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Community Adults
NHS AfC: Band 3
Part time - 27.5 hours per week
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NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
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Romford Clinic
£20,330 - £21,777 pa pro rata (plus HCAS)
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COVID-19 Vacancy Health Care Assistant

NHS AfC: Band 3

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.

Main duties of the job

An opportunity has arisen for a  health care assistant to join the Integrated Community Cardiac team in Havering.

The post holder will be required to 
To have organisational knowledge relating to Trust protocols and procedures and adhere to them, particularly administration of medicine and moving and handling.

To be responsible for providing accurate records of information required by the Trust for audit purposes.

To provide patients and relatives with information and education thus ensuring they have meaningful choices that promote dignity, independence and quality of life.

To plan and organise own delegated work. To give holistic care to patients in the community, such as in the patients home, health centre / clinic and residential home.

*Please note: Advert is subject to close early once a high number of applications have been received*


Working for our organisation

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).

COVID-19 Vaccination
The successful applicant will be an NHS employee and may therefore have contact with vulnerable service users. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been necessary to take significant steps to protect the health and safety of our staff, service users and those attending our sites. To comply with our duty of care, we require our staff to have the COVID vaccine and we will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process. Vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an exemption applies.

Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website.  If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

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 focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes.  The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham Essex

 High Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,898 to a maximum of £4,967).

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • NVQ3 in Health and Social Care
  • Demonstrates a commitment to further learning & development


Essential criteria
  • Previous experience in a health care setting
  • Working with the public
Desirable criteria
  • Awareness of a range of Health Service provisions.


Essential criteria
  • Health & Safety in a primary care setting.
  • Awareness of the needs of elderly people.
  • Ability to undertake manual handling procedures in line with Organisation Policy.
Desirable criteria
  • An awareness of NHS Plan, NSF and clinical governance priorities


Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel.
  • Communication/telephone skills.
  • Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing.
  • Computer Literacy.

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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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Lisa Moore
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