Healthcare Assistant

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Full Time
£20,270 - £21,318 a year
Posted 1 day ago
Job description

Band 2

Main area AMB/CAS/Medicine/Surgery Grade Band 2 Contract Permanent Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Part time hours considered) Job ref 164-5145875 Site Nottingham University Hospitals Town Nottingham Salary £20,270 - £21,318 Per Annum Salary period Yearly Closing 03/01/2024 23:59

Job overview

Healthcare assistants make sure the patient experience is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

“Christina goes above and beyond her job. She is always willing to help, does things without asking first. Christina has really taken care of me, with a smile and compassion. Nothing is ever too much trouble! She is a credit to the ward and hospital, and I sure will miss her smile first thing in a morning when she brings my breakfast. A lovely HCA with a beautiful personality. Even when the ward is so busy, she always finds time to say hello and cheer you up. Thank you, Christina xxx” Anonymised quote from a TULIP nomination for a NUH Healthcare Assistant.

No prior experience is care is necessary as we support you through a healthcare assistant induction and support you to complete the national Care Certificate.

Find out more about the role via our: HCA recruitment video

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic, forward thinking, caring individuals who are committed to providing a high standard of safe quality patient care.

As you will be delivering hands on patient care within our adult in-patient clinical areas, we are looking for excellent communication skills and confidence in dealing with members of the public and the hospital multidisciplinary team.

No prior experience is care is necessary as we support you through a healthcare assistant induction and support you to complete the national Care Certificate.

You will need to:

  • Hold the right to work in the UK (certificate of sponsorship is not available for this role)
  • Be prepared to undertake pre-employment checks, which can last a number of weeks and includes a medical and criminal record check
Whilst the role is open to full and part time hours please be aware that typical shift patterns are 07:00 - 19:30 and 19:00 - 07:00, including weekends and bank holidays.

Working for our organisation

This is an exciting opportunity to work at the UKs only Magnet accredited hospital, renowned for delivering care excellence to its patients.

Nottingham University Hospitals is looking to employ healthcare assistants to work at both Queens Medical and City Hospital campus.

At NUH we take great pride in having in place a team of highly trained Healthcare Assistants to provide quality and compassionate patient care. These roles are essential to the experience of our patients and their relatives and carers and they complement the clinical care provided by our doctors, nurses, midwives and therapists.

As a healthcare assistant at NUH, there are many opportunities for further progression and enhancing your clinical skills.

What to expect after applying:

** This is a rolling advert and all applications will be reviewed by a shortlisting panel ahead of upcoming interview days listed below**

If you are successfully shortlisted, you will be invited to a face to face interview. There will be an online session the day before where you can find out more about us and vice versa, we strongly recommend attendance to this session. On the day of interview, you will be required to complete a numeracy and literacy test before your interview.

Please note that virtual interviews will not be available.

Interview days:

20th April 13th May 15th June 15th July 16th August 18th September 19th October 11th November 18th December 17th January 2024

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the job description, person specification and top tips for further information.

If you would like to find out more about the role and working for NUH, we host application workshop's. Please email N&[email protected] to register your place.

Please also note that due to high volume of applications, feedback, if unsuccessful, will unfortunately not be given.

Person specification

Physical Skills

Essential criteria

  • Please provide your campus preference: City Campus, Queens Medical Centre or either


Essential criteria

  • Please provide some examples of your experience in dealing with customers, patients or clients in a work environment

Communication and relationship skills

Essential criteria

  • Please provide some examples of how you have demonstrated clear and effective written and verbal communication skills.

Analytical and Judgement skills

Essential criteria

  • Please demonstrate and provide examples of understanding the importance of instructions and written procedures

Planning and organisation skills

Essential criteria

  • Please demonstrate and provide examples of how you use effective time management skills

Application forms and further details are available from our 24 hour Voicemail Recruitment Line, 0115 962 7672, or from the Department of Human Resources, Nottingham City Hospital NHS Trust, Hucknall Rd, Nottingham, NG5 1PB. Please quote reference number.


As part of our ongoing commitment to the continued safety of our patients, visitors and staff, successful candidates for posts with access to patients will be required to undergo a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Check. There is a CRB Code of Practice which governs this process. A copy of the Code of Practice is available at ''

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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.

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