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Health Care Assistant - Acute

Job Reference nhsp/TP/295726/1840

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Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
£12.02 - £22.67
London, Greater London
Closing Date:
Job Category:
Region / Division:
Greater London
Business Unit:
National Bank

Package Description

Job Title: Healthcare Assistant                                                       

Trust Location: North East London 

Pay Rates: From £12.02 - £22.67 ph depending on location

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

Covering the following locations:
Meadow court Goodmayes hospital
Thurrock Community Hospital
Mountnessing court
Brentwood Community Hospital
Ainslie Rehabilitation Unit 3

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.


At North East London Foundation Trust

Health Care Assistants are key members of our multi-disciplinary team, carrying out direct personal care and support with activities of daily living for patients in the ward and intermediate care unit. Working in support of the qualified nurse or therapist, the job involves caring for patients a range of medical and nursing needs, actively contributing to the effectiveness of team working in the rehabilitation and care of all our patients. The post holder has a key duty to promote patient choice, dignity and privacy in line with the core values of North East London Foundation 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: 

  • To assist the patients with their individual activities of daily living as required.  This will include washing, dressing, bathing, oral hygiene, food and nutrition, toileting, nail care, grooming, safety and maintaining an environment conducive to sleep. 
  • Providing support to patients and promoting independence. To contribute to the moving and handling of patients to maximize their physical comfort and to enhance their rehabilitation and independence
  • To carry out delegated tasks, in which competency has been assessed, relating to the monitoring of patients physical condition, including routine observations of a patients temperature, pulse and respirations and the collection of specimens.
  • To assist in the maintenance of the cleanliness and tidiness of the unit, always adhering to infection control principles.

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 or Community Hospital environment within the last 2 years 
  • NVQ or Btec Level 2 or higher in Health and Social Care or Equivalent care qualification such as Care Certificate or Apprenticeship.
  • Currently studying General/Adult Nursing (Student Nurse) and completed a minimum of 12 weeks clinical placements.  


*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.