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Health Care Assistant - Talent Pool - PRUH

Band 2

Main area
Health Care Assistant - PRUH
Grade
Band 2
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
213-PRUH-5726-B
Employer
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Princess Royal University Hospital & South Sites
Town
Orpington
Salary
£21,789 - £23,121 per annum, inc HCA
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
31/12/2021 23:59

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c£1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 12,800 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) sites at Denmark Hill in Camberwell and at the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in the London Borough of Bromley

Do you want to work with a committed team dedicated to nursing excellence? Do you want to provide a high level of care to patients with a variety of needs?

If yes, then come and join Team King’s! We need dynamic Health Care Assistants to join our workforce at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Princess Royal University Hospital and associated sites.

As a Health Care Assistant, you will be supporting the clinical staff in the provision of safe effective care to meet the needs of patients and their families. As part of your role you will be assisting with maintaining high standards of quality care, patient safety and cleanliness of the wards. You will ensure adequate stock levels are maintained and equipment is stored safely.

We are looking for calm, creative, flexible and efficient Health Care Assistants who can understand the needs of patients and visitors, whose priority is to deliver high-quality patient care. As a team member, you will work collectively with colleagues to achieve the Trust’s core values. You should be able to communicate clearly and be keen to learn within the scope of this role.

The role involves shift work including full days, nights and weekends so ability to work these shifts is essential.

Day Shift: 07:30am - 20:00pm          Night Shift: 19:30pm - 08:00am

Successful applicants will commence pre-employment checks and be added to our talent pool to await a ward allocation. Unfortunately, we cannot consider requests for specific specialties or areas.

There will be two stages to the recruitment process:

If shortlisted, applicants will need to complete a Maths, English and Literacy test between 21st January 2021 to 24th January 2021 at 11:59pm.

If passed, applicants moving onto the next stage will need to take part in a 15 minute virtual group discussion as well as a 30 minute panel interview on 4th February 2021.

Please note: This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can to make sure that your application will be successfully submitted.

Applications from previous applicants who have been interviewed for HCA posts at King's in the last six months will not be considered.

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

Name
Abby Sharpe
Job title
Nursing Recruitment Officer
Email address
abby.sharpe@nhs.net