Healthcare Assistant - Kleinwort Centre

Location
Haywards Heath
Salary
£18,005-£19,337 pa (pro rata)
Posted
08 Oct 2020
Closes
19 Oct 2020
Ref
150-ES4503-CEN-B
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Band 2

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.
  • 5,000 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features
  • BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief Staff Networks
  • Disability Confident Employer - Level 2


Do you enjoy motivating patients to help them reach their full potential, and facilitating their safe discharge from hospital? If so, we are looking for Healthcare Assistants to become part of our multidisciplinary team.

The Kleinwort Centre is a 23-bed unit in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, with close links to other community inpatient services. We pride ourselves in caring for patients of all ages with a variety of complex medical conditions and those who have post-surgical rehabilitation needs.

Our multidisciplinary team includes a General Practitioner, an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and an onsite Social Worker. To help our patients experience a high standard of care we also have input from Specialist Nurses, a Consultant from our local acute Trust, and community teams, all working together to support discharges from hospital.

Kleinwort is a friendly stand-alone unit. The care and therapy our patients receive is delivered through careful patient-centred assessment with involvement from the patient and their families. We are very lucky to have gardens which been adapted for use by patients as part of their therapy, along with a therapy gym and a large day room, enabling us to provide an extensive activity timetable to maximise patient recovery. The feedback we have received from patients is that receiving care in this environment has been invaluable to them on their journey after an acute event.

Our last Care Quality Commission inspection rated our community inpatient services as Outstanding for caring and our overall Trust rating as Good. If you are passionate about making a difference and want to contribute to an organisation which is continuously striving to improve then we would love to hear from you.

In return we can offer you:
  • Flexible working patterns
  • Supportive learning environment
  • Dedicated career pathways and great opportunities for continuing professional development, including mentorship and physical assessment modules
  • Commitment to and support for your health and wellbeing
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • NHS discount and salary sacrifice schemes

The surrounding area has good transport links to London and Brighton. We have onsite parking and are 15 minutes' walk away from the train station and local town.

If you are committed to providing care in a compassionate and safe environment then working at the Kleinwort Centre will be an opportunity for you to use your existing skills, gain new ones and be part of a great team. Apply now!

This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically also; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

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.

Documents to download
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  • Job description and person specification ( PDF , 452.7 KB )
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