Healthcare Assistant

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust - More jobs by this advertiser

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Southampton Children’s Hospital for experienced Band 2 Health Care Assistants to support vacancies on both G3 and G4 wards at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS).

You will be required to support the ward team in looking after a range of patients from medical to surgical, short stay patients to those that are with us on a longer treatment pathway.  You will be required to work across all shift patterns to support the ward in ensuring safe staffing for our patients and colleagues.

We will support you to complete your care certificate if you have not already done so as well as looking at further development opportunities.


You will be working in a team that consists of both qualified and unqualified staff based at the Southampton General site.

G3 is a 20 bedded unit catering for those who require orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation; including specialist spinal surgery, and major trauma patients.  The ward has 2 high dependency beds to support children undergoing spinal surgery.  G3 cares for babies, children and young people up to the age of 18. It also supports a number of medical patients, particularly over busy winter months, giving staff access to many different experiences and breadth of skills.  The unit accepts tertiary referrals from across the Wessex network, as well as from the Channel Islands and is part of the UHS Paediatric Trauma Centre, the only one of the south coast.

G4 is a 20-bedded regional surgical, urological and nephrology ward, specialising in a whole range of surgical, urology and nephrology conditions including renal dialysis, tumour resection, major bladder and bowel surgery. As part of the ward we also have day unit for paediatric haemodialysis. The ward treats children from birth up to 18 years old.


  • Assist in the provision of high standard individualised care, under the supervision of the registered nurse/ practitioner and others in the health care professional team.
  • Work in a collaborative and co-operative manner, and to recognise and respect their particular contribution within the care team.
  • Acknowledge personal beliefs and wishes of patients.
  • Communicate with individuals in ways, which are appropriate and take account of individual needs and requests.
  • Record, report and escalate information relating to care accurately and in timely way.


We would love to hear from you if you are keen to develop clinical skills and looking for a challenge of working in a busy and varied paediatric environment. We will provide a supportive and comprehensive induction process to enable you to complete your Care certificate and integrate into our team.  You will need to have completed your 6 month probationary period within UHS to apply for this post.

All applicants would need to be flexible, empathetic, and passionate. The ability to work well within a team and also independently is required.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.                       

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid ...

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:

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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24 June 2020
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £18,005-£19,337 pa pro rata GBP per year
Healthcare and Medical
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