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Healthcare Assistant (Community Hospitals)

Job Reference: 150-AD3394-CEN-D

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Health Care
Kleinwort Centre, Haywards Heath, Haywards Heath
£17,460 - £18,702 pro rata

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

Health Care Assistant, Kleinwort Centre


Are you a looking for a new opportunity in Healthcare? Do you enjoy motivating patients to help them reach their full potential and assisting with safe discharge from hospital? If so, we are looking for Health Care Assistants to become part of our Multi-disciplinary team. This post offers you the opportunity to use your clinical skills and knowledge in the community hospital setting.


The Kleinwort Centre is a 23 bedded unit in Haywards Heath, 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 support those who have post-surgical rehabilitation needs.


Our Multi-disciplinary team includes a General Practitioner, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Staff Nurses, 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.


Kleinwort is a friendly stand-alone unit. The care and therapy our patients receive is delivered through careful patient centred assessment with involvement from the patient and their families. We are very lucky to have gardens which been adapted for use by patients as part of their therapy; a therapy gym and a large 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.


Our recent Care Quality Commission inspection rated our community in-patient services as Outstanding for caring and our overall 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 including the care certificate for all Health Care Assistants

• Dedicated career pathways and great opportunities for continuing professional development

• Commitment to and support for your health and wellbeing

• NHS Pension Scheme

• NHS discount and salary sacrifice schemes, including childcare vouchers


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

-We have onsite parking and are 15 minutes’ walk away from the train station and local town.


If you are committed to providing care in a compassionate and safe environment then working at the Kleinwort Centre will be an opportunity for you to use your existing skills, gain new ones and be part of a great team. Apply now!




For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details / informal visits contact:

Nanette Garner

Please note: After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any emails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

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