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Healthcare Assistant

Job Reference: 270-TA306-ACS

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Community Nursing
Community, Northampton
£18,813 - £20,795 pa, pro

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. We are looking for a Health Care Assistant to join our team.

The service aims to provide an excellent standard of person centred planned and unplanned nursing intervention to patients in their homes and is part of an integrated service that supports patients to remain in their home environment.

The successful candidate will deliver safe, effective care for the patience experience.

As a Health Care Assistant you will work closely with the multi-disciplinary team in order to support the service and have a high focus on delivering quality outcomes and improving the patient experience.

As such you will need to be enthusiastic, innovative and highly motivated. Your personal qualities will mean that you have the ability to be flexible to the need of the service and deliver a high standard of care in a supportive and forward thinking environment.

The service is provided from 8am to 6pm seven days a week, over a shift pattern. Weekends, bank holidays are a requirement of the job.

The service is provided from 8am to 6pm seven days a week, over a shift pattern. Weekends, bank holidays are a requirement of the job.

Car owner/driver and current driving license essential or access to a car (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)

We welcome applications from people, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status or pregnancy or maternity status.

We would encourage applications from groups who are currently underrepresented in the organisation. In particular, applications from disabled people (with both visible and non-visible disabilities), people from black and minority ethnic communities and lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered (LGBT) people.

NHFT is committed to building a diverse workforce, ensuring staff are treated fairly at work and ensuring all staff have the learning and development they need on equality in order to undertake their job role.

We aim to use monitoring information provided by our staff and by job applicants to ensure that we do not discriminate in employment and to use this information to plan any Positive Action to address inequality.

NHFT supports three staff equality networks to help us to develop our equality practice, as well as providing peer support for staff. These are:

NHFT Staff Disability & Allies Network
NHFT BME Staff Development Network
NHFT LGBT & Allies Network
In addition to the position offered, please be advised that you will automatically be enrolled onto our Staff Bank and will hold an additional assignment as a bank worker. The offer of a Bank assignment will allow you to work additional hours on your own unit, and also the opportunity to undertake work flexibly across others areas of the Trust as and when it is available, and subject to the required grade and training requirements.

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust (NHFT) is proud to announce the implementation of a specific Non-Registered Staff Induction program. From April 1st 2015 to reflect national changes in the way staff employed within bands 1-4 clinical posts, NHFT has committed to providing on-going investment into the induction and continued professional development of all new and existing staff employed within these valuable roles.

The new Non-Registered Staff Induction program includes the Care Certificate which provides clear evidence to employers, patients and people who receive care and support that the health or social care support worker in front of them has been assessed against a specific set of standards and has demonstrated they have the skills, knowledge and behaviours to ensure that they provide compassionate and high quality care and support. All staff attending the induction program will be supported for a period of up to twelve weeks to complete both the knowledge and practical observations required to meet the specified criteria, contained within the Care Certificate framework. Staff will initially commence in roles supported by allocated supervisors from the clinical environment, and a dedicated Care Certificate Assessor who will maintain contact throughout the induction period completing practical observations whilst providing on-going support to complete the induction programme.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Helen Stobart or 01604 684183

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools. We also provide health services to several prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire etc.

It is our vision to be a leading provider of outstanding, compassionate care. Our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection recognised this with an ‘Outstanding’ rating overall, as well as an ‘Outstanding’ rating for the Caring domain. Applicants will need to demonstrate a commitment to delivering outstanding compassionate care and also commit to the Trust mission statement: Making a difference for you, with you. Our vision, mission and values are all part of the roadmap for all we do

Don’t just take our word for it: In 2018, 72.2% of our staff recommended NHFT as a place to work, the highest score for trusts of our type. We were also honoured to win the Health Service Journal’s coveted Trust of the Year award the same year.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CORRESPONDENCE FOLLOWING YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE MADE VIA EMAIL AND THE TRAC RECRUITMENT SYSTEM . If you do not hear from us by four weeks after the closing date then you may assume that on this occasion unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful.

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.

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