Dorset 2017-08-11T14:57:48+00:00

Bank Healthcare Assistant & Bank Support Worker

Band 2 & 3

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Trust Bank
Band 2 & 3
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If you’re looking for work that suits your lifestyle and needs, becoming a Dorset HealthCare Bank worker could be right up your street.

The Trust Bank aims to ensure that wards, departments and community teams across the Trust are always properly staffed, by providing a pool of ‘Bank’ workers to call on who want extra shifts or temporary work.

Who are Bank workers?

Bank workers can work flexibly to fill a temporary vacancy or short-term staffing shortages. They may be required to work at any time, with just a few days, or hours, notice.

Bank working could be your main way of working or a secondary role - we have hundreds of Bank workers who have substantive posts within Dorset HealthCare services too.

Benefits of Joining the Bank

The Bank system offers the flexibility to work just now and then or for longer, full-time bookings – whatever’s right for you. It offers a wide range of roles in a variety of locations throughout Dorset.

You can choose the location and shift patterns that are right for you and you won’t be tied into contracted hours, so you can work to suit your family and other commitments.

As well as competitive pay rates, you’ll be eligible for many of the benefits of permanent staff, including:

  • Opportunities to gain experience within a variety of specialist teams
  • Access to the NHS pension scheme
  • An NHS badge entitling you to many NHS benefits
  • Unsocial hours enhancements (where applicable)
  • Paid annual leave as a percentage of work completed
  • Your choice of either monthly or weekly pay
  • Holiday pay
  • Induction and mandatory training.

Salary per hour: £8.93 to £9.56 (Band 2) £9.09 to £10.45 (Band 3)

The Bank provides comprehensive support, from recruitment to booking your first shift. You will be given a comprehensive induction and training mandatory to the role.

Dorset HealthCare also uses electronic rostering, which gives you even more freedom to work when it suits you. As long as you have an internet connection, you can access the system on a PC, smart phone or tablet.

So if you are a Healthcare Assistant or Support Worker there has never been a better time to join our team.

How do I join?

If you would like to be considered for a Bank Worker opportunity and have experience of working within a care environment, please apply

If you want to work as a Mental Health Support Worker, please make sure you watch the PMVA video.  You will be required to undertake a Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression course and it is a condition of your employment that you successfully complete all aspects of this course; if this is not achieved you will not be able to commence working in the post.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  

Interview Date: 3rd August 2018 in Wimborne, Dorset.

Our Trust Bank interviews take place monthly, please ensure that you are able to attend the date and location specified before applying.  For further information on upcoming dates please contact the Trust Bank on 01202 277222.

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Applicant requirements

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

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Further details / informal visits contact or telephone 01202 277222

If you have problems applying, contact

01202 277190