Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
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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!
We are looking to recruit a dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic Band 3 Healthcare Assistant who has a passion for delivering high quality care within a community setting.
The postholder will be working within the Burgess Hill Primary Care Networks (PCN) community team, based at Hurstpierpoint Health Centre.
The team is made up of community nurses, health care assistants, clinical leads as well as coordinators, administrators, social worker, psychological therapist, mental health practitioner and Age UK community link worker.
This is an ideal opportunity for anyone looking for a career within healthcare, or an existing Band 2 or 3 Healthcare Assistant who wants to develop their clinical knowledge and practice within the community. Community and healthcare experience is desirable, but not essential as training will be given to develop the skills and knowledge required for this role.
Please note you will need a full drivers license and access to a car for work purposes.
Main duties of the job
As a healthcare assistant within the community team, you will be visiting patients within their own homes to undertake a variety of clinical skills including: insulin administration, wound care, pressure area care observations, subcutaneous injections and venepuncture.
If you are looking to work as part of a multidisciplinary team with a focus on providing high quality compassionate care to the most vulnerable within our community, and you possess excellent caring, organisational and communication skills, we would love to hear from you. A "can do" attitude is a must, as is a desire to be the best and provide the highest standard of care. If you are passionate about making a difference and want to contribute to a team that is continuously striving to achieve excellence then this could be the role for you.
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 Trust's 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
You'll 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 you're in service.
Skills and personal characteristics neededto join us as a Healthcare Assistant
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
To work in our PCN teams, you will need to be a car driver with access to a vehicle you can use for work.
For a detailed job description and main responsibilities please see the attached supporting documents.
Annex 21 wording to consider using for Band 3 Trainee Healthcare Assistant positions:
Please note that Trainee Healthcare Assistants are paid a percentage of the pay band maximum for the qualified rate which is dependent on the duration of the training period (see Agenda for Change Annex 21).
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.