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Band 2 Healthcare Assistant

Job Reference: 313-A-19-71996-MA

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Dalgliesh ward Melton Mowbray
£17,652 / £17,983 / £19,020

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? If so read on and take a look at the opportunity below...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as a range of specialist services supporting people of all ages including family and young people services, mental health, learning disabilities and physical health community and inpatient services.

We deliver services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.

Band 2 Healthcare Assistant

We are recruiting for a permanent and bank Band 2 Healthcare Assistants who demonstrate a kind and caring personality and a passion for looking after frail elderly patients.

We have vacancies on our sub-acute medical wards at Dalgleish Ward Melton Community Hospital, for the right candidates.

A Full Time permanent post is available. You will be working for the Trust’s Community Health Services division, providing ground-breaking in-patient community health care services within Leicester and Leicestershire.

We are an integrated and flexible workforce that delivers seamless, high quality, co-ordinated care, driven by clinical outcomes and a positive patient and staff experience. The Community Health Services Division 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.

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 Healthcare Assistant is to assist in the delivery of prescribed programmes of patient care.

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

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 peoples 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. 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 and a shift pattern that includes traditional 7.5 hour shifts and a long shift pattern (11.5 hours).

We welcome you to come and look around and meet the team on the ward any further details please contact Ward Sister Lisa Farmer 07919396252


We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

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

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end 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, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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