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Healthcare Assistant

Job Reference: 841-19-266-HR

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
Community Hospitals - Cirencester
£17,652 - £19,020

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust was formed on Tuesday 1st October 2019, following the merger of 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. The two Trusts joined together to provide integrated mental health, physical health and learning disability services to communities.

Open Morning on Tuesday 3rd September 2019 Cirencester Community Hospital

Opportunties for Healthcare Assitants

Band: 2

Salary: £17,652 - £19,020 per annum pro rata

Hours: Permanant (Full-time and part-time hours available - flexible working patterns will be considered so long as the service can support the request)

Applications for BANK positions are also welcome(zero hours)

Location: Cirencester Community Hospital

At Cirencester Community Hospital, we pride ourselves on giving the highest standards of holistic care, while working within an integrated multi-disciplinary team which is aimed at maintaining patient flow through effective, safe, timely discharge.

Our bustling Community Hospital is set in beautiful grounds in the Roman town of Cirencester and provides a range of services to meet the needs of local people. The hospital consists of a busy In-patient unit with two wards, a Nurse led Minor Injury Unit; as well as an Endoscopy Department; Outpatient and X-ray department. There is also, Dentistry, Podiatry and Audiology services on site.

If you possess the passion and commitment needed to deliver a caring and supportive patient experience, and share our organisational values, we look forward to hearing from

To support you in applying for a role with us, applicants are welcome to attend our Open day at Cirencester Hospital on Tuesday 3rd September. If you apply in advance, you have the opportunity to have a preliminary interview on the day. Alternatively, by visiting us, you will have a better understanding about whether we are a good fit for you and you can apply in the week after the Open day. Whichever way works for, we are flexible in our approach.

In return we offer you day to day support along with excellent training and a real commitment to your personal development plan with opportunities for Healthcare Assistants to work towards their Care certificate. Our site offers free car parking as well as subsidised accommodation which can be rented for overnight accommodation when needed whichmakes this a very attractive proposition.

The inpatient wards provide a mixture of sub-acute care, rehabilitation and palliative care. Patients are admitted directly from GPs, Minor injuries Unit and from Accident & Emergency departments at the county’s Acute Hospitals. Patients are also transferred from the local acute hospitals and tertiary centres.

So, if you love what you do,looking to make a change or want to earn extra money, we want to hear from you!

For further information please contact Karen Fawcett on 0300 421 8444 or email her on

This vacancy is subject to an Enhanced disclosure with a Barring List check for adults.

Short-listing Date: Monday 16thSeptember 2019

Interview Date: TBC


Online Assessment
NHS 'Values for healthcare' challenge

As part of your application you are invited to complete the NHS 'Values for healthcare' challenge available at

All NHS employees share a belief in the quality of patient care. It is important that our shared beliefs are part of everything we do to ensure that our role has a positive impact on the lives of patients. Try one of the 'Values for healthcare' video challenges at the link above and find out whether you have what it takes to join the NHS.

You can choose any one of the featured job roles for your challenge - don't worry too much about having to match your choice exactly to the type of job role you are thinking about. You only need to follow one job role to complete the challenge.

If you are invited to interview you may be requested to bring a copy of the outcome of the 'Values for healthcare' challenge with you.

Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application personally. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Applicants should note that all appointments to Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.(excluding Medical Staffing appointments).

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade. Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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