Community Health Care Assistant

Community Health Care Assistant

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS FoundationTrust | Ellesmere Port, ENG, GB

Posted 15 days ago

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We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, motivated, reliable Community Health Care Support Worker who is keen to deliver a range of quality care services to patients who have palliative care needs in their own homes throughout the night as part of the Community Health Support Team based at Civic Way, Ellesmere Port. The team visits people residing across the West Cheshire CCG footprint.
The vacancy is for full time or part time, working . Shifts are 9 hours per night including Bank holidays and weekends between the hours of 22.00 - 07.00.
As part of a friendly team, you should have experience of working in patients' homes and the ability to carry out tasks such as simple dressings, catheter care, personal care, recording blood sugars and have experience of providing care for palliative patients. This post requires travel across the Western Cheshire footprint and lone working, access to transport for work purposes is essential.
An enthusiasm to work as part of a team which delivers a high quality nursing services is a must for this role and you will also need to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to be flexible, reliable and approachable.
CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.
Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.
We have been recognised by the Health Service Journal as one of the top places to work in the health service for the last two years running. CWP also scored the highest in the north west (among mental health, learning disability and community Trusts) for staff "recommending CWP as a place to work" in the NHS Staff Survey 2020.
We have services across Wirral and Cheshire, as well as Trafford, Warrington, Bolton, Halton and Liverpool - and provide specialist services for the North West as a whole.
Apply now to join our skilled and friendly teams and help us to deliver our vision to improve health and wellbeing by providing high quality care. We offer a variety of roles at all levels.
CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.
Please download a copy of the job description for full details.
Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification)andvalues.
CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust's Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.
Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust's Values and Behaviours which are 'the 6 Cs' Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A 'Guide to completing your application form' can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.
The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust's Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.
If your disability meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the 'essential' criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer 'YES' to the question: 'Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme?' Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.
We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for our Armed Forces community. Please answer YES' to the question in the application form.
All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).
Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies.
New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.
CWP encourages and supports all staff to become vaccinated against COVID-19.
Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.
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Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.