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Healthcare Assistant - Brighton

Job Reference: J143-A-19-25746

Care UK
up to £20,000 per annum

An exciting new opportunity within General Practice

Care UK is delivering a brand new model of care for general practice called Practice Plus. Practice Plus provides an enhanced general practice service to NHS patients at fantastic new premises based in Boots at North St. The service incorporates technology innovations and remote care which significantly improve patient access and provides opportunities to manage their health better.

We offer patients face-to-face or telephone appointments within 48 hours, and often on the same day. We also offer a wide range of approved NHS tests which can be done before the patients see a GP, ANP or nurse – improving their experience and often speeding up time to care.

Patients also have access to a “personal health hub” where they can book appointments, order repeat prescriptions and use our online health assessment tool which offers personalised health advice and ensures that patients see the right clinician and receives the right treatment in line with the urgency. This is available to them 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Practice Plus is currently operating in Brighton, but with ambitious plans to expand it is an exciting time to join the service and become part of something new, with great exposure and endless possibilities for career development and progression.

About the Job

As a Healthcare Assistant you’ll be vital in delivering excellent patient care as you’ll independently run your own clinics which range from vaccinations, immunisations & injections, to health advice clinics like alcohol, diet and smoking cessation.

You’ll conduct patient health checks by taking various measurements like BMI, ECG’s, temperature and urinalysis and you’ll be responsible for promoting national screening (bowel/cervical/breast screening) and awareness of health and wellbeing.

You’ll have the opportunity to work alongside GP’s, Practice Nurses, Pharmacists ANP’s and other non-clinical staff, all with the same passion to deliver the best possible care to our patients.

Practice Plus is open from 8am – 8pm Monday – Sunday; therefore we can offer shifts between 4 - 12 hours in length, working on a rota basis. Rota’s are released 6 weeks in advance, enabling you to plan your personal life around work.

We have permanent or bank opportunities available, giving you the flexibility to choose how you wish to work.

What can we offer you?

•Up to £20,000 per annum (pro-rata for part-time)
•Competitive hourly rates for bank staff
•Company Pension
•25 days annual leave + bank holidays
•Varied, interesting and challenging work
•Cycle to work scheme
•Online discounts

How will we support you?

•Regional and National career development opportunities
•Further career and training opportunities, with development paths into phlebotomy.
•Opportunities to be involved with and potentially lead on projects such as development of new point of care tests for patients.
•Regular clinical supervision and education events, including the opportunity to have a weekly case discussion with the Medical Lead.
•Bimonthly evening meals/clinical updates for the team, where we also invite external speakers
•Our bespoke Learning Management System to address your learning needs
•Support from the wider team, should you need it.

What we'll need from you?

•Experience working as an HCA
•Hold a Care Certificate
•Hold an NVQ Level 1 in Health & Social Care and be working towards/be willing to work towards an NVQ Level 2
•Have recent work experience within a Primary/Urgent Care environment

Additional Information

For further information on Practice Plus, please visit:

If you would like to talk to one of our friendly recruiters for further information or for a full, comprehensive job description, please contact Daniel Hayde –

Please note that offers of employment are subject to receipt of satisfactory references and a DBS check.

Care UK is committed to creating a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants must have the right to work in the EU.

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