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Health Care Assistant Band 2

Main area

Surgery

Grade

Band 2

Contract

Fixed term: 12 months

Hours

Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job ref

188-HCA282

Site

Southampton General Hospital

Town

Southampton

Salary

£20,270 - £21,318 pa

Salary period

Yearly

Closing

07/02/2023 23:59

Interview date

13/02/2023
Job overview

Are you a compassionate, caring and communicative individual looking to grow your career in a world-class teaching hospital? Then this Healthcare Assistant (HCA) role could be the ideal opportunity for you!

University Hospital Southampton (UHS) is one of the largest acute teaching trusts in England and provides a wide range of healthcare services to some 1.9 million people living in Southampton and South Hampshire. Our Healthcare Assistants help our nurses and doctors at UHS, by offering the highest standards of personal care and support to our patients. The Urology Centre is looking for Band 2 HCAs who would like to develop their skills within Urology. We can offer full or part time hours and work from Monday to Saturday from 08:00-18:00. We are an amazing team who want to support and develop your skills to care for our urology patients. The Urology Centre is a new outpatients area dedicated to the highest standard of urological care. We welcome informal visits to see this excellent department and become part of the team.

The Urology Centre team have won team awards and individual staff awards for their care and dedication to urological patients. We support and care for our team and encourage further education skills and training

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Working for our organisation What we can offer you

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities Your Responsibilities What you'll do

To assist in the provision of high standard individualised care, under the supervision of the registered nurse/ practitioner and others in the health care professional team.

  • To work in a collaborative and co-operative manner, and to recognise and respect their contribution within the care team.
  • To develop understanding and knowledge of the urology service.

    What we're looking for

    Are you a compassionate, caring and communicative individual looking to grow your career in a world-class teaching hospital? Then this Healthcare Assistant (HCA) role could be the ideal opportunity for you!

    University Hospital Southampton (UHS) is one of the largest acute teaching trusts in England and provides a wide range of healthcare services to some 1.9 million people living in Southampton and South Hampshire. Our Healthcare Assistants help our nurses and doctors at UHS, by offering the highest standards of personal care and support to our patients. The Urology Centre is looking for Band 2 HCAs who would like to develop their skills within Urology. We can offer full or part time hours and work from Monday to Saturday from 08:00-18:00. We are an amazing team who want to support and develop your skills to care for our urology patients. The Urology Centre is a new outpatients area dedicated to the highest standard of urological care. We welcome informal visits to see this excellent department and become part of the team.

    Additional information

    Interviews will be held on Monday, 13 February 2023

    Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

    Person specification Qualifications / training required Essential criteria
  • Completed care certificate or ability to complete within 6 months of appointment
  • Desirable criteria
  • BTEC level 2 or above in health and social care. Interested in undertaking further training.
  • Level 3 qualification; BTEC, L3 diploma, A levels
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary Desirable criteria
  • Acute hospital setting.
  • HCA experience.
  • Volunteer sector
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Nursing home carer
  • Experience in a caring role
  • Understanding of acute hospital environment and the role of HCA
  • Aptitudes and skills required Essential criteria
  • Demonstrates clarity and breadth in use of verbal and written communications in relation to our patient group
  • Ability to work as a team member and work under own initiative
  • Clear rationale for applying for post
  • Be able to take instruction / directions and work within the confines of the role
  • Desirable criteria
  • Able to demonstrate literacy and numeracy
  • Personal qualities Essential criteria
  • Ability to cope with fluctuating demands and pressures of the role
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to deal with a range of difficult situations
  • Empathy, Patience, dependability and motivation
  • Special requirements of the post Essential criteria
  • Able to cover a full range of shifts the role requires
  • Values and behaviours Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal thinkuhs.co.uk where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

    Getting to work - our travel promise

    Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

    Our commitment to equality

    Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

    UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

    How and why we use your information

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    Employer certification / accreditation badges Applicant requirements

    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
  • Job Description (PDF, 376.9KB)
  • Person Specification (PDF, 204.5KB)
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    Further details / informal visits contact

    Name

    Clare Tull
    

    Job title

    Urology Centre manager
    

    Email address

    [email protected]
    

    Telephone number

    02381201410
    
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    Telephone

     01629 690826
    

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