JOIN US AS A HEALTHCARE ASSISTANT
Apply now for our Healthcare Assistant vacancies at Diana Princess of Wales Hospital and Scunthorpe General Hospital.
Being a Healthcare Assistant at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust.
The role of a Healthcare Assistant is to make sure our patients are comfortable and reassured that they are in good hands. Working alongside other healthcare professionals, we pride ourselves on a respectful, honest and caring team environment. We work hard to support each other and understand that valued team members make outstanding carers. That is at the core of all we do, we can’t expect our patients to be well cared for if our team aren’t nurtured too. If a rewarding and fulfilling career is what you are looking for, then our Healthcare Assistant role could be for you.
Join our free online event
Find out more about what being a Healthcare Assistant involves and how you can apply by joining us at our upcoming online event.
Members from our nursing, professional development and recruitment teams will discuss the role in more detail and give advice about how to be successful at interview. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions that may arise.
Please click here to book your place on our next online event to find out more information about the role of a healthcare assistant.
You’ll work under the guidance of other healthcare professionals, who will support you in making sure our patients are the top priority. Your day will be varied and will range from meeting new faces, to helping to feed patients, taking temperatures, weights, pulse and respirations, to making beds and assisting patients to get washed and dressed. In addition to this, you will ensure patients always feel they are comfortable and supported at their time of need.
Caring experience isn’t just limited to working in a hospital environment. We recognise that the ability to care can come from many different experiences and we appreciate those transferable skill that you may have gained caring for a loved one.
If you’re applying for a role with us, you’ll be asked to show how you think our Trust values (Kindness, Courage & Respect) apply in your everyday work and life.
Skills and personal characteristics needed
Being a Healthcare Assistant is about more than just the practical skills. We are looking for people who share our values and can demonstrate compassion and a caring ethos. Are you kind, cheerful and friendly? Are you willing to be hands on with patients? Are you able to work in a team but use your own initiative? Can you communicate well with others? Are you able to show care and understanding to the needs of others? This is what we are looking for in our employees, we can teach you the role but the ability to care is within.
Training and development
We offer full training when you join our friendly teams. We will teach you practical skills and support you in working towards your professional development and learning.
We will guide you through induction programmes to ensure you are confident in your role and can offer the highest quality of care.
With experience and further training, there is always opportunity to further your career; you could become an assistant practitioner or a nursing associate just to name a few.
Pay and 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 nights, early starts, evenings and weekend shifts. As a Healthcare Assistant, you’ll be paid on the Agenda for Change (AFC) pay system, starting on band 2.
You’ll also 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.
Working for the NHS is more than just a career. It is a passion. We want our teams to embody our values of Kindness, Courage and Respect in order to provide outstanding patient care every time. If you want to be a part of our caring teams to make a difference, apply today.