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Job summary

Main area
Community
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 3
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week (7 days per week)
Job ref
372-HCSW100
Employer
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Brighouse Health Centre
Town
Brighouse
Salary
£21,730 - £23,177 pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59
Interview date
13/10/2022

Employer heading

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust logo

Healthcare Assistant

NHS AfC: Band 3

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (CHFT) are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. 

We are committed to recruiting to our values.  Leading One Culture of Care underpins our values by creating an environment, tone and behaviours across all parts of the Trust that are fundamentally rooted in compassionate care.  

We are open to considering a wide range of flexible working arrangements. There are opportunities to flex the days of the week, hours and times of work and place of work including: part-time, job-share, flexible working hours and the possibility to work from home when appropriate. Please talk to us during the interview process to discuss any flexibility that you may require.

We received our Silver Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britain’s Reservists and Employers. This means that we provided its statement of intent to support all Defence personnel and we welcome application to work for us.

Our Future Plans

The Department of Health and Social Care has awarded capital funding to invest in local health services at both Calderdale Royal Hospital and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. This is a significant investment and an opportunity to enhance services for our populations in Calderdale and Huddersfield and West Yorkshire for generations to come. To find out more, please visit Our Future Plans - CHFT (cht.nhs.uk)


 

Job overview

To work under the guidance and supervision of qualified members of staff to meet the needs of the clients in their own home. The job may also occasionally require the provision of care of clients in some other primary health care setting. Calderdale provides a 24 hours district nursing service and the job entails supporting this service. 

Main duties of the job

Applicants must be a motivated and passionate about high quality patient care have excellent interpersonal skills, be flexible and have an ability to work under pressure. Assist in the delivery of unscheduled, unpredictable episodes of care on a regular basis, with appropriate use of initiative. 

Be willing to undertaken any additional training appropriate for this role, to enable effective delivery of care of the client group. 

Previous  experience in a similar setting would be beneficial.

It is essential that the candidate is confident , resilient and has a caring nature.


 

Working for our organisation

Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (CHFT) provides a supportive and inclusive workplace,  staffs health and well-being is extremely important to us and we provide a range of opportunities for personal and professional development.   

Our vision is to provide one culture of care for one another in order that we can provide compassionate care for the people who use our services. We are passionate about creating a workplace where we work together to get results, encouraging colleagues to have their say, in order to co create the change we want to see. We take pride in the diversity of our workforce that’s why we encourage applications from all. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Able to create a professional nursing culture which is open to change, new ideas, concepts and innovation whilst reflecting organisational strategy and values. 
Willing to develop new skills and participate in training in line with service 
development e.g. venepuncture, administration of defined medicines, enteral feeding. 
Has an understanding and knowledge of community care procedure and practice (basic observations, catheter care, monitoring of blood sugar/blood pressure etc) 
Participate, through appraisal, in matching organizational aims with personal objectives and supporting staff within their own area of responsibility to do the same. 

 

Managing Information: 
Use appropriate information to make timely and effective decisions in relation to the community nursing team. 
Contribute to the development of information systems. 
Obtains transmits and stores information relating to the delivery of care services (this may involve auditing) 
Participate in the use of information and technology including inputting data on the computer system enabling other members of the team to use. 
Provide information in a form that meets the understanding of the receiver at all levels. 
Use of oral, written and computerized information that facilitates continuity of patient care throughout the 24-hour period.

Completes documentation in accordance with Trust’s policies and procedures

 

Managing Self:
Participate in regular supervision.

 Attend all mandatory training. 
Participate annually identifying, developing and agreeing your own development plan with your Line Manager using the Trust Appraisal. 
Comply with all Trust policies, procedures and protocols. 
Carry out duties with due regard to the Trust’s Equal Opportunity Policy. 
Seek advice and support from Line Manager whenever necessary. 
Maintain professional conduct including appearance at all times.
Ensure maintenance of Professional Registration.

Person specification

Qualifications/Training

Essential criteria
  • GCSE maths and English grade 9-2 (A*-E) or equivalent
  • Health specific NVQ level 2 or 3 (or equivalent)
  • Willingness to undertake any training or development relevant to the role
Desirable criteria
  • Resuscitation training

Knowledge, experience & expertise

Essential criteria
  • Previous employment with a healthcare setting
  • Insight into the roles of responsibilities of the post
Desirable criteria
  • Competent in cannulation
  • Experience of record keeping

Communication and relationships

Essential criteria
  • Good communication Skills
  • Aware of own limitations/ level of competence
Desirable criteria
  • Plan delegated workload

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Tara Teske
Job title
Clinical Manager
Email address
tara.teske@cht.nhs.uk
Telephone number
07585992002
Additional information

Available Monday-Friday between the hours of 8am-4pm. Please don't hesitate to contact Tara should you wish to arrange an informal visit to the Brighouse base.