Health Care Assistant at NHS Foundation, Stockport

Application ends: March 31, 2023
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Job Description

Are you ready for a new challenge? Want a career change? Well this could be the opportunity that you have been waiting for!

We are looking for an enthusiastic and compassionate care support worker to join our busy Ward C3 (Diabetes and Endocrinology) at Stepping Hill Hospital.

You will be working closely along side the registered nurses and also all multi-disciplinary team to help facilitate patient stay and improve patient experience.The successful candidate will maintainpatientsafety andefficientcare while working along side your colleagues.

You must have excellent communications skills, deliver direct patient care and be able to be there for the patient in an emotional and physical being.

We are looking for people who are compassionate, caring and committed to providing a high standard of patient care.

As a Health Care Assistant, you will be expected to assist patient’s in meeting their activities of daily living under the guidance of a Registered Nurse.

The successful candidate can look forward to working within a friendly supportive environment. Training is provided within the team structure.

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.

Our mission is to make a difference every day. Our values are that we care, we respect, and we listen

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

The salary for the role is only one part of the excellent package of benefits we offer to you:

  • Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • NHS pension scheme membership
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further
  • NHS Staff discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary finance – for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt
  • Stockport Credit Union– for local financial advice

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To communicate effectively with the multi-disciplinary team, under the supervision of a registered nurse, to provide safe discharge.
  • To carry out routine administrative/telephone related tasks.
  • To communicate effectively when giving/receiving verbal and written information.

Responsibility for Patient Care

  • Under the supervision of a registered nurse to assist with patient care activities.
  • To maintain confidentiality of patient information.
  • To carry out any tasks required to maintain the safety, cleanliness and tidiness of the ward area.
  • To carry out duties as required, meeting all aspects of ward catering.
  • To carry out routine household management/maintenance activities.
  • To maintain patient dignity.
  • Work closely with other healthcare professionals in order to provide patient’s with exceptional care.

Planning and organising

  • To organise and plan own day to day workload or activities in order to meet the demands of the job


  • To transport patients from wards to transfer unit to facilitate flow within the trust.

Responsibilities for Physical and / or Financial Resources

  • To actively contribute to the efficient management of ward resources, including ordering/monitoring of ward supplies.

Responsibilities for Human Resources and Leadership

  • To support new or less experienced work colleagues to adapt to the workplace.

Responsibilities for Teaching and Training

  • To participate in training and development activities that are relevant to the job role.

Physical Skills and Effort

  • Use of physical effort to carry out the demands of the job role (e.g. pushing and pulling trolleys/ support to manoeuvre patients).Supporting patient with ADL.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trust’s policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

If successful, this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of £38. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary. In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of £13.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated and you would like some advice or information, including how to get vaccinated, please There is a current Government consultation underway which will determine whether some new starters may need to be vaccinated.

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