Healthcare Assistant - Anchor Ward Inpatients

Main area
Healthcare Assistant
Band 2/Band 3
Permanent: Full and part time available
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Full and part time hours available)
Job ref
Bodmin Community Hospital
Per annum / Pro rata
11/06/2023 23:59

Job overview

Successful applicants will be invited to attend an Assessment Centre at Carew House, Bodmin on 23rd June 2023. This will be a morning or afternoon to be confirmed.

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are pleased to offer opportunities for experienced Healthcare Assistants and for those looking to start their careers in healthcare as a Care Support Assistant.  We are committed to developing our staff and can offer band 2 or band 3 positions depending on your level of experience,  to join our nursing team at Anchor Ward, Bodmin Community Hospital.

This role will require the post holders to be committed to the ongoing development of the wards and multi disciplinary team working, aiming to deliver the highest standards of patient care.

This position will require a cheerful and enthusiastic individual with a “can-do” attitude. In return we will support you in your career.

Full and part time permanent contracts available, undertaking a range of  Night duties 19:30- 08:00 and Long days 07:30 - 20:00 on a rotational basis in order to support 24 hour nursing care, 7 days per week.

Main duties of the job

To assist in the delivery of clinical care, planned and assessed by the Registered Nurses.

• To carry out care/other duties under indirect supervision of a Registered Nurse and/or Senior Healthcare Assistant.

• Support care on a day-to-day basis for all patients in the clinical area in a manner sensitive to the individual client’s needs and wishes, acknowledging their rights and beliefs at all times.

• Contribute to resource management within the clinical area.

Working for our organisation

We’re an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people’s physical and mental health.  We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases.  Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon.  As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To view the role profile and person specification for both our Band 2 Care Support Assistant and Band 3 Healthcare Assistant, please see the ‘supporting documents’ section. 

Person specification

Education & Qualification

Essential criteria
  • Experienced in communicating with a range of people, in writing and verbally
  • NVQ 2 in Health Care, or Equivalent
  • Willingness and competency to complete the Care Certificate within set timeframe
  • Clinicalskills eg venepuncture, blood transfusion, aseptic non touch technique
Desirable criteria
  • Level 2 qualification or experience in a care environment
  • NVQ 3 in Direct Care

Skills & Aptitude & Knowledge and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Willing to assist and support patients, carers and staff as needed
  • Ability to cope with a varied workload
  • Ability to use a computer for work and training purposes
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of working in a care setting


Essential criteria
  • Previous experience in a care setting
  • Previous hospital experience

At Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust we are proud to prioritise the development of our people. To support this, the following opportunities are available:

  • Career conversations and individual development plans for succession planning and talent management
  • Protected CPD time for registered staff
  • Access to a dedicated central development fund supporting CPD for all staff
  • Leadership and Management development programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • A full clinical induction programme for operational skills
  • Access to a care certificate programme for our band 1-4 clinical staff
  • A bespoke and robust preceptorship programme to support newly qualified staff
  • Individual professional development programmes

Being part of a successful NHS Foundation Trust brings a portfolio of rewards and benefits for our staff. These include:

  • Suite of health and wellbeing initiatives to support our colleagues physical and mental health
  • Free access to individual HARP portfolios to support revalidation for nursing staff
  • Free DBS checks where required
  • Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • The Trust reimburses all application costs for staff eligible to apply for EU settlement status.

The Trust reserves the right to close this advert once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process you will be contacted via email regarding interview details.

We are committed to diversity and equality of employment including the employment of current and former service users.

If you are successful, you agree to Occupational Health accessing your health records from your current or previous employer to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. Appointments are subject to full three year satisfactory references therefore please ensure you include correct contact details for your nominated referees including email addresses.

Any general recruitment queries, please contact our recruitment team on 01208 834644

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Further details / informal visits contact

Donna Stanyon
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01208 251388
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