Band 3 Health Care Assistant

£16,968 - £19,852 pa
12 Jan 2018
21 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Grade - NHS AfC: Band 3

Sussex Community NHS Trust deliver community health services for people living in the Brighton and Hove area. An opportunity has arisen for two Band 3 Health Care Assistants to join the nursing team within our well established multidisciplinary team, in the Community Short Term Service in Brighton and Hove.

The role is predominantly working within our rehabilitation bedded units, supported by the registered nurses. However there may be an element of visiting patients within their own home, therefore you need the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team. You would be required to work shifts that cover from 08:00-16:00 or 12:00-20:00, 7 days a week.

You will be required to demonstrate: excellent communication skills; an understanding of how to help people manage their health conditions in the community setting; and knowledge and practical skills (such as skin and wound care, specimen collection, taking observations,) which will enable you to fulfil the role.

We are a short term service that has a key focus on facilitating discharges and reducing admissions to hospital and we work closely with our medical colleagues including GP’s and community elderly care consultants, to provide a joint approach to the management of our patients. We provide expert interventions and advice to our patients and the local community on managing illness and exacerbations that could result in deterioration of health and wellbeing. We see people in the community as well as in our rehabilitation bedded units.

We offer a well-supported working environment, including policies to support and ensure good practice and there are opportunities for professional and clinical development.

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.