Healthcare Assistant

Warrington and Halton
Competitive salary
24 Jan 2021
26 Jan 2021
Role Type
Start Date
We are WHH an NHS Foundation Trust acknowledged as providing a positive learning environment and proud to be recognised as a Teaching Hospital. We provide first class services at Warrington Hospital, Halton General Hospital and the Cheshire and Merseyside Treatment Centre in the North West of England.

Our mission is to be Outstanding for our patients, our communities and each other.

We pride ourselves in being consciously inclusive and enjoy working with and for the diverse community we serve, employing a high calibre of skilled staff, reflective of our communities.

Our vision is to continue to deliver high quality, safe and sustainable health and care services to the local population of Warrington, Halton and beyond. Our approach to healthcare is founded on our five core values; Working Together, Excellence, Accountable, Role Models and Embracing Change.

As an applicant or employee of WHH you have our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, it's the way we work! Our beliefs and culture insist that no job applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment from the start of the employment journey.

Working at WHH means joining a team of 4,000+ professional and support staff who local people look to, to keep them well and support their well-being. If you embrace these values and are motivated to making a difference to our patients, we'll look forward to receiving your application.


Are you looking for a rewarding job where you can make a valuable contribution to high quality patient care?

Why not join us to become one of our brilliant Health Care Assistance (HCA)

Come and work as part of a team providing high quality and compassionate care to individuals.

As a Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) you will provide hands on care to patients, including supporting the Registered Nurses and the wider clinical team on the wards. HCAs support personal care, meal times and helping to make a person's stay in hospital a better experience.

You will carry out well-defined routine clinical duties like monitoring an individual's conditions (by checking things like blood pressure, temperature or weight), checking on their overall progress, comfort and wellbeing.

We are seeking both experienced HCA and carers to join our teams and develop your skills further in an acute hospital setting, perhaps looking to further your career in Health & Social care.

We are also seeking caring and compassionate individuals who perhaps have no experience in a healthcare setting but want to make a difference and are willing to show commitment and dedication to developing the required knowledge and skills to become a Health Care Assistant. If this is you we are committed to supporting you through the Apprenticeship route, undertaking a Health and Social Care NVQ level2.

We offer flexible working so are open to offering both full and part time hours, to support our 24 hours, seven day service.

There has never been a better time to join our Hospitals - we're a well-established Trust with a great history, constantly striving to improve. A forward thinking recruitment philosophy creates fantastic opportunities for all our employees, whom we refer to as #TeamWHH and it is our aim to be the employer of choice within the region!

Our vision is High Quality, Safe Healthcare and our staff work together to provide excellent health care services. If you're passionate about making a difference and would like to be a part of our exciting and progressive NHS Foundation Trust then we welcome you to apply.

This vacancy will close once the sufficient number of applications has been received, therefore please apply as soon as you can!

Please be advised that we will follow appropriate guidance on Social Distancing when conducting interviews for the roles and will contact you if you are successfully shortlisted.

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This job advert may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

As an applicant or employee of WHH you have our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, it's the way we work! We encourage all applicants to share their personal information with us to understand why please read `Be counted` and `8 reasons why' in the additional information.

The Trust operates a Smoke Free Policy which does not permit smoking within the Trust premises and grounds/site.

Please provide e-mail addressess for referees, as this will facilitate a quicker recruitment process. Please check your e-mail account regularly as you will receive alerts from the NHS Jobsite informing you of a message (including notification of interview)

Depending on the classification of the post, in-line with DBS guidelines, a Standard or Enhanced disclosure will be required which may include a check of the 'Vulnerable Adults List', the 'Children's List' and/or the Independent Safeguarding Authorities (ISA's) barred lists.

A charge of £60 (Enhanced) will be made by the successful candidate which will be deducted from the first 3 months' salary. In addition to this, you will also be required to re-pay any future costs that may arise in relation to DBS fees.

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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