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/01/2022.

Healthcare Assistant

Job Reference: 234-21-S1903

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Main Theatres
Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, Norwich
£18,546 - £19,918 per annum

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team.

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:

People-focused: We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.

Respect: We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.

Integrity: We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.

Dedication: We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.

Excellence: We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital.

Wish you were here..? Take a look at our recruitment brochure under the 'Further links' section to find out more about our Hospital and what we have to offer

We value equality in our team and recruit from all sections of the community. We recognise there is a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and if you meet the minimum criteria detailed in the person specification and have a disability, you may wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme by indicating this in the relevant section on your application.

If you are interested in applying for this role, the job Description provides details of responsibilities and requirements Please use your supporting statement to demonstrate how you meet the person specification.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for keen and reliable individuals to join our teams within the In-Patient Main Theatres Department.

The department caters for 19 Theatres which include Emergency Theatres, Trauma Theatres, Obstetric Theatres and a range of Multi-specialty Theatres.

Main theatres are committed to delivering outstanding care to our patients throughout their perioperative journey. Individuals need a high level of organisation and the ability to be dynamic with the ever changing workload.

We are looking for individuals who promote the Trust PRIDE values and demonstrate a caring and compassionate approach to patient care. HCA experience is desirable but not essential. As a department we value all of our team members and are committed in the promotion and development of staff development.

You will be expected to attend and complete a Trust induction program.

Key Aspects of the Role include but are not exclusive to:

Moving patients between wards, Theatres and Recovery departments

Assisting in the care of the surgical patient during the peri-operative period by supporting the multidisciplinary team.

Supporting the Theatre personnel in providing a safe, high quality environment for the carrying out of surgical procedures by:

  • Assisting The Clinical Practitioners with procedures
  • Providing basic patient care.
  • Assisting in the general upkeep and maintenance of stock levels
  • Providing a safe environment ensuring the highest quality of patient care is provided
  • Prepare and set up theatre prior to theatre list.
  • General circulating duties as instructed/requested from qualified members of theatre team.
  • Assist the safe transit of the patient to and from the ward and between areas within day theatres, before and after surgery, and to ensure safety of any equipment that is attached to the patient.
  • Provide a knowledgeable and safe assistance with the transfer of the anaesthetised patient from the patient’s trolley to the operating table using the hospital policy for manual handling of patients.
  • Assist with the positioning of the patient for a surgical procedure.
  • Undertake pressure area care using pressure relieving practices and devices as advised by registered staff.

Ensure all documentation is recorded accurately, legibly signed and dated in accordance with Trust policies and procedures and countersigned by registered staff as appropriate.

Have a fully flexible approach to working.

Open for applications: 21st January 2022

Closed for applications: 26th January 2022

Interview date: 11th February 2022

For further details / informal visits contact:

Justin Warr

Clinical Leader

Tel: 01603 286286


DBS: If this post involves working with children or vulnerable adults the application form will ask for information regarding previous convictions as you will be required to undertake a Criminal Record and Barring Check known as a DBS check.

If you are a new employee or registering with the Staff Bank you will need to meet the cost of this unless your salary is less than point 9 of AfC.

NHS Service: Should you be appointed to the post we will need to establish any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT and we will accept the submission of your application as your agreement to this.

UK Registration: You will need to have current UK professional registration where this is a requirement of the role.

Application: All our communication with you regarding your application will be by e-mail so please check your e-mails (and Spam) regularly.

Please note, as at the date of publication, we are unable to sponsor roles which are advertised as Band 2 as the salary does not meet the UKVI Points Based System threshold. Should you wish to apply for these roles, please ensure you have identified a visa that you would be able to apply for before submitting your job application.

Data Protection: A privacy notice detailing how we will handle your data is attached to this advert as a document. Your application will be transferred to our recruitment management system (Trac) once the advert has closed and you will receive notification then detailing how Trac will handle your data.

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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