Healthcare Assistant

Expiring today

University Hospitals o
Competitive salary
08 Jun 2021
18 Jun 2021
Role Type
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" We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance".

Do you want....

The Best Start

The Best Career

The Best development?

....Then come and be part of our team to deliver Caring at its best

There are few careers that are as rewarding as one in the NHS, or that gives you the opportunity to work with such a variety of people. At UHL we actively recruit people of all ages, backgrounds and levels of experience. This helps us understand the different needs of the patients and provide the best possible service.

As a healthcare assistant, you'll provide vital support to all healthcare professionals in caring for our patients. These are responsible and rewarding roles with a direct impact on patients' lives. They also offer an ideal entry route to many NHS careers for people with commitment and enthusiasm rather than just academic qualifications. For the right individuals who meet the entrance criteria, we have a number of opportunities for our HCAs to progress into Nursing Associate and Registered Nurse training programmes via the apprenticeship route. These programmes can be undertaken in house in conjunction with De Montfort or the Open University

Potential candidates for substantive healthcare roles do not need previous care experience or formal qualifications as a full training programme will be available and tailored around any previous care experience you may have. However, if selected for interview, you are advised to bring along any evidence of other qualifications you may have such as GCSEs or any NVQ, Open University or QCF, qualifications. As part of the selection process you will also be required to undertake and pass a literacy and numeracy assessment with the opportunity to receive additional support in these areas as part of the healthcare assistant training programme

Opportunities exist across all three hospital sites (Leicester Royal Infirmary, Glenfield Hospital and Leicester General Hospital). In addition to effective interpersonal and communication skills, you will be adept at both working as part of a team and able to act on your own initiative to provide an excellent standard of patient centred care. Both full and part time posts are available, a mixture of days, nights and weekend shifts.

If you require set shift patterns, this can be discussed at interview but there is no guarantee these requests can be supported.

Bank on Us

We have opportunities to join the UHL Staff Bank team and this would be ideal if you cannot commit to full time work, but you are looking for temporary work to fit in with your current lifestyle. Joining the Bank could be an ideal option if you currently have the following experience
  • Medical Student
  • Student Nurse
  • Experienced Health Care Assistant looking for part time /flexible Shifts.

Standardised hours of work for patient wards are as follows (the vast majority of wards work long days / nights) - Minimum hours the Trust can offer will be 23 hours per week.

Early: 07.30 - 15.30

Long Day: 07.30 - 20.00

Late: 12.00 - 20.00

Night: 19.30 - 08.00

Whichever specialty you join, you'll become part of a talented, passionate team of people, committed to providing the best care to patients. As a substantive member of the team you will enjoy one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages offered by any employer in the UK. On top of your basic salary, you will receive at least 27 days' holiday each year, plus a range of other benefits including occupational health and counselling services.

If you decide that this is the career for you, then there are future opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge as an Assistant Practitioner or even a Nursing Associate.

Please note you must have a minimum of 6 months care experience to be considered for a Bank post.

Please be aware that we will close this post once we have received sufficient applications

*Interview date will be Saturday 3rd July 2021 *

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Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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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