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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/08/2021.

Generic Worker - Band 3 - Newmarket Integrated Neighbourhood team

Job Reference: 179-412-21-I

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
179 Local Area Team Newmarket C163
£19,737 to £21,142 pa

About the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

At the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, we want to tell your story. We want to help develop your career. With us, the opportunities are endless.

We strive to deliver the highest quality and safest care for more than a quarter of a million people. We aim to provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time – whether in the hospital or community settings across west Suffolk.

We deliver high-quality services in a variety of settings including people’s own homes, care homes, day centres, schools, GP surgeries and health centres, as well as the Newmarket Community Hospital inpatient unit and clinics, and our main site, the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

Join us – what will you #BeKnown for?

Key achievements

  • For the last two years the National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) have rated us as the top hospital in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for meeting best practice criteria for patients treated for a hip fracture.

  • We’re among the top 10 hospitals in the country for hip, knee and joint replacement outcomes.

  • Our stroke services regularly achieve high ratings in the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) scores.

  • We consistently achieve high early detection of cancer, and cancer survival rates in the NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group area are the best in the east of England.

Generic Worker - Band 3 - Newmarket Integrated Neighbourhood team - 2 x 37.5 hours per week - Permanent


Are you looking for a change and a challenge? Do you want to broaden your knowledge and skills and join an innovative developing team, at the leading edge of Integrated Community Care?


We are looking to recruit a Band 3 Generic Worker to work in a friendly and well –led community health and social care team.

We are developing the Integrated Care Model and therefore have close, co-located working relationship with our Social Care colleagues, thus providing a holistic, joined –up service for our patients.


Following training, as required, to use skills from the professional areas of Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy you will be providing nursing and therapy support to patients in the community.

The post holder will be visiting the patients, carrying out home visits and implementing the patient’s individualised care plan designed by the nurses and therapists. Some of the duties may include carrying out home exercise programmes, phlebotomy, wound care, administering insulin to stable diabetic patients and monitoring basic physical observations for good health.

The post holder will also support the care of patients in the Leg Ulcer Clinics at Newmarket Hospital.

Experience of working in the health and social care field will be an advantage. You will have the chance to be fully involved in working with the MDT and integrating with Social Care staff and will need to be committed to ongoing learning and development in the team.

As well as the essential person specifications as on the job descriptions, you will need to have good communication skills, initiative, and be flexible.

In return the role can give you :-

  • The opportunity to be part of Integrated Care delivery
  • A sense of pride and achievement
  • Being part of a supportive team
  • The opportunity to get to know the people you care for.
  • Induction & mandatory training
  • Development opportunities
  • Possible lease car
  • NHS terms and conditions

Closing date 15th August 2021

Shortlisting will take place on 16th August 2021

Interview date will be Wednesday 25th August 2021



Any questions or to arrange an informal visit call Jane Sharland, team lead on 01638 558439 or 07534653174


**In order to improve efficiency, all correspondence relating to this vacancy, including invitations to interview will be by email only, via NHS Jobs. Would you therefore please ensure you check your emails on a regular basis**


In submitting an application form, you authorise West Suffolk NHS FT to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process, should you be appointed to the post.


To view the Job Description and Person Specification for this position, please click on the Job Description link (below). You should use the Additional Information section of your application to state how you meet the requirements of the Person Specification.


The successful candidate for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure at Enhanced level.

For Band 1 and Band 2 posts, the cost of the DBS Disclosure will be met by the Trust. However, any employees at Band 1 and Band 2 who leave the Trust within six months of commencing their post will have a £10 administration fee deducted from their final salary. For posts at Band 3 and above, the cost of the Disclosure will be met by the appointed employee and deducted in instalments from their salary over a period of three months. If the employee leaves the Trust within three months of commencing their post, any outstanding payments will be deducted from their final pay.


All applicants should click on the link entitled “How will my application be processed?” prior to submitting their application form.


The closing date for this vacancy may change if we receive a strong response. Please ensure that you apply for any post you are interested in as soon as possible.

We will endeavour to notify you on the progress of your application. Please note that this could be via email or post; therefore you should ensure you regularly check your email account for new messages.

We are an equal opportunities employer, with a range of flexible working options.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS clearance (Disclosure and Barring Service - Police checks) will be required for relevant posts.

Final Salary Pension Scheme and Life Cover.

Key Worker Living Housing Initiative available to applicable staff groups.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces community.

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