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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/05/2022.

Healthcare Community Support Worker

Job Reference: 449-AS0938

Employer:
Solent NHS Trust
Department:
Urgent Response Service
Location:
Southampton
Salary:
£20,330 - £21,777 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

The Southampton Urgent Response Service is looking to recruit Band 3 Community Healthcare Support Workers to join our team which is an integrated health and social care team working across Southampton City.

You would be working closely with a range of professionals to provide care and rehabilitation programmes to clients who require immediate intensive care to enable them to stay in their home environment and reach an optimum level of self-care. This will include, helping with personal care, medication administration, meal preparation, and encouraging mobility/supporting patients with exercise programmes. You would also be undertaking tasks such as monitoring of vital signs, applying wound dressings, carrying out ECGs, and taking bloods. You will be provided with training and support to achieve competencies in these areas.

We are looking for people who are caring, hard-working, have effective communication skills, and are flexible. You will need to be able work over a seven day period, working between the hours of 08:00 and 22:00. We will provide a full induction, regular support along with excellent ongoing training opportunities, so you can develop new skills and strengths.

Applications would be welcomed from people with experience working within a health or social care environment at NVQ level 3 ( or equivalent level of experience) if you are an existing Band 2 looking for career progression this could be an ideal opportunity for you.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Karen Smith or Sally Davis on 02380 833768.

For this post, you will need to hold a full UK driving licence and have access to the use of a car.

 

We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.Please be advised that we may choose to close adverts early should we receive a high number of applications.




Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.



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