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Start your career at the RUH as a Healthcare Assistant

If you're looking for a career that makes a positive difference to you and others, one that offers variety and can open you up to a whole world of opportunities - apply today to become a healthcare assistant.

We are looking for people who are passionate about caring for others, work well as part of a team and are willing to learn. In return, we'll train and develop you and you'll work with extraordinary people here at the Royal United Hospitals Bath.

Healthcare assistants play an important role in our nursing teams, you will help patients feel as comfortable and stress-free as possible. You'll work under the guidance of a healthcare professional such as a nurse and your job will vary day to day.

If you have the following qualities listed below, then we want to hear from you:

  • Caring, kind and friendly
  • Willing to be hands on with patients
  • Able to follow instructions and procedures
  • Able to work in a team but also use your own initiative
  • Good communication, observational and organisation skills

Start your life changing job - check out our vacancies

We will be holding regular healthcare assistant interviews. These jobs are advertised on NHS Jobs.

We have Healthcare Assistant vacancies in the following specialties:

Discharge Hub - Healthcare Assistant. Full time hours
This role involves helping patients to get ready for discharge. You will support with washing, packing and transporting the patient to our Discharge Hub where the care continues from the Discharge Hub team.
Closing date 3 December 2021

William Budd ward - Healthcare Assistant Full time hours
This is a busy mixed sex ward which cares for patients from 16 years upwards who are being treated for cancer. You will assist and support the registered nurses in implementing agreed plans of care for each patient.
Closing date 7 December 2021

Breast Care Unit - Healthcare Assistant. Full time hours
Your main responsibilities will be to assist Radiologists, Breast surgeons and other members of staff in the clinical setting and also to undertake some administrative work.
Closing date 8 December 2021

Pulteney Ward - Healthcare Assistant. Full and part time hours available
This is a 30 bedded acute surgical ward. Working alongside a registered nurse and the wider team you will be expected to care for patients with a variety of conditions.
Closing date 8 December 2021

Pain Services - Healthcare Assistant. Full time hours
In this department you will have will gain experience of working with individuals with Chronic Pain.
Closing date 10 December 2021

Eye Unit - Healthcare Assistant. Part time hours
You will work in our eye outpatients department and assist with colleagues in our procedure room.
Closing date 13 December 2021

Your future - new opportunities, new focus, new zest for life

Healthcare support worker roles are a great entry point into the NHS and can lead to a lifelong career. If you're looking to become a healthcare professional and want to gain experience, it's a great place to start.

In the first 12 weeks we will help you achieve the Care Certificate to help you provide high quality care to our patients. Developing you as an individual doesn't stop there, we will invest in you to help you grow as a person, identify your strengths and help you succeed to become the person you want to be.

You will find further information on career development in our Learning and Development Prospectus. Any HCA's who join our Trust and are new to care will be expected to complete an apprenticeship at Level 2.

Meet some of our Healthcare Assistants

Alvina Ware

Alvina Ware

Senior Healthcare Assistant

To do this job you've got to have a loving heart, a desire to help care for people and a willingness to learn. It's a great time to join the RUH as a healthcare assistant - there's so much to learn and many opportunities to be had.

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Mitchell Iles

Mitchel Iles

Healthcare Assistant

It wasn't until I started working as a healthcare assistant at the RUH that I realised I had finally found a job that I absolutely love. I didn't know what I wanted to do when I left school and ended up working a variety of jobs; I've worked in a pub and been a labourer and had many other jobs in between.

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Molly Vowles

Molly Vowles

Healthcare Assistant

What I love the most about my job is making a difference for our patients, for example making their hospital visit as comfortable and welcoming as possible. I like being able to have a general chat with patients, especially with the pandemic they are not able to see family and friends.

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Darren Pitman

Darren Pitman

Senior Healthcare Assistant

My name is Darren and I'm a healthcare assistant at the RUH. Before I joined the Trust in 2005 I had a completely different career - I worked as an engineer for 20 years - until I decided that I needed a change.

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Eli Bush

Eli Bush

Healthcare Assistant

I always wanted to be a nurse or a midwife but didn't have the right qualifications. I resigned myself to that fact that I was just going to be doing admin jobs for the rest of my life and so I started working at the RUH as an administration assistant three years' ago in the Education Centre. It was my colleagues who inspired me to train to become a HCA.

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  • Maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • 25 days annual leave entitlement that increases with your length of service
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Excellent career progression with opportunities within the Trust
  • Cycle to Work Scheme - staff can pay for a bike and accessories over 12 months
  • NHS pension scheme including life insurance

For more information about these roles, please contact us:

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