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Health Care Assistant - Community

Job Reference nhsp/TP/295722/1621

Number of Positions:
1
Contract Type:
Shifts
Contract Details:
Bank
Salary:
Up to £20.03 per hour
Working Hours:
Flexible
Location:
Warrington
Closing Date:
31/07/2024
Job Category:
Health Care Assistant [NB]
Region / Division:
Cheshire
Business Unit:
National Bank

Job Introduction

Job Title: Band 3 Health Care Assistant – Bridgewater Community      

Trust Location:  Warrington

Pay Rates: £11.85, £16.00, £20.03 + Holiday
Shift Patterns: Days, Nights, Weekends & Bank Holidays  

As a Community Health Care Assistant working in Warrington you will be integral to the care of the patients during their time with Bridgewater Community Trust. The Trust is focused on supporting the Community and helping patients remain independent in their own home. You will actively assist the Community Nursing Team in the provision of nursing care and support to patients and families in the community setting.

By joining this Trust you will be coming to work in a supportive and friendly environment, with a team that are forward thinking and proactive. They are a welcoming and friendly team.

The Trust would support you to attend the Trust Induction and well as provide local induction.

You’ll receive the following benefits:  

  • First choice of shifts or placements at your Trust – access before they are made available to agency  
  • Wellbeing incentives – take advantage of the wellbeing hub 
  • Competitive pay rates – work this week, get paid next week 
  • Manage your shifts and timesheets on the go – access your “My Bank” shift portal anywhere, anytime online or through your smartphone  
  • Essential support when you need it – 24/7 365 days – Call us anytime  
  • Multi-locational - work across neighbouring Trusts  
  • Varied working options to suit your lifestyle – access to the Bank gives you options of ad hoc shifts or fixed term placements   
  • Training and development opportunities  
  • Build holiday allowance for every shift you work  
  • Stakeholder pension scheme available   

What you’ll be responsible for :-

  • To work as part of an integrated Community Nursing Service in providing specific care to a patient in the community setting as written in the care plan.
  • To provide personal care and support to palliative patients in their own homes.
  • To work alone and unsupervised and the ability to work autonomously.
  • To be responsible for the ordering of clinical supplies and stationery for the Community Nursing Team.
  • To work in accordance with Trust Policies and Procedures.
  • To maintain high standards of personal hygiene adhering to Health and Safety Guidelines and Infection Control Guidelines within the trust.
  • To respect confidential information during your work and refrain from discussing such information without the consent of the patient/client or a person entitled to act on his/her behalf, except where disclosure is required by law or by the Order of a Court or is necessary in the public interest.
  • To monitor skin integrity of patients at risk of pressure sores formation and provide basic preventative information.
  • To provide full personal care to patients in the terminal phase of life.
  • To provide health screening for household patients e.g. Monitoring of blood glucose levels, phlebotomy, blood pressure recording and urine testing.
  • To provide clinical intervention for care of patients as directed by Registered Nurses, following training and assessment of competencies e.g. administration of insulin, basic wound care and bladder irrigation.
  • To check equipment on a regular basis and ensure it is safe to use.
  • To attend mandatory training in accordance with the Trust Policy.
  • To identify areas for development within a Personal Development Plan in collaboration with District Nurse coordinator/District Nursing Sister.
  • To report any Health and Safety or Infection Control issues.

 

The role will involve, but not be limited to you performing the above.  

You’ll need to have the following qualification/experience: 

  • A minimum of 6 months paid experience in a community nursing environment within a Community Trust in the last 3 years  
  • NVQ Level III in Healthcare/equivalent qualification or demonstrable experience of working in a healthcare setting
  • Wound care knowledge/experience
  • To provide full personal care to patients in the terminal phase of life
  • To provide clinical intervention for care of patients as directed by Registered Nurses
  • The ability to travel independently across the Trust and work flexibly in accordance with service needs
  • Ensure accurate records are kept in accordance with CHS policy and NMC guidelines  
  • Undertake regular mandatory training  

*Depending on the Trust, you may require variable additional certification and skills.  

Who are NHS Professionals?  

We are NHS Professionals (NHSP), working together to care for patients in the NHS. Providing you with the power to decide when, how, and where you want to work. Supporting your lifestyle and making you feel part of the team and community. 

 

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By joining us you can look forward to a choice of flexible Bank shifts across any of our client Trusts in England, as well as the ability to develop professionally and gain experience in several wards or areas.  

 

Disclaimer  

Please note, you will be contacted by email throughout the recruitment process, so please check your emails, including your junk/spam regularly. We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.