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Healthcare Assistant

Barts Health NHS Trust
£10.22 to £19.21 an hour
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Healthcare Assistant (HCA) Band 2 Whipps Cross University Hospital Barts Health NHS Trust

Barts Health NHS Trust are looking for an enthusiastic HCA to join the committed team within their dynamic and renowned Whipps Cross University Hospital.

This is a fantastic chance for an HCA to undertake a rewarding role, being responsible for the safe delivery of individualised care to patients while working as a part of an expert multi-disciplinary team. This is a superb opportunity for anybody looking to advance their hospital experience and progress their career by working alongside a highly skilled clinical team.

Main duties of the job

As a HCA, you will be of great assistance to our nursing and midwifery teams as they care for our patients. Each day will be unique as you collaborate with the rest of the team to complete a variety of jobs and lend a hand with care to meet the needs of the patients and their families.

About us

Barts Trust offer a range of specialist services and state-of-the-art facilities across their five London hospitals, providing quality healthcare to over 2.5 million people. Newham Hospital provide an impressive range of services, including emergency care, surgery, childrens health, womens health, maternity services, specialist medicine, long-term care, and a dedicated stroke unit. Their committed A& E department delivers emergency care for more than 500 patients a day, and the hospital proudly offer many more clinical support services for less critical conditions. With the multitude of services Newham has to offer, the opportunities for an HCA to gain diverse experience across many specialties are endless.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Wash and dress patients

Monitor and record clinical observations

Support patients to eat and drink

Help patients move around

Make beds and maintain a clean, safe clinical area

Talk to patients and their families

Manage stock levels for linen and other supplies

The role involves shift work (early shifts, late shifts, long days, nights and weekends) so the ability to work these shifts is essential. However, as an organisation we support flexible working and have both full and part time roles available.

Person Specification



  • At least 6 months NHS experience as a HCA in that last 3 years

Additional Criteria


  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • A caring, empathetic approach to all patients
  • A proactive and professional work ethic

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Whipps Cross Road


E11 1NR

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