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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/02/2020.

Community Healthcare Assistant

Job Reference: 412-COMM-1157

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Nursing Out Of Hours Team
£18,813 to £20,795 pa pro rata (plus enhancements)

We are looking for an experienced Band 3 HCA to cover 3 night shifts per week within the District Nursing Out Of Hours Service. The role includes caring for patients who are approaching the end of life. It involves working on a one to one basis ie spending a full shift with one patient, in their own home. You will be working without close supervision, and will therefore need to use your own initiative, whilst following the patient's care plan. You must also be passionate about making a difference to people’s lives, helping them to live as well as possible and to die with dignity.

As well as being able to work independently, you will possess good time management and organizational skills and be expected to be innovative and flexible to work in other areas - if required - to meet service need.

To join our dedicated, caring team, you will need excellent communication skills and emotional strength. We will expect you to have a talent for forging strong empathetic relationships with a variety of people, whilst providing palliative care. We will of course provide excellent on-going training and support.

Experience of caring for people at the end of life is essential.

Your role will include delivering a range of nursing interventions to patients in their own homes. These mayinclude monitoring symptoms, undertaking simple dressing and continence care, and keeping detailed records. You will also help patients to meet their hygiene and dietary needs.

You will be adaptable, reliable and approachable, and will be expected to support your peers, the team leader and the organisation in promoting the Trusts Values and Behaviours.

Please note whilst your main base will be at Crewe you will be required to work across the footprint of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership.

Travel is an essential part of this role; please demonstrate on your application form how you would meet this requirement.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford. We are the Lead Employer for Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP) which aims to transform, develop and deliver health care services in the community.

The Trust has been rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following the recent inspection of its services and leadership and Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust has been named a Top40 hospital at CHKS Top Hospital Awards 2019.

Our clinical facilities are excellent, as are our people who foster a culture of compassion, support and excellence.

All employees are encouraged to look after their health and wellbeing, and this includes not smoking. Smoking cessation advice and support can be accessed by all our staff right from the start of their employment with us. If you would like further information please ask our recruitment team.


  • Correspondence will be sent to the email address registered to your NHS Jobs account
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  • Appointments are subject to a 6 month probationary period
  • You will be required to pay for a DBS disclosure where the post requires one
  • MCHFT does not reimburse travel to interview expenses
  • Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process, please contact or tel. 01270 273937 to discuss

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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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