Job overview

We are looking for a Healthcare Assistant to join our Outstanding Acute Care Team at Homerton. The Acute Care is the admission unit for the Trust. We were rated outstanding by CQC in 2020 and are proud of the standards we maintain across our services.

Our acute care team consists of a strong nursing and clinical ethos around patient centered care, safety and teamwork.

The Acute Care Unit is a 35 bedded unit which admits medical, cardiology, surgical and orthopaedic patients.

You will be a motivated, enthusiastic individual who will have the opportunity to become part of a supportive and friendly team who focus on delivering high quality individual care in an exciting, but demanding environment.

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work using your own initiative as well as working as part of a team.

You should have experience of caring for others in a health or social work capacity, and possess good verbal and written communication skills. An NVQ qualification is desirable (however a willingness to undertake further study is essential).

Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

You will assist with patient hygiene needs, toileting, nutritional intake, assisting patients with their mobility and physical comfort and monitoring and recording vital signs.

You will work closely with multi-disciplinary teams to provide a high standard of nursing care and customer focus to improve the patient experience.

Working for our organisation

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of “Outstanding” from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard’s Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Person specification


Essential criteria

  • NVQ qualification or willingness to undertake course
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Caring for others in a health or social work capacity
  • Skills

    Essential criteria

  • Ability to act upon own initiative
  • Knowledge

    Essential criteria

  • Understanding of the role of a HCA
  • Other

    Essential criteria

  • Demonstrating understanding of Trust Values
  • General Guidance for Applicants

    The Trust is committed to supporting flexible working wherever possible. The Trust also welcomes applications from candidates wishing to job share with or without job share partners.

    We are committed to equal opportunities, and have been approved as a Disability Confident Employer.

    The Trust offers a number of benefits, including a relocation loan for new starters moving to the area. More details on our range of benefits can be found on the Homerton website.

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