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Trainee / Health Care Assistant - Ward 18

Bradford Teaching Hosp
Competitive salary
Closing date
28 Jan 2022

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BAND 2 - £18,546 - £19,918 PER ANNUM

Brief Description of the Role:

An opportunity has arisen for a Health Care Assistant/Trainee Health Care Assistant to join the Division.

As a Healthcare Assistant you will assist individual patients with elements of basic nursing care and the implementation of programmes of care under the direction of a registered nurse and contribute to the ongoing support of patients and their relatives.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent caring and people skills, gained through working in a care home, community care or hospital setting. This experience should have given you a good understanding of the fundamental aspects of care.

You must also demonstrate a good verbal and written command of English, along with excellent communication/ interpersonal skills and a reasonable level of numeracy.

Minimum NVQ Level 2 in health/health and social care, QCF Diploma in health, *GNVQ, *BTEC in health or health and social care (*required to complete care certificate if not already achieved) However, applications may be considered for those wishing to study towards this qualification as a Trainee Healthcare Assistant**.

**Trainee Healthcare Assistants; Any candidate appointed without Level 2 or 3 Apprenticeship, NVQ or QCF in Health & Social Care/ Clinical Healthcare and Support Work will be appointed on a training contract and paid on 75% of the top of Band 2, in accordance with Annex U of the Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions of Employment. There will be an expectation to complete the required training within a 12-18 month period. Part of this training will involve the attainment of the*** Care Certificate, unless the candidate has evidence that this has already been attained.

From 1 April 2022 all healthcare workers in settings providing regulated activity must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a condition of employment unless they are exempt under the regulations. This will apply to everyone working in clinical roles and/or working in clinical areas

We can offer staff gymnasiums on both hospital sites, excellent pension scheme and advice on childcare.

Closing Date: 03.02.22 (This date may change dependent on the response)

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We welcome applications from disabled people or those with long term health conditions. If you need the application form in a different format or need to discuss any reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010, please telephone 01274 276823 or Fax: 01274 274025.

We also welcome applications from people with a lived experience of providing unpaid care/support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction and or other health and care needs.

In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated above in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable. You are advised to submit your completed application form as soon as possible to have the best chance of being considered.

You should receive continuous notifications throughout the application process and of the outcome of your application (and details of interview, if shortlisted) via the NHS Jobs Website. However, if you have not been invited to attend for interview within four weeks of the closing date for this post you may therefore assume that you have not been shortlisted.

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Please note that all posts recruited to by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust covered by Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions (whether on a fixed term or substantive basis) are subject to a probationary period. For more information and guidance about the length of your probationary period please see the terms and conditions section of the Job Description.

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