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HCA Recruitment

Are you interested in becoming a Health Care Assistant?
Do you have a desire to deliver first class patient care?
Are you compassionate, reliable, motivated and ready for a challenge?

If so, you will be interested to know that we regularly recruit a number of highly motivated and committed Health Care Assistants across a number of different departments within our organisation.

Open Days

The process for the recruitment of Health Care Assistants to our hospital vacancies requires attendance at a mandatory pre-application open day. These take place at regular intervals throughout the year in York and Scarborough, allowing prospective applicants to acquaint themselves with the life of a Health Care Assistant at the Trust.

Please note that all Open Day events are advertised via the NHS Jobs Website and on our Facebook page. Unfortunately, we cannot advise on the time of the next open event outside of these adverts as their availability is inextricably linked to the number of Health Care Assistant vacancies across the organisation.

The Open Days provide candidates with the chance to find out all they want to know about the role, and the kind of opportunities that are available. You will be able to chat to our current staff, ask them any questions you may have and discover more about the many benefits of working for the Trust. Following the session you will be able to decide if being a Health Care Assistant at York is right for you. Our recruitment team will also be available to provide support and advice in relation to completing your application and preparing for interview.

Only candidates who have attended the Open Day will be able to apply for the Health Care Assistant positions.

All open day events are advertised via the NHS Jobs Website and on our Facebook page.


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Visiting cancelled

Due to the increasing number of cases of coronavirus across the UK, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has made the decision to cancel all visiting to all its hospital sites in order to ensure the safety of patients and staff.

There are three exemptions to the ruling which are for one parent of a sick child under 18, for the partner of a woman giving birth and end of life patients at the discretion of the ward sister.

We would ask people to respect this decision and to treat our staff, who will be enforcing the visiting restrictions, with courtesy and respect.  For more information visit our website.

Outpatient appointments

We know that NHS services will come under intense pressure as the coronavirus spreads, and as a Trust we need to redirect staff, free up staff for refresher training and carry out any works as necessary, so we are able to maximise capacity for patients for when the number of infections peak.  We also need to reduce the number of people coming into our hospitals to protect our patients, as well as keeping our staff safe, well and able to come into work.

To do this, with effect from Tuesday 24 March 2020, along with other trusts in the Humber Coast and Vale partnerships, we have made the collective decision to suspend all non-urgent routine outpatient appointments for at least three months.  Urgent and emergency cases and cancer appointments will be carrying on as normal.

These are unprecedented times and we thank you for your understanding.  We know many people waiting for treatment will be disappointed or worried but please not contact the hospital as we will be contacting everyone directly affected in the coming days and weeks.

If you do not receive a letter or a phone call from the hospital, please turn up for your scheduled appointment as normal unless you have symptoms of coronavirus, a cold, flu or norovirus in which case you should contact us to cancel your appointment by clicking here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days.

Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.  After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.

But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.  Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.