Bank Health Care Assistant (Trust Wide)

Healthcare Support Worker

Posted: 2 years ago

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

£18,546 - £19,918 PA pro rata


We recently went into partnership with Bournemouth University and, with the merger of Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts, became University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust this is a really exciting time to join us!

Our ambitious multi-million pound plans to develop our sites are well underway, including developing RBH as the major acute and emergency hospital in East Dorset, PH as the major planned care hospital, and ambitious plans for Christchurch to support on-going patient treatment.

Joining UHD gives you the opportunity to enjoy all that Dorset has to offer. Bournemouth is a vibrant university town , and Poole has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant.

With both the New Forest and Isle of Purbeck on our doorstep, over 7 miles of stunning sandy beaches and coastal paths, we are located within an area of amazing beauty providing a great place for you to achieve your rewarding work life balance.

Do you need a better work/life balance? University Hospitals Dorset is currently looking to recruit experienced Healthcare Assistants looking to work flexibly at either Bournemouth or Poole Hospitals and enjoy a range of benefits:

* Choice of available shifts
* Support to complete Care Certificate
* Paid annual leave entitlement
* Weekly pay
* NHS Pension

Applicants must;
- have at least 6 months experience as a Health Care Assistant in a hospital or 1 year in a nursing home and;
- be able to attend the assessment event.

The assessment day will allow shortlisted candidates to explore the fundamental aspects of care covering values, behaviours and attitudes, in addition to a basic literacy and numeracy assessment.

We always receive a high number of applications for this role so we advise you to use the supporting evidence section of the application to demonstrate you have the required transferrable skills and attributes stated in the Person specifications and job description. Please clearly outline your previous care experience

Successful applicants will work in a VARIETY of specialities across the Trust to cover short term needs. The role involves meeting both physical and psychological needs and therefore need to have a flexible approach working as part of a wider team.

Successful Candidates must be available to attend a Mandatory Induction Programme (Terms & Conditions apply). This consists of TWO FULL CONSECUTIVE WEEKS

The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have now merged into the University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust Please state your preference on which site you would like to be interviewed for.

Please be aware that this advert may be closed earlier to the closing date if sufficient number of applicants apply.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Bank Recruitment on 0300 019 4258

Online Assessment

We believe that having a diverse workforce, and allowing people to be themselves, is essential in ensuring we offer an inclusive, welcoming and productive place to work.

We especially welcome applications from minority groups in the community who may be underrepresented in our workforce.

At UHD our active staff network groups are Black Asian Minority Ethnic Group (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network Group (LGBTQ+), European (EU), Pro Ability Staff Network, and the Armed Forces Support Group.

As a Trust we are proudly signed up to the Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interview schemes.

Please note:

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated.

Staff recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across all our Trust locations when service demands require it.

This advert may be closed early if sufficient applications are received.

Internal Candidates: staff employed prior to merger who voluntarily change jobs will be appointed to UHD terms and conditions.