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Health Care Assistant

NHS AfC: Band 2

Main area
Nurse therapy led unit
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 2
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5
Job ref
382-CN128-19
Site
Clifton Hospital
Town
Lytham St Annes
Salary
£17,652 - £19,020 pa pro rata
Closing
19/09/2019 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.

 

As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

 

Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.


We are looking to recruit caring and enthusiastic healthcare assistants to join our wards across the whole of Clifton Hospital.

You need to have excellent communication skills, as our patients are often complex and require you to be patient and understanding.

You will be required to liaise with the multi disciplinary team to ensure needs are identified and communicated effectively so that safe decisions are made around patient care and discharge needs to promote safe and speedy discharges to an appropriate destination.

Our aim is to be a Centre of Excellence and we are proud of the care we provide. We want to continue to build on this by adding passionate, kind and caring people to our team with common goals - To use the latest pathways and evidence based care, using all the community therapy support networks available to give every patient the best opportunity to remain independent, safe and supported.

You will be encouraged and supported to gain new skills and to be actively involved in change improvement and being a champion for an area of care that you feel interested in. You should also be committed to and have evidence of continuing professional development.

 

Please note this vacancy may close early if a high number of applicants apply.

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Helena Palin (Ward Manager)

e-mail:  Helena.palin@nhs.net

telephone: 01253 955496