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Band 2
Flexible working - 0 hours per week
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Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
MCHT, Leighton Hospital
£18,870 - £19,918 pro-rata per annum
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Today at 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Bank Healthcare Assistant HCA

Band 2

Job overview

We are looking for experienced Healthcare Assistants and Support Workers to join our Hospital Bank.

As a Bank Healthcare Assistant you will need to cover vacant ad-hoc shifts through out the hospital, so you would be working in many different areas and with different teams.  Working on the Bank can be very demanding for this reason  and it is preferable that you have experience in a healthcare role. In addition working via the Bank gives you the flexibility to get a real work life balance and work when it suits you.

Healthcare Assistant shifts cover 24 hours 7days a week and will include weekends, nights and Bank Holidays.  Shifts are normally 12 hours and are usually 7am - 7pm, and 7pm to 7am. 

Main duties of the job

It is important to consider that some aspects of healthcare work can be distressing and unpleasant but it can be an incredibly rewarding role.

You will be expected to help patients with personal care (such as washing or dressing) without being embarrassed or feeling awkward. You will also need to be able to communicate empathetically and sympathetically to relatives and care for our patients who can be very unwell.

PLEASE NOTE: You must be able to work a minimum of two shifts a week on the Bank (unless you are a student nurse).

Bank workers must complete role specific training prior to booking shifts.  All training must be completed within 4 weeks of receiving your conditional offer.

Working for our organisation

Working in healthcare means you'll be making a positive difference to the lives of others.  You may help to bring a new life into the world or save another life from ending. Even just knowing that you have helped to make a patient’s stay with us a little easier is priceless. 

You will be working for the NHS, the UK's largest employer, with the many benefits that it brings:

  • Shift pay enhancements for nights, weekends and bank holidays
  • A minimum of 27 days' annual leave per year, plus 8 days for bank holidays. 
  • Pension scheme
  • NHS discounts across various shops/restaurants and services
  • Career opportunities (such as our nurse degree apprenticeships)
  • Sickness entitlement to support you when you are unwell and cannot attend work 
  • Occupational Maternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Pay

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Job Description
Healthcare Assistants carry out a wide range of care duties directly with the patient, and their relatives/carers.

These duties are carried out after training (which we will provide), under the direction of a professionally qualified practitioner (such as a Nurse) and can include the following tasks:

  • Maintaining dignity whilst helping patients to wash or shower 
  • Serving food and, if necessary, helping to feed patients
  • Making and changing beds
  • Turning patients who are confined to bed to avoid pressure damage 
  • Talking with patients to help them feel less lonely or anxious
  • Helping patients with mobility problems and assisting patients to rehabilitate to their discharge destination
  • Giving out and collecting bedpans and assisting with the toileting needs of our patients

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • previous professional health care experience (ie care home etc)
  • previous care experience (family/friends etc)
Desirable criteria
  • previous NHS experience


Essential criteria
  • demonstrates friendly and caring personality
  • demonstrates desire to help people

Job Requirements

Essential criteria
  • demonstrates ability to work on own initiative
  • demonstrates ability to work as part of a team
  • demonstrates ability to work shifts

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyCare quality commission - GoodDisability confident committedTimewise Partner

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Caron Flood
Job title
Recruitment Officer- Bank HCA's
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