NHS AfC: Band 3
Come work with us…
You will work on a vibrant hospital campus with a friendly community feel; we have excellent facilities to practise your skills and abilities to support your career pathway and development. Our values of Together – Safe, Kind, Excellent support the delivery of outstanding care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is improving health-care quality; this is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.
Main duties of the job
To work as part of the multidisciplinary team assisting with patient care and other departmental-related duties as directed by the Registered Nurse to ensure kind, safe, and compassionate care for patients.
Please see the full list of main duties listed in the Applicant Information Pack.
Working for our organisation
Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together- safe, kind, excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Healthcare Support Worker
An exciting opportunity has arisen in Ward D9 for a Healthcare Support Worker. You will have proven previous experience of hospital or community patient care. You will have excellent communication skills, the ability to work as part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team and a strong commitment to the provision of high quality patient care.
Please note that HCSW’s (Band 2), who are working through their competencies, will be considered for this position. In this instance, Band 3 banding will be awarded on achievement of completing appropriate training and achievement of competencies.
For Band 3 HCSW posts:
Please note you must have completed your Band 3 compentencies to apply for this HCSW position. If you would like more information regarding completing these please contact Jennifer Sinclair – Training Manager: email@example.com.
Key duties and responsibilities:
- Promote patient wellbeing.
- Act as a role model to all unit staff.
- Promote effective communication within the multidisciplinary team.
- Promote & maintain a safe environment.
- Maintain patient documentation relating to care given by yourself in accordance with
Trust guidelines and promote accurate documentation within the team.
- Promote infection control within the multidisciplinary team.
- Prioritise and organise own delegated workload.
- Work within the limitations of your role.
- To induct and support junior colleagues.
- To interpret patient’s physiological measurements and act on those that fall outside the
normal parameters to ensure patient safety.
- To interpret patient’s fluid balance and report when this falls outside predetermined
parameters to ensure appropriate interventions are administered.
- To act as a patient’s advocate when required
Benefits to you
We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.
For further details of our fantastic benefits please refer to the attachment below - CUH Benefits.
Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.
We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.
- Hospital or community experience in patient care Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team
- Experience of working within an oncology/haematology setting
- Importance of maintaining confidentiality and demonstrate a knowledge of how it can be maintained Demonstrate empathy for the needs of patients To be able to work effectively as part of a team Relates well to others
- NVQ 2 or equivalent Literate and Numerate Able and willing to work toward NVQ level 3
- NVQ 3 or working towards and NVQ 3 award.
- Excellent communication skills Attention to detail Able to organise and prioritise workload effectively, especially in an emergency situation Able to recognise the situations when a more senior member of staff is required
- Computer skills
- The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent. To be able to recognise the extent and limitations of the healthcare assistants role Health and safety requirements Committed to providing patient care
- Involvement with supporting staff training
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Andrea Hunt
- Job title
- Senior Sister
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 01223 217708