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Integrated Care Assistant

NHS AfC: Band 3

Main area
Acute and Rehab Inpatient
NHS AfC: Band 3
37.5 hours per week
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King George Hospital
£18,813 - £20,795 pa (PLUS HCAS)
16/09/2019 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.

We are seeking a motivated and dynamic Integrated Care Assistant with experience in general physical rehabilitation to apply for this exciting opportunity to work with NELFT’s Inpatient Service at Foxglove and  Japonica Ward.

The Integrated Care Assistant will work closely with the inpatient therapists to enable safe discharges whilst supporting patients through an intensive rehabilitation programme.

As an Integrated Care Assistant we can offer you:

• Regular clinical and managerial supervision
• A programme of In-service training
• Training and development opportunities

The main responsibilities of the post:
• To provide a high standard of care and therapy service to patients within   the inpatient unit in line with the NELFT trust Values

•To work effectively in a team environment by supporting the multi-professional team in the implementation of treatment programmes and care plans

•To work under the indirect supervision of and alongside Nursing Staff, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists to carry out intervention.

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).

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. If you are shortlisted you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during as part of the interview.

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 focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes.  The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham Essex

 This post also offers a High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,722 to a maximum of £4,743).

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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

For informal enquiries please contact:
Name: Sr Rena Ramsamooj
Job Title: Ward Manager

Telephone number: 0300 5551200.  Ext:  64458