Medway Community Healthcare
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- Do you have an NVQ level 2 or equivalent experience of care in the community?
- Do you have passion, drive and an ability to deliver high quality compassionate care?
If you answered yes, we've got the perfect role for you!
We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven individual to join our continuing care team. As a community carer in the continuing healthcare (CHC) team you will work under the guidance of registered nurses, to achieve the service aims. You will be working collaboratively with other providers in the community to ensure the needs of the individual are met. You will also be a part of our amazing vision of transforming integrated care in the community (TICC), using the buurtzorg model- of nursing.
We are incredibly proud of what we do and all of our achievements reflect the passion, dedication and commitment demonstrated by our brilliant, hardworking, passionate staff.
We work together to ensure we deliver a consistency high quality experience and strive towards our vision of successful, vibrant community interest company, that benefits the communities we serve.
Main duties of the job
To work under the support and guidance of the Community Lead to provide high quality care and support to individuals in their own home nearing end of life.
To provide a holistic approach to the care given which is inclusive of family and carers.
To be involved in delivering and evaluating delegated care within clear protocols ensuring the individual is at the centre of their care.
To be a part of the transformation of integrated care in the community as a team player.
So what else
- Regular and meaningful managerial and clinical supervision tailored to your specific needs
- Professional development plan which supports your continuous learning and development
- Opportunities to feedback
- We hold a wellbeing gold award for Medway
Would you like to work flexibly?In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important work life balance is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement.
The small print
- Informal visits can be arranged on request.
- We will offer you the choice of two pension schemes; the NHS Pension scheme and our Scottish Widows group personal pension.
- MCH encourages all staff to be double COVID vaccinated to protect themselves, their colleagues, their family and their patients
Communication and relationship skills
- Ability to form professional, trusting and reliable relationships with service users and their families and carers
- Working collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to ensure health needs are met for the service user
- Empathy, sensitivity and confidentiality
Knowledge, training and experience
- Willingness to undertake the care certificate
- Ability to manage own time and demonstrate high quality organisational skills
- Team working
- Information technology literate
- Commitment to achieve required statutory and mandatory training
Analytical and judgement skills
- Act on own initiative to make judgements on altering needs of service users and escalate for input from community nurse teams or GP's
- Continuous review of care plans and service user's needs
Planning and organisational skills
- Responsible for organising allocated workload
- Plan and deliver delegated care with service user as per individualised care plan.
- Notifying lead clinician with any concerns raised.
- Provide a range of interventions (e.g personal care, pressure area management)
- Ability to perform physical actions required for patient care including moving and handling and any equipment involved in this process (e.g hoists, slide sheets)
- Basic keyboard skills
Responsibility for patient/client care
- Providing personal care to individuals in the community
- Providing a holistic approach to care planning with the service user at the centre
- Identifying and raising concerns/ risk to service users as appropriate
- Ensuring care is provided with patients consent or within patents best interests