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Healthcare Assistants - De Cham Ward
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 2
Contract
Permanent: Internal Rotation
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
374-LC2507
Employer
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Conquest Hospital
Town
St Leonards on Sea Hastings
Salary
£18,005 - £19,337 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
05/08/2021 23:59

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East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust logo

Healthcare Assistants - De Cham Ward

NHS AfC: Band 2

We are proud to provide ‘Outstanding’ care and be a great place to work.

At East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT) we provide safe, compassionate and high quality hospital and community care to the half a million people living in East Sussex or visiting our local area. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex with an annual income of £476 million and we are the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive health services are provided by over 7000 dedicated members of staff working from two acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites across East Sussex and in people’s own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the health and care regulator, rated us as ‘Good’ overall, and ‘Outstanding’ for being caring and effective. Our acute hospital at Hastings and our Community Services are also rated ‘Outstanding’. Our acute hospital at Eastbourne is rated ‘Good’. 

In the summer of 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious ‘Building for our Future’ (BFF) programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals at Eastbourne, Hastings and Bexhill, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.  Our plans are ambitious and include the repair, refurbishment and in some cases expansion of large parts of our hospitals at Bexhill, Eastbourne, and Hastings.

A wide range of staff benefits are available to our staff including staff development, enrolment  in the NHS pension scheme, auto-enrolment to our Temporary Workforce Service, access to nurseries at EDGH and Conquest, staff restaurants and on-site staff accommodation.

In addition to an internal Occupational Health department, all staff at ESHT will also have access to free psychological support through our confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available to staff 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

There has never been a better time to join East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, submit your application today.

 

 

 

Job overview

De Cham is a 28 bedded mixed medical ward; 8 of these beds will be gastroenterology, the remaining beds can be any general medicine and of variable age.

Our aim is to maximise and deliver of excellent patient care by using all the resources available. To reduce length of hospital stay and maintain patient flow.  This is achieved by having a daily multi-disciplinary meeting, to discuss every patient.  The Hospital Intervention Team, Social Services, medical teams and the nursing staff, meet to establish the needs of the patient, the management plan and how a safe discharge can be achieved in the timeliest manner.

We are looking for experienced Health Care Assistants, hospital experience is desirable but not essential. A minimum of NVQ2 two in health and social care or the equivalent.

Main duties of the job

The Health Care Assistant (Band 2) is a member of the care team who will support Registered Practitioner in the delivery of routine patient care. The Health Care Assistant will undertake a broad range of care activities under the direct supervision of a Registered Practitioner. The Health care Assistant (Band 2) will also work closely and under supervision of the Health Care Assistant (Band 3) and where relevant Associate Practitioners

We will provide a supportive atmosphere, mentorship and clinical supervision on the ward and are committed to professional development of all staff. Team working is an integral part of both wards with all staff enabled and empowered to make a real difference for their patients.

 

Working for our organisation

We are proud to provide ‘Outstanding’ care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by  7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people’s own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as ‘Good’ overall, and ‘Outstanding’ for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated ‘Outstanding’. Eastbourne DGH rated ‘Good’.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious ‘Building for our Future’ programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person specification

Essential

Essential criteria
  • National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Level 2 in Health and Social Care OR an acceptable, alternative Level 2 Qualification
  • Satisfactory General Education and Evidence of additional training relevant to role.
  • 6 Months experience (current) in a Health or Social Care Environment
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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Su Sparkes
Job title
Matron
Email address
s.sparkes@nhs.net
Telephone number
03001315095
Additional information

If you are looking to work in a busy proactive environment, and wanting a change of direction, where you will be supported and encouraged to develop, both personally and professionally, then please apply to Matron Su Sparkes- Conquest – 03001315095/03001315094, or Ext 735094 

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