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Community Support Worker

Band 3

Main area
Nursing
Grade
Band 3
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
363-CHB5410-A
Site
Queensborough House 2 Friars Walk Dunstable Bedfordshire LU6 3JA
Town
DUNSTABLE
Salary
£18,813 to £20,795 pa
Closing
30/08/2019 23:59
Interview date
11/09/2019

Bedfordshire Community Health Services are provided in partnership by East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) and Cambridgeshire Community Services (CCS) NHS Trust.

This role is for an ELFT position within Bedfordshire Community Health Services.

ELFT is making a positive difference to thousands of people's lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients. This Trust is clinician-led, and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover.

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.

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Community Support Worker

Would you be interested in a career within the NHS as a Health Care Assistant in the community? Are you passionate about providing a patient centered support service and want to deliver excellent and compassionate care to people over the age of 18 that live in Bedfordshire?

We are looking for a dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic person who has excellent communication, IT literate and problem solving skills alongside a passion for patient centered care. You will work corporately within our Primary Care Team and will be supporting the Community Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists providing high quality care to housebound residents who live with a wide range of physical and mental health conditions.

You will work generically across the nursing and therapy service in order to provide a holistic approach to those you visit in their residential environment, this will include nursing aspects such as clinical assessments/ monitoring and reporting and equipment provision for rehabilitation programmes. You will be part of a MDT team in which you will receive clinical and managerial support, which is also part of a wider MDT team that is aligned to social care professionals in reflection of the NHS 10 year plan.

Our Trust is known for offering excellent training, personal development programmes, supportive coaching and competency frameworks; all to support enhanced skills and career development which meet the goals and aspirations of the individual.

The successful candidate will be expected to be flexible and assist colleagues cover service needs, which will include working across the wider integrated team. Access to a car in order to carry out service duties is essential.

A full induction programme will be provided.
Position: Health Care Assistant
Location: Dunstable and Leighton Buzzard
The Community Nursing Service operates between 08.00 to 21.00 hours and the working pattern will include a variety of rotational shifts which will include weekend, evening and Bank Holiday working.

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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


Victoria Stone 07966 991909 or Louise Hughes 07967 170547