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Community Nursing
Band 3
full time
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NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
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£16,800 - £19,655 pa (Plus HCAS)
07/05/2017 23:59
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Integrated Care Assistant

Band 3

NELFT NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts of its kind in the country. Providing mental health and community services across north east London and Essex, we are committed to making the most of opportunities to work across traditional healthcare boundaries to bring real benefits to our patients and service users.

Our core aim is to improve the overall health and wellbeing of local people. We work closely with other organisations and are continuously looking to develop innovative, integrated and comprehensive healthcare services that support people out of hospital where possible.

With an annual budget of more than £300million, we provide care and treatment for a population of almost 1.5 million people in their own homes, in health centres and in hospital. We employ around 6000 staff.

The extensive range of specialist services we provide means that it is possible to get a variety of different working experiences within the same organisation.

NELFT recognises its responsibility to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to protecting them from the risk of harm. We expect all staff to undertake this commitment and applicants will be subject to recruitment processes that support this.

Are you looking for a fresh challenge, are you committed to the delivery of high quality patient care and keen to be part of a team where your ideas and opinions are valued then look no further.

NELFT are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated full time Integrated Care Assistant (ICA) to complement our skill mix within CHSCS Havering. The ICA will support with the provision of holistic health care as delegated within own level of agreed competency, to patients, families/Carers in their own homes, to include residential care homes.

The Integrated Care Assistant (ICA) will support in the provision of assessments and treatments, implementing and evaluating programmes of care with supervision, under the line management of the Team Leader. The ICA works under the supervision of and alongside the nurses and therapists to carry out rehabilitation programmes and remedial group activities within the community.
The ICA will assist the team to liaise with the MDT, including supporting and referring on to other health services, social services, voluntary and independent sectors as necessary.

The role encompasses working in partnership with the patient as directed by the care plan to achieve optimum levels of self-care, and observe record and report all changes to other members of the team within identified time frames. Applicants need to demonstrate a commitment to the provision of high quality multi professional care.

The ideal candidate must demonstrate evidence of NVQ level 2 in Care or equivalent, with one years’ experience at Band 2 or equivalent in a care setting. Commitment to working as part of a multi- disciplinary Primary Health Care team is essential as is excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Other essential criteria for this post include:
•Good interpersonal and organisation skills
•Ability to deliver core service requirement
•Value service users as partners in health care provision

NELFT has a multi-cultural and ethnically diverse population which offers a wide spectrum of healthcare challenges which can be both complex and rewarding. As part of our commitment to improve the working lives of our staff we offer flexible working arrangements, childcare vouchers, family-friendly policies and staff benefits including an excellent pension scheme. We are committed to providing a culture of continuous learning, which actively supports the professional and personal development of our staff.

Applicants are required to evidence a full UK driving licence and the ability to travel to a variety of sites (This criteria will be reasonably adjusted to meet the requirements of a disabled applicant)

This position also involves working some weekends & some bank holidays.

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test equivalent to NVQ Level 2.

For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills

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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

Helena St Roas

Karen Shepherd
Integrated Community Service Manager
01708 576400.

If you have problems applying, contact

0300 300 1530 option 2,3