Blackpool Teaching Hospitals recruiting 100 healthcare assistants

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is looking for 100 healthcare assistants (HCAs).

Trish Armstrong-Child, Chief Executive of the Trust started her career as a HCA and has encouraged people who are looking for a career in care to get in touch.

She said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is thinking about a career in care for some time.

“As a nurse myself and someone who started their career as a healthcare assistant I know what it takes and needs to be one.

“If there is anyone who has been in a caring profession, looked after a family member or just thought they would like to give it a go I would really encourage them to come and talk to us.

“I cannot think of a more fulfilling and special job which is vital to the Blackpool family.’’

HCAs are often described as being the “backbone’’ of the NHS and roles are being offered across the Trust’s many hospital-based and community services.

People who are interested in a career in healthcare and who are compassionate, caring and who can work within the Trust’s values and behaviours and encouraged to get in touch.

Resourcing Senior Manager, Sam Trafford, said: “This is an amazing opportunity for anyone that has been considering a career in healthcare to begin their career here at the Trust.

“Although it would be an advantage to have some care experience, many of you will have some great transferable skills. If you are someone who can provide high levels of care and compassion to our patients, then we want to hear from you.

“Following a successful interview we will provide you with all the training you need.’’

HCAs perform a wide range of duties to assist trained staff to carry out nursing care.

Their role is to support the patient and their family/carers whilst ensure patients’ safety, comfort and welfare at all times. Patient care and safety are the Trust’s top priorities.

Sam added: “Blackpool Teaching Hospitals is a fantastic organisation. It I such a friendly place to work and has lots to offer its employees.

“Starting as an HCA can lead to a wealth of NHS career opportunities that can take colleagues into a number of different directions.’’

If you think this opportunity is for you, visit: to see the details of how you can apply for one of the roles.

We look forward to meeting you soon and welcoming you to our BTH Family.

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