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Job details
Posting date: 02 July 2024
Salary: £22,383.00 to £24,336.00 per year
Additional salary information: £22383.00 – £24336.00 a year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 09 July 2024
Location: Darlington, DL3 6HX
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: C9439-24-0688

The successful healthcare assistant will work within the Clinical Decisions Unit (Surgical Same day Emergency Care). The unit runs a 7 day service 0730-2000, including weekends and all bank holidays. The unit assesses General Surgical emergency patients as well as those of the Surgical Specialties, such as Breast and ENT. The Clinical Decisions Unit is an emergency Triage area for those requiring treatment but not always hospital admission.

The candidate will assist the Nursing and Medical team to ensure safe and effective patient care and work within the set protocols of SDEC.


The Clinical Decisions Unit is a small team of approximately 14 staff members and we all have a very good sense of teamwork and togetherness. The staff all have a variety of experience and will always be willing to offer support and assistance where needed.


Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to our service development. The successful candidate will be expected to provide high quality care without direct supervision working with all members of the multidisciplinary team. They will be responsible for carrying out a range of duties and responsibilities as indicated within the Person Specification and a Competency Framework governing aspects of care appropriate at Band 3.

Experience in General Surgery is essential, for this role.

You will be able to work effectively within a team environment; good communication skills must be evident.


About us

If you are being interviewed you must accept an interview slot in the system to continue, even if you have arranged with the manager

You must be able to produce ALL certificates stated essential in the person specification or you will not be able to complete pre-employment checks

We provide hospital services from two acute sites – Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients’ homes.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented

From April 1 2024 we are unable to offer sponsorship for healthcare roles that do not meet the minimum salary £23,200, to apply you must have Right to Work in the United Kingdom. If you are in the UK on a VISA please ensure you have no restrictions that would prevent you from taking this post

Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents


Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will provide care to patients in collaboration with a registered Nurse Practitioner. The Healthcare Assistant will provide specific direct care and be competent to work across professional disciplines and refer patients for support and advice to other agencies as required. To work effectively as a member of the team, contributing to the delivery of a high standard of care.

Performing additional skills appropriate to the unit, this will include venepucture, complex wound care, cannulation and completing theatre checklists.

Patient assessment and review

Early recognition of deterioration in patients condition

Completion of nursing records on EPR


Person Specification



  • Relevant NVQ Level 3 or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Care Certificate or willingness to complete within first 6 months of commencement in post.
  • GCSE equivalent in English and Mathematics.


  • Short courses relevant to undertake patient and clinical care duties.



  • Computer skills.
  • Ability to learn new skills.


  • Previous experience in caring for others.

Special Requirements


  • Self-motivated and able to motivate others.
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills.
  • Reflective practitioner.
  • Ability to work in a busy and varied work environment and respond to change.


  • Be able to offer pastoral care to mentors and students when providing feedback on performance.

Special Skills and Knowledge


  • Good verbal and written command of English.
  • Ability to act upon own initiative.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Able to work under some pressure.
  • Ability to show leadership.
  • Ability to plan own work.
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure.
  • Willing to take and record patient observations.


  • Knowledge of care and related procedures, clinical observations, relevant legislation.

Personal Attributes


  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Able to engage and build effective relationships at all levels.
  • Understanding of the role of HCSW.
  • Able to work as part of a team.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the need for confidentiality.

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