Clinical Support - Healthcare Assistant - Gynaecology

  • Department Gynaecology
  • Salary £18,546.00 – £19,918 per annum
  • Closing Date 19/10/2021
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 2
  • Job ref 223-HCG-781
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Part time - 27 hours per week

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a healthcare assistant to join the Gynaecology Ward and Gynaecological Assessment and Treatment Unit. 

This is a part time position working long days and nights to meet the needs of the service.

We are looking for people who are caring and compassionate and who have strong communication and observational skills to deliver excellent patient focused care.

We offer the successful applicant a supportive, happy working environment, training to undertake the role effectively and to be a valued team member.

Main duties of the job

Gynaecology services are excited to offer the opportunity for a Healthcare Assistant to come and join our team.

We are a service composing of a 12 bedded ward, Gynaecology Assessment and Treatment Unit (GATU), Early Pregnancy Assessment Service (EPAS) and two Outpatients Units.  The successful candidate will be located mainly on the ward or GATU however may on occasions be required to work within the Gynaecology Outpatient Department if the service requires.

The post holder will provide support and assist Registered Nurses delivering all aspects of health care directly to patients, within defined levels of competence and practice. This will include assisting in maintaining a suitable environment in which to deliver that care. 

Working for our organisation

We are looking for a health care assistant who will actively participate as a member of the team, who can communicate effectively to put patients at ease, with a willingness to learn and be flexible, able to work towards team objectives and goals.

We have a set of established trust values and expect all staff to work within these at all times.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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

Person specification


Essential criteria

GCSE in Maths and English grade 9-4 (A – C) OR Functional Skills Level 1 or higher

Desirable criteria

NVQ2/3 in Health related subject


Essential criteria

Can demonstrate an understanding of what is required within the role of a Health Care Assistant in the care setting
Can describe the Trust Values and demonstrate how they put these in to practice within their caring role

Desirable criteria

Previous hospital experience

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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