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Bank Healthcare Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

Under the supervision and direction of a Registered Nurse, the post-holder will:

1. Assist in the delivery of clinical care to patients ensuring the highest possible evidenced based standards.

2. Competently provide clinical care in an agreed, timely and appropriate manner.

3. Accurately record and collate patient information ensuring any problems are reported.

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is looking for highly motivated and committed Healthcare Assistants to join our Staff Bank team at the Northern Devon District Hospital based in Barnstaple.

Our bank service aims to supply appropriately skilled staff to cover temporary shortages. Joining the bank provides you with an excellent opportunity to gain insight and experience into a wide variety of wards and areas while providing you with the flexibility to choose your own working hours.

Are you looking for?

• Flexible working without the commitment of contracted hours

• The chance to experience life in other departments

• Regular extra work or occasional shifts to fit around other commitments

As a Healthcare Assistant, you will work with the nursing teams and undertake a range of activities under the supervision of a registered nurse.

You will need to have significant experience in care and a caring and compassionate attitude, excellent communication skills and understand confidentiality, NVQ Level 2 qualification in Health and Social Care, QCF or completed the Care Certificate programme.

You will be able to demonstrate literacy and numeracy skills and the ability to deliver high standards of patient care. You will need to be able to work flexibly, using your own initiative and be able to function as part of a team.

6 months recent experience working in a health care setting is essential.

Previous applicants need not apply

Working Pattern: Various

Interview Date: 29th March 2023

For further information please contact: Lyn Green, Matron for Temporary Staffing 01271 313938

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


What are the benefits of being a flexible worker?

  • First choice of available shifts or placements.
  • Competitive hourly rates and weekly pay.
  • Paid annual leave.
  • Statutory maternity/paternity pay (subject to qualifying criteria)
  • Stakeholder pension.
  • Training and development opportunities.

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we’d love to hear from you.

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