Clinical Support - Healthcare Assistant - Ward 23 Oncology and Haematology

  • Department Oncology
  • Salary £20,270.00 – £21,318 per annum
  • Closing Date 07/12/2022
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 2
  • Job ref 223-SHC-521-B
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Part time - 22.5 hours per week

Job overview

Due to progression within the existing team ware looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Healthcare Assistant to support Ward 23 Oncology & Haematology at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

The ward is a busy ward and you will need to be able to work under pressure at times and  to cope with working in what can sometimes be an emotive environment.  You will work within the established nursing team on Ward 23 alongside registered nurses, healthcare assistants and therapy staff providing care to patients on the ward. 

You will deliver personal care as needed for the patients and will need to have a kind and compassionate nature. This is a rewarding role requiring commitment to providing a high quality of basic care for our oncology and haematology patients. 

Main duties of the job

You will support the ward nursing team to provide care for our patients including hygiene needs, provision of personal care, assistance with taking diet and fluids, checking of basic observations.

You will need to work well as part of a team and have good communication skills and a caring nature. You will need to be a keen, calm, motivated and a conscientious individual with a good sense of humour, and be able to show sensitivity in dealing with patients and their relatives who are facing cancer treatment and may sometimes be distressed as a result.

You will be required to work on an internal rotation working day, night and weekend shifts.  All shifts are 12.5 hours in length. Previous experience as a care assistant would be helpful but is not essential as full training will be given.

Working for our organisation

We are committed to supporting our staff with suitable training and development opportunities and will provide full training for the role of Healthcare Assistant on Ward 23.  We offer specialist Oncology & Haematology training for our HCAs and are committed to further development as appropriate afterwards.  We have a set of established Trust Values and expect all staff to work within these at all times. 


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.

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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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