Health Care Assistant Job at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust – Nottingham

NHS AfC: Band 2

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NHS AfC: Band 2




Full time – 37.5 hours per week

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Ward A24 – QMC Campus




£20,669 – £21,318 per annum

Salary period



03/05/2023 23:59

Job overview

Ambulatory Care Division have an exciting opportunity to form and develop a new multidisciplinary team to support a new development which will focus on the rehabilitation of medically fit patients focused in an area within NUH. This service will be based at Queens Medical Centre Campus. The Re-enablement and Recovery unit is a bed-based facility supporting people to recover and regain their independence following a period of illness, trauma, surgery, or significant event.

It supports hospital discharges, prevents admission to long-term care and promotes independent living. It is a multi-disciplinary service with Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, and care staff.

Please note, if invited to interview, you will be required to sit a Numeracy and English test under exam condition’s. This will be face to face and cannot be conducted online.

Main duties of the job

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarise yourself with full job description and person specification documents attached to the advert.

Do you have the passion and knowledge to provide excellent patient care to acute medically fit/ rehabilitation patients?

Do you like to work in a team that is supportive and values you as an individual?

Would you like your employer to offer excellent career development?

We are looking for staff who are passionate about delivering the highest standards of care and put the patient at the centre at all times.

Working for our organisation

At NUH we take great pride in having in place a team of highly trained Healthcare Assistants to provide quality and compassionate patient care. These roles are essential to the experience of our patients and their relatives and carers and they complement the clinical care provided by our doctors, nurses, midwives and therapists.

As a healthcare assistants at NUH, there are many opportunities for further progression and enhancing you clinical skills.

If successful at the shortlisting stage, you will be invited to a face to face interview where you will be asked to sit the numeracy and literacy test prior to your interview.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

We are currently looking to recruit to non-registered staff who have experience of working within a Multi-Disciplinary Team, putting people first and show a level of initiative to promote people’s independence and achieve outcomes.

We are looking for people with varying skills and experience to work together to deliver high quality clinical care. In return, you will be given opportunities for further development, receive regular support and be within a flexible organisation where staff matter.

Person specification


Essential criteria

Previous experience in dealing with customers, patients or clients in a work environment

Communication and relationship skills

Essential criteria

Demonstrate clear and effective written and verbal communication skills

Desirable criteria

Demonstrate Computer literacy & use of IT skills – e.g. e-mail

Training & Qualifications

Essential criteria

Level of education to be assessed prior to interview.


Bring your whole self to work for us at NUH. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our people may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in delivering world class healthcare to the diverse patient populations we serve.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are currently under-represented at NUH.

Covid-19 vaccination: remains the best way to protect yourself, family, colleagues and our patients/service users from the Covid-19 virus. We continue to encourage our current and potential colleagues to get vaccinated. For helpful advice and information about the Covid-19 vaccination and how to access visit: https://nottsccg.nhs.uk/covid-19/covid-19-vaccinations/

Closing Dates: Please submit your application form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Communication: All communication related to your application will be via the email address you have provided. Please ensure you check your email account including your junk email regularly.

Easy read application: if you have a disability and find it difficult to complete our online application form, you can apply via our easy read application which you can find on the intranet https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/easy-read-job-application

Salary: The quoted salary will be on a pro rata basis for part time workers.

Disability Confidence: All applicants who have declared a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted.

At Risk of redundancy: NHS employees within the East Midlands who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy will be given a preferential interview where they meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

Skilled Workers Visa: We welcome applications from individuals who require a skilled worker visa in line with the Home Office regulations. NON-UK/NON SETTLED candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably qualified and skilled UK/SETTLED candidate is successful at interview stage as it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements

ID and Right to work checks: NUH authenticate all ID and right to work documentation such as passports, visa’s and driving license through a system called Trust ID. NUH will scan your ID and right to work documentation in to the Trust ID system at your face to face ID appointment. The system will run a check against the key security features within your documentation. The system will provide us with an outcome of your check which will be stored securely on your personal file along with all other pre-employment check documentation.

Transfer of information: If I have previous NHS service – I consent to the transfer of my Electronic Staff Record (ESR) data between this and other NHS Trusts. I also consent to the Occupational Health Department confidentially accessing my occupational health records from my current or previous employer in order to check the status of my vaccinations, immunisations s and screening tests as relevant to the post. I understand this is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to me taking up the position at NUH.

Disclosure and Barring Service: Your post maybe subject to a DBS check which incur a cost dependent on the level of check required (£41.90 for enhanced and £21.90 for standard). I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if it is required (by deduction from first month’s pay). Should I decide to withdraw from my job offer, I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of the DBS check undertaken by cheque or other agreed method.

About the Company

Company: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust –

Company Location:  Nottingham

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