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Main area
Urgent Care/ Acute Medicine
Band 2
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
AMU Royal Oldham Hospital
£18,546 - £19,918 pro rata
Salary period
29/05/2022 23:59

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Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust logo

Healthcare Assistant - Acute Medical Unit

Band 2

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) brings together staff and services from the former Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. The sheer size, scale and potential of our combined service is huge. Together, we’ve a wealth of skills and resources to share and tap into and, a wide range of career paths for you to develop and explore. If you want to join a team of around 20,000 NHS experts in delivering high-quality, local care across Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale and beyond – come and take your place with us. 

Job overview

Oldham Care Organisation is one of three care organisations which make up the Northern Care Alliance. Using our mantra of ‘Saving lives, Improving lives’, the aim is for our Care Organisations to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care.

The Royal Oldham Hospital provides a unique and much needed service not only to its local community but also across Greater Manchester.

We are looking to recruit Healthcare Assistants to support our nursing team on The Acute Medical Unit (AMU) which is a busy 48 bedded unit. We look after patients with a variety of acute medical conditions who are generally admitted to us from A&E or their own homes. We are looking for enthusiastic and experienced healthcare assistants to join our team. You will report directly to the senior nurses in charge of the unit. AMU is one of the few areas in the hospital that have senior nurse covering the unit 24/7.

This really is a unique opportunity for Healthcare Assistants who are looking to pursue a career in a hospital setting. We’d love to show you around so you can see for yourself. Informal visits are welcome, please contact the unit and speak to any of the Senior Nursing Team.

Main duties of the job

Our commitment to you

  • Support from an experienced and knowledgeable team of multi-skilled professionals
  • A dedicated, supportive  team who are keen to ensure you grow in your career
  • Support in your development, we regularly have  training available and are keen to support your growth as best as possible.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work with you to provide a full filling and rewarding career with us.

The part you play

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are motivated, friendly and highly driven to deliver high standards of quality care to our patients. The role will require shift working including rotation onto nights. You will receive support from the senior nursing team to develop in your role.

You will be someone who works well under pressure, is a great team player as well as being self-motivated and able to work independently when needed. You’ll be someone who truly understands the need for care, consideration and respect for our patients but also applies these qualities to your team members.

A ‘can do’ attitude and determination to be flexible and embrace change to deliver the best patient care is essential as well as a desire to grow and improve our ever growing service.

Your communication skills will be second to none, working collaboratively with patients, relatives/carers and Colleagues to help plan a safe and seamless journey home.

Working for our organisation

Oldham Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. The place where the world’s first IVF baby was delivered, Oldham is a town of pioneering firsts. Today, Oldham is responsible for delivering a range of acute and community health services across the local area and at The Royal Oldham Hospital. As a designated major trauma unit for Greater Manchester and one of only three vascular centres in Greater Manchester, Oldham is a specialist hospital for acute surgery and provides state-of-the-art onsite pathology services to the North West.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website: 

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership.

Person specification

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Essential criteria
  • NVQ level 2 or equivalent experience in health and social care
  • Previous healthcare experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of hospitals/care
  • Current BLS / First Aid
Desirable criteria
  • Problem solving
  • Enthusiastic
  • Current hospital experience

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Disability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingWorkplace Wellbeing Charter LogoDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - Silver

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 Platt
Job title
Lead Nurse, AMU
Email address
Telephone number
0161 656 1858
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