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Healthcare Assistant- Surgery & Cancer Division

Mid Cheshire Hospitals
Leighton Hospital, Crewe
Competitive salary
Closing date
24 Sep 2021
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Job Details

We are looking for Healthcare Assistants to join our clinical teams at Leighton Hospital in Crewe. We have both part time and full time permanent roles available.

You must be able to work some weekends, nights and bank holidays, as all Healthcare Assistants are expected to cover these shifts. Most shifts are 12 hours and are usually 7am - 7pm, and 7pm to 7am. We have full time (37.5 hours per week), and part time hours available.

Benefits of working as a Healthcare Assistant

Healthcare work is very rewarding. You are making a positive difference to the lives of others when they are at their most vulnerable. Other benefits include:
  • We will recognise your previous qualifications and experience within your starting salary
  • You'll have access to high quality training and national qualifications e.g. the care certificate
  • All Healthcare Assistants receive generous shift pay enhancements for nights, weekends and bank holidays which significantly increases basic pay rates
  • Holiday pay starts at 27 days' annual leave per year (increasing to 33 after 10 years), plus bank holidays
  • You will have access to a gold standard pension scheme
  • You will have access to NHS discounts across hundreds of shops, restaurants & services (Morrisons, Nandos etc.)
  • Excellent career development opportunities are available e.g. access to Nurse training and apprenticeships
  • Paid leave when you're sick after the first 6 months at work and access to all occupational health services (fast track physio referral scheme, counselling services etc)
  • Generous occupational maternity, paternity and adoption pay

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 and can include the following tasks:
  • Helping patients to wash or shower and dress
  • Serving food and, if necessary, helping patients to eat
  • Making and changing beds
  • Turning patients who are confined to bed to avoid pressure sores
  • Talking with patients to help them feel less lonely or anxious
  • Helping patients with mobility problems to move around
  • Giving out and collecting bedpans
  • Helping patients to the toilet

It's really important to consider that some aspects of healthcare work can be distressing and unpleasant. You will be expected to help patients with personal care without being embarrassed or feeling awkward. You will need to be able to communicate sympathetically with patients, and distressed relatives, and care for patients who are very sick.

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  • 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

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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