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Healthcare Support Worker - Band 2 posted by NHS

Full Time
Southmead Hospital, Bristol
£14,026 - £18,702 / year
NHS Band 2

Job Description

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Please note that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. So if you are interested, please apply for this vacancy as soon as you can.

Healthcare Support Worker (Band 2), NHS, Bristol, to £14,026 - £18,702 per annum + excellent NHS benefits

Healthcare support workers are required by one of the UK’s largest NHS Hospital Trusts. Based at Southmead Hospital with a basic salary between £14,026 - £18,702 per annum + excellent NHS benefits. As a Healthcare support worker, you will be working alongside other practitioners on the front-lines to provide direct care for our patients. We currently have vacancies within our Medicine and NMSK (Neuroscience and Musculoskeletal) divisions.


North Bristol NHS Trust is committed to offering excellent career development through our tailored education pathways. If you are interested in a career as a healthcare support worker, we can offer you a training contract dependent on your educational requirements, which will be assessed during your induction with the Trust. Our education pathway is an apprenticeship which will typically range from 12-18 months duration, depending on your working pattern and level of study.

The apprenticeship will consist of 4 elements:

    • Initial Assessment

    • Functional Skills (maths and English) – if required

    • Job specific training (both in the workplace and in the classroom)

    • End Point Assessment

At the end of this education pathway, you will achieve a level 2 Apprenticeship in Healthcare Support Worker. The apprenticeship starting salary is £14,026 and the starting salary for the fully qualified post is £17,460 - £18,702. Apprentices will progress to the fully qualified salary upon completion of their education pathway. If you hold the relevant qualification for this post, you will move straight to a fully qualified post salary.

We are one of the UK's largest NHS Trusts (£550m turnover and 7000+ staff) and we are committed to developing our staff, ensuring they become successful, competent and confident members of the organisation.

THE ROLE: As a Healthcare Support Worker, your responsibilities will include:

    • Delivering clinical and therapeutic care to patients as required within set protocols/policies and within the scope of the Health Care Support Worker remit

    • 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: The successful Healthcare Support Worker will:

    • Have a passion for working in the healthcare sector

    • Demonstrate enthusiasm for learning, professional development and safe patient care

    • Be flexible and driven by the exciting challenges that lie ahead

KEY WORDS: Healthcare Assistant, HCA, Healthcare Assistants (Please note, the job title for this role is Healthcare Support Worker)

For further details / informal visits contact:

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The following is applicable for ‘At Risk’ employees, who must meet the essential shortlisting criteria to be eligible for interview.

Those from within North Bristol NHS Trust who apply for this role will be considered for shortlisting in the first instance.
Those from within the BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) who apply for this role will be considered in the second instance.
Those covered by the South West Employment Transition Framework who apply for this role will be considered in the third instance.
If no applicant is appointed from the above ‘at-risk’ pools, those from the open market will then be considered for shortlisting.
If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel [Click here to apply].

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

We are committed to Equal Opportunity - Job Share Applications are welcomed.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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