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Experienced Healthcare Support Workers - Adults Services only

Band 2

Main area
Healthcare Support Workers
Grade
Band 2
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (part time available)
Job ref
387-EXP-HCSW-R
Site
Trustwide
Town
Bristol
Salary
£18,546 - £19,918 pa pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
31/08/2022 23:59

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. The Trust has many and varied career opportunities for you to choose from.

UHBW has been rated by the CQC as ‘Good’ overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact.

Job overview

Are you an experienced and qualified Healthcare Support Workers?

Would you like to work in an outstanding acute NHS trust that truly values their staff?  

Would you like to work at an NHS trust that is committed to ensuring your ongoing development and training of a wide range of clinical skills and knowledge?

What is the role of a Healthcare Support Worker at UHBW?

In order to undertake this role you must have :

(please note you will not be shortlisted if you do not meet the criteria):

- You must have at least six months experience in similar healthcare role

- You must have a minimum of an NVQ level 2 qualification in Health and Social Care and GCSE A*- D in English/ Math's or equivalent 

- You must be able to work a minimum of 3 long shifts per week, on a 24/7 rota (no fixed shifts)

Main duties of the job

You will play an essential role in supporting the delivery of the highest standard of quality care to our patients, working alongside registered nurses and other healthcare professionals. Your role will include a wide range of tasks, from providing personal and intimate care to undertaking clinical observations. You will be required to follow stringent policies such as infection control and manual handling policies.  In addition you will be providing emotional and practical support to patient & their families.

Why join us at UHBW? 

  • Because we are passionate about supporting our staff and clinical teams, so that we can achieve our common goal of delivering outstanding patient care.
  • Because we can offer job security in these uncertain times within an organisation that is dedicated to the well being of its staff.
  • Because we are located in the heart of the vibrant City of Bristol, and the gateway to the glorious South West.
  • Because we can offer a post in a variety of areas including T&O and Theatres,

    Medicine wards and Emergency Department at the Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI), and  South Bristol Community Hospital.

  • Because we are a digital exemplar NHS trust, using the latest technology such as e-obs to ensure we deliver the best possible care to our patients.

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as ‘Good’ overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone’s throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Level 2 QCF Diploma in Clinical Healthcare support/ Level 2 NVQ in Healthcare/Health & Social Care
  • GCSE A*- D in English Language or equivalent (e.g. Certificate in Adult Literacy at Level 1) and GCSE A* - D or equivalent in Mathematics (e.g. Certificate in Adult Numeracy at Level 1)

Knowledge and Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of working in a health or social care setting
  • Be able to work as a member of a team
  • Experience of time management skills and prioritising work
Desirable criteria
  • experience of working in an acute setting

Skills and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal
  • Able to complete appropriate documentation accurately
  • Demonstrate an awareness of healthcare work and policies and procedures
  • Committed to providing high quality patient care
  • IT skills, basic word, Email, keyboard skills, data collection
  • Ability and willingness to undertake appropriate training
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to working within the health care setting

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Trust IDDisability Confident - two yearsApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - GoodTime to changeDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - Silver

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Harvey Spencer
Job title
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Email address
Harvey.Spencer@uhbw.nhs.uk