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Bank Healthcare Assistant

NHS Professionals - Fl
Prospect Park Reading
Competitive salary
Closing date
29 Nov 2021

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Bank Healthcare Assistant

Employer: NHS Professionals - Flexible Workers

Location: Prospect Park Hospital Salary: £9.89 - £18.10

Long Term Placement: Until the end of April 2022

Please see the attached job description prior to applying for the role.

Job Title:Bank Healthcare Assistant

Band: 2

Trust: Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust

Location: Tilehurst Reading

Pay Rates: £9.89 Day £13.94 Saturday & Nights £18.10 Sunday & Bank Holidays

Working Hours: Monday - Sunday 07:00 -15:00 or 13:00 - 21:00

What is special about this opportunity?

Berkshire Healthcare's vision is to provide the best care in the right place; developing and delivering excellent services in local communities with people and their families to improve their health, well-being, and independence.We pride ourselves in recruiting staff who display our values and the right behaviours and work hard to create a culture which respects all our staff for the unique contribution they make to ensuring high quality care is delivered. Our values are:
  • Caringfor and about you is our top priority.
  • Committedto providing good quality, safe services.
  • WORKINGTogetherwith you to develop innovative solutions.

The Trust is improving its services for Children, Young People and Families through an ambitious programme to integrate physical and mental health services, universal and specialist provision; redesigning and delivering new service, technologies, and innovations for CYPF, so that mental health and physical health services are better joined up, easy to access and tailored around the needs of families.

With your experience we are looking for someone that has a passion for caring, great communication skills and the resilience to help enhance our patient's lives.


To support the qualified staff in the running of the ward and to provide direct care to patients. To ensure patient safety is maintained at all times. Fulfil the role of a Healthcare Assistant using a Competency Tool applicable to this role.

RESPONSIBILITIES: (Included but not limited to)
  • To work within a team supporting and assisting qualified staff in the implementation of patient care. (to include personal hygiene, toileting, dressing, moving and handling, mobilising, making beds, serving meals and feeding patients)
  • To adhere to patients individualised care plans as prescribed by the qualified staff and other multi-professional team members (e.g., physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, dietician, Doctor etc.)
  • To assist all disciplines involved in the rehabilitation/ care of the patient on the ward with initial assessments and ongoing rehabilitation/ care plans
  • Once assessed as competent, perform simple wound care, ECG recording, blood sugar monitoring, stoma care, catheter care, venepuncture and other clinical responsibilities as delegated by qualified nursing staff.
  • To ensure correct use of equipment
  • To acknowledge own limitations and seek advice of senior staff as required.
  • To be competent in the use of assessment tools.
  • To ensure care plans are utilised correctly and effectively under the supervision of a Qualified Nurse and that all documentation adheres to the Trust Policies.
  • Risk management systems are utilised effectively i.e. Datix reporting.

System Knowledge:
  • RIO
  • eObs
  • High Risk Manual and handling training
  • Infection control
  • Information Governance
  • Basic Life support

Who are NHS Professionals?

NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts do not have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 130,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades, and specialities, saving the NHS over£70 millioneach year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.

To Apply

For more information on the roles or details on how to join NHS Professionals, call 0333 0143679 or email

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Please note that you will be contacted via e-mail throughout the recruitment process, so please check your e-mails regularly.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

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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