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Healthcare Assistant

Job Description

The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust is a top 100 Healthcare Employer (Health Service Journal 2014/2015). Our Staff Survey results for 2014 placed us in the best 20% of Acute Trusts on a range of measures, including:

  • Staff Motivation at Work motivation
  • Staff satisfaction with the quality of care and patient care they are able to deliver
  • Staff feeling safe to raise concerns
  • Staff having well-structured appraisals

Amazing things happen at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust; delivered by amazing people….why don’t you come and join us…

Closing Date:30th October 2016
Assessment Date: Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th November 2016
Interview Date: Wednesday 23rd November

***Please be advised that these dates are fixed and cannot be changed***

*** Previous Applicants Need Not Apply***

Are you looking for a new career opportunity in the caring profession?

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals who have an interest in starting a career in healthcare, and would like to gain highly sought after NHS experience in the areas of an Acute Hospital setting.

We are looking for HCAs who are able to work full time 375 hours per week however we will consider a minimum of 30 hours per week. Please note that regardless of hours, you will still be required to work on a rota basis, inclusive of Monday - Friday, weekends, nights and bank holidays.

There is no requirement to have previous experience in the NHS or to have worked as a carer before. The position of the Health Care Assistant is to ensure that service user’s needs are met and to assist team in maintaining high standards of care delivery. We are looking for candidates with a desire to provide compassionate support and care, good communication skills, a flexible approach and enthusiasm to work within the team. Candidates will assist teams to develop and achieve ward and organisational objectives. Candidates will participate in staff meetings as well as training and development activities as necessary to ensure their skills and knowledge are up to date.

We are looking for motivated Health Care Assistant's to join our team to provide the highest standards of care and to treat our patients with dignity, compassion and respect. You will assist in care for our patients as well as the maintenance of the patient environment in terms of cleanliness, tidiness and the restocking of supplies.

As part of the induction process all new Health Care Assistants will be supported to complete the nationally recognised Care Certificate developed by Health Education England, Skills for Health and Skills for Care (2015). This fantastic opportunity will allow you to gain formal recognition for the skills and knowledge you develop within the first 12 weeks of employment within the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

If you would like to be part of our team and help us deliver the best care to patients we want to hear from you.

Should you be shortlisted, you will be invited for an assessment, should you be successful at this assessment, you will be invited back for interview.

We are not able to carry out telephone interviews thus applicants must be prepared to travel for interview.

Please note that applications made via this site will be transferred to our TRAC site when the advert closes and managed within that.

No unsolicited recruitment agency telephone calls or emails.

Applications, for eligible posts, from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications according to our limited allocation of sponsorship certificates. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test . The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

All new appointments to the Trust, with the exception of executive positions, are subject to a probationary period.

We offer paid staff *Great opportunities for further study and Development * at least 7 weeks paid holiday, inclusive of Bank Holidays *CARE (Career Average Revalued Earnings Pension Scheme / Final salary pension scheme *Onsite nursery provision (including access to holiday club and childcare vouchers) *enhanced maternity benefits *A subsidised staff restaurant.

*Access to Flexible Benefit Initiatives such as our Care Lease Scheme and Cycle to Work Initiative*

*Opportunity to be part of Stonewall Diversity Champion and a 'Two Ticks' Positive about Disability employer*

*Voluntary staff are entitled to free car parking on site*

All applicants who have a disability and meet the minimum criteria for the post can opt for a guaranteed interview.

The Trust operates a smoke free policy.

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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