Health Care Assistant

Health Care Assistant Saint Ives, East of England, England

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Full Time Saint Ives, East of England, England 22816 - 24336 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

We are currently looking for a full time Health Care Assistant who will be working as a member of the St Ives District Nursing Community Team undertaking delegated duties in order to meet the needs of the needs of the service users.

You will be trained and supervised by registered professionals and will be expected to follow a plan of care based on the specific needs of the service users.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced, motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our service providing care in patient’s own homes.

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) provides integrated community and mental health, learning disability and social care services of the highest standard due to our continued commitment to quality and service improvement.

Are you ready to take on the challenge of this exciting role and help to make a real difference to people’s lives?

Please note for this role you will be required to travel independently around the county meeting strict time deadlines. You will need to hold a full UK driving licence* and have use of a vehicle. You cannot use public transport for this role as this is not a reliable form of transport and will not allow you to meet service needs. Please confirm in your application that you meet the specified criteria.

As a Community Health care Assistant you will work closely with the nursing team to follow a plan of care in deliver high quality, best practice care to adults with a range of complex health needs within their own homes. We are looking for caring, responsive and diverse people who share our passion to deliver our service.

We are looking for someone with:

  • Experience of working in the community.
  • Experience of working within health or social care.
  • Experience of caring for and supporting adults and older people
  • Demonstrate a commitment to high quality care & service provision.
  • Good communication skills.
  • The ability to work flexibly and as part of a team, as well as individually.
  • DVLA have a number of reciprocal arrangements with overseas countries, for further information please visit the DVLA website
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
  • Make judgements on patients response to prescribed treatment/care plans, and report findings to a qualified professional in line with competency framework.
  • Communicate with patients/carers by exchanging factual information, reassurance, tact and empathy. Establish and maintain appropriate working relationships with colleagues, patients, carers and other health care professionals.
  • Work under guidance on specified tasks, taking direction from registered and non-registered staff as appropriate, with regular clinical support and supervision by a qualified practitioner.
  • Promote patient independence and self-management Provide and maintain a safe, comfortable and dignified environment for all patients/clients and carers To practice the principles and philosophy of individualised patient care in accordance with Trust Policy, procedures and regulatory body's guidelines.
  • To maintain appropriate and timely documentation of each patient contact (ensuring these are recorded on SystmOne or RIO within 24hours).
  • Plan and prioritise own visits to delegated patients, (and ensure these are documented on SystmOne) Ensuring patients personal care is provided, as appropriate.

Health Care Assistant
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

www.nhs.uk
London, United Kingdom
Amanda Pritchard
$5 to $25 million (USD)
10000+ Employees
Government
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1946
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