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Band 2 Bank Healthcare Assistant

Job Reference: 313-A-19-74109-AW

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
Band 2 £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.

Are you looking to work flexible hours with Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust? If so, Bank could be the answer?

We are recruiting Healthcare Assistants with relevant healthcare experience to work flexibly across the Trust on our Bank.

As a Healthcare Assistant you will be appointed to support Registered Nurses in the delivery of direct patient care. The role involves contact on a physical and psychological level with patients and their families. The post holder will undertake a range of activities under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, having been assessed and deemed competent in the activities requested.

We will support your training by providing access to the following training:

  • Core Mandatory
  • Fire Safety
  • Information Governance
  • Adult Basic Life Support
  • Moving and Handling
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Infection Control
  • Record Keeping and Care Planning
  • Safeguarding Adults/ Children
  • MAPA (High Risk areas only)
  • Rio

You should be able to demonstrate your experience and be confident in fulfilling the duties required of you. You will work closely with specialist nurses, allied health professionals and other staff under minimal supervision and on your own initiative.

You will receive regular clinical supervision and have the support from our Centralised Staffing Team with the technicalities of working on our bank.

We are able to offer you part-time, weekend, nights, and ad hoc shifts to work in line with your availability, in a variety of areas and locations. We have shifts patterns to suit specific projects that can be long shifts, split shifts, term time only cover et al.

Some roles require the worker to be able to drive, please include details of your driving status in your supporting information.

Please note that all shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a numeracy and literacy assessment as part of the recruitment process, unless you hold certificates of having achieved equivalent qualifications.

All appointable candidates will have to complete a DBS application and obtain a satisfactory result.

If you do not already hold a care certificate that can be evidenced as part of your initial training attendance at a one day Healthcare Assistant Workshop will have to be done.


Successful applicants will have to attend a one day Trust Induction followed by mandatory training, dependent on role appointed to, spread over several days. If appointed to Mental Health/Learning Disabilities a one week MAPA course needs to be completed unless you have done this with one of our preferred partners.

Join the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s Bank:

  • Monthly pay
  • Excellent pay rates
  • Annual leave accruals
  • Daily payroll services
  • Flexible hours to meet your needs
  • Paid mandatory training
  • Access to NHS or NEST pension scheme depending on eligibility which scheme
  • Dedicated, experienced and friendly colleagues and consultants to support you

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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