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enhanced medical care unit
Band 2
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
£18,870 - £19,918 pro rata per annum
Salary period
17/08/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Healthcare Assistant

Band 2

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, with services covering the local authority areas of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. The Trust is part of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS) supporting a population of around 1.6 million people.

We have three main hospitals providing acute services to around 330,000 local residents. The organisation also provides specialist tertiary care for cardiac and haematology services, delivers community health services to over 445,000 residents including those in North Lancashire and hosts the National Artificial Eye Service across England. Plus, we provide urgent and emergency care services to an estimated 18 million people who visit the seaside resort each year. We employ over 7000 people from 68 different countries.

We welcome and encourage application from anyone with protected characteristics, as well as supporting reservists and Veterans who are looking for a rewarding and challenging career within the NHS.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance.  Working patterns such as: part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored. 


Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for inspirational and motivated Health Care Assistants to join our new  dedicated team on the enhanced medical Blackpool Teaching Hospitals.

The successful candidate will be supported by both our nursing and medical team and essential training for the role will be provided.

You must be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of healthcare professionals and be enthusiastic and passionate about delivery of high quality care.  As a health care assistant within the team, your role will be assisting our patients with everyday tasks which involve maintaining a good oral intake, assisting with personal hygiene, and escorting patients to various procedures whilst also assisting both our medical and nursing teams deliver treatment and further care. 



These positions are all fully rotational

Due to high numbers of applications this post may close before the initial closing date if enough suitable applications are received.

Main duties of the job

Health Care Assistant

Maintain high standards of nursing care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and be personally responsible for your actions following the Trust’s Policies and Procedures. Give and promote Health Promotion Education under the guidance of a Registered Nurse to the patient and carer in order to promote wellbeing and prevent further unnecessary hospital admissions. Ensure a high quality service is maintained by implementing Trust Clinical Governance Plans. Work as a member of the Multidisciplinary Team, and in conjunction with these other professionals promote a holistic model of care. Maintain accurate written and/or electronic records ensuring all legal requirements are met. Be prepared to work flexibly and to the needs of the service




Working for our organisation

Working for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will provide you with lots of opportunity to develop your skills and further your career. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre and North Lancashire.


As a Trust we are committed to:

  • Developing new roles and ways of working to ensure a flexible and innovative approach to staff.
  • Real equality of opportunity.
  • Continual development  and learning for staff.
  • Achieving a work life balance.


We are committed to the effective recruitment, retention and development for our employees, which is why we offer a great working environment, an attractive range of benefits and excellent opportunities for training and development.

The Trust is accredited as a disability Confident employer. That means we recognise our obligations to ensure people with disabilities are afforded equal opportunity to enter employment and progress if and where possible.

We recommend that all individuals employed in patient facing roles, or those located on a ward or department where patients receive a service should be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further information on the  Job Description and main responsibilities, Please see the attached Job Description.
Please also read the attached Person Specification to ensure you have the relevant criteria for the post.




Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Willingness & ability to undertake NVQ Level 2
Desirable criteria
  • NVQ Level 2

Experience and Skills

Essential criteria
  • Understanding of quality and change in the clinical setting. Able to present factual information and refer questions to others
  • Ability to communicate in a variety of settings with patients of varying levels of understanding.
  • Able to present factual information and refer questions to others where appropriate.
  • Able to deal with sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy. The ability to communicate effectively in English
  • An understanding of organisation of nursing care.
  • Basic I.T. skills in E mail.
  • Basic understanding of NHS issues
  • Ability to develop effective interpersonal relationships with colleagues in the health care setting.
  • Carry out clinical interventions as delegated by a RN as agreed by local protocols.
  • Good attendance record
  • Able to perform a wide range of duties
  • The ability to communicate effectively in English
Desirable criteria
  • Experience as a Health Care Assistant

Employer certification / accreditation badges

No smoking policyDisability confident employerDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - SilverVeteran Aware

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Laura Taylor and Fiona Verenakis
Job title
ADDON & Matron
Telephone number
01253 954351
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