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Senior Healthcare Assistant

Job Reference: 798-9140

Employer:
Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Department:
Respite Care Osborne Ct
Location:
Malvern
Salary:
£18,813 to £20,795 pa pro rata

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 If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post will be withdrawn.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'

Together We Can

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is a leading provider of community nursing, therapy and mental health services to people of all ages throughout our county.

Rated Good by the CQC, with a clearly defined strategy and proven financial track record, we believe that key to maintaining our high standards and meeting the challenges we face is to retain and recruit committed, skilled and motivated staff.

So Together We Can empower you to make changes which will make every day better; we can support you through our health and wellbeing opportunities; and we can continually meet your ambitions through our flexible in-house learning and development programmes.

We believe our staff are our biggest asset. We want to develop a positive, inclusive and caring culture that engages and inspires all our staff, with a clear focus on improvement and advancing equality of opportunity.


Osborne Court provides a range of services to support adults and children with learning disabilities in Worcestershire.   The Service supports individuals who require nursing care and are assessed as having complex health needs and also supports individuals presenting with behaviours that may challenge.

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated Senior Healthcare Assistant to join the team.   The post-holder will support the Registered Nurse in delivering a clinically effective Service.  Responsibilities will include shift leading and medicines administration within the Adult Service.   The aim is for service users to feel welcome, safe, confident and keen to stay, thus providing a positive experience for all concerned.

It is essential applicants have significant relevant experience.  A Level 3 qualification (e.g. A Level, NVQ3) in Care or a Level 2 qualification (e.g. GCSE Grade A-C, NVQ2) in Care and will be expected to undertake the relevant Level 3 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.

The Service is based at Osborne Court, Malvern Link. 

For an informal visit, to find out more about the post, please contact Mrs Hilary Raitt on 01684 612727 or hilary.raitt@nhs.net.




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.

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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