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Medical, Surgical & Specialist
Band 2
Full Time or Part Time
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Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
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Royal Sussex County Hospital
£17,652 to £19,020 per annum
22/12/2019 23:59

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Health Care Assistant

Band 2

About our Trust

Our Trust is rated as ‘Outstanding for Caring’ by the CQC – fundamental to this is the way that we value and respect our staff. At every level, we value the diversity of our colleagues and actively champion an inclusive culture.  We believe that everyone without exception should feel free to be their authentic self in the workplace.

We understand that work is only one part of life. We are committed to helping our colleagues achieve the best possible work/life balance. We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it.

Our Trust is already a Disability Confident employer and we are holding ourselves to account through the Workplace Disability Equality Standard (WDES). Our work on promoting equity and inclusion for our Black, and Minority Ethnic (BME) colleagues continues to be driven by engagement with the WRES (Workforce Race Equality Standard) and the WRES Experts Programme. 

In 2019, we committed ourselves to becoming a Stonewall Top 100 LGBTQ+ Employer. We also support the national ‘Veteran Aware’ scheme and are an ERS Silver accredited Hospital who welcomes applications from all members of the Armed Forces communities.

For our patients, we do everything we can to deliver fair access to all our services. This includes providing interpretative and other services to meet the needs of disabled communities. We're careful to show sensitivity towards ethnic, cultural and religious differences. Our staff uphold these values and so help our care to get better all the time.

 About this vacancy

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) NHS Trust is a large, acute, teaching Trust with a proud history of providing adult and children services in a diverse range of specialist, general and elective services across multiple sites. We treat over three quarters of a million people a year from all walks of life, and our 8,900+ workforce are just as diverse. Central to our ambition is our role as an academic centre, empowering high quality teaching and cutting edge research and innovation.

We are looking for Health Care Assistants to join our professional and motivated nursing teams, rated ‘Good’ in our latest CQC report (Jan, 2019) and ‘Outstanding’ for care.

We are extremely proud of our nursing staff and this is reflected through the Trust’s commitment to actively seek, encourage and support the ongoing development of our staff. We recognise the value that each individual brings to our profession and to support this we have a range of comprehensive learning and career development opportunities which include:

  • Regular inspirational nursing career events featuring a range of speakers
  • Speciality specific development programmes
  • Regular Bands 2-4 forums to support and encourage engagement and networking
  • Careers clinics, which include support and guidance from the Practice Development Team and yearly appraisals
  • Flexible working arrangements which encourage and support a work/life balance
  • Strong sense of community with a clear focus on patient care as our top priority
  • Our ‘Patient First’ programme makes sure that everything we do contributes to improving the care and experience of our patients. It also gives our staff the opportunity to highlight areas for improvement and the support to make great ideas come to life

We have a variety of opportunities and we are looking for ambitious, dynamic, enthusiastic and skilled HCAs to join our fantastic teams. Areas currently available are:

  • Medical division: Care of the elderly, Acute Floor, Dementia Care, Acute Respiratory
  • Surgical division: Trauma and orthopaedics, Digestive diseases, Theatres
  • Specialist division: Cardiology, Renal and vascular, Neuro, Stroke and rehabilitation

When applying, please state at the top in your ‘Supporting Information’ your preferred areas of work giving at least 3 choices, as well as which site (if known.)

If you would like to work for a diverse, inclusive organisation where your voice matters, in a team that values your contribution and with a manager who supports your development, then we may be the employer of choice for you. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity!

We would like to advise you that this vacancy is linked to the Nursing / HCA recruitment day due to be held on the 6 January 2020. If you have applied for more than one vacancy, you may receive duplicate invites, however you will only be interviewed by one of the panels on the day.


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Applicant requirements

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

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Clare Williams