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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/10/2020.

Community Healthcare Assistant

Job Reference: 839-2646895-PG

Employer:
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Department:
Norwich
Location:
Norwich Community Hospital, Norwich
Salary:
£19,737 - £21,142 pro rata pa

NCH&C is proud to be the first standalone NHS community trust in the UK to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Our focus is on continually improving the quality of care we offer to local people and on improving access to that care, helping people to move seamlessly from one service to another. Praising NCH&C’s “compassionate, inclusive and effective leadership at all levels”, the CQC observed that our staff are well supported to make positive changes and innovations.

We welcome applications from people who share our values and can help us deliver outstanding care in our local community.


Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust is an organisation assessed as being ‘Outstanding’ by Care Quality Commission in 2018.

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Health Care Assistant to join the West Norwich Neighbourhood Community Nursing Team.

The Community Nursing Service treats patients predominantly in their home settings, including residential homes and supported living complexes. We also provide some services in a clinic setting including our leg ulcer clinic and catheter clinic.

The workload requires a good range of clinical skills to be applied in managing our patients with varied health problems including diabetes management, traumatic and post-operative wound care, pressure ulcer prevention and management, catheter support, palliative and end of life care. Many of our patients will have complex multi-pathologies and so we aim to provide holistic, patient centred assessments and deliver individualised care.

You will have experience in working within a health care setting. NCH&C is committed to the development of future health clinicians and there will be an expectation that the Band 3 Health Care Assistant will be highly motivated team player that provides high standards of care to our patients. You will also live, breathe and promote the NCH&C Behaviour Framework.

Norfolk Community Health and Care is keen to deliver mobile working and any applicant must be able to engage with current and future transformation projects.

Norwich locality is working alongside its commissioners and local service providers as part of the Primary Care Network to develop community based services that support patients to remain at home and receive the services they require in an effective and co-ordinated way.

If you would like to be part of an Outstanding organisation that delivers high quality personalised care, supports innovation, is committed to delivering quality services in our local Communities, and promotes an open and fair culture, then please apply to work with us. You will receive support and development through in service training, regular appraisals, a personal development plan and clinical supervision.

Please see the attached Job description and person specification for more details.

**Please note that interviews will be conducted at Norwich Community Hospital in a manner that will ensure Social Distancing in line with Government Guidelines relating to COVID-19. The individual circumstances of applicants who do not feel that they are able to attend a face to face interview will be considered and where possible we will aim to accommodate alternative arrangements. However, there is no guarantee that we will be able to accommodate an interview by other means such as video call.**

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title

For further details / informal visits contact:

Emma Pinto-Howes Clinical Operations Manager

emma.pinto-howes@nchc.nhs.uk

01603 272803




Equal Opportunities - We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Disability Confident Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). The Trust operates flexible working practices. All sites are Smoke Free.

Immigration Status - Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust is a diverse employer and welcomes all job applications. However, potential applicants should note that although the Trust is registered with the Home Office as a sponsor organisation for migrant workers, this is only against Tier 2 (General) visas. If you are a migrant worker from outside of the European Economic Area and do not already hold a self-gained right to work, we recommend you check the Home Office eligibility requirements before making an application.

Redeployment - Please note that in the first instance priority for this vacancy will be given to NCH&C staff who are on the Trusts Redeployment Register.

DBS - If this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and you are not a current employee of Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust or being recruited as an Apprentice then the cost of the DBS check will be automatically removed from your first month’s salary. However if you are registered with the update service this may not be required.

Closing and Interview Dates -This vacancy may close early if sufficient applicants are received.

Data Protection - A privacy notice detailing how we will handle your data is attached to this advert as a document. Your application will be transferred to our recruitment management system (Trac) once the advert has closed and you will receive notification then detailing how Trac will handle your data.


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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 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



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