Senior Healthcare Support Worker - Band 3

North Bristol NHS Trus
Southmead Hospital, Bristol
Competitive salary
08 Jun 2021
17 Jun 2021
Role Type
Start Date
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Senior Healthcare Support Worker (Band 3)- Development post, NHS, Bristol, to £14,799-£21,142 + excellent NHS benefits

Senior Healthcare Support Workers required by one of the UK's largest NHS Hospital Trusts. Based in the Neurosciences and Musculoskeletal division at Southmead Hospital. You will be responsible for providing compassionate care and therapy to patients as delegated by the registered practitioner and directed by the appropriate team leader.

Specialisms within the division include
  • Trauma
  • Orthopaedics
  • Stroke
  • Neurology
  • Elective surgeries (Ortho and Neuro)


This Training contract is the next step for Band 2 Healthcare Support Workers looking to progress.

North Bristol NHS Trust is committed to offering excellent career development through our tailored education pathways. If you are interested in a career as a senior healthcare support worker, we can offer you a training contract dependent on your educational requirements, which will be assessed during your induction with the Trust. Our education pathway is an apprenticeship which will typically start from 18 months duration, depending on your working pattern and level of study.

The apprenticeship will consist of 4 elements:
  • Initial Assessment
  • Functional Skills (Maths and English) - if required
  • Job specific training (both in the workplace and in the classroom)
  • End Point Assessment

At the end of this education pathway, you will achieve a level 3 Apprenticeship in Senior Healthcare Support Worker. The starting salary for the fully qualified post is £19,737-£21,142. Apprentices will progress to the fully qualified salary upon completion of their education pathway. If you hold the relevant qualification for this post, you will move straight to a fully qualified post salary.

Please note, if you are currently in a band 2 position, you will remain on your current band 2 salary until you have completed the relevant training to the role.

We are one of the UK's largest NHS Trusts (£550m turnover and 7000+ staff) and we are committed to developing our staff, ensuring they become successful, competent and confident members of the organisation.

THE ROLE: As a Senior Healthcare Assistant, your responsibilities will include:
  • Delivering clinical and therapeutic care to patients as required within the scope of the Senior Health Care Support Worker remit
  • Participating in patient assessment (under the direction of and after appropriate delegation from the Registered Practitioner/Assistant Practitioner) to deliver high standards of care
  • Providing information to other members of the multi-disciplinary team on the care/therapy provided
  • Maintain the work environment in line with Trust Infection prevention and Health and Safety policies

YOU: The successful Senior Healthcare Assistant will have:
  • Successfully completed a Level Two Health Qualification
  • Experience working in a health care environment
  • A desire to learn and undertake relevant personal development, including the level 3 qualification
  • IT skills, including Word, Email, keyboard skills and data collection
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience of working in a team and an ability to establish good relationships with colleagues, patients and visitors

Note - You must have completed your Band 2 apprenticeship to be eligible to apply for this role.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameEmerline AlbanoJob titleClinical MatronEmail addressEmerline.albano@nbt.nhs.ukTelephone number0117 4144550Additional contact information

For further information please contact:

Phone: 0117 4144550

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The following is applicable for 'At Risk' employees, who must meet the essential shortlisting criteria to be eligible for interview.

Those from within North Bristol NHS Trust who apply for this role will be considered for shortlisting in the first instance.
Those from within the BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) who apply for this role will be considered in the second instance.
Those covered by the South West Employment Transition Framework who apply for this role will be considered in the third instance.
If no applicant is appointed from the above 'at-risk' pools, those from the open market will then be considered for shortlisting.
If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel 0117 4141151.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the 'Information for Prospective Employees' attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

We are committed to Equal Opportunity - Job Share Applications are welcomed.

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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