Health Care Support Worker

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

  • To provide planned, delegated Continence care to patients in their own homes or other settings as appropriate.
  • To demonstrate independent working without direct supervision.
  • To participate in shared care with other agencies, services as required.
  • Provide accurate feedback on patient care to the Continence Specialist Nurse and team.

Main duties of the job

The Community Nursing service is developing within this dynamic and proactive climate working within a culture of collaboration and joint working with social service, acute and intermediate care. We offer on-going professional development and have a challenging agenda for the years ahead, which means that we are an exciting organisation to join.

Do you want to help deliver care to people in their own homes and within a clinic setting, working with supportive, skilled team while you do it?

Our aim is to recruit the best Health Care Assistants so that we can continue to develop and provide the best patient care. Candidates should demonstrate some experience providing care either on a professional or informal basis. Community experience is not essential but applicants will need to demonstrate that they understand the issues involved in working in people's own homes. You will be expected to hold a full UK driving licence and have access to a car for work.

About us

We are recognised locally, nationally and internationally for providing high quality, innovative healthcare. We aim to employ only the best people, and our experts are frequently called upon to contribute to national health strategy and policy, and many models of our care have been adapted for use in other countries.

We offer a generous relocation package (subject to eligibility assessment) and flexible working options, including bank assignments for most roles. See attached Staff Reward and Wellbeing Handbook detailing our benefits, discounts and wellbeing initiatives for staff.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Date posted

01 March 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 3

Salary

£22,816 to £24,336 a year per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

333-D-MK-CM-1026

Job locations

Bletchley community hospital

Whalley Drive

Milton Keynes

MK3 6EN


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Carry out delegated clinical work from the Continence team.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of current infection control issues and apply universal precautions.
  • Recognise clinical and nursing needs of patients, carers and family, and reports these to the Specialist Continence Nurse and team.
  • Refers and liaises with other agencies and professionals as appropriate for patient need.
  • Work alongside Community Nursing as appropriate.
  • Encourages patients towards self-care and independence.

Previous applicants within the last 3 months need not apply, and all interviews will be held face to face.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Carry out delegated clinical work from the Continence team.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of current infection control issues and apply universal precautions.
  • Recognise clinical and nursing needs of patients, carers and family, and reports these to the Specialist Continence Nurse and team.
  • Refers and liaises with other agencies and professionals as appropriate for patient need.
  • Work alongside Community Nursing as appropriate.
  • Encourages patients towards self-care and independence.

Previous applicants within the last 3 months need not apply, and all interviews will be held face to face.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Previous experience of working with a multidisciplinary team

Desirable

  • Previous experience in a Health Care Support Role

Key Skills

Essential

  • organisational skills
  • communication skills
  • ability to prioritise
  • ability to work under pressure
  • ability to follow procedural guidance
  • IT skills - abitlity to use the computer

Qualifications

Essential

  • Willingness to undertake in- service training to develop skills
  • Numeracy and Literacy skills required to keep accurate records and administer medicines (if appropriate)

Desirable

  • Relevant Level 3 qualification -eg. advanced apprenticeship, A-levels, T-levels, NVQ
  • Care Certificate - you will be supported to complete this within 3 months of starting if not achieved elsewhere

Others

Essential

  • Full driving license and use of car for work purposes

Desirable

  • Able to be flexible in relation to hours worked

Knowledge

Desirable

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of the Mental Health Act 1983.
Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Previous experience of working with a multidisciplinary team

Desirable

  • Previous experience in a Health Care Support Role

Key Skills

Essential

  • organisational skills
  • communication skills
  • ability to prioritise
  • ability to work under pressure
  • ability to follow procedural guidance
  • IT skills - abitlity to use the computer

Qualifications

Essential

  • Willingness to undertake in- service training to develop skills
  • Numeracy and Literacy skills required to keep accurate records and administer medicines (if appropriate)

Desirable

  • Relevant Level 3 qualification -eg. advanced apprenticeship, A-levels, T-levels, NVQ
  • Care Certificate - you will be supported to complete this within 3 months of starting if not achieved elsewhere

Others

Essential

  • Full driving license and use of car for work purposes

Desirable

  • Able to be flexible in relation to hours worked

Knowledge

Desirable

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of the Mental Health Act 1983.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

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. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

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. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Bletchley community hospital

Whalley Drive

Milton Keynes

MK3 6EN


Employer's website

https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/work (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Bletchley community hospital

Whalley Drive

Milton Keynes

MK3 6EN


Employer's website

https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/work (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Community Nursing Team Manager

Zoe Hartwig

zoe.hartwig@nhs.net

07896812957

Date posted

01 March 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 3

Salary

£22,816 to £24,336 a year per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

333-D-MK-CM-1026

Job locations

Bletchley community hospital

Whalley Drive

Milton Keynes

MK3 6EN


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