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Emergency Medicine
Band 3
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Royal Preston Hospital
£19,737 - £21,142 £19,737-£21,142 per annum, pro rata
31/08/2020 23:59

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Senior Healthcare Assistant - Emergency Department

Band 3

The real 24 hours in A&E

Our patients and their families come to us in emergencies so will be at their most scared - we want you there with them, right by their side, helping them through it with your empathetic qualities and calm nature.  Your previous acute health care experience or equivalent will stand you in good stead and ensure our patients really do get the right support they need.  We want the best and most flexible people to provide support to our nursing teams in our Emergency Departments and we make no apologies for that…..we need you and the wealth of care experience you bring!  This is a Senior Health Care Assistant role so we are looking for that all important previous experience as well as a health related Level 2 qualification.

Not everyone can handle working in our Emergency Departments, but that’s ok as we want to find those of you who thrive on working in an area full of drama, passion and all round full steam ahead.

Our patients aren’t with us for a long time, but we give them all we have to ensure that they receive the best possible love and care.  Your previous care experience will be what sets you apart from the rest and will have given you all the skills you need to build upon in this role. 

This is a senior healthcare assistant role, so Maths and English at grade C or above and NVQ 2 in Health and Social is essential so that you can come and get cracking as soon as possible.

We have two amazing Emergency Departments, but just one amazing #TeamED vision – it’s exciting as staff will be flexible across both locations, learning loads of new skills along the way.  We can promise you it’s definitely not going to be dull! 12 hour shifts are our norm and the feedback we get from our fab team members is that they really value them, and the worklife balance this brings when they are not at the forefront of emergency patient care.

121,500 patients per year come through our Preston and Chorley hospital doors, nearly 28,000 of these are children and over 700 are major trauma patients…Did we mention we are the Major Trauma Centre for the North West and the very distinctive Air Ambulance helicopter can be seen coming and going at Preston  few times a day – bringing people from all across the area for us to treat. 

It’s all about #TeamED here and we are so really proud of this – our colleagues feel like family so it’s a pleasure to work with them every day.  You will work alongside Advanced Nurse Clinicians, Emergency Nurse Practitioners, Consultants, Trauma Technicians and our fabulous Senior Healthcare Assistants who support us all the way.  When you start you are assigned a mentor who will work alongside you for the first couple of weeks and we get loads of positive feedback about this.

We are a forward thinking department with a real emphasis on staff development and training – we have not one but two educators.  Once a month our consultants provide training to the nursing staff covering an assortment of topics to ensure you are always on top of your game and up-to-speed with the very latest tools to help you do the job you love – the relationship between our medical and nursing staff is second to none. 

We really can deal with everything and anything so the opportunities for you to enhance your skills, knowledge and experience is second to none.  #TeamED really value the personal skills, experience and qualities that every member of our team bring to us, creating a diverse, knowledgeable and very supportive team who feel motivated and able to influence the future direction of the service.

It’s impossible to cram everything in just one advert, so we really welcome you to get in touch and have a chat with us to find out a lot more about joining us. Contact our team -, or our fab Matron or call our Unit on 01772 522402.

There is also our dedicated section of the website where you can get into real detail about us and what we do:

We also want you to follow us on Twitter – it’s where you will start to see the real ED as we share the stories of our world here @LTHTREmergency1

We intend to interview on an ongoing basis for this role, so we won’t be waiting for a closing date, – it means we will get you in even sooner to start with us.

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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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Contact our team -, or our fab Matron or call our Unit on 01772 522402.