Job overview

The NHS Reservist programme is a ground-breaking scheme and exists to create a dedicated pool of workers to complement existing system-wide NHS resources.

Do you really want to make a difference but cant commit to full time hours? Or perhaps you are consideirng a career change and would like a taste of working in the health and care sector.

We are looking for people like you to come and join our bank of reserves working across numerous bases throughout Coventry and Warwickshire. You will be trained and on hand to support local NHS and care services in times of need.

As an NHS Reservist you will work a minimum of 30 days per year.

Main duties of the job

Healthcare Assistants carry out a wide range of care duties directly with the patient, and their relatives/carers.

You must have qualities and skills which make you suited to caring for people in a rewarding yet challenging environment across health and social care.

It is really important to understand that some aspects of healthcare work can be distressing and unpleasant, whilst other areas are very rewarding. You will be expected to help patients with personal care without being embarrassed or feeling awkward. You will need to be able to communicate sympathetically with patients, and distressed relatives, and in some cases, care for patients who are very sick.

You must be able to work some weekends, nights and bank holidays.

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence ® designated organisation please click the link for further details about this prestigious award.

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation’s core values.