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Additional Clinical Services
NHS AfC: Band 3
Part time: 28 hours per week (28 hrs per week)
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East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Employer type
Arthur Blackman Clinic / Station Plaza
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum pro-rata
Salary period
05/12/2020 23:59

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Community Healthcare Assistant - Hastings and Rother

NHS AfC: Band 3

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust provides NHS hospital and community services throughout East Sussex. We provide our services at two district general hospitals, Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital, community hospitals in Bexhill, Crowborough, Lewes, Rye and Uckfield and a number of clinics and health centres, GP surgeries, schools and in people’s homes. 

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the improving working lives of all our staff. A wide range of staff benefits are available to staff and these include: staff development, pension scheme, on-site nurseries within the acute hospitals, auto-enrolment to our staff bank ( Temporary Workforce Service ),  staff restaurants and  on-site accommodation.



ESHT is committed to offering new employees an apprenticeship programme of study to support their role. Please ask when you apply/at interview if you are keen to undertake a programme and we can check if there is a suitable one available to match your role (the opportunities available are changing all the time, there may not be something for you at the time of your appointment but a programme may be written over the coming months which suits you).  Apprenticeships are available at level 2 (GCSE equivalent) right up to Degree or  Masters level so don’t forget to check with us.



An opportunity has arisen for suitably qualified Health Care Assistants to work in the community. The post holders will support the District Nurse in delivering an efficient and high quality nursing service using evidence based practice to a wide range of patients within the locality.

The hours of the service are 0800-2200, Monday - Sunday and are covered on a shift rota basis.

We are looking to recruit a Health Care Assistant to work in the Hastings and Rother Locality which covers 4 bases (Wheel Farm, Bexhill Health Centre, Station Plaza & Arthur Blackman Clinic) 

It is essential that you have NVQ or equivalent, excellent team working and communication skills and the desire to share knowledge and work within an inter-professional framework.

You will be required to work flexibly which will include weekends, evenings and bank holidays.

This is a community post and therefore you must be able to travel throughout the locality, in a timely manner, carrying equipment/staff with you. You must have access to a car and hold a current driving license. You will also be expected to support students as part of their basic training and colleagues as part of their ongoing professional development.

The post holder will need to attend a period of induction and training before commencing in the role.

East Sussex Health Care are committed to providing a high-quality, safe and sustainable service which is fit for the future and able to reflect changing patient needs within our local community.

Service reconfiguration and additional investment has enabled

  • The development of new roles with extended skills and scope of practice
  • Development of a seven-day service
  • Enhanced career progression opportunities

Community care in East Sussex is now based around Primary Care Network (PCN) teams.  These provide integrated multi-disciplinary services, supporting individualised patient care and the needs of the local population

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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

Patsy Charman
Job title
Operational Lead
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Additional information

Lesley Anderson

Lead Nurse/Operational lead  Bexhill Community Nursing 

07771 911618



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