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Band 2
6 months (fixed Term Contract till end of March 2023)
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Full or part time)
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NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Brentwood Community Hospital
Brentwood Essex
£18,546 - £19,918 per annum plus HCAS
Salary period
17/08/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Health Care Assistant - Brentwood Community Hospital

Band 2

Do you want to be part of an innovative organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

Here at NELFT, embracing a Just and Compassionate Culture is our commitment to our colleagues and to our patients that we will support and promote a culture based on fairness, respect, honesty, and trust, ensuring that we have consistent leadership behaviours and styles across the Trust. Our vision is to create an engaging place to work in partnership, where we value diverse perspectives and work in an environment in which you feel valued, supported, understood, and developed. Our professional relationships are built on a foundation of mutual respect, trust and honesty. We are committed to welcoming and making everyone feel valued here at NELFT.

We embrace continuous learning to improve patient outcomes and we provide outstanding professional development opportunities for our workforce. If you want to grow and progress your career with an organisation that values it’s people, take the first step on an exciting career journey and join us today.

Job overview

B2 Health Care Assistant, Brentwood Community Hospital

We are the leading provider of Community Health Services in South West Essex and are part of the family of North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT).


Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Health Care Assistant who is motivated and enthusiastic about providing high quality care to join our friendly team at our Inpatient Unit at Brentwood Community Hospital.


Working for our organisation

COVID-19 Vaccination
We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

Probationary Period
This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT
NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement
This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of the basic salary (minimum payment of £1,067 and a maximum payment of £1,846 per annum pro rata).

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

We have inpatient beds that specialise in the rehabilitation of adults  requiring general rehabilitation. We aim to provide safe, effective, high quality care by working closely with patients, relatives and a multi-disciplinary team. We offer an individual care pathway to improve and maintain each patient's independence with a view to enabling a successful return to home life or agreed alternative accommodation.

We are seeking an enthusiastic person with excellent communication skills to support intermediate care interventions alongside our multidisciplinary team. If you have clinical experience, the ability to work under pressure, are someone who understands the uniqueness of older people and have the drive to want to make a difference, we look forward to hearing from you.

In return you will get a competitive salary, Training and Development opportunities, Management and Clinical support and access to other NHS benefits.

Dependent on the nature of the post we can be flexible about the working hours, and the Trust is committed to the principles of Improving Working Lives.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further details on this vacancy.

Person specification


Desirable criteria
  • Relevant experience in a healthcare setting and base level of theoretic knowledge

Skills and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good level of communication skills (written and verbal)


Desirable criteria
  • Knowlege of patient/client conditions relevant to the community setting

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Kathy Mason
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Additional information or 07711425070 / 01277 695121