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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/09/2021.

Community Healthcare Assistants

Job Reference: 798-1814A

Employer:
Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Department:
Worcestershire Neighbourhood Teams
Location:
Worcester
Salary:
£20,330 to £21,777 pa pro rata for part time

From November 2020 the name of the Trust changed from Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, to Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust to better reflect our geography and service delivery across both counties.

OUR TRUST VALUES

Our Trust is a great place to work and we are keen to ensure that all our employees have the right values in order that we can provide the best service to our patients. These values are very important to us, and as a potential candidate you should be made aware that we test for these throughout the whole assessment/recruitment and selection process, and will only interview and recruit individuals who demonstrate these values through their application and behaviour.

Details of our Values can be found on our website link 'Working together for outstanding care - our vision'


Healthcare Assistants

BAND 3

Various hours from 22.5 to 37.5 per week across all Neighbourhood teams.

Flexible contract sizes available.

Permanent posts

If you are looking for a role where you can use your skills to make a difference come and join Worcestershire Community Teams – where Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Healthcare Assistants and Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Nursing Associates and Administrators work together in local Neighbourhoods and alongside GPs to support people to live in their own homes.

Due to substantial investment in the delivery of care in the community we have a number of exciting new opportunities and are now recruiting enthusiastic and committed people to join us in growing and developing out of hospital care.

Where will I be working?

Our 12 Worcestershire Neighbourhood teams are based around GP practice populations in Worcestershire and are in the following locations:

  • Worcester City
  • Malvern

  • Pershore and Upton

  • Evesham, Bredon, Broadway and Inkberrow

  • Droitwich and Ombersley

  • Tenbury

  • Wyre Forest – Kidderminster

  • Redditch

  • Bromsgrove

  • Evening and nights - Countywide

You will be based at a Neighbourhood team office in one of the above locations.

Who are the Trust looking for?

People with a passion for team work and a desire to provide high quality and compassionate care.

People with a desire to support people to live in their homes as independently as possible. Community experience is desirable but not essential.

It is essential that all applicants can meet the travel requirements of these posts.

The team will support you to develop skills, confidence and competence in caring for the needs of people living with long term health conditions and frailty.

 

Why work in this Trust?

You will be a supported and valued member of a team who always strive to give the quality of service you would like to receive yourself. The team will involve you in development and supervision, team building and support networks.

As a Trust, we offer career progression opportunities, skills training, access to LGBT, BAME, Disability and Carers forums, wellbeing and support programmes. We consider flexible working opportunities to help you get your work/life balance right.

Role Type: Healthcare Assistant

What will I be doing?

Your typical working day will include home visits for people needing rehabilitation focussed personal care support, caring for people reaching the end of their life in a sensitive and compassionate manner, wound care, insulin injections, catheter and bowel care. You will work either individually or as part of a double up team and report back to the nurse or therapist in charge.

Back at base, you will be involved in equipment ordering, team meetings, goal planning and handover meetings. Your input is key.

The teams operate 7 days a week between the hours of 07.30- 18.30 and shift times are variable within these hours, i.e. 07.30 – 15.30, 08:30 – 16:40, 10.30 – 18.30.

For further information, or to arrange an informal chat to see if this could be the right role for you, please contact one of the managers below via email, providing your contact number and we will call you back.

Worcester City – Kate Pike k.pike@nhs.net

Malvern – Alison Want alison.want@nhs.net

Pershore and Upton - Alison Want alison.want@nhs.net

Droitwich, Ombersley and Tenbury area – Julie Money jmoney@nhs.net

Evesham, Bredon, Broadway and Inkberrow – Julie Money jmoney@nhs.net

Redditch and Bromsgrove – Kerry Wykes kerry.wykes1@nhs.net

Wyre Forest – Louise Coley-Holland louise.coley-holland@nhs.net

Evenings and Nights – Emma Cook emma.cook18@nhs.net




PLEASE NOTE:

Flexible working - The Trust has a commitment that all employees should be able to balance their working life with commitments outside of work. Our Flexible Working policy enables you to request a flexible working pattern that suits you.

Closing Vacancy Early - In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable.

Interview Pool - If the same or similar vacancy arises within the recruitment period of this post or up to 3 months afterwards, the Trust may chose not to re advertise, but to select a suitable candidate from this interview pool. The new post may differ in terms of the base, hours or contract type and therefore you are encouraged to apply for advertised posts but specify on your application form your preferences.

Applicant Requirements - Applicants must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.

Probationary Period - All new appointments are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

Priority of Applicants - Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are ‘at risk’ and employed by Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post will be withdrawn.

Requirement for DBS Update Service - If the position being applied for requires a DBS check to be undertaken on you, it will be a condition of your employment that you have subscribed and continue to subscribe to the DBS Update Service. Further information on the update service can be found on our website link ‘DBS Update Service.’

Preceptorship for Newly Qualified Staff - The Trust offers a preceptorship year for newly qualified nurses and AHP's and attendance at preceptorship programmes is a condition of employment.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.



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