Senior Healthcare Assistant

University Hospital Southampton


Job overview

Southampton Children’s Hospital is looking for Band 3 Health Care Assistants to support vacancies on our G3, G4 and Children’s Outpatients.

You will be required to support the ward teams in looking after a range of patients within their specific specialities .  You will be required to work across all shift patterns to support the ward in ensuring safe staffing for our patients and colleagues.  

As part of this opportunity you will be supported to complete your care certificate if you have not already done so as well as looking at further development opportunities.

Please note that in the current climate there may be times when you are asked to cover shifts in other areas across the Trust  which will include night shifts.

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What we can offer you

Southampton Children’s hospital is a 115 bedded hospital catering for both local and regional children from the Wessex Region including the Channel Isles. Southampton’s Children’s Hospital is a Major Paediatric Trauma Centre in the region

The children’s hospital provides specialist intensive and high dependency care, regional neurological and neuro surgery, regional orthopaedic, urology, general, renal and ear nose and throat surgery and is the regional oncology centre. The children hospital has a dedicated children’s emergency department, day surgical / medical unit, children’s outpatients and Bursledon House which is a specialist unit treating a range of conditions. Southampton Children’s Hospital is a centre for paediatric research projects

Within the site also sits our tertiary level 3 medical and surgical neonatal unit

Our specialist paediatric consultants, nurses and wider healthcare teams offer a wide range of diagnosis, treatment and support facilities for children and their parents

The Children’s Hospital offers many learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to with support from ward based Clinical Facilitators and a central Paediatric Education Team

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

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