• Full Time
  • Anywhere

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Our Values

  •  W e are KIND
  •  We are OPEN
  •  We pursue EXCELLENCE
  • We are looking for applications from people who share our values to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population

    People for Patients. Our People, our Patients, our Priority

    Job overview

    Community Nursing (District Nursing)

    Our Healthcare Assistants work as part of a large team comprising Healthcare Assistants at Band 2 and 3, Nursing Associates, Staff Nurses and District Nurses. You will need to be dedicated, motivated and willing to go the extra mile for our patients to provide a high standard of care for our patients and maintain our high standards.

    There are opportunities to grow your knowledge and skills and we encourage staff to progress and develop. We provide a comprehensive learning package and an expectation that you will fulfil the competency framework within a fixed period of time.

    Main duties of the job

    Are you passionate about high quality patient care?

    Do you have experience of working in a caring environment or in hospital setting?

    Are you keen to develop yourself?

    Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity?

    We have Healthcare Assistants in of our community nursing team based out of Acomb Health Centre.

    We provide nursing care for patients in their own homes; this includes: wound care, catheter and bowel care, palliative and end of life care, administration of medication and phlebotomy. As a Band 2 Healthcare Assistant you would be expected to undertake: phlebotomy, observations and simple wound care. Training and support is provided and once assessed as competent you would visit patients independently. Support is always available from the Registered Nurse.

    We have a variety of shift patterns over a 24 hour period, however, our Band 2 Healthcare Assistants predominately work 08:30am – 4:30pm, generally Monday to Friday, although this is flexible to meet the needs of the service.

    The ability to transport yourself and equipment across the locality during the course of a normal working day is required for this vacancy.

    Working for our organisation

    York & Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive range of acute hospital, community and specialist healthcare services for approximately 800,000 people living in and around York, North Yorkshire, North East Yorkshire and Ryedale – an area covering 3,400 square miles, and which includes Scarborough and Bridlington.

    Our mission is to be a valued and trusted partner within our care system, delivering safe effective care to the population we serve.

    We’re situated in a fantastic part of the country: home to two national parks, a beautiful coastline, and the city of York, which is consistently voted one of the best to live in the UK.

    It’s our privilege to be the largest provider of healthcare in the region and we are incredibly proud of our 8,500 staff, working across 9 hospital sites, supporting safe, high quality patient-centred care on a day-to-day basis.

    We hope to hear from you soon!

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    For more information please see the job description attached

    Armed Forces Friendly Employer

    We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE – Supporting Britain’s Reservists and Employers. This means that York Teaching Hospital has provided its statement of intent to support all Defence personnel and we welcome their application to work for us.

    Disability Confident and Mindful Employer

    The Trust is committed to meeting the needs of employees and applicants with a disability or mental health condition. Our support for these schemes includes encouraging applications from people who are disabled or have a mental health condition, offering adjustments to make our application process accessible.

    Person specification


    Essential criteria

  • Basic IT skills
  • The ability to transport yourself and equipment across the locality during the course of a normal working day
  • Understanding of how to work as part of a team
  • Experience & Knowledge

    Essential criteria

  • Understanding of the role of the HCA
  • Awareness of what is important to a patient
  • Desirable criteria

  • Previous experience in a health care setting
  • Phlebotomy experience
  • Education and Training

    Essential criteria

  • Basic numeracy and literacy skills preferably gained through secondary school education
  • Willingness to undertake training
  • Desirable criteria

  • NVQ / QCF level 2 in health & social care
  • Please note that some of our substantive vacancies may be available on a smaller number of hours than advertised. If you would be interested in applying on this basis, we would encourage you to contact the appointing manager to enquire further.

    DBS Checks

    Please be aware that all new employees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check if it is required for the role. The cost will be deducted from your salary either in 1 payment or over a six month period once you start employment. By applying you are agreeing to this undertaking.  If you are successful you will be asked to confirm if you wish to pay in one amount or in instalments. The charges are currently £27.68 for a standard check and £44.68 for an enhanced check. The level of check will be determined by the post you are applying for.

    Please note that Volunteers and Bank only staff will not be charged.

    Agile and Flexible Working

    We are committed to helping all staff balance their work with other commitments and have recently launched our new Agile and Flexible Working policy to support this, entitling all staff to request flexible working from day one – for all posts. We encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

    Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

    All our employees have access to a free, confidential counselling and wellbeing support service. Our EAP is available 24/7, 365 days a year.

    A bit more about us and the surrounding area

    North Yorkshire is a fantastic part of the country. It is home to two national parks, a beautiful coastline, and the city of York as mentioned in , has been named the third most ‘cultured’ city in the UK.

    It’s a great place to be and, as the largest provider of healthcare locally, we’re proud to serve 800,000 people.

    It’s not just the area that’s a great draw – as a member of our team, you’ll have access to one of the most generous and comprehensive pension schemes in the UK, a minimum of 27 days annual leave (on top of Bank Holidays) and an award-winning package of .

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