Healthcare Support Worker - Band 2

Band 2

Main area
General Acute
Band 2
37.5 hours per week
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Southmead Hospital
£13,618 - £18,157 per annum
31/03/2018 23:59

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Healthcare Support Worker (Band 2), NHS, Bristol, to £13,618-£18,157 per annum + excellent NHS benefits

Healthcare support workers are required by one of the UK’s largest NHS Hospital Trusts. Based at Southmead Hospital with a basic salary between £13,618-£18,157 per annum + excellent NHS benefits. As a Healthcare support worker, you will be working alongside other practitioners on the front-lines to provide direct care for our patients.


North Bristol NHS Trust is committed to offering excellent career development through our tailored education pathways. If you are interested in a career as a healthcare support worker, we can offer you a training contract dependent on your educational requirements, which will be assessed during your induction with the Trust. Our education pathway is an apprenticeship which will typically range from 12-18 months duration, depending on your working pattern and level of study.

The apprenticeship will consist of 4 elements:

  • Initial Assessment
  • Functional Skills (maths and English) – if required
  • Job specific training (both in the workplace and in the classroom)
  • End Point Assessment

At the end of this education pathway, you will achieve a level 2 Apprenticeship in Healthcare Support Worker. The apprenticeship starting salary is £13,618 and the starting salary for the fully qualified post is £15,404 - £18,157. Apprentices will progress to the fully qualified salary upon completion of their education pathway. If you hold the relevant qualification for this post, you will move straight to a fully qualified post salary.

We are one of the UK's largest NHS Trusts (£550m turnover and 7000+ staff) and we are committed to developing our staff, ensuring they become successful, competent and confident members of the organisation.

THE ROLE: As a Healthcare Support Worker, your responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering clinical and therapeutic care to patients as required within set protocols/policies and within the scope of the Health Care Support Worker remit
  • Assisting with patient assessment within level of competence, immediately reporting any changes in the patients’ physical and mental condition to the Registered Practitioner/Assistant Practitioner
  • Communicating effectively, sensitively and compassionately with colleagues, patients and visitors
  • Acting at all times in a manner, which illustrates respect for privacy, dignity and confidentiality

YOU: The successful Healthcare Support Worker will:

  • Have a passion for working in the healthcare sector
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for learning, professional development and safe patient care
  • Be flexible and driven by the exciting challenges that lie ahead

KEY WORDS: Healthcare Assistant, HCA, Healthcare Assistants (Please note, the job title for this role is Healthcare Support Worker)


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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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