Location
Practice Plus Group Hospital Shepton Mallet
Specialism
HCAs
Advertising Salary
£9.50 per hour
Vacancy Type
Casual/Bank
Schedule Type
Part Time

About The Role

We are currently looking for a Bank Trainee Healthcare Assistant in our Shepton Mallet Hospital. 

Do you believe that everyone makes a difference? Are you looking for casual working that fits around your commitments? If so, look no further, as this could be the job for you!

Health Care Assistants at Practice Plus Group come from all walks of life. Many have no, or minimal, experience, but are keen to explore a career in care, while many already have invaluable experience.  What they all have in common is the right values. They’re adaptable, friendly, polite and caring. They enjoy working as a team with people from different cultures and backgrounds. And, they consider it a privilege to be trusted to look after others. Do you share these values? Then we could have just the role for you.  

Working as a member of the multi-disciplinary ward team providing clinical and non-clinical support, ensuring that all patients are cared for in a professional and courteous manner, supporting the ethos of the individualised patient approach.

Some of the Clinical and Administrative duties are as follows:
Supporting the Registered Nurse in the provision of basic nursing care to patients by assisting patients to maximise their independence following training and assessment of competencies, with
  • Personal Hygiene, including catheter care according to procedures
  • Diet & Fluids
  • Dressing
  • Toileting, including emptying and changing urine drainage bags according to Trust procedures
  • Mobilising, regaining independence
  • Rest & Sleep
  • Vital sign recording
  • Answering the telephone in a polite manner and refer promptly all enquiries to the relevant person
  • Assist with the departmental clerical/administrative duties, to include photocopying, transporting of equipment/ paper-work to other departments
  • Providing an efficient and effective ward reception service to patients, staff and visitors, as required by the nurse in charge and in the absence of the ward clerk. To meet and greet all arrivals in a professional and customer/patient centred approach in line with the customer service standards of PPGHSM

About You

As a Health Care Assistant in our Shepton Mallet Hospital you will work as part of the inpatient ward team providing a professional and patient focused clinical and administrative role under the direction of our experienced Ward Manager.


You will work with members of the multidisciplinary team to provide a safe and supportive environment for all patients, ensuring that they receive a high standard of care. Above all, you have a natural ability to help make the lives of others more fulfilling and want to work in an environment where the work can be hard, but also fun and rewarding.


It would be an advantage if you have a NVQ level 2 in Health and Social Care, and have experience of working in a hospital environment, however this is not essential. More importantly though is your flexibility, ability to work as part of a team and willingness to learn and develop in the role.

About Us

Everything we do is focused on providing a high standard of safe and effective patient care. When you’re part of the Practice Plus Group team, you don’t just have a job. You have a career. We work with you to help you grow in your role and take your career in the direction you want to go. If you want to move up the ladder, we’ll support you. If you just want to stay in your role, that’s fine too. We’ll help you be the best you can be.


We want our team members to feel motivated and rewarded. So we offer a competitive package of pay and benefits. We also recognise the value of a healthy work-life balance – so we always try to be flexible, helping you fit your working life around your home life.


To apply for the role click on the link below. If you have any questions contact [email protected] in our friendly resourcing team or call 07435 784044.


We will contact all shortlisted candidate but please note Practice Plus Group retain the right to remove the advert prior to the closing date if a suitable candidate is appointed. Our employment offers are subject to receipt of satisfactory pre-employment checks. At Practice Plus Group, we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities. Applicants must have the right to work in the EU.

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