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Healthcare Assistant

Job Reference: 164-2201047

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Specialist Receiving Unit
City Campus, Nottingham
£17,652-£19,020 per annum

Bring your whole self to work for us at NUH. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our people may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in delivering world class healthcare to the diverse patient populations we serve. We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are currently under-represented at NUH.

The Specialist Receiving Unit (SRU) is an emergency admissions unit that receives patients from four main specialities including Haematology, Renal, Oncology and Infectious Diseases. This is an exciting opportunity for a Band 2 Health Care Assistant to join a diverse and motivated team that is dedicated to high quality patient care.

The largest proportion of patients that are admitted to SRU are patients with cancer who have become unwell during their treatment. We pride ourselves on team work and delivering the best quality care for patients and their loved ones. We are a highly innovative team and support any member of staff in developing and implementing improvement ideas to improve patient or staff experience.

At NUH we take great pride in having in place a team of highly trained Healthcare Assistants to provide quality and compassionate patient care. These roles are essential to the experience of our patients and their relatives and carers and they complement the clinical care provided by our doctors, nurses, midwives and therapists.

Since 1st April 2015, NUH has been complying with the National Care Certificate Standards. You will undertake a two-week skills academy and following that must successfully complete the Care Certificate within 12 weeks. Many of these standards will require assessment in the clinical area.

The successful applicant will have previous experience of caring for acutely ill patients would be advantageous, we are also interested in hearing from exceptional individuals without this experience. We want to hear from people with a special talent for caring and compassion, who would be able to go the extra mile to help our patients feel valued and cared for and at all times to treat them with dignity and respect.

Before submitting your application, please read the attached Person Specification (PS) document to ensure you can comply with the essential criteria for this position.

As part of the interview process, if you are successful at shortlisting, you will be expected to complete the Numeracy and Literacy Assessment.

If you are successful at this stage you will then be invited to a formal panel interview.

These are highly sought after training opportunities with the prospect of a long-term and rewarding career in the health service.




For further details / informal visits contact:

Maria Trifu, Ward Sister

0115 9691169 ext 74605


Robyn Scott, Clinical Educator

0115 9691169 ext 55536

  • Please submit your application form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date.

    All communication will be via the email address you have provided. Please ensure you check your email account including your junk email regularly.

    If you have a disability and find it difficult to complete our online application form, please email us at for our easy read application.

    The quoted salary will be pro rata for part time workers.

    All applicants who have declared a disability and meet the essential criteria will be shortlisted.

    NHS employees within the East Midlands who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy will be given a preferential interview where they meet the essential criteria.

    We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship in line with the Home Office regulations. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably qualified and skilled EU/EEA candidate is successful at interview stage as it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.


    • If I have previous NHS service, I consent to the transfer of my Electronic Staff Record (ESR) data between this and other NHS Trusts.
    • I also consent to the Occupational Health Department confidentially accessing my occupational health records from my current or previous employer in order to check the status of my vaccinations, immunisations s and screening tests as relevant to the post. I understand this is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to me taking up the position at NUH.
    • Your post maybe subject to a DBS check which incurs a cost dependent on the level of check required (£45 for enhanced and £28 for standard). I agree to reimburse NUH NHS Trust the cost of a DBS check if it is required (by deduction from first month’s pay). Should I decide to withdraw from my job offer, I agree to reimburse NUH NHS Trust the cost of the DBS check undertaken by cheque or other agreed method.

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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