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Healthcare Assistant Ward 10

Bedfordshire Hospitals
Luton anThe L&D Hospital, Lewsey Rd, Luton
Competitive salary
Closing date
20 Sep 2021
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It is an exciting time to join the newly formed Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We run two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Our 7,500 staff provide high quality care for a growing population of around 700,000 across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Would you like to be part of a fantastic team caring for patients' in Respiratory Medicine"

We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic Healthcare Assistants both full time and part time. We care for a range of different conditions such as asthma, COPD and acute conditions such as pneumonia, pneumothorax and we also provide palliative care .

In return we are keen to develop our staff, holding our own bespoke study days providing you with knowledge which we can then further develop through on the job training.

The work can be demanding but equally rewarding. There are no 2 days the same.

We provide support and development on the ward and also we develop our skills as a team on our unic team days.

If you want to make a difference we are looking for you. Come and join us, be part of something special.

When you come for assessment you will be required to undertake a literacy and numeracy test. This test is necessary in order to ensure you meet the requirements of apprenticeship study at a later date. The test can be challenging and we recommend that you review your English and Maths knowledge prior to completing this. We do suggest that you go onto "google" and type in "Numeracy and Literacy" NHS tests and use these to practice in readiness for the assessment on the day. There are free samples to use and there are some you have to pay for. A couple of free websites to use are: "Developing your Potential Recruitment" and "Practice Tests - Edexcel". You will be allowed to use a calculator, If you are successful in the assessments you will be asked to stay on for the interviews.

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Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all members of the community including people with disabilities.

All correspondence relating to vacancies will be via the e-mail address you have provided on your application form.

For details of how the Trust will process your identifiable information please see the 'Privacy Notices for Staff' on the public website (see link at bottom of the Home Page) or ask a member of the Trust's Recruitment Team for a copy

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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