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Healthcare Assistant

Job Description

The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust is a large vibrant general hospital providing acute hospital services to the 390,000 people who live and work in Ipswich and East Suffolk. Every day 3,000 people rely on us to improve their lives. The hospital has approximately 552 beds, employs in the region of 3,700 whole time equivalent staff and has an annual turnover of £249m. We are a dynamic and successful organisation with a strong organisational and personal development focus. We have excellent clinical outcomes, and strong financial recovery which is supported through the implementation of Clinical Leadership structure.

Our recent Care Quality Commission report rated the trust as 'Good' with our Urgent and Emergency Services being rated as 'Outstanding'

Our vision for the next five years is to be recognised as the hospital of choice by placing patients at the centre of everything we do, based on principles of quality and safety, access and accountability and continuous improvement.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a committed, enthusiastic and highly motivated Health Care Assistant to join our, friendly team on Stradbrook ward. Stradbroke ward is a 27 bedded ward caring for patients with complex Gastroenterology and surgical needs.

Health Care Assistants are a key part of our ward team and support the Registered Nurses in providing high quality care. The complexity of the care needs of the patients gives an ideal opportunity for expanding knowledge in multiple areas of surgical and medical nursing..

If you have excellent communication skills, a professional manner and are committed to providing high quality care we want to hear from you!

To arrange a visit to the ward or for more information please contact Interim Ward Sister Heidi Wray on  ( Phone number removed ) 

ALL FUTURE CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE VIA E-MAIL AND NHS JOBS. This includes ‘Invitation to Interview’ so it is important you check your e-mail and NHS Jobs account on a regular basis.

If you are successful at interview, you will be required to complete a DBS application form. This application will be submitted to the DBS so that a DBS check can be carried out. Please ensure you read the attached Disclosure & Barring Service information sheet.

If you are successful in applying for this post we will require company email addresses for your referees (personal email addresses for employers are not acceptable). At least one of your referees must be your current/most recent line manager. We require references to cover 3 years employment history (unless just leaving education).

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.

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