Join us as a Healthcare Assistant

JOIN US AT ONE OF OUR HEALTHCARE ASSISTANT RECRUITMENT DAYS

Are you looking to start a new career?

Do you want to make a positive difference to patient care?

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust are recruiting Health Care Assistants, if you can answer yes to the following questions, then a role as a Healthcare Assistant may be just what you are looking for:

  • Are you caring, kind and respectful?
  • Are you good at talking to people?
  • Are you a good listener and communicator?
  • Do you enjoy working as part of a team?
  • Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment?
  • Are you willing to provide hands-on personal care for patients, including washing, dressing and toileting?
  • Are you willing to support with patient nutrition and hydration, including assisting with feeding patients?
  • Are you keen to work as part of a team that ensures that patient safety is maintained and play a vital role in delivering this?
  • Can you follow instructions and are keen to learn new skills?
  • Are you good at prioritising and organising?

If you answered yes to these questions, you could be the person we are looking for to join our team. Register for one of our four recruitment events using the link below for your preferred date and time.

Salary
Contract type
Location
£18,546 – £19,918 per annum

 

In addition to your basic salary shift enhancements are due for working within the normal 37.5 hour week, depending on your shift rota, for unsocial hours, night duty, weekends and bank holidays

Permanent – Full time & part time roles available.

Shifts include days, nights and weekends.

Grimsby, Scunthorpe & Goole

The Job

Healthcare Assistant

There are 2 sessions taking place on each day:

Morning Sessions start at 9:30am

Afternoon Sessions start at 1:00pm.

Scunthorpe Hospital Based Recruitment Days:

5th September – AM Session –  Book Now

5th September – PM Session –  Book Now

22nd September – AM Session –  Book Now

22nd September – PM Session –  Book Now

Grimsby Hospital Based Recruitment Days:

9th September – AM Session –  Book Now

9th September – PM Session –  Book Now

23rd September – AM Session –  Book Now

23rd September – PM Session –  Book Now

Overview of the recruitment days:

  • 9:30am for AM session or 1pm for afternoon session – arrival and welcome from Jenny Hinchliffe – Deputy Chief Nurse
  • Welcome from Rachel Hobson, Recruitment Manager, pre-employment check/OH facilitator
  • Welcome from Mel Bunyan, Talent Acquisition Manager, interview facilitator
  • Interviews
  • Documentation Process/Paperwork

If you are still not sure you should attend our recruitment event, here are some reasons why you could be the person we are looking for:

Health Care Assistants play a vital role within our clinical teams in providing care to our patients. We believe that the ability to provide patients with the care they need is not just about having skills and knowledge. To offer really good care you need to be compassionate, considerate and have the drive to offer all patients the care that you would wish your loved ones to receive. You may feel you cannot apply as you have not had previous caring experience, but we encourage you to apply, as we welcome applicants with or without prior experience. Our Trust values are kindness, courage, and respect, and if your personal values match these, you have the foundation of becoming a valued and trusted staff member. We

will provide you with training to enable you to develop the necessary practical skills for your role and support you to gain the nationally recognised Care Certificate.

For those of you who are keen to develop within the NHS this could be your first step into a long and rewarding career.

The role of the Health Care Assistant

Health Care Assistants carry out a wide range of duties in a variety of settings, including our three acute hospital sites, Grimsby, Goole and Scunthorpe, and our Community Services based in North Lincolnshire.

In each of the areas, the role can be physically and emotionally demanding yet very rewarding. You will work closely with the registered staff and all members of the multi-disciplinary teams and will be an active and essential member of the team.

Within the three sites we have different areas, and these include medicine, surgery, and specialities. Candidates may have a keen interest in applying for a post with Medicine, as they are interested in the possibility of working with patients with a wide variety of acute medical needs. You may be interested in working in Surgery working with patients either before or after surgery. Or perhaps you are interested in working within one of our areas such as, outpatients, Emergency Care Centre, or critical care. If you are keen on caring for patients in their own homes and supporting them to remain at home for as long as possible and avoid unnecessary hospital admission, then Community Services could be the place for you.

The possibilities are endless. If you have a clear idea of where you would like to work, please add this to your application when you apply for a place on the event. Or if you wish to consider a variety of possibilities come along to the recruitment event and there will be time to ask questions and hear more detail of the posts that are available.

You can find out more about each department and the service they provide at: https://www.nlg.nhs.uk/hospitals/grimsby/departments/

Flexible Working & Benefits

Working hours are varied and most Health Care Assistant posts consist of a mix of shift patterns, which include days, nights, weekends, and bank holidays. You will receive your roster six to eight weeks in advance to help you plan-ahead.

We understand that the balance between work and home life is important, that is why we can consider flexible working arrangements, such as full and part time roles. There may be

the opportunity to apply for a more flexible working arrangement, but this will be dependent upon the post.

Health Care Assistants will start on a salary band 2 – £18,546 per annum; however, with shift enhancements for weekends, nights, and bank holidays this will increase your salary. You will also have the opportunity to join our Bank, which will enable you to take on additional shifts in other areas, and this offers a great opportunity to gain more experience.

You will have the opportunity to join the NHS pension scheme and access health service discounts. Annual leave is generous, anyone new to the NHS will start on 27 days of annual leave, plus bank holidays, which increases the longer you are in service.

If you would like more information, please contact:

For information on medicine posts contact:

Michelle Hailey, Matron
Tel: 03033 303356
michelle.hailey@nhs.net or

Angie Bristow, Matron
Tel: 03033 303050
angela.bristow1@nhs.net

For more information on Surgery posts contact:

Maria Briggs – Nurse Retention Lead
Tel: 03033 305263
maria.briggs3@nhs.net or

Sarah Garton, Recruitment Specialist Nurse
Tel: 03033 306750
s.garton@nhs.net

For more information on Community and Therapies posts contact:

Rachel Greenbeck, Deputy Head of Nursing
Tel, 03033 306977
rachel.greenbeck@nhs.net

For more information on anything relating to the recruitment process, please contact:

Melanie Bunyan
Melanie.Wood6@nhs.net