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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/11/2020.

Healthcare Assistant

Job Reference: 150-ES4837-CEN

Employer:
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Community healthcare
Location:
Crawley and Horsham Hospital, Crawley and Horsham
Salary:
£19,737-£21,142 pa

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.

  • 5,000 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features
  • BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief Staff Networks
  • Disability Confident Employer – Level 2

Healthcare Assistant - up to 37.5 hours per week

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust deliver community health services for people living in the Horsham, Crawley and Mid Sussex areas. An opportunity has arisen for Band 3 Healthcare Assistants to join the Responsive Services team, based in Crawley and Horsham.

The roles involve working in the community, supported by registered nurses and therapists. The post holders will need to work autonomously as well as part of a team. They will be required to work shifts that cover 8am-4pm or 12pm-8pm, up to seven days a week including one in three weekends. Though based in Horsham and Crawley, they will be expected to work in the other areas if the need arises.

Candidates will be required to demonstrate excellent communication skills, an understanding of how to help people manage their health conditions in the community setting, and knowledge and practical skills (e.g. rehabilitation including physio and occupational therapy skills, medication administration, skin and wound care, specimen collection, taking observations) which will enable them to fulfil the role.

We are a short term service that has a key focus on facilitating discharges and reducing admissions to hospital and we work closely with our medical colleagues, including GPs and community elderly care consultants, providing a joint approach to the management of our patients. We are a rehabilitation and reablement team, focusing on supporting patients to meet their personal goals.

We provide expert interventions and advice to our patients and the local community on managing illness and exacerbations that could result in the deterioration of health and wellbeing. We see people in the community as well as in our rehabilitation bedded units.

We offer a well-supported working environment, including policies to support and ensure good practice, and there are opportunities for professional and clinical development.

You must be a car driver, and have access to your own vehicle and business insurance.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Natalie Payne

Job title: Operational Team Lead

Email address: natalie.payne2@nhs.net




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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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