Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
The closing date is 31 January 2022
Your career as a Healthcare Assistant
Are you caring and compassionate? Do you want to come and work for the NHS at a time when it needs you more than ever?
Join our NHS family as a Healthcare Assistant and make a difference every day.
You don't need previous experience; well train you on the job, supporting you to be the best that you can be.
We have vacancies in ourIntermediate Care Units across the county supporting inpatients with short-term recovery and rehabilitation. We aim to provide a service that supports patients to maximize their ability to live independently and return home when it is safe for them to do so.
You could also join our Primary Care Network Teams supporting patients with nursing care in their own homes. We undertake health assessments of patients needs and provide support managing their long-term conditions and end of life care.
We also have vacancies in our Responsive Services Teams where you will assess and care for patients with urgent care needs, helping to keep them out of hospital.
Main duties of the job
Skills and personal characteristics neededto join us as an HCA
To be a Healthcare Assistant, you'll need to be:
- caring and kind
- cheerful and friendly
- willing to be hands-on with patients
- willing to do personal care tasks (washing, toileting, etc)
- able to follow instructions and procedures
- able to work in a team but use your own initiative
You'll also need:
- communication skills, including listening
- organisation skills
- observational skills
Your training as a healthcare assistant will include basic nursing skills and you'll work towards achieving the Care Certificate, developed bySkills for Care,Skills for HealthandHealth Education Englandand launched in 2015.
Find out more about the Care Certificate
We could also support you to study for qualifications through an apprenticeships such as:
- the NCFE CACHE level 2 Certificate in Healthcare Support Services
- the NCFE CACHE level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support
With experience and further training, you could further your career in health care opening opportunities to train as anAssistant PractitionerorNursing Associate. With the appropriate qualifications and experience,you could also go on to train as one of the many degree-level healthcare professionals such as Nurse, Podiatrist, Midwife or Therapist.
There are so many opportunities to progress with us.
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.
- Over 8,400 full time, part time and bank staff members
- Medical, nursing, and therapeutic care provided to over 10,000 children and adults a day
- July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of Good with Outstanding features
- Flexible working patterns offered across all services
- Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
- Accredited Level 3 Disability Confident Leader
SCFT is an inclusive employer that promotes equality and challenges discrimination and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds. Applications from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, disabled candidates, and LGBT+ candidates are particularly encouraged, to ensure the Trusts workforce reflects the diverse communities it serves.
What else can we offer you apart from a great feeling of job satisfaction?
- Flexible working patterns
- Supportive learning environment
- Dedicated career pathways, and great opportunities for continuing professional development
- Commitment to and support for your health and wellbeing
- NHS discounts and salary sacrifice schemes
Youll also have access to our generous pension scheme and health service discounts, as well as 27 days of annual leave, plus bank holidays, which increases the longer youre in service.
Shoreham by sea, Lancing, Worthing, Rustington, Bognor, Chichester, Horsham, Haywards Health, Crawley, Brighton and Hove, Lewes, Crowborough, Uckfield
For a detailed job description and main responsibilities please see the attached supporting documents.
Skills and Knowledge
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.
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
For help with your application, contact:
20 December 2021
Agenda for change
Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working