Join us as a Healthcare Assistant


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Are you the Caring Type?

Our Healthcare Assistants play a vital role in providing excellent care to our patients and are quite often a patients’ first point of contact. We believe that excellent patient care is not just about having skills and knowledge, but also demonstrating those softer skills that really help to make our patients feel at ease and comfortable during their time with us.

Caring experience isn’t just limited to working in a hospital environment. We understand that the ability to care can come from many different experiences and we recognise those transferable skills that you may have gained caring for a loved one.

If you can answer yes to the following, then a role as a Healthcare Assistant may be just what you are looking for!

Do you consider yourself:

  • Caring and kind
  • Cheerful and friendly
  • Willing to be hands-on with patients – provide personal care (toileting & washing)
  • Able to follow instructions and procedures
  • A good communicator, including listening skills
  • Good at prioritising and organising.
Contract type
£20,270 – £21,318 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

Our Healthcare Assistants carry out a wide range of duties in a variety of settings including our medicine and surgery divisions, and our community and family services.

This means that you may be working on a Medicine Ward caring for our acute patients and those with long term conditions, assisting patients who are recovering from surgery, or looking after our out-patients and day case patients. If the hospital setting is not for you, you may enjoy our Community and Family Services caring for patients in their homes.

Below provides a brief overview of the departments you may be interested to work within:

Our Medicine Division includes Accident and Emergency, Acute Assessment Units and same day emergency care, in addition to other specialist wards such as:

  • Acute Frailty Assessment Service & Frail and elderly care
  • Cancer Unit
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes
  • Gastroenterology
  • Haematology
  • Neurology
  • Respiratory
  • Rheumatology
  • Stroke

Surgery & Critical Care

Our Surgery and Critical Care Division takes care of patients pre- and post-surgery. This also includes the rapid diagnostics centre and those in Intensive Care. Other specialist Wards include:

  • Audiology
  • Ear nose and throat (ENT)
  • Endoscopy
  • Maxillofacial
  • Medical Physics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthoptics
  • Radiology
  • Urology

Community & Family Services

Our community nursing and therapy services staff work with people of all ages and in a variety of settings from health, social care and educational settings, as well as in people’s homes. These services include:

  • Assisted Living Centre
  • Children’s physiotherapy
  • End of life care
  • Hand therapy
  • Maternity Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
  • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Orthotics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Psychology
  • Speech and Language Therapy for adults & children
  • Women’s services.

You can find out more about each department and the service they provide at:

So, wherever you choose to work, you are promised a rewarding and fulfilling career, and the best bit is you will be fully trained by our amazing team!

Training and Support

If you have the demonstrable softer skills, then we can support you with the rest!

We offer full training when you join our friendly teams. We will teach you practical skills and fully support you in working towards your professional development and learning. We will guide you through your induction programmes to ensure you are confident in your role and can offer the highest quality of care.

After your initial training period, you will receive a nationally recognised Care Certificate which not only ensures you have the skills required to carry out your role, but also provides you with an opportunity to progress your career. For those with an appetite for career progression and self-improvement we provide extensive clearly defined career pathways, and significant investment has been made to support continued training, education, and career development opportunities.

With experience and further training, you could become an assistant practitioner, nursing associate or registered nurse just to name a few.


Once you are trained and competent in your role, the typical duties you can expect include:

  • Observing, monitoring, and recording patients’ conditions by taking temperatures, pulse, respirations, and weight
  • Communication with patients, relatives, and carers
  • Assisting with clinical duties
  • Personal care including infection prevention and control, food, personal hygiene and overall reassurance, comfort, and safety
  • Promoting positive mental/physical/nutritional health with patients
  • Checking and ordering supplies.

Flexible Working & Benefits

We understand that the balance between work and home life is important, that’s why we can offer flexible working arrangements, such as full and part time roles with a mix of shift patterns to include days, nights, weekend, and bank holidays.

Some of these shifts provide an opportunity to really enhance your earning potential. All Healthcare Assistants will start on a salary band 2 – £18,546 per annum; however, with shift enhancements for working evenings, at night, over weekends and on public holidays.

You’ll also have the opportunity to join our Bank, have access to our generous pension scheme and health service discounts, as well as 27 days of annual leave, plus bank holidays, which increases the longer you’re in service.

Register for one of our Recruitment Days

If you like what you’ve read so far and would love to find out more about joining us as a Healthcare Assistant, then we invite you to attend one of our Recruitment Days.

There are 2 sessions taking place on each day.

9:30am – Morning Session

1:00pm – Afternoon Session

Overview of the recruitment days:

  • 9:30am/ 1pm – arrival and welcome presentation
  • 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 have any specific questions prior to the event, please feel free to contact:

Sarah Garton