Healthcare Assistant

Location Portlaoise
Job-type Temporary
Salary €14 - €18 per hour
Reference J341470
POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Agency Healthcare Assistant -Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise

THE OPPORTUNITY:
Healthcare Assistant, Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise - Temporary

THE BACKGROUND:
As the National Supplier of Temporary and Permanent staff to the HSE, we are now looking to increase our locum panel of Healthcare Assistants in the Midlands. We are proud to have partnered with Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise, one of Ireland's largest acute hospitals located in County Laois. The hospital is a public hospital owned and managed by the Health Service Executive and is a member of the Midland Hospital Group.Our team of HCAs currently work across multiple wards and locations across the hospital providing support to patients in the areas of 1:1 specialing, general patient care and nursing support.
The location is well provided for by public transport which helps our team get to work on time every time. The hospital is a mere 1.6km from Portlaoise town centre with several bus and train services from most major towns and cities to Portlaoise available. Bus Eireann's bus 73 from the town centre to the hospital runs regularly for those availing of public transport.
The hospital is also easily accessible by car, located on the Block Road which is a link road between the Portlaoise to Dublin Road (R445) and the Portlaoise to Carlow Road (N80). With both short and long-term car parks on site, the hospital offers weekly passes at competitive rates.
We are now seeking to recruit 4 additional HCAs to work on a consistent basis alongside our existing team to offer increasing support to this hospital's front-line service.

Interested applicants must be available for 12-hour day and night shifts between Monday and Sunday.
Shift times run 8am-8pm and 8pm-8am but are not exclusive to these times.

If you think the position is right for you, let's talk!

THE RESPONSIBILITIES:
This job is for agency Healthcare Assistants and candidates would need to be flexible and available for a range of shifts, throughout the week. Your role would involve working as part of a team of Healthcare Assistants to provide quality care to meet the needs of patients while guided by Nursing staff. Shift allocation can range from specialing to nursing support, depending on the needs of the service.



Your Educational Responsibilities:
A minimum of a FETAC Level 5 Major Award in Healthcare Support/ Pre-nursing Studies. (All 8 Modules complete, 120 Credits).




Your Communication Responsibilities:
Fluent written and spoken English and excellent report writing skills.


Your Health and Safety Responsibilities:
In order to work in a Healthcare setting you must have the appropriate level of immunisation protection in order to proceed. Candidates will need evidence of full immunity for the following inoculations:

• Hepatitis B - full course complete with Titre level confirming immunity
• MMR X 2 - Proof of Vaccination dates essential (Mumps, Measles, Rubella)
• Tuberculosis
• Varicella

THE REQUIREMENTS:
To be eligible for the role, you will need to:

• A minimum of a FETAC Level 5 Major Award in Healthcare Support/ Pre-nursing Studies. (All 8 Modules complete, 120 Credits).
• Must have eligibility to work in Ireland.
• Have a minimum of 3 months recent experience in a caring/support/specialing role.
• Have fluent written & spoken English.
• Full vaccination record.
• Must have (or be willing to complete) training as required.

THE REWARDS:
You will enjoy the following benefits:

Market leading rates of pay.

Flexible hours - you give your own availability!

Continued personal & professional development.

24 hour on call support.

The opportunity to gain additional experience working with the best employers in the market.

Please note due to the high volume of applicants for this position, we can only respond to candidates that meet the above requirements.

!!Immediate Start!!

THE CONTACT:
Please call:065 686 9300
Email:keith.oconnel@ttmhealthcare.com



TTM Healthcare is an Equal Opportunities Employer.