DBTH Opportunities: Healthcare Assistants – Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals
Our Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) provide some of the most personal and fundamental support to our patients so if you are kind, compassionate and you always act in the best interests of others, then we want to hear from you.
To join our team you will be an excellent communicator, able to prioritise considering the variety of patients’ needs and also able to follow instructions. You will need to have some care experience and the required level of qualification but must of all you need “can-do” caring attitude.
We believe that the best care to our patients and community is provided by a professional and motivated team, so we invest heavily in training and education. We offer good opportunities for progression into various roles within the trust, great pension, generous annual leave and other employee benefits.
If you are up to the challenge, submit an application to become part of team DBTH.
Interviews to be held on 24th March 2022
Main duties of the job
You will work alongside nurses and other healthcare professionals to provide a positive experience to our patients and their relatives at times of need. You will support patients in various ways such as:
- washing and dressing
- bed making
- serving patients meals/assisting with feeding
- helping people to mobilise
- assisting with patients’ overall comfort
- monitoring patients’ conditions by taking temperatures, pulse, respirations and weight – national early warning scores (NEWS)
- providing encouragement to lifestyle and behaviour changes
It’s really important to consider that some aspects of healthcare work can be distressing and unpleasant. You will be expected to help patients with personal care without being embarrassed or feeling awkward. You will need to be able to communicate sympathetically with patients, and distressed relatives, and care for patients who are very sick.
Working for our organisation
This is an exciting time to join Doncaster and Bassetlaw Trust, and this is a great organisation in which to develop and thrive. We achieved a “Good CQC rating” in late 2019, have delivered year on year Staff Survey improvements and have a history of delivering a strong set of performance and financial outcomes. We are proud of an excellent set of service and quality improvements for our patients, all of which point to a bright future for our patients, services and staff.
It is our goal to give those who join Team DBTH the tools and opportunities in order to grow their career, so whether you spend just one year or fifty with us, it’s our pledge to help you Develop, Belong and Thrive, Here.
Further information including a detailed job description and person specification can be found here.
Apply before the deadline on 10 March.