Health Care Assistant Job at Somerset NHS Foundation Trust – in Taunton

Job Description

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Are you a Health Care Assistant looking for a new challenge?

We are recruiting staff for Health Care Assistant roles within Operating Theatres at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton. Health Care Assistants work as part of the team in our 15 operating Theatres including the following specialities Orthopaedics, Vascular, Gynae, Urology, Upper GI, Colorectal, Bariatrics, ENT, Max facs, Ophthalmology and our stand alone Day Surgery Centre.

The post holder will support the registered Theatre Practitioners within the peri-operative environment, performing duties within the Operating Theatre, this involves assisting the theatre and surgical teams with direct patient care. Other duties include performing documentation checks, escorting patients throughout the Department and communicating important information to the team in the Anaesthetic Room, Operating Theatre and PACU. You will make a contribution to the delivery of high quality, safe care with a focus on continually improving the patient experience. You will need excellent communication and interpersonal skills to join our Theatre Team.

Theatre experience is preferable, experience as a HCA in an acute hospital trust is essential, a full induction programme will be provided. We offer a structured development programme and a supernumerary period; and we enforce the support given by ensuring that each candidate has a mentor / supervisor whilst they develop their skills. There is access to a wide range of development opportunities, a dedicated simulation fellow and practice educators working as part of the team, assisting with the delivery of bespoke multi-disciplinary training and development days.

This is an opportunity to work in the county town of Taunton, Somerset in the beautiful south west of England close to areas of outstanding natural beauty and easy access to the coast.

If you would like to develop your skills further then we would love to hear from you. Join us, share our values and invest in your future. We offer flexible interview options and welcome informal visits.

Benefits of working for us:
Full NHS terms and conditions including a benefits package with competitive pay rates and increments, annual leave of 27 days increasing to 33 days after 10 years, Agenda for Change pay with enhancements

Access to the NHS Pension Scheme to which you and the Trust contribute

A wide and diverse range of training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training

The Trust supports a healthy work life balance and all staff have access to an Occupational Health Service to support you at work

Dedicated well-being services for all employees

Flexible working where possible

Onsite nursery

Discounts for local and national retailers

If you would like to hear more, please get in touch: [email protected]

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Our values are simple: Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading. We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource, we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and the skills and dedication of our staff.

For further details contact:
Siobhan Warne, Matron Theatres

[email protected], 01823 342554

If you are successful for interview, you will be required to bring ID, proof of essential qualifications / relevant documents with you (More details will follow)

Our values are simple: Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading

We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource, we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and the dedication and conscientious of our staff. With this in mind, we offer a range of staff benefits – please visit our website.

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Company: Somerset NHS Foundation Trust –
Company Location:  Taunton

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