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Health Care Assistants

NHS AfC: Band 2

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Health Care Assistants- AMU
NHS AfC: Band 2
37.5 hours per week
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£15,404 - £18,157 per annum
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East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust provides NHS hospital and community services throughout East Sussex. We provide our services at two district general hospitals, Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital, community hospitals in Bexhill, Crowborough, Lewes, Rye and Uckfield and a number of clinics and health centres, GP surgeries, schools and in people’s homes. 

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the improving working lives of all our staff. A wide range of staff benefits are available to staff and these include: staff development, pension scheme, on-site nurseries within the acute hospitals, access to sports and social clubs, staff restaurants, on-site accommodation, staff gymnasiums, squash and tennis court plus heated outdoor swimming pool (Eastbourne only), staff lottery.

Please download the Recruitment Information Leaflet for guidance on making a successful application


ESHT is committed to offering new employees an apprenticeship programme of study to support their role. Please ask when you apply/at interview if you are keen to undertake a programme and we can check if there is a suitable one available to match your role (the opportunities available are changing all the time, there may not be something for you at the time of your appointment but a programme may be written over the coming months which suits you).  Apprenticeships are available at level 2 (GCSE equivalent) right up to Degree or  Masters level so don’t forget to check with us.



Eastbourne District General Hospital

Health Care Assistants – Band 2
Acute Medical Unit
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Salary - £15,404 - £18,157 per annum

We are looking for Health Care Assistants to join our team; Hospital experience is desirable but not essential, with a minimum of NVQ2 two in health and social care or the equivalent.

Our Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit is a hub of activity - together with our AMU (Acute Medical Unit) we provide the key to safe effective patient treatment and flow. Our aim being that every patient is assumed to be Ambulatory unless proven otherwise.

We currently assess/triage and admit patients with Medical Conditions from a variety of sources – including GPs, the Emergency Department and Outpatients Clinics.

We ensure all emergency admission patients receive seamless, high quality care at the point of admission

We are redesigning and relocating our services and we are looking for likeminded people to join our team so that we can continue to develop and expand– we need you to be part of the innovation and energy which will drive our project forward.

This advertisement is for AMU which is open 24/7 with internal rotation onto nights.

We pride ourselves on having a friendly and welcoming team – both Nursing and Medical – where you never feel alone and you get the support that you need. We also work very closely with our colleagues from Adult Social Care and Allied Health Professionals – Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists and with our Mental Health Team.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a week long Induction course, which will include all the Trust Statutory/Mandatory Training to join our team inviting them to share their knowledge and experience with the ward; you will need to be well motivated and committed to high standards of patient care.

Therefore, if you are looking to achieve something new every day – learning clinical skills, learning new life skills, meeting new people or having a positive impact on patient experience – this is the opportunity for you.

No week will ever feel the same again!

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Matron Elaine Pierce – AMU on 01323 417400 extension 4186

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