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Support worker

Job Introduction

It is an exciting time to join our expanding rapid response and intermediate care teams within a Support worker/HCA role.  This role will be working as a part of a multidisciplinary team with Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists.

The team aims to support hospital discharges, prevent admissions and keep people as independent as possible in their homes through rehabilitation programmes. 

Our base office is at Sheppey Community Hospital, however you will be provided with equipment to enable you to be mobile working and with the implementation of virtual platforms handovers are now undertaken virtually to enable staff to maximise their productivity. 

Main Responsibility

  • To actively work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) to provide a high quality of nursing, occupational therapy and physiotherapy intervention to the patient.
  • To actively participate in patient’s individual rehabilitation/programmes of care under the guidance of an appropriate professional.
  • To also work with the MDT including GPs and colleagues in the local acute hospital in order to provide a rapid response short term intervention to persons who have been referred on the Discharge to Assess (D2A) and 2 hour rapid response pathway.
  •  To take responsibility for completion of basic assessment processes under the supervision of the relevant members of the MDT – to undertake Trusted Assessor Training when it becomes available.
  •  To provide and promote a high standard of rehabilitation of patients.
  •  To work autonomously as well as part of a team
  •  To be able to use and take initiative to seek additional work to assist the team as a whole (e.g. team administration tasks, being the first point of contact for patients, families and other health professionals, assisting in the maintenance of service equipment).

The Ideal Candidate

This is an opportunity to put your NVQ level 3 or equivalent/appropriate qualification/experience to great use. With strong communication and organisation skills, and a flexible approach will ensure you deliver positive experiences to patients at every stage of their healthcare journey. 

 In this role, you will need to be able drive and have access in your own car, allowing you to travel across our services in a timely manner. 

You will also need to be confident using IT systems and be able to demonstrate working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel.

Package Description

As a Support worker/HCA, you’ll be part of our valued team working within Rapid Response and Intermediate Care services within Swale.

You will feel valued as a Support worker/HCA within HCRG Care Group, receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including: 

  • Free tea, coffee and milk at your base location
  • Membership of My Reward Hub, giving you access to discounts on every day 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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