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Healthcare Assistant posted by Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

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Full Time
Horsham Hospital, Horsham
£18,813 - £20,795 / year

Job Description

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
  • 14 inpatient and outpatient locations, serving a total community of 1.3 million people
  • 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
  • Stonewall Diversity Champions, and Disability Confident Employer – Level 2

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust delivers community health services to people living across Sussex. An opportunity has arisen for a Band 3 Healthcare Assistant to join our Responsive Services team in central Sussex. The role will be based at Horsham but staff may need to cover other areas as required.

The successful candidate will work in the community, supported by Registered Nurses and Therapists. The post holder will need to work autonomously as well as part of a team. They will be required to work shifts covering 08:00-16:00 or 12:00-20:00, up to 7 days a week.

We're looking for someone who can 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, and taking observations.

We are a short term service with a key focus on facilitating discharges and reducing admissions to hospital. We work closely with our medical colleagues, including GPs and community elderly care consultants, providing 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 which could result in deterioration of health and wellbeing. We treat people in the community, so a car driver and owner is essential.

We offer a well-supported working environment and good opportunities for professional and clinical development.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Natalie Payne - ( Email address removed )

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