Clinical Support - Health Care Assistant- Ward 15

  • Department Paul Brown Day Hospital
  • Salary £18,005.00 – £19,337 per annum
  • Closing Date 22/06/2021
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 2
  • Job ref 223-SHA-356
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Part time - 32.5 hours per week (1 x 20 hours per week 1x12.5 hours per week)

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Health Care Assistant to work within the falls service and the stroke out patients department. 

We have two vacancies available - 1st vacancy part time working Monday 8-4 Thursday 8-4 & alternate weekends 8.30-1 2nd vacancy working part time Wednesday 8-4 & alternate weekends 8.30-1. These shifts can be swapped between the staff as long as the unit is covered with the permission of the unit sister.

The successful candidate will work in a variety of situations and learn a range of skills that will enable them to support patients who due to a variety of reasons have experienced life changing conditions.  

The successful applicant will be closely involved in supporting the patients and their families through difficult and life changing experiences and helping them to realise how to increase their capabilities and access support systems in the community setting.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide or assist patients with personal care/hygiene including occasional direct exposure to body fluids, smells etc.
    • Toileting, including emptying urinary catheter bags.
  • After appropriate training undertake clinical activities as delegated by nursing and medical staff reporting any abnormalities,
    • Observations of temperature, pulse, blood pressure & weight.
    • ECG recordings
    • Simple dressings and removal of cannula.
    • Phlebotomy, cannulation and BM blood samples.
  • Assist patient's preparation prior to clinical procedures and during.
  • Undertake patient and other manual handling tasks using the correct equipment and techniques following specific training.  There will be a requirement to exert moderate physical effort for short periods of time.
  • Contribute fully to ensure the unit and the kitchen are kept clean and all items and equipment are stored, cleaned and used correctly

Working for our organisation

We are a small team who are part of the stroke unit however we provide a wide range of services to not only the stroke out patient services but we run the falls service for patients 65yrs and over, hold clinics for other specialities and perform diagnostic procedures.

The unit is diverse and there are a wide range of skills required to ensure the smooth running of the department.

Our team works very closely and we support each other to support each patient who attends our department. We all strive to ensure the patients have the best outcomes possible form their appointment.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • • Can demonstrate an understanding, through personal statement and interview, of what is required within the role of Health Care Assistant in an acute care setting
Desirable criteria
  • • Previous hospital experience


Essential criteria
  • • Evidence of effective verbal – face to face / telephone, written communications and listening skills.

Self Management

Essential criteria
  • • Is aware of their own values and is able to demonstrate alignment to the values of the Trust.
Desirable criteria
  • • Understanding of the principles and values underpinning good care practice


Essential criteria
  • • GCSE Grade 9 – 4 in Numeracy or equivalent (Level 2 Qualification)

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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