Healthcare Assistants - De Cham Ward
NHS AfC: Band 2
We are proud to provide ‘Outstanding’ care and be a great place to work.
At East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT) we provide safe, compassionate and high quality hospital and community care to the half a million people living in East Sussex or visiting our local area. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex with an annual income of £476 million and we are the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive health services are provided by over 7000 dedicated members of staff working from two acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites across East Sussex and in people’s own homes.
In 2020 the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the health and care regulator, rated us as ‘Good’ overall, and ‘Outstanding’ for being caring and effective. Our acute hospital at Hastings and our Community Services are also rated ‘Outstanding’. Our acute hospital at Eastbourne is rated ‘Good’.
In the summer of 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious ‘Building for our Future’ (BFF) programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals at Eastbourne, Hastings and Bexhill, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come. Our plans are ambitious and include the repair, refurbishment and in some cases expansion of large parts of our hospitals at Bexhill, Eastbourne, and Hastings.
A wide range of staff benefits are available to our staff including staff development, enrolment in the NHS pension scheme, auto-enrolment to our Temporary Workforce Service, access to nurseries at EDGH and Conquest, staff restaurants and on-site staff accommodation.
In addition to an internal Occupational Health department, all staff at ESHT will also have access to free psychological support through our confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available to staff 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
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De Cham Ward
Health Care Assistants - Band 2
Full Time -37.5 hours per week, Internal Rotation
Salary £18,005 - £19,337 per annum
De Cham is a 28 bedded mixed medical ward; 8 of these beds will be gastroenterology, the remaining beds can be any general medicine and of variable age.
Our aim is to maximise and deliver of excellent patient care by using all the resources available. To reduce length of hospital stay and maintain patient flow. This is achieved by having a daily multi-disciplinary meeting, to discuss every patient. The Hospital Intervention Team, Social Services, medical teams and the nursing staff, meet to establish the needs of the patient, the management plan and how a safe discharge can be achieved in the timeliest manner.
We are looking for experienced Health Care Assistants, hospital experience is desirable but not essential. A minimum of NVQ2 two in health and social care or the equivalent.
Main duties of the job
The Health Care Assistant (Band 2) is a member of the care team who will support Registered Practitioner in the delivery of routine patient care. The Health Care Assistant will undertake a broad range of care activities under the direct supervision of a Registered Practitioner. The Health care Assistant (Band 2) will also work closely and under supervision of the Health Care Assistant (Band 3) and where relevant Associate Practitioners
We will provide a supportive atmosphere, mentorship and clinical supervision on the ward and are committed to professional development of all staff. Team working is an integral part of both wards with all staff enabled and empowered to make a real difference for their patients.
Working for our organisation
We are proud to provide ‘Outstanding’ care and be a great place to work
We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people’s own homes.
In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as ‘Good’ overall, and ‘Outstanding’ for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated ‘Outstanding’. Eastbourne DGH rated ‘Good’.
In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious ‘Building for our Future’ programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Please refer to the job description attached.
If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.
- National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Level 2 in Health and Social Care OR an acceptable, alternative Level 2 Qualification
- Satisfactory General Education and Evidence of additional training relevant to role.
- 6 Months experience (current) in a Health or Social Care Environment
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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
- Su Sparkes
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If you are looking to work in a busy proactive environment, and wanting a change of direction, where you will be supported and encouraged to develop, both personally and professionally, then please apply to Matron Su Sparkes- Conquest – 03001315095/03001315094, or Ext 735094