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Health Care Assistant
Grade
Band 2
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
395-EA243-20
Employer
NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Mayfield, Thurrock Community Hospital
Town
Thurrock
Salary
£18,005 - £19,337 per annum pro rata
Closing
06/07/2020 23:59

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NELFT NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Health Care Assistant - Mayfield Unit

Band 2

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic 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.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

Health Care Assistant

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).

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 Mayfield, Thurrock Community Hospital.

The unit provides inpatient beds that specialise in the rehabilitation of adults with dementia and those requiring general rehabilitation. We aim to provide safe, effective and  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.

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).

 

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 – Essex

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £1,017 to a maximum of £1,762)

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Please contact Phathi Nyathi on: 07713 089294 or email phathi.nyathi@nelft.nhs.uk