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HCA band 2

Job Reference: 150-CG3851-CEN-A

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Rehab Unit
Horsham Hostipta, Horsham
Band 2 A4C

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.

  • 5,000 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • 14 inpatient and outpatient locations, serving a total community of 1.3 million people
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features
  • Stonewall Diversity Champions, and Disability Confident Employer – Level 2

Do you enjoy motivating patients to help them reach their full potential and facilitating safe discharge from hospital? If so, we are looking for Healthcare Assistants to become part of our Multi-disciplinary team.

The Horizon Unit is a 38 bedded unit in Horsham, West Sussex with close links to other community in-patient services. We pride ourselves in caring for patients of all ages with a variety of complex medical conditions and those who have short term rehabilitation needs.

Our Multi-disciplinary team includes Registered Nurses, Healthcare assistants, a General Practitioner, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and an onsite Social Worker. To help our patients experience a high standard of care we also have input from Specialist Nurses, a Consultant from our Local Acute Trust and community teams to support discharges from hospital.


Horizon is a friendly stand-alone unit. The care and therapy our patients receive is delivered through careful patient centered assessment with involvement from the patient and their families. We are very lucky to have gardens which been adapted for use by patients; a therapy gym and a dayroom enabling us to provide an extensive activity timetable to maximise patient recovery and ensure their admission is a positive experience for both them and their relatives. The feedback we have received from patients is that receiving care in this environment has been invaluable to them on their journey after an acute event.

The surrounding area has good transport links to London and Brighton.

We have onsite parking and are 5 minutes’ walk away from the train station and local town.

Our recent Care Quality Commission inspection rated our community in-patient services as Outstanding for caring and our overall Trust rating as Good. If you are passionate about making a difference and want to contribute to an organisation which is continuously striving to improve then we would love to hear from you.

In return we can offer you: • Flexible working patterns • Supportive learning environment • Dedicated career pathways and great opportunities for continuing professional development including Band 4 Nurse associate Apprenticeship Courses • Commitment to and support for your health and wellbeing • NHS Pension Scheme • NHS discount and salary sacrifice schemes, including childcare vouchers • For proven previous experience in healthcare setting the pay can be matched within the band 2 scale.

If you are committed to providing care in a compassionate and safe environment then working at the Horizon Unit will be an opportunity for you to use your existing skills, gain new ones, real opportunities for professional progress, and be part of a great team.

Apply now!

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details / informal visits contact the Ward Sister on Duty, or/and:

Felicia Dunne, Ward manager,

Tel: 01403 620441

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