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Trust Healthcare Assistant

Mid Cheshire Hospitals
MCHT, Leighton Hospital, Crewe
Competitive salary
Closing date
3 Aug 2021
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Substantive Healthcare Assistants

Due to the increase in pressures at the hospital, we are currently looking for permanent Healthcare Assistants to join our Trust based at Leighton Hospital mainly on our general medical wards but there are also postson ourAcute/Stoke/Dementia and elderley care wards.

Healthcare Assistant shifts cover 24hours 7days a week and will include weekends, nights and Bank Holidays. Shifts are normally 12 hours and are usually 7am - 7pm and 7pm to 7am.

We have substantive hours available from 24 to 37.5 hours per week however, you will need to be very flexible in your availability and working.

Please note that substantive candidates will be prioritised and will be automatically enrolled on to the Bank.

Bank Healthcare Assistants

We also have Healthcare Assistant shifts via our Hospital Bank. If you work "on the Bank" you will undertake "ad-hoc" shifts as,where and whenrequired. Working via the Bank gives you the flexibility to choose available shifts and work when it suits you.

Bank Healthcare Assistants cover vacant shifts throughout the hospital, so you could be working in many different areas andwith different teams. Working on the Bank can be very demanding for this reason and it is preferable that you experience in a healthcare role.

PLEASE NOTE: You must be able to work a minimum of two shifts per week on the Bank (unless you are a student)

Job Description

Healthcare Assistants carry out a wide range of care duties directly with the patient and their relatives/carers.

These duties are carried out after training (which we will provide), under the direction of a professionally qualified practitioner (such as a Nurse) and can include the following tasks:
  • Maintaining dignity whilst helping patients to wash or shower
  • Serving food, and if necessary, helping to feed patients
  • Making and changing beds
  • Turning patients who are confined to bed to avoid pressure damage
  • Talking with patients to make them feel less lonely and anxious
  • Helping patients with mobility problems and assisting patients to rehabilitate to their discharge destination
  • Giving out and collecting bedpans and assisting with the toileting needs of our patients

It is important to consider that some aspects of healthcare work can be distressing and unpleasant but can be an incredible rewarding role.

You will be expected to help patients with personal care (such as washing or dressing) without being embarrassed or feeling awkward. You will also need to be to communicate empathetically and sympathetically to relatives and care for our patients who can be very unwell.

Working in healthcare means you will be making a positive difference to the lives of others. You may help to bring a new life into the world or save another life from ending. Even just knowing that you have helped to make a patient's stay with us a little easier is priceless.

You will be working for the NHS, the UK's largest employer, with the many benefits that it brings:
  • Shift pay enhancements for nights, weekends and BankHolidays
  • A minimum of 27 days' annual leave per year, plus 8 days for Bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • NHS discounts across various shops/restaurants and services
  • Career opportunities (such as our nurse degree apprenticeships)
  • Sickness entitlement to support you when you are unwell and cannot attend work
  • Occupational Maternity,Adoption and Shared Parental Pay

If you are interested in either a permanent (substantive) or a Bank role, or both, please submit your application.

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Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford. We are the Lead Employer for Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP) which aims to transform, develop and deliver health care services in the community.

The Trust has been rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following the recent inspection of its services and leadership and Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust has been named a Top40 hospital at CHKS Top Hospital Awards 2019.

Our clinical facilities are excellent, as are our people who foster a culture of compassion, support and excellence.

All employees are encouraged to look after their health and wellbeing, and this includes not smoking. Smoking cessation advice and support can be accessed by all our staff right from the start of their employment with us. If you would like further information please ask our recruitment team.

  • Correspondence will be sent to the email address registered to your NHS Jobs account
  • Recruitment is based on the Trust's values and behaviours
  • Please provide a contact email address for referees
  • Appointments are subject to a 6 month probationary period
  • You will be required to pay for a DBS disclosure where the post requires one
  • MCHFT does not reimburse travel to interview expenses
  • Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process, please contact or tel. 01270 273937 to discuss

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