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Healthcare Assistant

Job Description

Applications are invited from all interested parties.

Health Care Assistant

Band: 3

Salary: £16271- £19268

Hours: 1845

Location: Tewkesbury Locality- based at Brockworth or Churchdown

Through service delivery review, an exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit a dedicated motivated Health Care Assistant to work within the developing Community Nursing Service in Gloucestershire. This post is in Brockworth and Churchdown Team. but we work as a larger team across the patch as service needs arise.


We would welcome applicants who possess a NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care, or learning with competency based evidence. Applicants must demonstrate experience in a healthcare setting and show a genuine interest in community nursing.

The post holder must have skills to deliver care to our patients in their own homes. Previous community experience would be preferable but not essential; training will be given. The candidate must demonstrate an aptitude for learning clinical skills. You will have a positive approach to team working, but confident at working alone in the community setting, visiting a wide range of housebound patients. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are also essential,. The post holder would be confident with their IT skills.

We are an integrated community team , bringing different professions together in order to plan and deliver care in order to provide a person centred approach to patient care and support in the patient’s own home

The ability to travel in the community and hold a current UK driving licence is essential.

We operate a shift system working between 8am and 8pm, covering 7 days a week including bank holidays.

For further information or enquiries then please do not hesitate to contact District Nurses either Trudi Walker email ( Email address removed ) or Mary Dyche email mary,( Email address removed ) or Joan Martin ( Team Manager) ( Email address removed )  ( Phone number removed ) 

Ref: 841-16-344-AJ

Closing Date: Midnight Monday 31st October 2016

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust has a policy for promoting equal opportunities and is committed to promoting diversity and developing supporting policies. It is also committed to developing a variety of flexible working arrangements, one of which is job sharing.

Candidates are advised to monitor their NHSjobs as initial feedback will be through their account. Interview dates will usually be advised to shortlisted candidates within 2 weeks of the closing date. This is not always the case and so if candidates have not had any feedback from their application, they can call the Recruitment Team on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Subsequent conditional offers of employment will be via NHSjobs followed by comminication via email and hard copy letters.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authorty transfer system to verify service and pay grade.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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