Health Care Assistant

East Cheshire NHS Trust

The closing date is 18 January 2022

Job summary

We have an exciting opportunity for highly motivated, enthusiastichealth care assistant to join our care community team based in Congleton.The successful candidate will need to have excellent communication skills, be able to use their own initiative and be a keen team player. If you can demonstrate great communication skills, enjoy varied and rewarding work, and have the ability to deliver a high standard of competent, evidence based clinical care we want to hear from you.

Must have valid UK driving licence and access to vehicle

This post is Permanent

Hours per week: 22.5

For further details / informal visits please contact: Emily Bourne Team Leader on 0300 323 0223

Main duties of the job

To contribute and support the delivery of high standard of effective nursing care, as part of a nursing team, in support of and under the direction of a registered professionaleffective care which supports health & wellbeing and promotes self- care where appropriate and possible.

To carry out assigned tasks, including direct nursing care and administrative duties as delegated by the nurse in charge

You will ensure that patients/clients receive safe, individualised and

About us

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care. Join our team and support our vision of delivering the right care first time, every time.

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate. If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification

Skills and Experience


  • Experience of working with people and dealing with members of the public
  • Self- motivated and enthusiasm for the role with the ability to work on own initiative whilst recognising own limitations.
  • Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Team player


  • Experience within a caring environment.
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Previous experience delivering care in a community setting.



  • Must be able to undertake all aspects of the role whilst working a lone worker
  • Flexible approach to meet service need including ability to work flexibly across a variety of shift patterns.



  • Care Certificate (or commitment to undertake on commencement of the post)
  • NVQ level 3/ City and Guilds - Health/social care related subject (level 3) - or equivalent experience.
  • Good standard of general education or ability to demonstrate equivalent.
  • Good literacy skills


  • GCSE (Grade C pass or Level 2 skills Math/English)
  • ECDL
  • Food hygiene certificate



  • Knowledge, skills or experience in health/social care
  • Shows insight into the needs and circumstances of patient group/vulnerable adults.
  • Ability to recognise limitations of the role.
  • Understand the concept of self-care and self-management principles


  • Knowledge of Microsoft office systems.
  • Knowledge of clinical procedures, observations and care.
  • Awareness of effects of ill health and the ageing process

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust


Congleton War

Memorial Hospital

Canal Road, Congleton

CW12 3AR

Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For help with your application, contact:

Emily Bourne


Date posted

04 January 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 3


£20,330 to £21,777 a year per annum, pro rata



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Congleton War

Memorial Hospital

Canal Road, Congleton

CW12 3AR

Supporting documents

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0300 330 1013

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+44 300 330 1013

Opening times:

Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm

Saturday: 9am to 3pm

Closed Bank Holidays including Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.