Healthcare Assistant – Paediatrics at North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (Visa Sponsorship Available)

Do you have experience working with children? Do you strive to make positive impact in people’slives? Are you a compassionate healthcare worker looking for an exciting opportunity? North Cumbria Integrated Care has the right role for you.

We provide hospital and community health services to a half a million people. We’re responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ over 6500 members of staff.

Our values of kindness, respect, ambition and collaboration drive us to provide safe, high-quality care every time.

NCIC is part of North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS), which is a partnership of organisations including local councils, voluntary and community services that provide health and care across our region.


  • Healthcare Assistants


  • £22, 383 a year pro rata

Job Schedule

  • Full Time


  • West Cumberland Hospital, Homewood Road, Whitehaven, UK.

About the Role

We are currently recruiting for a Healthcare Assistant to join our team on on the Children and young People’s ward at West Cumberland Hospital.

The successful individual will assist in the delivery of high standard care to children and young people, and their families, under the supervision of the Registered Children’s Nurses. Providing support to all members of the multidisciplinary team, ensuring a smooth and efficient service to children/young people and their families, will be a vital part of your role.

We recognise the importance and impact that clinical support can make, and that’s why we’re looking for an ambitious and eager individual who also wants to make a difference within the healthcare profession. A difference that you can make to an individual’s quality of life.


  • To ensure family centred care is promoted on the ward and children and young people are treated with respect and dignity
  • To act with professionalism and integrity, being a role model to those around us and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity
  • To provide a service that is tailored to meet the needs of the individual and to understand what our Children and young people need and be adaptable and responsive
  • To provide a high-quality customer service which complies with relevant legislation and NHS Employment check standards
  • To be honest and learn from mistakes, and help to create a “no-blame” culture were people feel able to share and learn from experiences together
  • To work as part of a team demonstrating effective communication, and working collaboratively with colleagues inside and out of the department
  • Be honest about your biggest challenges and create a culture of curiosity and openness
  • Be curious and creative about new possibilities, whilst identifying what works well and to do more of it
  • Help to develop and foster a learning environment where feedback is welcomed and valued
  • To care and support and build trust with the child and family in what can be a very stressful time for them.


  • National Care Certificate or commitment to complete as part of induction process.
  • NVQ 2 in care (willingness to complete within one year of start date) or equivalent experience
  • Work in customer focused / caring environment.
  • NHS employment.
  • Safeguarding Children Level 3 training
  • Ability to maintain and improve knowledge, skills and competence to ensure high
  • Ability to carry out routine elements of assessment to enhance the patient / client journey, following an initial assessment by a registered practitioner
  • Ability to meet basic care needs of patients, washing dressing, assistance with feeding etc.
  • Understanding of confidentiality
  • Knowledge of Child Development
  • Nursing policies and procedures.
  • Safeguarding Children Level 3 training
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Ability to use initiative appropriately.
  • Organisational skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to demonstrate the compassionate values and behaviours needed for dignified care.


1. Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications

2. Competitive Salary

Required Documents

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should kindly CLICK HERE to learn more about the job and the application process.


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Application Deadline

May 6, 2024