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Band 3 - Nursing Assistants Critical Care

Job Description

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

We want you to come to UCLH, and stay at UCLH, because our success starts with you. All of our staff have been involved in developing our values. We believe that they make UCLH a better place for patients and staff alike.

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.

Many of our services operate from new or newly refurbished facilities including the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre which opened in 2012. So why join UCLH…?

We have a reputation as a centre of clinical excellence

Our hospitals are in great central London locations

We have new facilities and state-of-the-art medical technology

We have a wide range of career opportunities that we can offer

For the previous three years, UCLH has been in the top 20% of all NHS Trusts for the overall staff engagement score in the NHS Staff Survey.

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 Nursing Assistants to work across the Trust. This includes Theatres Nursing 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.

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.

We are looking for individuals who are flexible 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 Nursing 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.

All candidates for posts at UCLH are required to complete our values assessment.

In the ‘Further Links’ section to the right of this advert, please follow the link to the UCLH Values Assessment Tool. Once you have completed the assessment and scored highly enough, you will receive a certificate number. In order to start your application, you must copy and paste (do not type) your certificate number into your application form when requested.

The certificate covers all applications you make to UCLH for 6 months - you do not need to take the test for each job application you make. After 6 months you may complete the assessment again.

If you have lost your certificate number, you can have a reminder sent to your email address by accessing the Values Assessment Certificate Number Reminder tool in the ‘Further Links’ section to the right of this advert.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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