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Health Care Assistant - Mental Health

Job Reference nhsp/TP/295725/1639

Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Up to £19.71 Excluding Holiday Pay
Job Category:
Health Care Assistant [NB]
Region / Division:
Business Unit:
National Bank

Main Responsibilities

Job Title: Healthcare Assistant                                                  

Trust Location: Somerset

Pay Rates: Days: Up to  £19.71 Excluding Holiday Pay

Shift Patterns: Early, Lates, Nights, Long Days, Weekends & Bank Holidays  


Working under the guidance of healthcare professionals as a Healthcare Assistant you’ll be vital to ensuring the patients experience is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.


Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is the first NHS trust on the English mainland to provide community, mental health and acute hospital services. They work with health and social care partners in Somerset to ensure that we deliver outstanding services that meet the needs of our population.

Locations will Include:
Taunton, Frome, Chard, Bridgwater, Glastonbury, Wincanton, Wellington, Williton, Minehead, Crewkerne, Burnham on sea, Shepton Mallet


you will learn the following:

  • To be a driving force for change and improvement bringing new ideas to respond more effectively to the diverse needs of our patients.
  • To communicate well with patient’s as well as their families.
  • To embrace equality, diversity, and inclusion across our trust.

You’ll receive the following benefits: 

  • First choice of shifts or placements at your Trust – access before they are made available to agency 
  • Wellbeing incentives – take advantage of the wellbeing hub
  • Competitive pay rates – work this week, get paid next week
  • Manage your shifts and timesheets on the go – access your “My Bank” shift portal anywhere, anytime online or through your smartphone 
  • Essential support when you need it – 24/7 365 days – Call us anytime 
  • Multi-locational - work across neighbouring Trusts
  • Varied working options to suit your lifestyle – access to the Bank gives you options of ad hoc shifts or fixed term placements  
  • Training and development opportunities 
  • Build holiday allowance for every shift you work 
  • Stakeholder pension scheme available 

What you’ll be responsible for: 

  • Assessing and monitoring patient conditions
  • Checking symptoms and vital signs and arranging diagnostic tests
  • Recognising, responding to, and managing emergency situations
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate standards of evidence-based care

The role will involve, but not be limited to you performing the above. 

You’ll need to have the following qualification/experience:

  • A minimum of 6 months paid experience in an Acute hospital environment within the last 3 years 
  • Ensure accurate records are kept in accordance with CHS policy and NMC guidelines 
  • Undertake regular mandatory training 


*Depending on the Trust, you may require variable additional certification and skills. 

Who are NHS Professionals?

We are NHS Professionals (NHSP), working together to care for patients in the NHS. Providing you with the power to decide when, how, and where you want to work. Supporting your lifestyle and making you feel part of the team and community.

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By joining us you can look forward to a choice of flexible Bank shifts across any of our client Trusts in England, as well as the ability to develop professionally and gain experience in several wards or areas. 


Please note, you will be contacted by email throughout the recruitment process, so please check your emails, including your junk/spam regularly. We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.