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Experienced Healthcare Support Worker - Bristol Children's

Band 3

Main area
Healthcare Support Worker
Band 3
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Bristol Royal Hospital for Children
£21,730 - £23,177 pa pro rata
Salary period
30/06/2023 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

Do you have your NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care? Do you enjoy working with children and young people? Are you interested in making a difference every day? If the answers are “yes” then this may be the position for you!

Our patients are extraordinary, each of them with their own unique personality, strength and drive, which is why we looking for these exact same qualities in our Senior Health Care Support Workers.

We currently have vacancies for experienced Senior Health Care Support Workers across a variety of our inpatient areas.

Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (BRHC) is a tertiary Children’s Hospital within a Trust that has previously been recently awarded ‘Good' by the CQC. We are located in the centre of the beautiful city of Bristol, which has been voted best place to live. It is bursting with character and provides the perfect work-life balance.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidates will need to have experience working with children, excellent teamwork and communication skills, be committed to enabling the team to provide excellent standards of care and must be organised and self -motivated, with a passion for providing family centre care.

To be offered an interview you will need:

· NVQ level 3/QCF Level 3 in Health or Social Care or equivalent or working towards

· GCSE A*- C in both English Language & Mathematics or equivalent in these two subjects e.g. Certificates in Adult Literacy & Numeracy at Level 2

Please note that this position will involve shifts on days, nights, weekends and bank holidays to ensure the service is fully covered. Apply now as this is your opportunity to join us on our journey and become a part of our talented and passionate team

Successful candidates with be offered tailored support to meet individual needs, and children’s specific education starting in induction through to ongoing education and development programmes. BRHC offers opportunities for career progression though various apprenticeship routes, specifically the trainee nursing associate programme.

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, with a workforce of over 13,000 staff and 100+ different clinical services across 10 sites, serving a population of over 500,000 people across Bristol and Weston. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as ‘Good’ overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to patients. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust, committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact.

Join us and you can enjoy city living, be in the countryside or by the seaside, with easy access to all the South West offers. 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 create a workforce that represents the diversity of our community and are committed to designing our services around the needs of patients and their loved ones. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

Successful candidates will receive a bespoke children’s hospital specific induction, further education through a HCSW development programme and ongoing study days to further enhance your knowledge and skill set, to enable safe and effective patient care.

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

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

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Harvey Spencer
Job title
Talent Acquisition Specialist
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