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Band 2
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5 rotational post between days and nights)
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Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (formerly known as Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust)
Employer type
Royal Oldham Hospital
£18,546 - £19,918 pa pro rata
Salary period
Today at 23:59

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Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (formerly known as Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust) logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Health Care Assistant/Clinical Support Worker

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The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) brings together staff and services from Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (SRFT) and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (PAT). The sheer size, scale and potential of our combined service is huge. Together, we’ve a wealth of skills and resources to share and tap into and, a wide range of career paths for you to develop and explore. If you want to join a team of around 20,000 NHS experts in delivering high-quality, local care across Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale and beyond – come and take your place with us. 

Job overview

Caring, compassionate and thoughtful?  Great, we want to hear from you!

The Royal Oldham Care Organisation is looking for patient focused support staff to join ward GMU 

The Healthcare Assistant role is key in ensuring that our nursing teams are supported to deliver consistent, high quality, patient centered care.

Main duties of the job

Your care for other people and your willingness to go above and beyond to provide the best possible care to patients and relatives will ensure your success in the role.  Friendly and approachable in your style, you’ll be someone who can communicate well, be able to organise your workload accordingly and be a reliable point of support for patients, relatives and your colleagues.

This is a real opportunity for dedicated and caring people who really want to make a difference to patient experience. Should you wish to apply for this post don’t wait too long as we may have to close the vacancy early and we really wouldn’t want you to miss out.

All positions offered and appointed are in full recognition and acceptance of these requirements.

Working for our organisation

Oldham Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. The place where the world’s first IVF baby was delivered, Oldham is a town of pioneering firsts. Today, Oldham is responsible for delivering a range of acute and community health services across the local area and at The Royal Oldham Hospital. As a designated major trauma unit for Greater Manchester and one of only three vascular centres in Greater Manchester, Oldham is a specialist hospital for acute surgery and provides state-of-the-art onsite pathology services to the North West.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

We reserve the right to close the online vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and return your application form as soon as possible

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • L2 Health related vocational qualification
  • Achievement of National Care certificate or willingness to work towards
Desirable criteria
  • english and maths at level 1 (equivalent to GCSE grade D-G) or willingness to work towards


Essential criteria
  • Experience of promoting care formally / informally
Desirable criteria
  • demonstrate and interest or previous care experience in acute/hospital setting


Essential criteria
  • Demonstrates good verbal and written skills
Desirable criteria
  • IT

Personal Qualitities

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the demands of the service - willingness to work flexible shifts
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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Catherine Hives
Job title
Ward Manager
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Telephone number
0161 627 8446
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