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In-Patient Healthcare Assistant

NHS AfC: Band 2

Main area
Inpatient HCA
NHS AfC: Band 2
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Various hours to cover days, nights and weekends)
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Oker Ward, Whitworth Hospital
£18,546 - £19,918 pa, pro rata
Salary period
18/10/2021 23:59

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of individuals from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities.  DCHS is also an LGBT inclusive employer.  Selection will be on a basis of merit.  The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Leader and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy.  To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

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COVID-19  We recognise that the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on people in different ways. Please be reassured that at DCHS we understand this and have a risk assessment process in place, where this is needed, to ensure your safety.

Job overview

We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated Healthcare Assistants to work in our Community Hospital Wards.

Our wards care for patients who require assessment and rehabilitation in a nursing setting; this includes supporting patients with both physical and mental health needs. 

We also look after patients who are at the end of their life and this is something we are very passionate about.

Main duties of the job

Experience of working in a care setting is an advantage, alongside having an  NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care.

 It is important that you have  a good standard of English and excellent communications skills.

You will be based on Oker Ward at Whitworth Hospital and be part of a team with an expectation to cover between the two if required and occasionally at other Community Hospital Wards in the locality.

Working for our organisation

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people’s own homes and via virtual consultations.

During the pandemic response we have led the implementation of public vaccination centres in collaboration with partners across health and social care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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 This post involves shift work including days,  nights, weekends and bank holidays.

We would love to welcome you to our team.

Person specification

Education, Qualifications and

Essential criteria
  • Maths and English GCSE Grade C or above
Desirable criteria
  • NVQ in health-related care

Experience and Knowledge Requi

Essential criteria
  • Previous experience of caring in an informal or formal setting

Skills and Attributes

Essential criteria
  • Ability to manage risk
  • Good communication skills
  • Will need to be able to work shift patterns over a 24 hour period

Aptitude and Personal Qualitie

Essential criteria
  • Be able to participate in personal development
  • Flexibility and time management skills
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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Joanne Housley
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01629 593028
Additional information

Andrew Wilson, Deputy Ward Manager, Oker Ward, Tel 01629 593045

If you have problems applying, contact

People Resource Team
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
1st Floor Kingsway House (Entrance D)
DE22 3LZ
01332 564856, option 1, option 1 / 07900 138117 (please note, my normal working days are Wed, Thu, Fri)