Healthcare Assistant - Emergency Department

Emergency Department

Posted: 3 days ago

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

£18,005 - £19,337 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

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Band 2 Health Care assistants to join our happy and cohesive ED team as we start a multi million transformation and expansion. Have you experience in an acute setting and are enthusiastic, motivated, keen learner, innovative and forward thinking? If so, we would like to hear from you.

We are a busy working environment with a high turnover of patients which sees and treats children and adults with a range of conditions including minor injuries, major trauma, medical and surgical emergencies and mental health conditions. Clinical working areas include Majors, Minors, EDAU and Resus. We have a dedicated clinical practice educator to ensure robust support and education as you begin your new journey.

We have a full time vacancies for motivated Healthcare Assistants to join the Emergency Department Team. If you enjoy working in a busy demanding environment and are able to work on your own initiative, then this may be the job for you.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Clare Turnbull, Emergency Department Matron Tel: 01305 254917 or Senior Sisters Katy Jeffs and Sarah Sedgbeer



Please read the job description/person specification carefully to ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience required

The closing date/interview date is subject to amendment; this vacancy may expire at short notice. All correspondence with applicants will be via email. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks please contact us on to find out whether you have been shortlisted

DBS - If you join us and need a new DBS check, we will recover the costs through a salary deduction (£40 - enhanced check or £23 - standard)

Applicants who subscribe to the update service or have a valid portable DBS will not incur a charge. There will be no charge to Volunteers/newly hired apprentices. Employees within AfC pay bands 1-4 can choose to pay through salary deductions over 3 months

VISA - Tier 2 visa applicants who are coming to work in an occupation defined by the relevant Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code, and their adult dependants, will need to provide a criminal record certificate from any country they have lived for 12 months or more in the past 10 years.

TRAC - When applying through NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our Trac recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Dorset County Hospital transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS ESR system.



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Job Reference

Reference: 405-20-HCA321ED-A

Closing Date: 02/12/2020

Interview Date: 10/12/2020

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