Healthcare assistants - various specialties

Band 2

Main area
Various specialties
Band 2
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£15,404 - £18,157 pa
23/03/2018 23:59

Caring, compassionate and looking for a new challenge? Whether you’re experienced in providing excellent patient care or you’re just starting out, at UHS, we’ll have a role for you! As part of our ever expanding and evolving service, we are looking for highly motivated healthcare assistants to join our teams.

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

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

Our priority is finding the right type of person who shares our values of patients First, Working Together and Always Improving. We’re looking for 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

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, and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked;

  • fifth in the country for staff engagement;
  • top ten for staff feeling happy with the standard of care provide; and
  • top 20% for staff would recommend the trust as a place to work.

Selection days will run from 8.45am until 3pm and will include a presentation about our Trust, tours around our wards, an opportunity to talk to a variety of healthcare professionals about what it is like to work here. We only have a limited number of spaces available so attendance is by invitation only

Selection days will be taking place on:

  • Saturday 3 March – Please apply by 14 February to be considered
  • Saturday 7 April – Please apply by 21 March to be considered
  • Saturday 21 April
  • Saturday 23 June
  • Saturday 21 July
  • Saturday 18 August

The first stage of our selection process will involve a short interview 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.


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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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