Healthcare Assistants (Ward/Outpatients)

Working at Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital

Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital offers a comprehensive range of services and facilities in a comfortable and relaxed environment to patients in Kent, East Sussex and West Sussex and the south east. The hospital is staffed by a valued team of highly skilled professionals offering a wide range of specialities. We employ over 180 staff including nurses, theatre staff, radiographers, physiotherapists, medical secretaries, administrators, housekeepers and porters. 

This is an exciting time to join our growing team at Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital, as building work is nearing completion on an exciting £4.7 million development that is set to benefit about 20,000 patients from the local area. The project includes an expansion of the hospital’s outpatients department and the addition of state of the art static CT and MRI scanners, heralding a new era for the hospital.   

Healthcare Assistants in Spire

Our impressive track record in patient safety and infection control demonstrates our commitment to clinical excellence and patient service delivery. Healthcare Assistants play an important role in maintaining these standards and ensuring patient satisfaction by assisting the clinical staff in providing care to patients, enabling them to recover from their surgery or procedure.

Whether working on the ward, or in the out patient department your role will be to care for patients compassionately and efficiently.

Under the supervision of qualified nurses you will carry out a range of technical clinical skills such as monitoring physiological observations, testing blood, ECG recording and applying simple dressings. You may also provide personal care such as bathing. You will provide much appreciated support to staff and help patients and their families during worrying and sometimes distressing circumstances.

A key part of working at Spire is team working. As a Healthcare Assistant you will interact with a wide range of clinical colleagues in pharmacy, theatres, physiotherapy and radiography as well as nursing. You will work alongside colleagues in housekeeping, food service and administration. A key part of your learning will be to prioritise and manage demands from your colleagues and patients.

What we are looking for

Our ideal person is proactive and positive, and has a passion for working with patients and helping them feel better. You may not have a healthcare background but you will have experience of planning work and acting under your own initiative, teamworking and either patient or customer handling experience. Our business and technology is changing all the time and we invest in your training so a commitment to continual professional development is a must.

A satisfactory disclosure and barring service check is essential for this role.

Training and Development

We will encourage you to study for an NVQ level 3 in Health Awards which means that you continue to earn as you learn.

Your career prospects

You can consider studying for further healthcare qualifications or move across to theatres or outpatients where you can pursue a specialist career qualifying further and even progress to supervisory positions eventually. Healthcare Assistants in Spire have also progressed to non clinical roles in other areas of the hospital, such as key administration roles in outpatients.

Spire benefits

We offer a range of benefits which include private medical cover, pension, and 25 days' holiday.

We are often able to offer flexible working arrangements to fit in with your personal circumstances.

You will work in very pleasant surroundings with easy access to free parking. An attractive and comfortable uniform is provided, as well as low cost staff meals.

For more information or to apply, email your CV or query to  or contact Sian Edwards on 01892 741102.

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