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Healthcare Support Worker

Job Reference: 798-8693

Employer:
Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Department:
Abbott Ward ECH
Location:
Evesham
Salary:
£17,460 to £18,702 pa

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 Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post will be withdrawn.

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'


Are you innovative, enthusiastic, motivated and committed to providing high quality care and treatment?

 

We are currently recruiting a Band 2 Healthcare Support Worker to be part of a growing new Stroke Inpatient unit at Evesham Community Hospital. The candidate will work closely with the multidisciplinary team (MDT) to achieve specific rehabilitation goals. This will be a challenging and exciting opportunity and will enable the individual to develop new and existing skills.

 

Evesham Community Hospital plays a critical role in the delivery of local NHS services, providing more care and treatment closer to peoples’ homes. Emphasis is to reduce length of stay whilst ensuring excellent care which is safe, effective, personalised and compassionate and to the standards you would expect for your family and friends.

 

Previous experience of working in Healthcare and an interest in Stroke are desirable for this role.

 

It is essential applicants have experience of working with adults in a care setting and have a Level 2 qualification (GCSE Grade A-C, NVQ2) in Care or a good standard of general education to GCSE level and will be expected to undertake the relevant Level 2 qualification on appointment to post.

 

All bands 1-4 health care support workers employed in a patient facing role will be expected to meet the Care Certificate standards within 12 weeks of commencing employment with the Trust.

 

For further information please contact Bindu George on 01386 502490




PLEASE NOTE: All new appointments are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

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 available (full or part time) or contract type (permanent or fixed term) and therefore you are encouraged to apply for advertised posts but specify on your application form your preferences.

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. You are advised to submit your completed application as soon as possible to have the best chance of being considered.

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

**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. New employees to the Trust are required to pay the fee for the initial DBS check (this will be deducted from their first months’ salary) and the annual subscription (£13) to the DBS Update Service. Internal applicants are required to pay the annual subscription fee only (£13). Further information on the update service can be found on our website link ‘DBS Update Service.’

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 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.



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