Job overview

We are looking to recruit dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic Band 3 Healthcare Assistants who have a passion for delivering high quality care within a community setting. They will be working within the Regis Central Primary Care Network (PCN) Community Team, based at Bognor War Memorial Hospital.

This is an ideal opportunity for anyone looking for a career within healthcare, or an existing Band 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 such as insulin administration, wound care, completing observations, and venepuncture.

Main duties of the job

You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team providing health care to patients at home, under the direction and supervision of registered staff. This includes assisting in the delivery of interventions, treating and discharging patients and reporting all changes in patient status to senior staff. The role also involves providing administrative support to the community team.

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.

Working for our organisation

Why work with us?

  • Positive 2020 NHS Staff Survey results
  • The Care Quality Commission (CQC) rates our quality of services as good with outstanding features
  • Stunning locations in Sussex, surrounded by the South Downs and the coast
  • A great working environment in the community, in patients’ homes and our community hospitals
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • A Real Living Wage Employer with great rates of pay
  • Flexible working options, including overtime
  • Supportive team environments
  • Cost-effective and convenient workplace nurseries
  • Thriving BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Disability Confident Employer, committed to creating inclusive workplaces
  • In return we can offer you:

  • Flexible working patterns
  • Supportive learning environment
  • Dedicated career pathways, and great opportunities for continuing professional development
  • Commitment to and support for your wellbeing
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • NHS discount and salary sacrifice schemes
  • Detailed job description and main responsibilities
    Full details about the role and requirements are available in the attached job description and specification.

    Please note that you will need to have a drivers license and have access to a car for work purposes.

    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.

    Person specification

    Qualifications
    Essential criteria

  • Good standard of education
  • NVQ level III in Health Care or equivalent experience
  • Care Certificate completed or willing to work towards
  • Experience
    Essential criteria

  • Experience of working in a caring environment, either in health, social or voluntary services
  • Basic numeracy and ability to write simple reports
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience of working with adults and/or experience of working in community or home care services.
  • Basic understanding of statutory health and social services.
  • Skills and Knowledge
    Essential criteria

  • Good verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to visit patients in the community unsupervised
  • Ability to deal with a wide range of people at all levels, including clients, carers, health and social care colleagues and other professionals.
  • Awareness of holistic patient needs
  • Autonomous decision making
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative
  • Willingness to undertake job related training and multi-disciplinary competencies Able to prioritise and plan own workload.
  • Ability to understand work related boundaries and refer matters of importance to a senior colleague
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to document efficiently and effectively
  • Desirable criteria

  • Familiarity with current NHS and social care policies.
  • Awareness of National and Local agendas pertinent to the service.
  • Other
    Essential criteria

  • Car Driver and access to a car for work purposes
  • This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

    Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. If you have not heard from us within two weeks please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please ensure that you check your emails, including your junk folder, on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically as well; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

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