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Health Care Assistant/Support Worker (Band 2 and Band 3-NHS)

Posted 2 November 2017 by PROXYCARE LIMITED Ended

Salary: Band 2- £8.25 to £15.00, Band 3- £8.50-£17.00 (depending on the shifts worked i.e. weekdays, weekends, nights, bank holidays etc.)

Working Hours: Flexible

Start Date: Immediate Start - Subject to successful application

We are looking for experienced, confident and reliable Healthcare Assistants. You will need good communication skills and the ability to work in a variety of healthcare settings providing advanced notice and short notice cover.

You will work as a member of a team in maintaining and delivering a high standard of resident care. You will implement and effectively assist in the day-to-day running of all prescribed resident care packages and assist in the meeting of all their basic care needs. You will be expected to work to a high level under the supervision of qualified nursing staff.

Essential skills required for Healthcare Assistants

Skills/abilities:- Ability to uses own initiative, plan own work and prioritise a patient’s care needs , Ability to work without direct supervision , Ability to work within a team , Good communication skills , Motivated to learn , Maintains a mature attitude , Possesses a responsible attitude.

Knowledge:- Knowledge of care giving , Has an empathy and understanding of issues encountered by patients with care needs.

Training/ education:- Evidence of relevant statutory and mandatory training; Manual Handling, First Aid, Basic Life support, Health & Safety, Food Hygiene/Infection Control, Nutrition and Hydration

Experience:- Recent experience of caring for patients.

Other requirements:- Ability to travel to varying work locations during unsocial hours.

Benefits:

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Flexible working hours
  • Free mandatory and service-specific training
  • Ongoing professional maintenance (appraisals & clinical supervision)

Applicants will:

  • Undergo a full enhanced DBS check
  • Require two professional references
  • Need to complete the free online training if they do not have valid training certificates.

Applicant must have:

  • Minimum of 6 months experience within the UK and NHS Hospital setting
  • Vaccination

Desirable:

  • UK Driving License
  • Flexible working hours

If you have the skills, attitude and experience to be successful in this role, we want to hear from you today.

Required skills

  • Dementia
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Health
  • NHS
  • NVQs

Reference: 33698067

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