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Healthcare Assistant - Medicine

Band 3

Main area
Healthcare Assistant
Band 3
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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£22,113 - £24,774 per annum inc HCA
22/09/2019 23:59


 We are looking for highly-motivated, hard-working and enthusiastic individuals to join our Acute Medical Nursing team.

 The Acute Medical Unit (AMU) is a fast paced busy environment that provides urgent and emergency care for patients who are in the acute phase of their illness. We have 56 beds over 2 wards areas. We are absolutely committed to ensuring that our patients have the best possible experience within our AMU.

We seek people who are committed to delivering outstanding patient care and take pride in what they do.

The content of the work will be varied and interesting. The main purpose of the role is to provide clinical care, phlebotomy and administrative support.

We are looking for experienced staff , so previous experience at band 2 level is essential.  You will be expected to work proactively as part of a multi-disciplinary team

 We seek people who are committed to delivering outstanding patient care, whatever their role, and who take pride in what they do. We place a high value on treating all patients, visitors and colleagues with respect and dignity, and seek people who strive for excellence in all that they do.

Your experience

At least 12 months experience working in the NHS acute hospital setting as an HCA

  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an enthusiastic approach to the provision of quality care.
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the importance of supportive and flexible team working.
  • Applicants must demonstrate good IT skills and have a flexible approach to work.
  • Good education standards (3 A-C GCSE grades including Math and English) or equivalent (NVQ 3 in healthcare) are desirable and a willingness to undertake relevant training within 1 -2 years.
  • Have experience of delivering enhanced care to patients requiring one to one supervision


We will provide a comprehensive  training program and ensure that all staff have tailored, individual personal development plans with support for further training.

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate a clear understanding of confidentiality issues and to remain calm under pressure. Strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to high quality services will play an important role in achieving success in this position.

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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

For further information on this post please contact Denise Andrews