Public Health Assistant
Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
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The NHS is changing. More emphasis on community-based care means there's never been a better time to join us.
We believe in treating the whole person, not just the condition.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and adaptable Public Health Assistant to join our caring and progressive team in Sittingbourne
You will work as part of a close-knit team who are dedicated to the health and wellbeing of people in Sittingbourne. East Kent is made up of a diverse patient group with complex needs. Healthcare assistants make a difference by helping to keep people at home and independent for longer.
Our community nursing teams are closely aligned with local Primary Care Networks, to make sure patient care is holistic and joined up. We believe in treating the whole person, not just the condition, so we take time to get to know our patients.
Main duties of the job
You will be required to understand & identify healthy normal growth & development in children from 0-5 years which is monitored through development reviews and promoting the Ages & Stages questionnaire, (ASQ. TM) and have an understanding of child development and play and the importance of play in children's lives and learning, language development, special educational needs and disability.
You will participate in the care of clients / families in, public health or community setting under the direction of a senior members of the Health Visiting team, taking into account the lifestyle, race, gender and cultural background, and factors which impact on physical, mental or emotional health.Daily workload will be varied with a range of activities delegated by the Health Visiting team to enable you to support children and young people, families and carers in enabling them to improve their healthand well- being.
One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated 'outstanding' by the CQC. We've got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values Compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent
We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.
We've signed up to be a real UK living wage employer. The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate voluntarily paid by 7,000+ UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a fair wage. Committing to the real UK Living Wage is one way we're delivering our pledge to be the best employer
Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we're reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to 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 without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both
Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Our career pathways will help you achieve your aspirations
The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this.
Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.
We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.
If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know so they can help you with this.
All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. Interviews are due to take place on the 17th October.
Find out more about the community difference here.
Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity
Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.
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