Healthcare Assistant – Children’s Unit Job at Northern Care Alliance NHS Group – in Oldham

Job Description

Job overview

We are privileged to have a large, bright, child friendly unit with adolescent facilities, sensory facilities, outdoor play area and excellent links with other services such as Speech and Language Therapy and Healthy Young Minds. Our unit consists of 4 distinct areas:

INPATIENTS – 25 inpatient beds with scope to open to additional capacity during periods of high demand providing quality care to a large variety of patients with medical and complex needs whilst also providing an expanding paediatric surgical service.

CRITICAL CARE – A newly expanded 4 bedded critical care area to care for level 1 and 2 paediatric critical care patients.

PAEDIATRIC OBSERVATION & ASSESSMENT UNIT (POAU)– a busy 24hour unit working closely with colleagues in paediatric Accident and Emergency, Primary and Tertiary Care

OUTPATIENTS – We provide Outpatient services to children and young people across Oldham and Rochdale from two sites.

Main duties of the job

Following significant investment to support an ongoing and dynamic development programme, the Children’s Unit is recruiting band 2 Health Care Assistants to complement & enhance the current staffing establishment.

We follow a blended workforce model and are interested in creatively enhancing our workforce to meet the needs of our children and young people. We would be interested to hear from you if:

You would like to predominately work night shifts

You would like to explore non-traditional shifts such as twilight hours, mid shifts, shorter shifts to cover peak activity

You have an interest/skills in caring for children and young people with mental health needs

Working for our organisation

Oldham Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. The place where the world’s first IVF baby was delivered, Oldham is a town of pioneering firsts. Today, Oldham is responsible for delivering a range of acute and community health services across the local area and at The Royal Oldham Hospital. As a designated major trauma unit for Greater Manchester and one of only three vascular centres in Greater Manchester, Oldham is a specialist hospital for acute surgery and provides state-of-the-art onsite pathology services to the North West.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website: www.careers.northerncarealliance.nhs.uk

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership.

Person specification

Essential Qualifications

Essential criteria

Achievement of National Care certificate or willingness to work towards

L2 Health related vocational qualification e.g. NVQ or willingness to complete level 2 apprenticeship within 18 months of employment

Desirable criteria

English and maths at level 1 (equivalent to GCSE grade D-G) or willingness to work towards

Knowledge, Skills and Experien

Essential criteria

Experience of promoting care formally / informally

Good communication skills

Good organisational skills

Good customer service skills

Ability to work flexibly to meet the demands of the service

Excellent personal appearance and adherence to trust policy on work wear.

Reliable and punctual

Desirable criteria

Demonstrate an interest or previous experience in caring for patients in an acute setting

Basic knowledge of IT packages

Experience of working in a team

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

About Company

Company: Northern Care Alliance NHS Group –

Company Location:  Oldham

Job Category: Healthcare Jobs, Health & Medicine Jobs

About Northern Care Alliance NHS Group -