Voted one of the best places to work by the Health Service Journal (HSJ), Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) is one of a new generation of NHS community Trust's working across Hertfordshire.
We provide a range of health services for adults and children who live across Hertfordshire.
Our services are vast and range from school nursing and health visiting for children and young people, to district nurses, diabetes services, rehabilitation in community hospitals, as well as other specialist services for adults and children.
Our Trust provides a wide range of care in people's homes, children's centres, local health centres and in its community hospitals. We employ around 3,000 members of staff who are at the forefront of NHS care and support.
We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and encourage applications from candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds. We support staff to achieve a better work-life balance through a variety of flexible working arrangements. All applicants who have a disability and meet the minimum 'essential' criteria for the post as detailed in the person specification will be interviewed.
We are committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Trust Values underpin the work we do each day, and we welcome applicants who share the same values.
An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Community Healthcare Assistant to join our Community Adults Health Services - St Albans & Harpenden team based in Sandridge Gate, St Albans providing excellent patient care to people in their own home. Some past experience in the caring profession is essential with an NVQ 3 being desirable.
St Albans CAHS covers St Albans, Harpenden and surrounding areas.
This Band 3 Community Healthcare Assistant post will form part of a community team of nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and rehabilitation assistants, delivering patient care in patients' homes. Applicants will have a variety of clinical skills ranging from simple wound care to continence care and support of the dying patient, as well as excellent communication skills, with the ability to work autonomously and as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Full training for specific procedures will be given.
The successful candidate will be expected to work under supervision of qualified staff within the team, and be able to prioritise own workload. You will be required to work 37.5 hours per week. The service is provided from 8am to 10pm seven days a week; therefore working some shifts at weekends, bank holidays and covering till 10pm at night are a requirement of the job.
In addition this post also attracts a High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of basic salary subject to a minimum payment of £1,000 and a maximum payment of £1,733 per annum.
A full valid driving licence and access to a car to use regularly for business purposes is essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010).
For further details / informal visits contact:
Samantha Perry - Deputy Locality Manager Apply