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Job summary

Main area
Elderly Medicine
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 2
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (nil)
Job ref
262-A-22-4468147
Employer
North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
West Cumberland Hospital
Town
Whitehaven
Salary
£20,270 - £21,318 pa pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
08/12/2022 23:59

Employer heading

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust logo

Activity coordinator

NHS AfC: Band 2

Job overview

Band 2 Activity Co-ordinator

Ward 4 is looking for a dynamic innovative person for a new role within the ward as an Activity coordinator to lead and encourage patients to join in meaningful activities to promote wellbeing and recovery whilst maintaining their choice and dignity whilst they are in patients on the ward.

To create a stimulating and varied programme of activities and events on the ward for patients to enjoy. To work with the patients to understand their likes and dislikes and aid in providing a good patient journey.

To work alongside volunteers and other support workers to provide a balanced programme to meet the patients needs 

Main duties of the job

Activity coordinator to lead and encourage patients to join in meaningful activities such as arts and crafts, music therapies, gentle exercise and socialisation  to promote wellbeing and recovery whilst maintaining their choice and dignity whilst they are in patients on the ward.

To create a stimulating and varied programme of activities and events on the ward for patients to enjoy. To work with the patients to understand their likes and dislikes and aid in providing a good patient journey.

To work alongside volunteers and other support workers to provide a balanced programme to meet the patients needs 

Working for our organisation

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We’re responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of ‘safe, high quality care every time’.

  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts.  Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies?

  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:

  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:

  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro – Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email: helpline@nacro.org.uk

Unlock – Tel: 01634 247350, email advice@unlock.org.uk or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: £18 + Administration cost of £3.85 = £21.85. Deducted at £6.85 from 1st month salary and £5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: £38 + administration cost of £3.90 = £41.90. Deducted at £11.90 from 1st month salary and £10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position; further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

 

 

 

 

 

 

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • GCSE Maths
  • GCSE English
Desirable criteria
  • National Care certificate or commitment to complete as part of induction process

Experience and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • • Ability to maintain and improve knowledge, skills and competence to ensure high standards of patient care.
  • • Ability to meet basic care needs of patients,
  • • Understanding of confidentiality
Desirable criteria
  • Previous/similar experience in activities/music therapies/crafting skills
  • Experience with the elderly,

Skills and aptitudes

Essential criteria
  • • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • • Ability to use initiative appropriately.
  • • Organisational skills..
  • • Ability to demonstrate the compassionate values and behaviours needed for dignified care
Desirable criteria
  • IT skills.
  • Extended scope of practice pertinent to role

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerFair Train Silver StandardStep into healthBetter Health - Silver

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
Deborah Evans
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
deborah.evans@ncic.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01946 693181