Healthcare Assistant - Medicine for Older People

Band 2

Main area
Integrated Care Group
Band 2
Various Hours Available
Job ref
Across East Lancashire
Across East Lancashire
£15,404 to £18,157 pa
30/05/2018 23:59

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 7,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

**Previous Applicants need not apply **

An exciting opportunity has arisen for you to apply to join our ward teams in Medicine for Older People who are proud to care for the people of Penine Lancashire.

The Directorate of Medicine for Older People has wards on all 5 hospital sites 

  • Acute Medicine for Older People Wards including Acute Stroke on the Royal Blackburn site.
  • Rehabilitation Wards including Stroke and Specialist Neuro Rehabilitation on our Community Hospital sites at Pendle Community Hospital, Burnley General Hospital.
  • Complex Care and Discharge at Burnley General Hospital.

On our wards we work a team to provide person centred care for our patients who present with diverse needs.

Working with many other disciplines we provide holistic care for our patients taking into account their acute illness, their long term conditions and their complex rehabilitation and discharge needs. We work closely with our patient’s family and friends to ensure the best possible experience for our patients and their families.

The role of a Health Care Assistant with Medicine for Older People involves working within the team providing physical and psychological care as patients require in a safe environment. The successful candidates will ensure that hospital policies and procedures are adhered to in order to maintain patient safety.

The successful candidate will be caring and compassionate and demonstrate a desire to help others.

They will possess good interpersonal skills and work in a professional manner whilst demonstrating effective communication skills.

At all times they will demonstrate the Trust’s values of putting patients first, respecting the individual, act with integrity, serve the community and promote positive change.

The candidate will demonstrate flexibility and commitment to the organisation.

East Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and the Directorate of Medicine for Older People invest in its staff and provide a wealth of opportunities to develop within our service.

We want you to be the very best that you can be as we strive for excellence!

At interview you will be asked where you would prefer to work and whilst we will try to accommodate your preferences this cannot be guaranteed.

The role involves shift work and shift patterns are 12 hour rotational shift patterns (days and nights) and involve working weekends and Bank Holidays. Rosters are produced in advance to help you to maintain a healthy work life balance.


Dear Potential Applicant,

It is important you are made aware of the changes which East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has implemented with regard to charging for the cost of undertaking Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) Checks (previously known as Criminal Records Bureau or CRB) and how this may impact upon you.

As this position is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and involves work that is identified as a regulated activity as defined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006), any offer of employment is provisional upon a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

The cost of an Enhanced Disclosure will be £48.00, which includes a small handling fee.

In line with other NHS organisations in the North West Region, the Trust is now passing the charge for undertaking a DBS check on to candidates in the event they are successfully appointed into the post for which they have applied.  Candidates can choose whether to pay this over 1-3 months as a deduction from the monthly salary.  By applying for this vacancy you are agreeing to this undertaking in the event you are successfully appointed.

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

John Howles - 01254 263555

If you have problems applying, contact

01254 732341