Healthcare assistant - various specialties

Band 2

Main area
Band 2
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£15,404 - £18,157 pa
06/06/2018 23:59

Whether you are an experienced healthcare assistant or just starting out – if you’re caring, compassionate and looking for a new challenge then we’ll have a role for you.

What we’re looking for

Our priority is finding the right type of person who shares our values of Patients First, Working Together and Always Improving. Someone with the ability and attitude to grow and develop in the Trust as a valued member of our team.

We’d love to hear from you if you are:

  • Looking for a challenge within a busy working environment
  • Eager to develop clinical skills
  • Motivated and forward thinking
  • Wishing to be part of a dynamic team delivering a high-quality service

You must also be fully flexible. Our services operate 24 hours, 365 days a year so you must be able to cover a variety of shifts including early, late long days and nights

Where we’re recruiting

We are recruiting across all our sites, including Southampton General Hospital, Princess Anne Hospital and Countess Mountbatten House and there are exciting opportunities available across many of our patient services, including (but not limited to): 

  • theatres
  • outpatients
  • eye unit
  • trauma and orthopaedics 
  • neurology
  • medicine for older people

Please note that we currently have very limited opportunities within our paediatric services, so you may wish to consider an alternative area when making your application. 

Why should you come to work for UHS?

We actively support career pathways and your personal development by offering NVQ and apprenticeship opportunities to those with the ability and attitude to grow and develop in the Trust as a valued member of our team. 

We are one of England's largest acute teaching trusts and have recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC. In the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked;

  • seventh in the country for staff engagement
  • fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care

As one of the largest teaching trusts in the UK, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust can help you to achieve your career aspirations.

We employ more than 10,000 staff delivering diverse services to over 1.9 million people within our specialist care groups, children’s hospital, and major trauma centre.

Selection and assessment process

Dates for the selection events will be confirmed.

We only have a limited number of spaces available so attendance is by invitation only

The first stage of our selection process will involve a short interview and if you are successful at this stage, we will then invite you to our next selection day.

Please complete our electronic application form below to be considered for this opportunity. We will send an official invitation to those selected to attend a selection day, this will contain further details of what to expect on the day.

Got questions?

Get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions you have about the role or the recruitment process.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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