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Senior Healthcare Support worker

Job Reference: 833-AG-CS-262-20

(CS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Hannah House
£19,737 to £21,142 per annum (pro rata)

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

Are you interested in developing your skills?

You will provide a high standard of nursing care to an identified group of children and young people with complex health needs and life limiting illnesses at Hannah House.
You will work along said qualified staff nurses and Associate practitioners. Other healthcare support workers and Parent/Carers.
As a Senior health care worker you will have responsibility for carrying out an agreed plan of day to day care for the children and young people that attend respite. This also includes children and young people on ventilators.
You will have or work towards gaining your Healthcare certificate. You will also work through a list of competencies specific to the role.
You will also on occasions be asked to help out in the other children's services. Continuing care and inclusion nursing

The successful candidate will be sociable, confident and outgoing. You will need to be able to work as part of a team or on their own. They will also be a good communicator
Duties will include:- Following the individualised care plan to delivery all their everyday needs.

For example
Feeding both orally and enterally.
Care of a gastrostomy/Jejunostomy
Hygiene needs
Become ventilator competent to enable them to care for a child on a ventilator. This will include understanding all the equipment that enables this to take place and the maintenance of a Traceostomy
Equipment ordering
Updating Care plans
Liaising with parents and other Healthcare professionals

Reporting incidents to the Senior staff nurse/Staff nurse in charge.
Ensure all training is up to date
To ensure you follow all trust policies and procedures.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

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If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

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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