Health Care Assistant Internal Applicants Only

Posted 18 September by NHS Business Services Authority
Ending soon


Located in one of the most beautiful counties in the UK, North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust is looking for enthusiastic and motivated Health care assistants to join our busy, friendly Operating Theatres. NCIC has 2 hospital sites in Carlisle & Whitehaven serving a population of around 320,000 people. While based at West Cumberland Hospital the successful applicant will have the opportunity to gain experience in working across both sites.

We provide theatre support to women’s health & breast, maternity, general surgery, maxfax and ENT, vascular and Orthopaedics. You will be expected to work as part of a team, with excellent communication skills, able to demonstrate a commitment to providing excellent standards of perioperative care and living the Trust values. We welcome applications from people who have interest in working in the operating theatres, as well those with experience in a health care setting.

We offer a 24/7/365 service to our patients and the successful applicant will have a flexible approach to working hours to ensure that we provide a consistent service to our patients across the services we support.

We have full time vacancies within the operating Theatres.

For an informal discussion, please contact West Cumberland Hospital Theatre Sisters Kathleen Porter and Claire Winrow directly on telephone number .

The essential criteria for this role includes the requirement to have a care certificate or the willingness and ability to undertake this. For further information, please see the additional information link which can be viewed under the “read this before applying” section.

  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.

  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: £26 + Administration cost of £4.20 = deducted at £10.20 from 1st month salary and £10 deducted from salary over following 2 months.

Enhanced Check: £44 + administration cost of £4.20 = £15.20 deducted from 1st month salary and £11 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Reference: 40913757

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