Clinical Support - Healthcare Assistant - Trauma and Orthopaedics

  • Department Trauma and Orthopaedics
  • Salary £18,546.00 – £19,918 per annum
  • Closing Date 19/10/2021
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 2
  • Job ref 223-HAT-779
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time / Part time 37.5 hours per week (part time hours are also available)

Job overview

Are you a passionate, forward thinking and motivated individual? Are you looking for an exciting new challenge? Then come and join our supportive and friendly team in Scheduled Care.

Ward 4 Trauma and Orthopaedics is looking to recruit a fresh and enthusiastic individual looking to learn new skills and support the busy department we work in.

The successful applicant must possess GCSE Maths and English at Grade 9 - 4 (or equivalent).

We look forward to receiving your application and  joining our fantastic team.

Please note that due to high demand, this post may close early.  Make sure you submit your application promptly so you don't miss this opportunity!

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be working with orthopaedic patients  who may be preoperative and postoperative, helping them safely recover to aid a safe and timely discharge.

Provide support to patients to maintain their hygiene needs
Provide support to maintain their elimination needs
Assist in the delivery of pressure area care
Assist in the maintenance of patients nutritional and hydration needs
Accurately undertake and record patient observations (at a frequency determined by the Registered nurses), reporting any abnormalities immediately to a  registered nurse
Escort patients to and from other wards and departments under the direct instruction of the Registered Nurses
To move patients safely using techniques taught by the Manual Handling Team, including the safe use of mechanical and non-mechanical manual handling

Working for our organisation

Based at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford, you will be joining a busy 26 bedded Trauma and Orthopaedic Ward. We are committed to the training and development of our Healthcare workers. There are many opportunities to develop skills you have yet to discover. We will provide you with an individualised induction package to help you settle in to the team.

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 Grade 9 - 4 (A - C) or Functional Skills Level 1 (or equivalent)

Desirable criteria

NVQ level 2/3 in Health Related Subject

Knowledge, Behaviours and Experience

Essential criteria

Can demonstrate an understanding, through personal statement and interview, 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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