Paediatric Healthcare Assistant

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Closing Date: 11/08/2022
Contract Permanent
Working Hours Full Time
Location Darlington
Salary £19,918 Per year
Company NHS Jobs

Job Description

Would you like to work in an environment where you are highly supported and no 2 days are the same ?

Would you like to work in an area where you can develop skills and knowledge

Would you like to work in an area where you can enhance and develop your existing knowledge and skills in order to ensure a gold standard of care is delivered to our patients attending the Emergency Department

We are looking for a health care assistant with experience in child care

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to work within all clinical areas within the Emergency department .

You will be required to attend and complete mandatory training online and face to face .

In addition to this the department offers a comprehensive induction programme and role specific training

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

We are one of the largest integrated care providers in England. Over 7,000 Staff serve a population of around 650,000 people in the North East,

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.

At County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust our aim is to always deliver excellent care with compassion to deliver the highest quality of care our patients deserve. We value the personal skills, experiences and qualities that individuals bring to the Trust; creating an inclusive working environment to attract talented people who feel motivated, involved and able to influence the future direction of our services. The wellbeing of staff is important to us; we have a dedicated Health and Wellbeing team who provide support on a range of topics.

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

Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents

Job description

Job responsibilities

Undertakes specific direct and indirect care and therapeutic duties as delegated by the Registered Nurse/Health Care Professional within own level of skill and competence.

Carry out specified delegated clinical care and support, consistent with the patient/ users plan of care.

Document a clear and accurate account of any direct or indirect care given to the patient.

Friendly, polite telephone manner being aware of the need for confidentiality and liaising with a Registered Nurse at all times.

Ensure the patient is prepared and checklist is adhered to for safe and effective transfer to the ward.

Escort patients/users to the x-ray department.

Record and document observations with regard to supporting the patient/user’s general health and well being. Reporting any concerns to the named Registered Nurse for that patient.

Maintain friendly and effective communication with the Health Care Team and the patient/user and relatives.

Reassure and comfort patients/users and relatives in times of need.

Chaperone patients as appropriate.

Assist the Nursing Team to maintain safe levels of stock and equipment within the department.

Willingness to undertake training to develop skills required to care for patients/ users attending the Emergency Department.

A commitment to deliver the best care at all times.

Person Specification



  • Must be literate and able to communicate well, in a caring compassionate manner.
  • Experience of working in a Care environment
  • Patient Focused: Understands how their role impacts on the patient journey, and a willingness to place the patient at the centre of what they do.
  • Achieving Results: Experience of successfully working to deadlines and completing tasks.
  • Inspirational Leadership: Keen to develop themselves and others, open to new ideas and willing to share their experience with others.
  • Maximising Value: Takes ownership of problems and does not overly complicate matters or involve colleagues unnecessarily
  • Working Together: Approachable and able to build relationships with a wide variety of colleagues


  • Experience of working in a Hospital Environment
  • Nursery Nurse Experience



  • Able to demonstrate a secondary Education.


  • NVQ Level 2/3
  • Nursery Nurse experience

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

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