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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/09/2019.

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Community Health Care Assistant

Job Reference: 220-CHS-1940975

Employer:
Whittington Health
Department:
Nursing
Location:
London
Salary:
£18,813 - £20,795 per annum plus HCAS

By applying for this role, you accept in the event you are successful that your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which is aimed at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers.

Whittington Health NHS Trust received a “good” overall inspection from the CQC in October 2017 with our services receiving an “outstanding” for our caring. With well-led (leadership) following inspection of management. To read the full report please go to: Oct 2018 CQC report in full

To comply with the Trust’s Safeguarding Children and Adults policies, procedures and protocols. All individual members of staff (paid or unpaid) have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults This will require you to:

  • Ensure you are familiar with and comply with the London Child Protection Procedures and protocols for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.
  • Ensure you are familiar and comply with the London Multi Agency Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Pan London Procedures.
  • Ensure you are familiar and comply with local protocols and systems for information sharing.
  • Know the appropriate contact numbers and required reporting lines.
  • Participate in required training and supervision.
  • Comply with required professional boundaries and codes of conduct


Whittington Health is committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Building the community workforce for the future!

Health Care Assistants – Band 3

Help us to help local people live longer, healthier lives.

Our District Nursing Service is forward thinking, hardworking and dynamic which we pride ourselves on. We are committed to making a difference for our patients and providing good quality care. We deliver services across the diverse and exciting boroughs of Islington and Haringey – providing fantastic opportunities to develop your skills.

We are an integrated care organisation and our community and hospital services are one.

Health Care Assistants are important and valued members of our District Nursing teams and this is an excellent opportunity for a Health Care Assistant to join our team. You need to be self-motivated, an excellent communicator and team player with an NVQ level 3 in care (or equivalent). In return we offer you supervision, support, competency assessment and training in order to develop your skills.

What will we do for you?

Well, we will care for you so that you can care for your patients, by providing the following support and guidance:

  • A comprehensive induction programme for HCAs.
  • On-going learning and development opportunities including leadership courses and clinical skills.
  • Individually tailored career development pathways.
  • Internal Transfer opportunities.
  • Access to rotation schemes across district nursing and the hospital.
  • Working with supportive, friendly and forward thinking teams.

The day team working pattern:

5 days a week (alternate weekends)

08:30 - 17:00 p.m.

For further details / informal visits contact:

If you would like to discuss this post further please contact our District Nursing Recruitment Line on 0203 074 2260.




Your application form

  1. Provide only business email address for your referees – we are unable to request references from yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail accounts.
  2. Make sure you to include all evidence of where you meet the essential requirement on the jobs description as this forms the base of our shortlisting criteria.

Our processes

  1. Closing dates are given as a guide; we are within our right to close adverts early so please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible to avoid delay.
  2. If you do not hear from us up to 3 weeks after the closing date of the job unfortunately this means you have not been successfully shortlisted for interview. If your require feedback on your application please contact the appointing manager detailed in the body of the advert.
  3. Please check your emails regularly as all correspondence from us will be via trac.systems – occasionally these emails will go into your Junk folder.
  4. Employment at Whittington Health is offered subject to successful completion of a 6 month probationary period for all staff with the exception of GMC Registered Doctors.


Other important information

  • Applications are welcome from people wishing to job share or work flexible patterns. We are committed to equal opportunities.
  • In submitting an application form, you authorise Whittington Health NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

Please note that during the recruitment process your Identity Documentation will be scanned using a device which recognises UV, Infrared and Machine Readable Zone security features of the documents provided

IMPORTANT TIER 2 VISA UPDATE ON REQUIREMENTS

From April 2017, Tier 2 visa applicants and their adult dependant(s) will be required to provide a criminal record certificate from each country they have lived in consecutively for 12 months or more in the past ten years.

We would welcome applications from individuals who are from underrepresented groups in the organisation.


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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