Healthcare assistant - various specialties

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Whether you're 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! Apply to join the team at University Hospital Southampton and take the next steps in your healthcare career.

What we’re looking for

Our top priority is finding the right type of person who shares our values of patients first, working together, and always improving. You don't need to have previous experience working in a hospital setting. 

We're looking for individuals with the ability and attitude to grow and develop into a valued member of our team. Whatever level of skill or experience you currently have, if you're able to demonstrate drive and potential, our comprehensive induction and in-house training teams will help you reach your full potential.

We’d love to hear from you if you're:

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

All applicants must be fully flexible to cover a variety of shifts including early, late, long days and nights – as our services operate 24 hours, 365 days a year.

Where we’re recruiting

We're recruiting across all our sites, including Southampton General Hospital,  Princess Anne Hospital and Royal South Hants Hospital, and there are opportunities available across many of our patient services, including (but not limited to):

- Eye unit
- Theatres
- Trauma and orthopaedics 
- Medicine for older people
- Neurology
- Outpatients
- Specialist medicine

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, attitude, and desire to grow and develop their healthcare career. 

As a healthcare assistant at UHS, there are opportunities available that you can apply for to help you develop within your role and to progress towards the *nursing associate apprenticeship or *nursing degree apprenticeship programme. Being recruited as a healthcare support worker does not guarantee acceptance onto one of these apprenticeships and these will be subject to further application and interview onto a programme. 

*Please note: UHS do not recruit externally directly on to these 2 apprenticeship programmes.

We provide a supportive and comprehensive induction process to enable you to complete your care certificate, find your feet within the organisation, and quickly integrate into our team. 

As well as being part of a highly committed team who take pride in delivering the highest standard of patient care, there are a number of other benefits to working at UHS including a minimum of 35 days p...

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS   learn about the Trust through visiting our YouTube channel 

Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

If you are thinking of moving to the Hampshire area, please find below a link to our website which offers guidance on finding accommodation:

The Trust is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided on this form for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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25 January 2019
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £17,460 - £18,702 pa GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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