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Trainee Senior Enhanced Care Assistant

University Hospitals C
UHCW, Coventry
Competitive salary
Closing date
15 Jun 2021
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University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust is one of the UK's leading teaching Trusts, providing acute and specialist services to a population of over 1 million. We have a strong reputation for innovation, clinical research, teaching and high-quality patient care and are the principal teaching hospital for Warwick Medical School.

We employ over 9000 staff, have a turnover of £660 million and have 1.7 million patient contacts a year. The Trust comprises of two busy hospitals with over 1,300 beds and 32 operating theatres, running clinical services from a number of other sites.

Our vision is to be a national and international leader in healthcare; our values-driven organisational development programme and our UHCWi methodology developed through our partnership with the Virginia Mason Institute are key to us achieving this vision by focussing on improving services via lean methodology.

Trainee Senior Enhanced Care Assistant

Band 2 / 3

Full Time, Part Time

University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust's Enhanced Care Team is looking to recruit trainee Senior Enhanced Care Assistants. This is an ideal opportunity for those wishing to further their career in healthcare.

At UHCW, we fully support our employees to develop and progress in their chosen career pathway. On successful completion of the Apprenticeship programme, after approximately 18 months in post and on completion of NVQ3, the post holder will progress to the Senior Enhanced Care Assistant post (Band 3).

There are also opportunities for post holders to be involved in service development, service promotion and education across the trust as we strive to continually develop and improve our services and raise awareness to best meet our patient care needs. There may also be opportunities for rotation in other ward areas, with development opportunities considered on request.

The role of the Enhanced Care Assistant is to contribute to the delivery of patient care under the direction and supervision of the enhanced care team manager and ward nursing teams. The post holder will be assigned on a one-to-one basis to provide enhanced observations for patients who are at high risk of harm to themselves and/or others. You can be assigned to any of our busy adult wards. Applicants will need to be self-motivated and use their initiative when necessary; you will be a key resource for wards caring for patients who have challenging behaviours or who are high risk of harm to themselves and/or others. Your knowledge and experience in these areas will be important in supporting the wards to develop strategies for reducing distress and risk whilst working as part of a team to provide high quality care for patients.

Applicants must have demonstrable experience in one of the following settings:
  • Acute Hospital
  • Mental Health Unit
  • Community Healthcare

Applicants must hold a Level 2 qualification, in any subject, and be willing to undertake the Level 3 Senior Health Care Support Worker Apprenticeship once in post. In order to enrol onto the Apprenticeship, applicants must be able to demonstrate English and Maths skills equivalent to Level 1 qualifications. Anyone shortlisted that does not hold formal English and Maths qualifications at Level 1, will be expected to undertake a first stage literacy and numeracy Level 1 assessment.

The post holder will be expected to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service; working days/nights/weekends.

Successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview at University Hospital Coventry.

For further details / informal visits contact:

If you want to discuss this opportunity or for further details please contact Joby Cyriac, Charge Nurse or Kellee Clark ECT Officer in The Enhanced Care Team on 02476965125

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Recruiting to Values

To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust's Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment , which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust's Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust's Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders

If you are invited to attend interview you will be asked to set up an account with the Trac recruitment system in order to confirm your interview time

The Trust is committed to Equal Opportunities within the workplace; all applicants who have a disability and who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be interviewed. Where a post has an overwhelming response, this Trust may use random selection in order to reduce numbers to interview, any disabled applicants will automatically be guaranteed an interview and will be exempt from this process.

If you are short-listed for this post you will be contacted by the Resourcing Department via email. Due to the high volume of applications for some posts, we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful, if you do not hear from us within four weeks of the stated closing date for the post, please assume that you have not been successful with that specific application.

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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