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Healthcare Assistant

Band 2

Main area
Rehabilitation / Palliative Care
Band 2
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Westhaven Community Hospital
£17,652 to £19,020 p.a.
13/11/2019 23:59

Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.

Dorset HealthCare recently achieved an Outstanding CQC status and is a dynamic forward-thinking Trust operating throughout Dorset. 

Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.

We are looking for proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare – we’re the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day – do you?

‘This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently’ – Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)





Westhaven Hospital are looking for enthusiastic Healthcare Assistants to join their friendly team on Radipole Ward. Radipole Ward is a 34 bedded ward  dedicated to delivering high quality holistic care to their patients.

The role of the Healthcare Assistant involves dealing with personal care for patients and assisting in their daily activities. The therapy team are also active within the ward to enable proactive rehabilitation of patients.

You will 

- Assist registered nurses with end of life care in line with the gold standard framework                                                                                                     

- Assist registered nurses in providing high quality individualised nursing care to a clearly defined group of patients, relatives and carers.

- Assist the multidisciplinary team to aid patients in gaining independence and mobility in preparation for a safe discharge.

- Participate in providing a range of therapeutic activities for patients

Staff are our top priority and we are a learning organisation who believes in investing in our staff to help them develop personally and professionally to reach their full potential.

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

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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

Margaret Noakes, Sister/Charge Nurse on 01305 362021