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Integrated Care Assistant

Band 3

Main area
Community
Grade
Band 3
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 per week
Job ref
395-BD164-18
Site
Barking and Dagenham
Town
Barking and Dagenham
Salary
£17,787 - £20,448 per annum plus HCAS
Closing
25/01/2019 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

Community Health and Social Care Service (CHSCS) - Barking and Dagenham

Permanent Integrated Care Assistant Band 3 - Community Clinics across Barking and Dagenham

Are you looking for a fresh challenge, are you committed to the delivery of high quality patient care and keen to be part of a team where your ideas and opinions are valued then look no further.

NELFT are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated Integrated Care Assistant  to complement our skill mix within the CHSCS across Barking and Dagenham. The Integrated Care Assistant will assist in the provision of holistic health care, across nursing and therapy,  as delegated within their own level of agreed competency, to patients, families/carers in their own home setting.

The role encompasses treatment, advice and assessment across nursing and therapies and applicants need to demonstrate a commitment to the provision of high quality evidence based care.

The ideal candidate must possess an NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care and  will work as a member of the integrated community health care team, working within and across professional and organisational boundaries. Liaising with GPs, other professionals and statutory and voluntary agencies he/she will deliver individualised care to patients under the supervision of the District Nurse/Lead Physiotherapist.


Essential criteria for this post include:
•The ability to work as an effective member of a multi-disciplinary Primary Health Care Team
•Ability to demonstrate skills across nursing and therapy
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills

The post holder will demonstrate an ability to undertake direction from qualified members of nursing and therapy staff and have the ability to work autonomously within the community setting.

NELFT has a multi-cultural and ethnically diverse population which offers a wide spectrum of healthcare challenges which can be both complex and rewarding. As part of our Community Health Service commitment to improve the working lives of our staff we offer flexible working arrangements, childcare vouchers, family-friendly policies and staff benefits including an excellent pension scheme.


We are committed to providing a culture of continuous learning, which actively supports the professional and personal development of our staff.


Applicants will possess and NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care. Applicants are required to evidence a full UK driving licence and the ability to travel to a variety of sites (This criteria will be reasonably adjusted to meet the requirements of a disabled applicant). This position involves working weekends & some bank holidays.


At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2

For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills.

 

As an employee of NELFT, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Excellent working environments in a mix of state of the art and historic buildings
  • Agile working with outstanding ICT support
  • A long-standing and award-winning approach to Equality and Diversity with supportive networks for ethnic minority staff, staff with disabilities and LGBT staff
  • Staff Benefits including NHS Pension, childcare vouchers, a salary sacrifice car scheme, the MyTrustBenefits discount scheme, cycle scheme and Annual Leave Sale / Purchase scheme, trade union membership and a range of ambassadorial roles
  • A focus on staff health and wellbeing featuring subsidised gym membership, access to Mindfulness, walking groups and other wellbeing support.  

We have signed the skills pledge and are an accredited Improving Working Lives organisation. We are committed to staff development and offer opportunities which include a wide range of training options and an active Quality Improvement Programme

Equal opportunities employer

We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity, are Disability Confident and therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community, people of all protected characteristics.

 

Correspondence with us

You are advised to regularly check your emails (including any junk mail/spam folders) for correspondence related to this post. In the event of a high number of responses to any advert, NELFT reserves the right to close the vacancy early. If you do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date then please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

 

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

 

Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

 

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham Essex

 

High Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,659 to a maximum of £4,664).

 

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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Suzanne Neilson, Community Clinical Locality Lead on 0300 300 56547 or email on Suzanne.neilson@nelft.nhs.uk

to advertise with the current advert of 395-BD80-18 and then can just recruit under 1 advert. 

If you have problems applying, contact

Telephone
0300 300 1530 option 1