Healthcare Assistant - Band 2 - Bristol

North Bristol NHS Trust
Bristol (City Centre)
12 Feb 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Main area
General AcuteGrade
Band 2Contract
37.5 hours per weekJob ref

Southmead HospitalTown
£15,404 - £18,157 per annumClosing
31/03/2018 23:59

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Previous applicants need not apply.BackgroundAre you looking for the first step in your nursing career with the NHS? Would you like to work in an organisation that supports you in your development from your very first day? Would you like to work in the largest teaching hospital trust in the South West of England and in one of the best hospital sites in Europe?Your role as a Healthcare Assistant involves working alongside other practitioners on the front-lines to provide direct care for our patients. All staff members at North Bristol Trust strive to provide ‘Exceptional Healthcare, Personally Delivered’. We do this by living our Trust’s values:Putting Patients FirstWorking Well TogetherRecognising the PersonStriving For ExcellenceThe RoleWe are a specialist regional centre for major trauma, neurosciences, plastics and burns, orthopaedics and renal services with a turnover in excess of £500m. With 8,500 dedicated staff, our clinical teams have built a strong reputation for exceptional healthcare, personally delivered.You will be working in our state-of-the-art £430 million Brunel Building. This 800 bed hospital at the Southmead site offers patients single rooms with ensuite facilities, greatly improving privacy and dignity and helping to control the spread of infections.We are looking to recruit Healthcare Assistants who have a passion for working in the health care sector and are able to demonstrate enthusiasm for learning and development and safe patient care. You will be a high performing individual who is flexible and driven by the exciting challenges that lie ahead while demonstrating that you can live the Trusts values.We are looking to recruit to full-time roles on a substantive basis. We can also support some part-time posts within some specialties, with a minimum of 22.5 hours per week. You will need to be flexible to accommodate the various shift patterns within the Trust.TrainingThis job may be offered to you as an apprenticeship opportunity, if you need training, and may start on a percentage of the normal starting salary, dependent upon the training required.Training is provided by North Bristol NHS Trust vocational education centre and will consist of both on the job and classroom based learning. Learners who require Functional Skills qualification will receive this training as part of your qualification.Learners will be given one study day per month and will be allocated a dedicated assessor from the centre, along with support from your workplace. Additional study days will be required for clinical skills.The qualification you receive will be a Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support; this will take 12-18 months to complete.Band 2 payscale: £15,404-£18,157 pa for those meeting the full requirements of the post as detailed in the person specification excluding unsocial hours or overtime payments.Where this is not the case and training is required for the post the salary will start at £13,617 pa excluding unsocial hours or overtime payments.

If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel 0117 414 1151.This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.
Staff identify as 'At Risk' and who meet the essential shortlisting criteria of the post will be prioritised. Priority will be given to North Bristol NHS Trust employees in the first instance.
Please note that North Bristol NHS Trust has an arrangement with a number of organisations (please find a list below) whereby we confidentially share previous pre-employment information relating to your existing job in order to support an efficient recruitment process for candidates when offered a new position with us.
(University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, North Bristol NHS Trust, Western Area Health Trust, Bristol Community Health, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership, North Somerset Community Partnership, NHS South Central and West Commissioning Support Unit and Bristol City Council)
Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

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