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Healthcare Assistant - Band 3

NHS AfC: Band 3

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NHS AfC: Band 3
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week
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Southmead Hospital
£17,950 - £23,177 pa
Salary period
Today at 23:59

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Job overview

We have an exciting opportunity to welcome a new Band 3 Health Care Assistant into our dedicated and skilled team on Cotswold Ward at Southmead Hospital. We are looking for somebody that is dynamic, proactive, supportive, and passionate about women's health.

Cotswold Ward is a fast paced and dynamic gynaecology ward which cares for women within Bristol. It has a co-located Gynae Emergency Clinic and manages a daily theatre list. It is situated within the division of Women and Children. 

As a specialty we are committed to delivering the highest standard of care that has patients at the centre, and we are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic, proactive and caring health care assistant to join our team. 

If you are passionate about a future in gynaecology then we be keen to hear from you. 

Main duties of the job

All applicants for this role will be required to successfully pass all parts of the selection process (literacy & numeracy testing and interview).

During the interview, our Learning and Development team will meet you to discuss your experience and qualifications and confirm your educational pathway if successful at interview.

If you are on an apprenticeship (or completing training required for your job), you will be issued with a training contract for the qualified band level. Training commitments are explained in the special conditions of the contract. If you do not have eligible NHS Service or are not currently an NHS employee, you will be paid a training wage until you complete the training required for the role.

Band 3: Training salary for this role is 75% of the top of the band. However, this will be topped up to meet the national minimum wage rates.

  • Under 23 years of age: £17,950.23 per annum pro rata (excluding unsocial hours and overtime payments)
  • Over 23 years of age: £18,575.94 per annum pro rata (excluding unsocial hours and overtime payments)

Working for our organisation

North Bristol NHS Trust employs over 12,000 staff providing healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset from our award-winning hospital building at Southmead.  We are the regional Major Trauma Centre, and an internationally recognised centre of excellence in a range of services and major specialities. Our vision is that by enabling our teams to be the best that they can be, we will provide exceptional healthcare, personally delivered.

We commit to treating each patient as an individual with respect and dignity, aiming to deliver excellent clinical outcomes and a first-class experience for everyone who uses our services.

North Bristol NHS Trust values all people as individuals. We aim to be an anti-discriminatory organisation and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We welcome applicants from all underrepresented groups.

Bristol is consistently voted the best place to live in the UK, with vibrant local music, arts and gastronomic scenes, a wide range of modern and state of the art shopping, recreation and leisure facilities, a wealth of great local family days out, fantastic transport links for local, national and internal holidays, and it has a rich history. If you prefer country, village or smaller town living, NBT is also easily commutable from a range of attractive locations in North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and South Wales (e.g. Portishead, Chepstow)

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Attached you will find the job description which outlines the main responsibilities and provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Level 3 apprenticeship in healthcare, NVQ 3 in care or equivalent, or working towards
  • Experience of working as a Health Care Assistant
Desirable criteria
  • Experience within Gynaecology Specialty

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Rosie Malins
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