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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/06/2022.

Band 2 Healthcare Assistant

Job Reference: 313-A-21-102789-CS2

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Hinckley and Bosworth Community Hospitals
Ashby Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire
£18,870 - £19,918 pa pro rata

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We are recruiting Band 2 Health Care Assistants who demonstrate a kind and caring personality and a passion for looking after frail elderly patients on East Ward and North ward at Hinckley and Bosworth Community Hospital.

Part Time and Full Time posts are available

Job Type: Permanent

The in-patient wards provide multidisciplinary support and care planning to patients with complex medical and rehabilitation needs. We provide high quality and compassionate care to frail older people. North Ward is currently looking after patients who are Covid positive.

You will be part of a forward thinking team and need to demonstrate a commitment to ensuring our clients receive excellent individualised care while promoting independence.

The main role of the Health Care Assistant is to assist in the delivery of prescribed programmes of patient care.

We are looking for Health Care Assistants to work on our wards and contribute to the care of our patients with kindness, compassion and empathy. We need HCAs with good communication skills, a passion for working on our wards and a clear understanding of the role of the HCAs within the team to support the care of our patients.

A willingness to engage in developing both yourself and the service is essential.

We actively encourage development and aim to provide a flexible workforce to meet service needs. This will include internal rotation to cover a 24hr 7-day service and the ability to work in other localities/departments. You will be supported to complete the Care certificate

If you want to make a difference to patients and their families, feel a sense of achievement in your job and that your work can make an impact on local people’s lives then we would like to hear from you.

You must be a good team player and have a compassionate and sensitive approach. Previous care experience in a hospital or care home though advantageous is not essential. A basic level of IT competence is required.

All candidates who meet the essential criteria will be asked to attend for a numeracy and literacy assessment.

References and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be requested for successful applicants.

If successful, you will be supported to complete an induction programme.

In addition we offer: free parking on all our sites. Staff will be required to work a days and night shifts.

For more information please contact: Melanie Wakeling, East Ward on 077866 77008

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For rostered areas, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider appointable applicants for similar vacancies in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

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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