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Healthcare Care Assistant

Job Reference: 358-65992019-NUR-C

University Hospitals of Leicester
Cross Site, Leicester
£17,652 - £19,020

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There are few careers that are as rewarding as one in the NHS, or that give you the opportunity to work with such a variety of people. At UHL we actively recruit people of all ages, backgrounds and levels of experience. This helps us understand the different needs of the patients and provide the best possible service.

As a Healthcare Assistant, you’ll provide vital support to all healthcare professionals in caring for our patients. These are responsible and rewarding roles with a direct impact on patients’ lives. They also offer an ideal entry route to many NHS careers for people with commitment and enthusiasm rather than just academic qualifications.

You will be responsible for delivering from the front line supporting our patients with everything from personal hygiene and washing through to observations and assisting with smooth running clinics.

A caring and supportive nature is an essential pre-requisite along with the ability to take direction and use your own initiative to deliver patient centred care. Potential candidates for the roles do not need previous care experience or formal qualifications as a full training programme will be available and tailored around any previous care experience you may have.

However, if selected for interview, it will be advisable to bring along any evidence of other qualifications you may have such as GCSEs or any NVQ, open university or QCF qualification (Qualifications and Credit Framework).

As part of the selection process you will be required to undertake a numeracy and literacy assessment with the opportunity to receive additional support in these areas as part of the healthcare assistant programme.

Should you prefer to consider our apprentice route please contact us at:

Opportunities for these posts exist across all three hospital sites (Leicester Royal Infirmary, Glenfield Hospital and Leicester General Hospital). In addition to effective interpersonal and communication skills, you will be adept at both working as part of a team. Both full and part time posts are available, however ALL posts are on an internal rotation, this means a mixture of days,nights and weekends shifts, to meet the needs of the service.

Whichever specialty you join, you'll become part of a talented, passionate team of people, committed to providing the best care to patients. You'll also enjoy one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages offered by an employer in the UK. On top of your basic salary, you will receive at least 27 days holiday each year, plus a range of other benefits including occupational health and counselling services.

If you decide that this is the career for you, then there are future opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge as a Trainee Nursing Associate.

All posts are offered on an internal rotation basis and the standardised hours of work for patient wards are as follows:

(The vast majority of wards work long days/nights)

Early: 07.30 - 15.30

Long Days:07.30 - 20.00

Late: 12.00 - 20.00

Night: 19.30-08.00

Your start date will be 7th October 2019 which will fall in line with the Induction programme.

You will need to accommodate and work the full time hours (08.45 - 16.30pm) during the 4 week programme, once the 4 week induction programme is completed you will work your contracted hours.

If you are applying for a bank only Healthcare Assistant (HCA) position you must have a minimum of 6 months care experience.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Recruitment Services 0116 258 6353/6346

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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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