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Healthcare Assistant Paediatrics

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Closing date
1 Dec 2021

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About our Trust

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust is a newly formed organisation following a merger between Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WSHFT) and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust (BSUH) on 1st April 2021. WSHFT and BSUH have been working in partnership with a shared leadership team for four years leading up to the recent merger. Our vision (Excellent care, every time - "Where better never stops") is at the heart of all that that we do - we pride ourselves in putting the compassionate care of patients first and foremost. WSHFT became the first non-specialist acute hospital trust to be awarded Outstanding in all of the CQC's key inspection areas and BSUH became the fastest improving acute hospital trust in England and was rated Good overall and Outstanding for caring by the CQC. Moving forward together, the ambition is to continue improving and providing excellent care, every time, for patients.

The merger was a technical but important process for both WSHFT and BSUH which will ensure that the right leadership, structures, and governance are in place. Our journey has started but we have much still to learn as we work towards full merger, enabled by our Patient First ethos which shapes our values and gives structure to our improvement and performance management. Our shared sense of purpose, commitment to investing in and developing our workforce and focus on continuous improvement in the pursuit of excellent care, every time, for our patients underpins all that we do. The largest part of this journey is investing in staff and creating a vibrant and supportive organisation where successful careers flourish.

About this vacancyAn exciting opportunity has arisen for motivated and enthusiastic Healthcare Assistants to join our friendly paediatric ward team.

We are currently seeking to recruit a Healthcare Assistant on Howard Children's Unit at St Richards Hospital and are offering both full and part-time hours.

We have 20 beds within our general Paediatric Ward taking patients from 0-18 years. The ward cares for patients with a range of medical, surgical, orthopaedic and oncology conditions and includes an High dependency area and CAU (Children's assessment Unit)

The successful candidate will be required to work 23 to 37.5 hours per week (11.5 hour shifts working 7 days a week covering both day and night duties) There will also be opportunities for bank work to cover sickness and annual leave.

The successful applicant will support the ward team in the fast paced, smooth running of the ward and will have excellent information technology skills and experience of IT systems.

Your role will include providing support to children and their families under supervision of the registered nursing team, which may include direct supervision of the young person admitted with a mental health disorder.

Previous experience in working with Children is desirable but not essential and the successful candidate will have a Healthcare related NVQ, BTEC or equivalent at Level 2.

Excellent interpersonal skills, initiative and a child friendly approach are essential.General information for applicants

As part of our commitment to a safe working environment, we undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check on all new employees where the role is eligible for a criminal record check . We make offers in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975.

Applications for Skilled Worker sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria.For further information please visit the website searching for Skilled Worker.

Please apply as early as you're able for this role. In the event of exceptional interest we may close adverts earlier than specified.
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