At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.
This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.
Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.
Make a difference at UCLH
Are you a naturally caring person who loves to make a difference to others no matter how small that difference might be?
Are you the type of person who respects other people, treats them fairly and accepts them for who they are?
Do you like getting things done? And are you known for being hard-working and reliable?
Based in the busy West End of London, UCLH NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit a number HealthCare Assistants to work across the Trust. This includes Theatres Healthcare Assistants which is a mixture of Clinical / Patient transfer duties.
We want our patients to receive the best possible care from people for whom nothing is too much trouble. So if you recognise yourself in the description above and it excites you to think you could be one of our team caring for our patients on a daily basis, we would love to hear from you.
Previous experience in a healthcare setting is desirable but don’t worry if you don’t have any formal care background. We can teach you the skills of a good nursing assistant. What we want is the right kind of person who will thrive in this important work.
You will be a compassionate, enthusiastic and confident individual, who is able to provide (following training) the highest standard of patient care, under supervision. You will need to be able to prioritise, work under pressure and have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. You will need to be reliable, hardworking and trustworthy.
You will be recruited to a Talent Pool and you will be notified and placed in a suitable vacancy as one comes available.
We are looking for individuals who are full time and flexible (including evenings, shift work and nights) as you may be moved to a different ward/ department at any time, during your working week. You will be expected to integrate quickly with an established team of staff to deliver quality care.
In return you will gain excellent clinical experience; a range of attractive benefits, education and development opportunities for staff are available.
We will offer you a structured Induction programme during which you will learn more about the Trust and your role. You will be required to complete the National Care Certificate in the first 3 months of employment.
You may find more information about the National Care Certificate alongside the attached documents.
Our staffs are central to delivering our vision of top-quality patient care, excellent education and world class research.
To take the first step towards a career at UCLH, you can apply now. Please use the supporting information section of the application form to demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the person specification for the role, why you would like to work at UCLH, and the area you are interested in applying for.
Here’s what one of our Healthcare Assistants says about the job:
“For me the job means putting yourself out there for patients and the team – truly caring about what you do and the impact you have
If you are shortlisted, our recruitment and selection process for all candidates is as follows:
You will be invited to attend an assessment Centre whereby you will undertake a number of activities including Numeracy and Literacy testing. You will have an opportunity to ask any questions on the day.
This process helps you identify whether we are the right employer for you, and helps us identify if you are the right candidate for us.
The Assessment & Interview will be on the 14th January 2019.
We offer our permanent staff an interest free season ticket loan for travel, a subsidised social club including gym, free independent and confidential support for all staff, large retail discounts, cycle to work scheme and on-site accommodation to name a few… for more information on our staff benefits please see attached poster.
We recognise, reward and thank colleagues by nominating them for our annual Celebrating Excellence Awards, which are funded by UCLH Charity.
We are also members of [Click here to apply] which offers discounts on high street retail stores, offers on travel deals, and also to take advantage of cash back schemes.
This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. You are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.
Please note that all correspondence regarding your application will be via email. The emails will be sent to you via TRAC.jobs and not via NHS Jobs, we encourage you to check your inbox regularly.
Please note that if you are at present in a training position on the 2016 new junior doctor’s contract and are applying for a Trust doctor role your salary will not be pay protected.
You will be placed on the appropriate point of the Trust Doctor pay scale based on your previous experience.
Please note that if you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date of the advert to assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.
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.