Community Healthcare Assistant

4 days left

Location
Bromley (City/Town), London (Greater)
Salary
£20,330 - £21,777 + HCAS £3,898 per annum
Posted
13 Jan 2022
Closes
27 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Bromley Healthcare is a community interest company providing a wide range of services including community nursing services such as district nursing, health visiting to specialist nurses, as well as therapy services for children, young people and adults. Being born from NHS Bromley’s community provider unit we have been providing community services to the people of Bromley for many years and we have a wealth of experience.

Bromley Healthcare is a great place to work. The unique way we deliver services and offer everyone who works here a voice, means that your career with us will be rewarding. Social Enterprises are a fairly new and exciting way to deliver healthcare, offering many of the traditional advantages of the NHS (such as excellent training and development) with the freedom for innovation by being able to reinvest any surpluses we make into the community.

Priority consideration will be given to Bromley Healthcare staff formally identified as being at risk.

Please note that for positions that require you to drive as part of your job role we will be asking for evidence of business insurance. 

 

Job overview

Bromley Healthcare has an exciting Community Healthcare Assistant (HCA) opportunity working within the District Nursing Team. The HCA is a valued and integral member of the Nursing Team and is responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of nursing care as directed by the responsible registered nurse and in accordance with Bromley Healthcare policies and procedures.

 

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will undertake delegated nursing tasks in line with their clinical competence. Applicants should have experience/competence to complete the following:

Instilling/administration of eye drops

Blood glucose monitoring

Taking and recording blood pressure

Non-complex wound care

Catheter care

Venepuncture

This is an exciting time to join our community nursing teams as we commence a new career progression pathway offering fantastic opportunities to community nursing staff.

Please note that you will need to provide documentation proof of a care certificate and NVQ level 3 certificate.

Please note that you should have a current Drivers License and access to a car for work. Shifts are between 8.15am - 18.45pm.

37.5 hours per week across a 7 day week and working 1 weekend in 4.  Also willing to consider part time hours 

 

Working for our organisation

Bromley Healthcare is a community interest company providing a wide range of services including community nursing services such as district nursing, health visiting to specialist nurses, as well as therapy services for children, young people and adults. 

Social Enterprises are a fairly new and exciting way to deliver healthcare, offering many of the traditional advantages of the NHS with the freedom for innovation by being able to reinvest any surpluses we make into the community.

Salary is dependant on NHS experience and current banding/pay point, applicants from outside the NHS will receive the start point of the salary scale in line with NHS terms & conditions.

Excellent benefits package available including various pension schemes, discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme, discounted electronics, access to EAP, high street discounts, Blue Light Card eligibility, opportunity to apply for low interest personal loans and an excellent lease car scheme and we are constantly looking to expand our staff benefits.

The successful applicant will have contact with patients and service users. It is expected that in early 2022, being vaccinated against Covid 19 will become a legal condition of employment unless an exemption applies. We will ask therefore for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Professional
 To ensure that all duties undertaken are delegated from a registered nurse.
 To work within own competencies at all times
 To undertake required training.
 To remain up to date with mandatory and statutory training requirements.
 To take responsibility for own professional and organisational knowledge and to practice according to Bromley Healthcare Policies and Procedures.
Clinical
 Participate in the appropriate care of patients as indicated by the responsible nurse and as indicated in the care plan, reporting back daily or as required.
 Recognise the patient’s right to privacy, dignity and confidentiality, showing due regard to patient’s property.
 Participate in palliative care and care of the dying.
 Participate in the care of patients with long term conditions.
 If competent, undertake reviews of patients with long term conditions e.g. diabetes, following BHC guidelines and protocols, and reporting back to the seniornurse.
 Engage in health promotion activity, giving life style advice to patients and carers according to Bromley Healthcare policies, procedures and guidelines.

 Following training and assessment use prescribed equipment for moving and handling patients.
 Maintain accurate and up-to-date records on all patients using electronic and paper records.
 Participate in team, service and organisation meetingsand contribute to service developments as requested
 Effectively communicate as required with patients, carers, the public, staff, GP practices and other key stakeholders by a number of methods including telephone, email, fax etc.
 In accordance with delegated tasks, organise and manage own workload.
 Submit returns on a regular basis.
Administration
 To effectively use electronic databases and information systems.
 To ensure the safe-keeping and confidentiality of patient information, both verbal and written.
 To comply with organisational and service policies and procedures
 To report all complaints, incidences and accidents immediately to the line manager and document such occurrences in accordance with organisational policy.
 To work alongside colleagues to ensure cover is available for planned absences and to provide cover for colleagues during holiday periods and staff sickness

 

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria

  • NVQ3 or equivalent.
  • Care Certificate

Desirable criteria

  • Additional relevant healthcare courses e g basic food hygiene, first aid.

Specific Skills

Essential criteria

  • Practical nursing skills e.g. phlebotomy, catheter care, basic observations including temperature, pulse, respiration rate and blood pressure.
  • Ability to record care accurately and contemporaneously.
  • Ability to work without direct supervision and within time constraints

Experience

Essential criteria

  • Experience of working in a health care setting

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of working with people with long term conditions or older people.
  • Experience of working in the community

Other

Essential criteria

  • Current Drivers License and access to a car for work

 

We are passionate about caring for our service users, and their family and friends, and the wellbeing of our colleagues. That's why it's a requirement for everyone joining Bromley Healthcare in a regulated/patient facing role to have been fully vaccinated against Covid19 or to hold a qualifying exemption. Applicants are further advised that it is a condition of employment that evidence of vaccination status is provided.

You can get a flavour for what its like to work for Bromley Healthcare by viewing the following YouTube link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXqdJm17dcbXnfvh98qlJ0g

Salary is dependant on NHS experience and current banding/pay point, applicants from outside the NHS will receive the start point of the salary scale in line with NHS terms & conditions.

Excellent benefits package available including various pension schemes, discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme, discounted electronics, opportunity to apply for low interest personal loans and an excellent lease car scheme.

Bromley Healthcare is fully committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture, in a work environment where all colleagues feel supported, nurtured and celebrated. We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind. At Bromley Healthcare, diversity and inclusion is one of the key strands of our People Strategy, and we are fully committed to promoting diversity in all we do to make real and lasting change. 

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome and encourage applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, disability, religion /belief, sexual orientation or age. We are especially keen to increase Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) representation across Bromley Healthcare, especially at senior levels.   

 We look forward to welcoming you to a rewarding career with Bromley Healthcare.  

 All offers of new employment with Bromley Healthcare are subject to a six month probation period

Bromley Healthcare CIC is an NHS community provider and part of the NHS family.

But we are a little different; we like to think that we stand out from typical NHS organisations as Bromley Healthcare CIC is actually a co-owned social enterprise, co-owned by its employees. This means that our staff remain on NHS Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions and are members of the NHS pension scheme (providing you are eligible), if not we can offer the Nest or Scottish Widows pension schemes.

 

IMPORTANT:

  1. Please ensure you check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process. We may also contact you by texting the mobile number, if provided, on the application form.
  2. As a guide interviews should usually take place within 3 weeks of the closing date.
  3. When providing employment reference details, please provide correct work related email addresses so references can be sought promptly when we are looking to progress your application. Your referee must all be known to you in a line manager or professional lead capacity.
  4. All staff identified as AT-RISK who meets the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.
  5. The Trust uses the recruitment platform TRAC systems to administer all stages of the recruitment process meaning that information in regard to shortlisting will not be communicated via NHS Jobs.

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