Health Care Assistant

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George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton
Competitive salary
18 Nov 2020
28 Nov 2020
Role Type
Start Date
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust opened in 1948 and provides a range of elective, non-elective, surgical, medical, women's, children's, diagnostic and therapeutic services to a population of more than 350,000 people.

The hub of the Trust is located on the outskirts of Nuneaton and its services cover a large footprint, including north Warwickshire, south west Leicestershire, and north Coventry. We also provide primary and community services across Coventry, Warwickshire and Leicestershire.

Please note:

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust utilises a third party recruitment system (TRAC). When applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into TRAC where all subsequent information regarding your application will be generated. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages via the NHS Jobs website. Furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any emails/messages sent to us via the NHS Jobs website.

Healthcare Assistant

Various Wards within the Trust


Full and Part time hours

£18,005 - £19,337 per annum pro rata

About us

Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:

Effective Open Communication

excellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence

The Role

Are you an experience Healthcare Assistant committed to providing excellent patient care?

Do you want a new challenge, and have the passion to make a difference.

If so we have the ideal opportunity for committed and compassionate individual to join our supportive and friendly teams at George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.

We require enthusiastic and motivated Healthcare Assistants to work within our busy medical and surgical ward areas and urgent and emergency care which offer a variety of specialisms and opportunities.

We have part-time and full-time vacancies available however commitment is required to cover all shifts, days/nights/weekends on a rotation basis

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust is passionate about patient care. As part of our vision and values, we require all staff to behave in a way that demonstrates their commitment to providing the best possible care for our patients and through our recruitment and selection processes, we seek to test these skills and attributes in all candidates

The successful candidate will be expected to complete the Care Certificate and a HCA Development programme at Level 2 / Level 3 depending upon experience as part of their role and must be committed to completion of these within the required time frame

Please see attached job descriptions and personal specification for full details of role

We also offer a full training programme which includes the following:

One week formal HCA programme (Care Certificate) to enhance knowledge base and clinical skills
  • Local induction
  • Competency pack following HCA programme to build evidence of knowledge, skills and

  • Undertake a QCF/NVQ / Apprenticeship development programme
  • Support in practice/buddy system

Successful short listed candidates will be invited to attend an assessment day. As part of the assessment day there will be a requirement to undertake Literacy and Numeracy assessment, followed by a scenario based interview and a tour of the hospital.


Our benefits include but are not limited to: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, on-site discounted gym, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden, generous and subsidised on-site parking.

Closing date: 26th November 2020

Interview: 16th December 2020

This post may close early due to high numbers of applications so you are advised to apply promptly.

All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas.

A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertise and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Lorraine Dowell - 02476 86 5531 -

Helen Hodgkinson - 02476 86 5689 -

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How we process your data:

By applying for this post you are consenting to the Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system, TRAC. In this connection your submitted application form will remain in the Trac system for 400 days after which time it will be automatically deleted.

The Equality and Diversity data you provide as part of your application is used for monitoring and reporting purposes only and is not available to recruiting managers at any stage of the process.

The Job application data you provide will be used to assess your application for employment at GEH, to verify your information and conduct reference checks, and to communicate with you. If you accept employment with GEH, the information collected will become part of your employment record and will be used for employment purposes and transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice, if appropriate for the role, it is a mandatory requirement for all newly appointed staff to complete a DBS application. Positive disclosures will be handled in accordance with the Trust DBS Policy.

All information provided will be used for recruitment purposes only and processed in a lawful, fair and transparent manner.


In response to NICE guidance and to support the reduction of health harm from tobacco, the Trust has a smoke-free site policy which applies to anyone on Trust sites. Staff who smoke will be supported to quit or not smoke whilst on Trust sites.

The Trust is part of a 'Foundation Group' through a strategic alliance with Wye Valley NHS Trust and South Warwickshire Foundation Trust. This Partnership is a great sustainability of all three organisations and allows us to share learning and maximise opportunities to ensure the delivery of high quality health and care services for our local populations.

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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