Senior Health Care Assistant

Band 3

Main area
E2 – Young Adult Cardiac Unit
Band 3
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£16,968- £19,852 pa
25/01/2018 23:59

We are currently looking for a highly motivated Senior Health Care Assistant to join the team on our Young Adult Cardiac Unit. YACU is a 17 bedded unit for young adult cardiac patients ranging from 16 years old upwards. The ward was fully refurbished and re-opened in December 2014 with the generous support of Wessex Heartbeat Charity and now includes a dayroom and kitchen for patients and families, providing additional facilities to support the patient’s admission.

We are the base for Adults with congenital heart conditions (ACH) be they young or old. We often care for adults with learning disabilities therefore experience in LD is an advantage with acute care skills a basic requirement. We also care for the full range of cardiac patients including electrophysiology patients.

 Are you


  • Passionate about delivering high quality patient care.
  • Motivated and forward thinking.
  • Eager to develop your own clinical skills.
  • Looking for a position which will challenge and stretch you.
  • Keen to be part of a focused, dynamic Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) developing and delivering a high quality service, which is high on the Governments’ agenda, to patients across the region?


If you have proven experience in a caring role, an understanding of the acute hospital environment we would like to hear from you. You will need to be hard working, with a compassionate and caring personality, enjoy working with people and want to make a difference to the patient’s journey with us.

The Cardiothoracic Care Group provides regional services to Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Dorset and West Sussex in the provision of tertiary Cardiothoracic services. In addition the Care Group meets the needs of local people in the Southampton, Eastleigh and New Forest areas; in total we provide Cardiothoracic services for a population of approximately two million people. The commitment, knowledge and skill of our staff are integral in delivering a high quality service to this population.

All members of the Care Group have a responsibility to ensure that the patients and their carers receive a high quality experience of their hospital pathway. Treating patients as individuals and with the privacy and dignity that they expect will ensure that we continue to uphold the reputation we have for delivering quality care. Expectations from the patients and carers of the standards of care we should be delivering are extremely high and therefore so are the expectations of all who practice within the clinical team. We pride ourselves in the provision of high standards of patient care and exemplary support to our employees.

We are a dedicated team, proud of the care, service and experience that we offer and provide for our patients. The Care Group has a local, national and international reputation of delivering expert Cardiothoracic Care. Clinical expertise is at the forefront of making sure that patients have the best clinical outcome and receive care that is current and evidence based.

Our team of Specialist Nurses and Nurse Practitioners support our specialist nursing service. We have a firm commitment to staff development to enable us to deliver high standards of care to enhance the patient’s experience.

If you would like to find out more about joining our team as a Senior Health Care Assistant, informal visits are encouraged.

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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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