Healthcare Assistant
Oaks Hospital

Job reference: 005334

Location: Oaks Hospital

Closing date: 03/11/2019

Salary: Band 2

Employment type: Permanent - Part Time

Hours per week: 37.5

We are inviting applications for the position of Healthcare Assistant to join our Ward nursing team, based at The Oaks Hospital in Colchester. This is a permanent position. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic team player to join our Ward nursing team in delivering a high standard of clinical care whilst ensuring patient safety, dignity and confidentiality. 


An orthopaedic background and/or surgical experience would be advantageous but is not essential. This is a busy department so the ability to work under pressure and maintain a good sense of humour is essential.  The successful candidates must be highly motivated and able to work flexible hours.  

The main purpose of the job:

  • The post holder is responsible for delivering a high standard of individualised patient care, whilst ensuring patient safety, dignity and confidentiality
  • Works as a member of the multidisciplinary team and promotes the facility as a centre of excellence to all clients and customers

Qualifications / Key selection criteria:

  • Sound written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment and independently as required
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet the changing needs of the business
  • Excellent customer care skills
  • Demonstrated computer skills
  • Willingness to be flexible during periods of low and high activity, working extra hours if required




In return, we offer the successful candidate:

  • Competitive salary dependent upon skills and qualifications
  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Private Healthcare
  • Life Assurance
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Free parking and subsidised staff restaurant

Application to be made on-line at


Informal visits are always welcome and positively encouraged.  Please contact Jacquie Bloomfield on 01206 753236 to arrange a visit or for any further information. Email address:


For a job description email Frida Dennis, HR Department on


Closing Date: 3rd November 2019


All offers of employment in respect of this appointment will be subject to what we consider to be a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure Certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Committed to quality, equality and opportunity for all.


The closing date for this job has now passed.