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Community Healthcare Assistant

Job Reference: 841-19-065-BJ

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
Integrated Community Team - North Cotswolds
Bourton on the Water & Moreton in Marsh

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Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust provides a range of services to Gloucestershire’s population of approximately 600,000 people. Our vision is to be the service people rely on, to understand them, and to organize their care around their lives. We value colleagues and support them to develop the skills, confidence and ambition to deliver our vision.

In everything we do, we strive to be caring, open, responsible and effective. We expect all staff to share and demonstrate these values as we work to constantly improve the quality of care we provide.

Community Healthcare Assistant

Band: 3

Salary: £18,813-£20,795

Hours: 37.5 per week to include 1 late shift per week and weekends on rota

Base: North Cotswolds – Bourton on the Water & Moreton in Marsh

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust provides care for approximately 600,000 adults, children, and young people across Gloucestershire, including community inpatient and outpatient services, public health nursing, community nursing and therapy staff.

We are seeking to recruit a dynamic and motivated Health care assistant to work in the North Cotswolds. You will work alongside the nursing team as part of the wider integrated team, delivering healthcare to patients in their own homes.

The post offers the successful candidate the opportunity to work in a community nursing environment developing a proactive approach to meeting the health needs of the local population as part of the integrated health and social care community team.

Gloucestershire Care Services are already delivering Integrated care, and were doing so ahead of the recent Government direction towards this model of care. This is an exciting opportunity to join a forward thinking and dynamic organisation.

Applicants should have excellent communication skills, a passion for learning and an ability to take a proactive approach to meet the needs of the local population.

We aim to provide high quality care and work closely with the acute trusts, GPs, our colleagues within integrated community teams, Urgent and Unscheduled care services and other local agencies to ensure that our patients receive a high quality service.

Professional development is available. We offer a fully supported induction programme, annual appraisal and personal development plans. We also offer access to a variety of in house education and training programmes.

The ability to travel in the community and hold a current UK driving licence is essential.

For informal enquiries regarding the above post please contact Louise Westerman or Jenny Smith Team Managers for the North Cotswold Integrated Community Team on 01452 328100

Please ensure when completing your application you detail how you meet the person specification requirements.

We are always looking for talent to join us and so if this role is not quite right for you, please check our other vacancies or set up an email alert on NHSJobs for Nursing vacancies at Gloucestershire Care Services

This vacancy is subject to aEnahnced Disclosure with barringfor adults. Successful candidates are expected to undertake a DBS check at their own cost and sign up to the DBS update service.

Short-listing Date:Monday 3rd June 2019

Interview Date: Monday 17th June 2019

Online Assessment
NHS 'Values for healthcare' challenge

As part of your application you are invited to complete the NHS 'Values for healthcare' challenge available at

All NHS employees share a belief in the quality of patient care. It is important that our shared beliefs are part of everything we do to ensure that our role has a positive impact on the lives of patients. Try one of the 'Values for healthcare' video challenges at the link above and find out whether you have what it takes to join the NHS.

You can choose any one of the featured job roles for your challenge - don't worry too much about having to match your choice exactly to the type of job role you are thinking about. You only need to follow one job role to complete the challenge.

If you are invited to interview you may be requested to bring a copy of the outcome of the 'Values for healthcare' challenge with you.

The Trust aims to promote a culture of inclusion, where colleagues understand and celebrate the diversity and different perspectives of our service users and colleagues.

The Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. The trust expects colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and adults at risk, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance relevant to the post.

For customer-facing roles all applicants must be able to demonstrate that they can communicate in English with confidence.

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Candidates are advised to monitor their NHS jobs as initial feedback will be through their account. Interview dates will usually be advised to shortlisted candidates within 2 weeks of the closing date. This is not always the case and so if candidates have not had any feedback from their application, they can call the Recruitment Team on 0300 421 8602.

Subsequent conditional offers of employment will be via NHS jobs followed by communication via email and hard copy letters.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service and pay grade.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

Is this healthcare assistant post right for you?

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