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Healthcare Assistant

Band 3

Main area
Community
Grade
Band 3
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part time - 20 hours per week
Job ref
199-4306621-RB-SS-A
Site
Lennard Road out of hours
Town
Croydon
Salary
£25,838 - £27,285 pro rata p.a inc HCAS
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
27/09/2022 08:00

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.

 

Job overview

The post holder will work independently under the direction and guidance of a registered nurse in order to provide efficient and effective evidence based nursing care to patients in their own homes. He/she will work in partnership with team members, service users, general practice staff and other agencies.

 

To work as part of the District Nursing Service and other stakeholders to provide efficient and effective nursing care as delegated to patients in their own home

 

Main duties of the job

Lennard Road out of hours     Band 3 10 hours a week  18;00-23;00

The post will close once we have received a sufficient number of applications

We are Transforming Adult Community Services in Croydon. Do you have the skills to be part of this exciting transformation?

In Croydon, Health and Social care providers and commissioners have formed the Croydon Alliance Board with the aim of providing a whole system transformation that will deliver the outcomes our over 65’s have specified that they want.

The Outcome- Based Commissioning programme is a radically different approach to funding and delivery of services designed to deliver outcomes local people want whilst getting best value from the Health and Social care sectors. This includes the provision of well-coordinated care and support to promote independence in the most appropriate setting.

We require  a Healthcare Assistant to work within the Community Nursing Service to provide efficient and effective nursing care to patients in their own homes. The ideal candidate should have experience working within a Health Care setting, be compassionate and able to communicate effectively with patients.

We offer a comprehensive induction programme and excellent on going professional development opportunities for those wishing to pursue a career in nursing.

All candidates must have a clean driving license and use of a car for work purposes. Once recruited staff can take advantage of our child care facilities.

 

 

Working for our organisation

You are the difference –Staff Pledges

 

All staff are expected to demonstrate a considerate and respectful attitude.

 

I will always introduce myself to patients and other staff “Hello my name is”

 

If I see that someone looks like they need help, assistance or they look lost – I will always – Can I help you?

 

If I can’t help you I will always ensure that I refer you to someone who can

 

If I see behaviour that is inappropriate I will feel empowered and supported to always challenge it

With its excellent shopping and entertainment facilities and fast transport links to Central London and the Coast why not come and be part of our Transformation Agenda?

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

visit patients in their own home to provide care and interventions as delegated by a    registered nurse in accordance with an individualised care plan.

 

  1. To provide feedback to the registered nurse, colleagues and other professionals regarding

     the patient’s health, wellbeing and changing needs.

 

  1. To manage and prioritise delegated patients visits.
  2. To be an effective member of the nursing team and work as part of the wider Primary Health Care Team

 

  1. To actively participate in Service Development.

 

  1. To actively participate in Action Learning Sets.

 

Clinical

 

  1. To undertake delegated nursing, health promotion and administrative duties once assessed as competent by a registered nurse, in line with Croydon Health Services’ policies, procedures and guidelines.
  2. Liaise with members of the multi-disciplinary team and provide feedback to the registered nurse regarding the patient’s health and social needs.
  3. To assist and enable patients to maintain and regain their independence where able promoting patient empowerment
  4. To be able to initiate and assist with basic life support measures
  5. To maintain written and electronic records in line with PCT policies and procedures.
  6. Participates in health education for patient and carers.
  7. Works within the PCT professional liability policy for nurses, Allied Health Professional and Health care assistants.
  8. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of how and when to obtain advice and or support from a registered nurse, emergency services or other relevant health care professional.

 

 

Person specification

Education And Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • • NVQ III or equivalent in relevant area of practice or willingness to undertake.

Knowledge And Understanding

Essential criteria
  • • Must have knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety responsibilities.

Experience

Essential criteria
  • • Experience of working as part of a team

Skills/Abilities

Essential criteria
  • • Must be able to demonstrate clear verbal communication skills with patients, carers and staff at all levels

Other Factors

Essential criteria
  • • Car driver with a current UK licence and access to a car for work purposes where required

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Trust IDCapital Nurse, LondonListening into Action (LiA)No smoking policyLondon Living Wage is a voluntary commitment made by employers, who can become accredited with the Living Wage FoundationPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Bernadette GILLESPIE,
Job title
Cluster matron
Email address
bernadettegillespie@nhs.net
Telephone number
07780 381812
Additional information