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Healthcare Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

As a Healthcare Assistant you will work as a member of the multidisciplinary Ward team under the supervision of the registered nurse, where you will provide support to trained staff in the health and personal care of inpatients within the Ward.

This is a full-time role (37.5 hours per week) based at Gravesham Community Hospital.

Gravesham Community Hospital is located a short distance from St Georges Shopping Centre and is surrounded by well-known food establishments and local coffee shops.

Main Responsibility

  • To assist in providing nursing and therapy care as delegated by the Senior Team Lead/Team Sister/Senior Therapists within patient’s homes.
  • To maintain knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to deliver a quality service that is responsive to the changing needs of patients.
  • To provide clerical and administrative support to the team as delegated by the Team Leads/Team Sister/ Senior Therapists
  • To deliver care in accordance with organisation policies, procedures and guidelines, according to competencies, as delegated by the Senior Sister/Team Sister
  • To report any changes in condition of the patient to the Team Lead/Team Sister/Senior Therapists or in their absence the designated nurse in charge of the caseload.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have strong communication and organisation skills and have the ability to recognise own abilities and work within sphere of competence. We are looking for someone who is a friendly, approachable team player who can work flexibly and will ensure they deliver positive experiences to patients at every stage of their healthcare journey.

It is desirable that you have experience dealing with the general public within a healthcare setting however it is not essential that you have worked in a care setting before as we provide full training when in post.

Package Description

As a Healthcare Assistant, you’ll be part of our valued team based at Gravesham Community Hospital.

You will feel valued as a Healthcare Assistant within HCRG Care Group, receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including: 

  • A salary of £20,500 - £21,500 with access to our group pension
  • Free tea, coffee and milk at your base location
  • Working for an organisation that has been shortlisted in the Nursing Times Workforce Awards 2023 for Best Equality and Diversity Project and Best Social Responsibility Programme. We are also delighted to have been shortlisted for the Wellbeing and Employee Engagement Award for our menopause support package, and for the Best Cost of Living Response Award for our cost of living support. The winner will be announced at the CIPP's Annual Excellence Awards on Thursday 5 October.
  • Membership of My Reward Hub, giving you access to discounts on everyday purchases like grocery shopping as well as cashback and voucher offers for treats for you and those special to you
  • Access to your wages as you earn them to help cover life’s emergencies and avoid overdraft fees or high interest rates
  • Online and face to face help with your mental and physical wellbeing – from healthy recipes and activity challenges through to post trauma support, legal, debt and life management help, as well career coaching and counselling 
  • Access to eLearning, bespoke career pathways and opportunities for continuing professional development through our ‘Outstanding’ learning and development team, The Learning Enterprise 
  • An open, just culture where you’re encouraged to have and implement ideas which can help us deliver our purpose: changing lives through transforming health and care – backed up by at least £100,000 of ringfenced innovation funding each year

About the Company

We change lives by transforming health and care.

Established in 2006, we are one of the UK's leading independent providers of community health and care services, working with health and care commissioners and communities to transform services with a focus on experience, efficiency and improved outcomes. We deliver and transform adult and children community health services, primary care services including urgent care, sexual health, dermatology and MSK services as well as adult social care and wellbeing services. Across England, we support communities of many millions and directly help more than half a million people each year - guided by our simple values: we care, we think, we do.

We're committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from a broad, diverse range of people who want to join our team. We’re a Disability Confident Committed company, so we work to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to be as inclusive of everyone.

While it doesn’t happen often, sometimes a role is very popular, and we’ll need to close it earlier than the date we’ve shown here. If you’re keen to join our team, we’d love to hear from you so please apply as soon as you can.

As you’d expect, safeguarding and protecting the children, young people and vulnerable adults that we work with is of the utmost importance so we have policies and procedures in place to promote safeguarding and safer working practices and everyone who joins the team is subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.

Finally, we need to let you know that the company you’ll work for is part of HCRG Care Group Holdings Limited and by applying for this job we’ll need to process and hold information about you. If you would like to know a little more about how we use your information, please see our website's privacy policy. 

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