Healthcare Assistant (Community Hospitals)

Competitive salary
14 Apr 2019
17 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 2

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community health and care provider in Sussex. Our expert teams deliver a wide range of medical, nursing and therapeutic care to over 9,000 people a day, serving a total population of 1.3 million.

We pride ourselves in providing excellent care at the heart of the community. In July 2018, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) gave us an improved 'Good' rating, with 'Outstanding' features. 96% of our patients said they would recommend our services to their friends and family, and we attribute this to the hard work and dedication of each and every one of our teams.

We offer our staff a multitude of benefits; flexible working, free health and wellbeing checks, three tax efficient workplace nurseries rated 'Good' and 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, and a wide range of exciting learning and development opportunities including external courses, conferences, and a Graduate Studentship Scheme.

The Trust is signed up to the disability confident scheme and we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

Health Care Assistant, Crawley Hospital

Are you a looking for a new opportunity in Healthcare? Do you enjoy motivating patients to help them reach their full potential and assisting with safe discharge from hospital? If so, we are looking for Health Care Assistants to become part of our Multi-disciplinary team. This post offers you the opportunity to use your clinical skills and knowledge in the community hospital setting.

Crawley Hospital has 3 intermediate care wards Viking 28 beds, Caravelle 28 beds and Piper 26 beds (10 are stroke beds). We have close links to other community in-patient services. We pride ourselves in caring for patients of all ages with a variety of complex medical conditions and support those who have rehabilitation needs.

Our Multi-disciplinary team includes a General Practitioner, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Staff Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Social Workers. To help our patients experience a high standard of care we also have input from Specialist Nurses, a Consultant from our Local Acute Trust and community teams to support discharges from hospital.

Our last Care Quality Commission inspection rated our community in-patient services as Outstanding for caring and our overall rating as Good. If you are passionate about making a difference and want to contribute to an Organisation which is continuously striving to improve then we would love to hear from you. In return we can offer you: • Flexible working patterns • Supportive learning environment including the care certificate for all Health Care Assistants • Dedicated career pathways and great opportunities for continuing professional development • Commitment to and support for your health and wellbeing • NHS Pension Scheme • NHS discount and salary sacrifice schemes, including childcare vouchers

-The surrounding area has good transport links to London and Brighton.

-We have onsite parking and are 15 minutes' walk away from the train station and local town.

If you are committed to providing care in a compassionate and safe environment then working at Crawley Hospital will be an opportunity for you to use your existing skills, gain new ones and be part of a great team. Apply now!

This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. Please ensure that you check your e:mails on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically also; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

Working towards equality.

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.

Documents to download
  • Band 2 JD
  • Bd 2 PS
  • Staff Benefits Brochure

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