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Healthcare Assistant

Job Reference: 310-COP64-1842609

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Rehabilitation and Palliative care
North Cambridgeshire Hospital, Wisbech
£17,652 - £19,020 pa pro rata

We are currently looking for a proactive Health Care Assistant, who will join our team on Trafford Ward. If you are looking for a dynamic role where you are able to showcase your high level of patient care, as well as your strong team work ethic, this is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate added value in a challenging environment.

About the role

Reporting to the Trafford Ward Manager, you will assist the team to deliver personal care to our patients who have a variety of rehabilitation and palliative care needs for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT). Working with a team of passionate and dedicated Health Care professionals, you will be responsible for delivering a high level of care to the patients in our community wards. This post is open to professionals with the right attributes to enhance a team. This post involves rotational shifts across a 24 hour period.

Key responsibilities include:

-To promote a positive service user experience throughout their stay through proactive listening, being responsive to issues raised and through resolving issues and concerns raised by service users with colleagues and senior members of the team.

- To be responsible for maintaining and conducting oneself in a professional manner towards service users, carers, colleagues and other agencies, at all times.

-To participate in working collaboratively with other Trust services and external agencies to provide seamless care for service users.

- To observe and report to a registered member of the team, any changes which may indicate an alteration in the general well being and safety of a service user. This would include observations around the service user’s presentation, behaviour, mood and verbal content.

- To provide service users with personal care, where and when required, and demonstrate empathy, dignity, respect and compassion at all times.

- To understand the importance of the relatives/carers contribution to care and conversing with the service users and their relatives/carers, establishing their needs and assisting them as necessary.


About Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Here at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) we are dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion. We deliver many of the NHS services that are provided outside of hospital and in the community such as physical, mental health and specialist services. Together with global, national and local partners we conduct high-quality and ground-breaking research into mental and physical health and support innovation to improve patient care. 

Why join us?

We strive to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we care for, our staff and members, to support and empower them to lead a fulfilling life. We employ highly talented, experienced and motivated people from diverse backgrounds. We are committed to developing strong and positive relationships with the communities we live and work in. We are keen to support and develop our staff through a clear career pathway and encourage promotional opportunities within the Trust.


What will you bring?

- Demonstrable communication skills across all levels, utilizing a confident and articulate approach
- Self-awareness and sense of accountability
- Ability to work under pressure within a challenging environment
What’s on offer?
- Attractive Salary
- Opportunities for Career Progression within the Trust
- An inclusive and safety focused culture
- We are committed to building a diverse environment. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity of expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

Your application will be treated with absolute confidentiality.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Sandra Dade - 01945 468777

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) is an equal opportunities employer and believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect, encouraging applications from all sectors of the community.

The aim of CPFT is to ensure that no employee in employment or job applicant receives less favourable treatment because of their race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin or on the grounds of gender, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion; or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not justified by the job to be done.

CPFT is looking to build upon its pool of temporary workers with Temporary Staffing Services (TSS). You will be asked at interview if you would be willing to register with TSS. This is an excellent opportunity for those looking to take on additional hours that are flexible around their personal circumstances.

Internal CPFT applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ and who meet the essential criteria will be given prior consideration over other candidates who apply for this post. If you are ‘at risk’ please make it clear on your application so you receive priority consideration.

If you are successful at interview you will be subject to pre-employment checks, including a DBS (if appropriate) and references to cover 3 years of continuous employment. To ensure a smooth process please bring all identity documents to your interview. A list of required identity documents will be attached to your interview invitation.

In submitting an application form, you authorise CPFT to check any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

Please note that due to the variety of contacts you may provide it cannot be guaranteed that the recruitment process will be managed exclusively within the NHS email system.

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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