Community Healthcare Support

Priory Medical Centre

The closing date is 25 April 2021

Job overview

What is a Community Health Care Support (carer)?

Attend patients homes and follow a care plan provided to you. This plan may include providing health or social care such as assisting with personal hygiene, providing meals, supporting family members and other health and wellness related activities. The successful candidate will support patients to live in their own home and/or community whilst supporting other team members and professionals.

Main duties of the job


Ability to: communicate effectively with people from all walks of life;build positive rapport with a diverse range of internal colleagues and clients;work autonomously whilst also having an awareness of the scope of your role, knowing when to access the wider team appropriately and safely;function well and work flexibly within a wider team

Use of own car with driving license / use of own transport.

Ability to communicate effectively with patients from all walks of life


Ability to communicate effectively with patients from all walks of life

About us

Certainty and security in your employment within one of the UKs biggest Healthcare Provider.

You tell us how many hours you would like to work to suit your lifestyle, we are all ears

Fulfilling and rewarding work that really matters, you really make a difference!

An environment where we all act with kindness and compassion towards colleagues at all times

An opportunity to develop strong customer service and healthcare skills (with great support on hand from colleagues) in your career that will last a lifetime.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Title:Carer (Community Based)

Job Purpose:

The post holder, under the direction of the York Integrated Care Team, will provide appropriate care and support to patients and their carers in their own homes.

The post involves supporting people in potentially distressing, unpredictable situations and may involve supporting terminally ill patients and their families or carers.

Position in Organisational Structure:

Responsible and Accountable to Lead Nurse and Operational Manager

Clinical Duties. (This list is not exhaustive and may be subject to alteration, but the role includes all duties that may reasonably fall within the job purpose)

Accountable for the delivery of efficient and appropriate care in accordance to relevant standards, guidelines and codes of conduct;

The following activities undertaken will demand some day or evening work, and lone working.

1. To perform robust independent first visit assessments of patients in their own home

2. To provide care and support as set out as appropriate following a first visit assessment. Tailoring care as is required to the individual.

3. To maintain written records and other related information as required and report all changes in the patients condition to the registered nurse on duty or overnight services

4. To ensure patients comfort, safety and dignity at all times

5. To assist and support patients and carers as appropriate

6. To assist patients to meet their basic needs including diet, maintaining personal hygiene, assessing and using toilet facilities as appropriate

7. To respect the privacy and dignity of the patient at all times, keeping to the code of confidentiality.

8. Planned and Unplanned Cover: To contribute in maintaining the levels of service expected of our patients and the Practice in achieving its goals by taking a fair share of covering colleagues planned and unplanned absence

9. To ensure any CQC requirements and/or documentation for which the post holder is responsible for is completed timely and accurately. To also ensure any procedures and processes applicable to the role are followed timely and accurately.

10. To ensure you devote the whole of your time, attention and abilities to your role, our business and its goals

11. Such other duties as may reasonably be delegated from time to time

Education and Training

In accordance with the concept of lifelong learning, develop own knowledge and skills and contribute to provide information to others to help their development. This will include:

1. Taking ownership for own development, learning and performance, including participating in team meetings.

2. Taking responsibility for maintaining own personal development portfolio

3. Demonstrating to others who are undertaking similar work, the skills and activities that you carry out

4. Participate in performance review and appraisal

5. Infection Prevention and Control is everyone's responsibility, therefore PMG are committed to ensuring that all employees work collaboratively to reduce the risk of healthcare associated infection. In order to achieve this, all staff are expected to comply with Infection prevention and Control (IPC) Policies, to attend IPC training as part of their induction programme, attend mandatory IPC training or complete the e-learning programme annually and/or complete the workbook, as appropriate to their role

6. To undertake training identified appropriate/necessary to perform the role.

Other Responsibilities


1. Establish and maintain communication with individuals and groups about difficult or complex matters overcoming any problems in communication.

2. Communicating clearly, concisely and effectively with other team members

3. To develop good communications with the patient and his/her family, passing on all relevant information to the District nurse on duty, and other professionals as appropriate

4. To treat all patient information as confidential



Team Work: Work effectively and professionally within the wider Practice clinical team and a local surgery team through willingness to proactively support and assist their peers and colleagues.

Autonomous: Ability to work independently by making informed decisions and clinical judgement. Whilst also having the ability to recognise when a problem / issue should be escalated or referred to the wider clinical team because it falls outside of the scope of the role and clinical knowledge.

Can-Do Attitude: Ability to react to and face challenges or setbacks in a positive manner with a commitment to continuous improvement of their own skills and behaviours and also of the service

Customer Service: Ability to remain focussed on providing and continuously improving an excellent patient and internal customer service (colleagues)

Deadline / Target Driven: Ability to work efficiently and to strict deadlines. To be driven by the setting and achieving of individual and team targets

Attention to Detail: Ability to gather, process, analyse and input large volumes of information to deadlines whilst maintaining highest levels of attention to detail

Confidentiality: Ability to exercise and adhere to the Practice confidentiality policies

Work Prioritisation: Ability to organise, prioritise and manage your own work demands byassessing levels of urgency and importance


Communication Skills. Good Verbal and written communication

Ability to build professional and appropriate rapport with patients .

I. Able to calmly, professionally and efficiently identify patients needs

II. Able to, calmly, professionally and efficiently deliver patients needs with a warm reassuring demeanour


Able to skilfully signpost the patient to the most appropriate person or alternative solution to their needs

III. To be able to skilfully navigate and defuse potentially disgruntled customers or sensitive and/or emotive situations by using assertive language and exhibiting a warm reassuring demeanour

IV. Able to professionally and effectively tailor your communication style to suit the needs of a varied spectrum of customers ranging from Patients of all walks of life, family members, carers, Partners, External Agencies, Colleagues and Clinicians

Risk Management: Although it is essential the post holder is able to work autonomously, it is equally important the post holder to accessed support and advice as appropriate.

Demonstrate an awareness of the scope / boundaries of their own responsibilities, decision making, skills and knowledge is vital and to assertively and appropriately escalate and/or access support.

IT Literate; competent in the use of Microsoft Applications and a proven ability to learn how to navigate and interrogate systems, input data with an attention to detail and follow processes and procedures

Qualifications / Requirements :


Basic Awareness of Safeguarding Children training

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Training

Manual Handling

Food Safety Level 2

Certification of Enhanced Criminal Record Check with childrens and/or adults barred list

Appropriate evidence of qualifications for any procedure and/or care the individual is asked to provide within the team and scope of their role

Good basic education to GCSE or equivalent

Experience of working in a customer focussed environment

To maintain and effective full driving license and have use of a personal car with appropriate MOT and Insurance Documentation


NVQ Level 2 In Care

Experience of working in a community health/social care setting

Customers / Key Stakeholders:

Supporting the Practice in achieving our Strategic Goals. Examples of the most direct customers:

External Customers:

District Nurses

Warden Control Service

Trust: Community Response Team, Community Therapy Team

Local Authority: Adult Social Services

Patients, Carers, Families

Out of Hours Services

Social Services

Voluntary Sector Agencies

Internal Customers:

Care Coordinator

Lead Nurse

Operational Manager

Wider Clinical Team (Practice Nursing and GP team)

York Integrated Care Team colleagues

Person Specification



  • It is not essential to have proven experience as a carer

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.

Employer details

Employer name

Priory Medical Centre


Priory Medical Group

Cornlands Road



Employer's website

Date posted

08 March 2021

Pay scheme



£17,160 to £17,784 a year



Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number


Job locations

Priory Medical Group

Cornlands Road



190 Tang Hall Lane


YO10 3RL

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