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District Nursing
Band 3
Part Time 18.75 Hours per week
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Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Stopford House
£18,813- £20, 795 Pro rata per annum
03/08/2019 23:59
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Health Care Assistant

Band 3

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

There are lots of good reasons to choose to come and work at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. A dynamic integrated Trust with integrity and vision. Exactly the same qualities you’ll see in yourself. Stockport NHS Foundation Trust aims to be the organisation of choice for patients and an employer of choice for staff. In order to continually improve all aspects of our patient experience, we rely upon having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive and patient focused workforce.

Stockport Foundation Trust is one of four ‘specialist’ hospital sites in Greater Manchester. Being a ‘specialist’ hospital will enhance our general surgery, anaesthetics, critical care and emergency medicine for the benefit of people in Stockport, High Peak, Cheshire and across Greater Manchester.

Our values ‘Quality and Safety, Communication, Service’ are at the heart of everything we do and come from our ‘Your Health. Our Priority’ promise. Every day they drive the behaviour and actions for every person in our organisation.

In your application for this post, please describe how your experience and skills align with 'Our values-based behaviours' ( see additional documentation) and provide examples.

Coaching Academy 

Our coaching academy is a vehicle for developing a coaching culture throughout the Trust to help develop, engage, motivate and care for our staff to deliver better patient care. It will support us to consistently have a “culture of caring” which both our staff and patients will experience.

Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment

As well as recognising previous NHS service, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust is a member of the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment. If you are currently employed by Greater Manchester Local Authority, Combined Authority, GMFRS, TfGM as well as other public service organisations, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust will recognise your previous service for sickness and maternity/paternity/adoption entitlement and also for annual leave purposes (providing there has been no break in service).  If you currently work for one of the above organisations and successfully apply for a post with Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, please ensure the Recruitment team are aware so that this service is reflected in your contract of employment.

Our Values:

Quality and Safety

We deliver safe, high quality and compassionate care.

We ensure a clean and safe environment for better care


We treat our patients, their families and our staff with dignity and respect.

We communicate with everyone in a clear and open way.


We provide effective, efficient and innovative care.

We work in partnership with others, to deliver improved care, in the right place at the right time. 


Stockport Foundation Trust

We are seeking to recruit a Band 3 Health Care Assistant for the District Nursing Service based at Stopford House Stockport. Hours of work are between 8am and 6pm over 7 days, including weekends and Bank Holidays.

 We are looking for a flexible an innovative support worker. The post holder requires good organisational skills, interpersonal skills and to be a team player. Experience of working in a caring role would be an advantage. Duties include:

  • The administration of eye drops to patients with chronic eye conditions.
  • Application of non-medicated cream to patients as directed by a GP
  • Prompting medication to patients including insulin administration.
  • Assisting senior staff in clinical procedures or end of life care.
  • Providing wound care to patients in their own homes.

 As a HCAyou will work autonomously, or alongside a trained nurse or team member.  You will need to be a car driver and mileage allowance is paid.

This will be part of the District Nursing Team that delivers care to all patients at home throughout the Stockport area. The post holder will also be an integral part of the wider district nursing team and may require differing working hours at times to meet the needs of the patient and service.

Stockport Foundation Trust (Community Nursing) has a reputation for providing high quality care and a willingness to invest in the education and support of its staff. Stockport Foundation Trust provides in house training, full induction programme and encourages you to develop professionally and life-long learning.

Base: Stopford House, SK1 3XE, Stockport


The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trust’s policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of £48.43. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary

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Applicant requirements

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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