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Healthcare Assistant

Main Responsibility

Duties will include provision of personal care, clinical duties where delegated, monitoring the patient’s condition and working with health and social care professionals to ensure that patients are safe and well at home.   You will need great interpersonal and communication skills and be able to connect with individuals with varying levels of understanding.

Successful candidates will have NVQ3 in Health and Social Care, or an equivalent qualification (or be enrolled to commence/working towards), and ideally have experience of working with older people in a community setting. You will also need to be competent with IT as electronic recording is an essential part of the role. You will be provided with a comprehensive induction programme including support to complete the National Care Certificate. 

You must have a full UK driver’s licence with access to your own vehicle (with appropriate business insurance) as you will be travelling to patient’s homes to care for them. 

Please refer to the job description for further details of desirable attributes, skills and qualifications. You can download a copy by clicking on the link on the right hand side of this page.

Benefits

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

About the role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

Are you looking for a new rewarding career or considering returning to practice within the NHS?  A career where you can make a difference and changes lives for the better?  A career where commitment, talent and potential are recognised and rewarded? One that provides training and ongoing development opportunities?

We have opportunities to join the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s Urgent Community Response teams of front-line staff, providing support to patients at home.  This includes following discharge from hospital, after illness or surgery and also help with end-of-life care.

We currently have vacancies in the WEB area – Woodbury, Exmouth & Budleigh.

These are permanent posts.  Full time and part time applications are welcomed. 

You will be travelling across a wide geographical area, primarily linked to an Exmouth Hospital base.  You must demonstrate willingness and flexibility to work across multiple sites/localities as the need arises.

It is essential that you have a kind and caring nature, are patient and able to offer a friendly smile.  You must feel comfortable working on your own supported by a team of professional colleagues. 

Working Pattern: The service operates on a 7-day rota system between 0730-2200, including evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays.

Interview Date: TBC

For further information please contact: Elizabeth Pickering, Support Worker Team Manager on 01395 282042 or elizabeth.pickering@nhs.net

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

It’s never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you'll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

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