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Senior Healthcare Assistant - Band 3

NHS AfC: Band 3

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NHS AfC: Band 3
37.5 hours per week
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Southmead Hospital
£17,787 - £20,448 per annum
25/02/2019 23:59

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Senior Healthcare Support Worker- band 3- £17,787-£20,448 per annum + excellent NHS Benefits

Are you an experienced band 3 Healthcare Support Worker looking for an opportunity to further your career in one of the largest NHS Trusts in the UK?

We currently have opportunities available for qualified band 3 Healthcare Support Workers to join our Medicine and Anaesthesia, Surgery, Critical Care and Renal divisions. As a Senior Healthcare Support Worker, you will be responsible for providing the care and therapy to patients as delegated by the Registered Practitioner and directed by the appropriate team leader. We have opportunities available across a wide range of specialities, including Acute Medicine, Complex Care, Surgery, Theatres, Complex Assessment Unit.

WHY APPLY? Our Senior Healthcare Support Worker posts will provide you with-

  • Award winning facilities- you may be based in our Brunel building, which has won numerous awards including Best Designed Large Hospital at the European Healthcare Awards
  • Training and development- we will support you with your professional development aspirations- our Learning and Development team have achieved the Skills for Health Mark for the standard of its education and training
  • Incremental pay progression when you are on a permanent contract, with structured reviews and continued professional development
  • Excellent location- the trust resides within one of the most vibrant cities in the UK, Bristol. Voted the best city to live in 2017, the city is famous for its year round festivals, award-winning cycle tracks, exceptional gastronomy, stunning cityscapes and awe-inspiring street art. 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, Clevedon, Nailsea, Frome and Thornbury)

THE ROLE: As a Senior Healthcare Support Worker, you will play a key role in the delivery of patient-centred care. Key duties will include:

  • Supporting Registered Nursing staff in the provision of care to patients in the department
  • 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: Successful candidates will have:

  • A level 3 qualification in healthcare such as Clinical Health Diploma level 3, NVQ LEVEL 3 direct care, Healthcare Support worker apprenticeship level 3 or similar. If you don’t have a relevant qualification for this role, your education pathway will be decided at interview. This may be in the form an apprenticeship, competencies or units only.
  • Previous experience working in a hospital setting
  • A passion for delivering high standards of care within a multidisciplinary team

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Interview Date: 12th February 2019

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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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