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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/03/2020.

Healthcare Assistant - Permanent/Worklife Balance/Bank

Job Reference: 405-20-N031FNT

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester
£17,652 - £19,020 pro rata per annum

Outstanding Hospital

We are the largest and most diverse employer in West Dorset with over 3,000 staff providing an acute hospital service to a population of over 250,000.

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them and to achieve this we ensure our values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Excellence is at the core of everything we do.

We are a Trust that celebrates diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We would welcome applications from people in all under-represented groups.

Oustanding Career

Health Care Assistants – Band 2

Are you looking for a new challenge or change of career? Are you approachable and helpful with a positive attitude? Do you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills? Then why not apply for one of our Healthcare Assistant roles.

We have a variety of roles available with the opportunity for development (including Nurse training).

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is expanding its nursing team as part of its commitment to excellent standards of care.

We offer

  • A week of initial training which will result in you achieving a Care Certificate
  • Shadow shifts to give you the opportunity to work with another member of staff to build your confidence
  • Ongoing yearly training

Healthcare Assistants – Permanent (hours up to 37.5 per week)

We are able to offer permanent posts across the hospital in many wards and departments. Please state your areas of interest on your application.

Healthcare Assistants – Work Life Balance Team (permanent hours up to 37.5 per week)

Are you looking for permanent shifts to fit around your family and other commitments? Then look no further. Why not join the Work Life Balance Team. We are committed to giving you more flexibility and control over your working life. You tell us the regular days, we work out the detail. Please state your area of specialty and shifts/hours on your application form.

"There is no such thing as perfect, and balance will look different from person to person. Take this time to find your version of work-life balance and start taking the steps to make it a reality."

Benefits of working for the Trust include:

  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Additional payments are made for unsocial hours

Healthcare Assistants – Bank

Are you looking for some flexible work around your personal circumstances and home life? Then look no further and apply to join the Bank Team. You decide where and when you want to work. We have a variety of day shifts, weekends and night shifts across a variety of wards and departments.


Please read the job description and person specification before fully completing the application form. Where there are gaps in your employment please state the reasons why e.g. gap year, careers break, unemployed etc.

Supporting Information

This section is very important as it gives you the opportunity to show us why you are applying and why you would be the best person for the job advertised. Please use the job description and person specification as a guide and give specific examples from your experience where possible, to demonstrate you match the requirements of the post.

Extra Information

As part of the interview process, numeracy & literacy testing is mandatory for all candidates.

New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process, aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

Interviews will take place on February 10th 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mel Nutt, Temporary Staffing Manager - 01305 255228



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