Healthcare Assistant - Band 3
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
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We are currently seeking Health Care Assistants possessing the highest standards of care and compassion in order to aid, coach and support our diverse population of patient requirements here in Gloucester.
In this role you need to be a motivated, flexible and resourceful team player who has high standards and can embrace the service changes and developments. You will be supported by a highly skilled multi-disciplinary team of Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and administrative staff, whilst providing support to the Gloucester Community. You will deliver high quality care, whilst supporting the patients with a variety of conditions and needs, in their own homes.
You need to be able to work part time or full time over a shift system which includes early and late shifts across 7 days including weekends and bank holidays. If you feel you have the drive for excellence and wish to experience the freedom, self-management and progressive nature of Gloucestershire Health & Care Foundation Trust Community Nursing team then make applying the next investment in your future career today.
Main duties of the job
To excel in this role you will require excellent communication and clinical skills to deliver safe and effective patient centred care to our local population. You will be able to maintain accurate record keeping to ensure that details of the care given is recorded in line with trust policies.
On a daily basis you will be responsible for the delivery of care for a specific group of patients, ensuring you treat all patients, carers and staff with dignity and respect. Your role will involve tasks such as venepuncture, a variety of wound care, performing clinical observations and reporting changes to patients health and well-being as appropriate
At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.
Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.
Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.
As a Health Care Assistant/ Support Worker you will be responsible for participating and assisting in the delivery of care / services to patients and service users as part of a Mental Health and Social Care Health Service. Health Care Assistant, Social Care Workers and other Healthcare Support Workers employed by the Trust are required to follow the guidance set out in Code of Conduct for Health Care Assistants/ Health Care Support Workers to provide safe and compassionate care of a high standard, and to challenge others who are not.
You will receive direct supervision and partake in reflective practice / training on a regular basis and be required to meet the Care Certificate standards. All successful applicants will also have the opportunity to discuss the prospect of undertaking a Level 3 Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship alongside their substantive post. This apprenticeship would include the Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare.
Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.
The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.
Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.
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