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Band 3 Health Care Assistant

NHS AfC: Band 3

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NHS AfC: Band 3
37.5 hours per week
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Brighton General Hospital
£16,968 - £19,852 pa
20/01/2018 23:59

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust’s 2015 staff survey results are better than average in almost all areas and help rank the trust as one of the top 100 best places to work in the NHS (Health Service Journal). SCFT is the first NHS organisation in Sussex to be a ‘Living Wage Employer’.

The Trust is signed up to the disability confident scheme and we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.


Sussex Community NHS Trust deliver community health services for people living in the Brighton and Hove area. An opportunity has arisen for two Band 3 Health Care Assistants to join the nursing team within our well established multidisciplinary team, in the Community Short Term Service in Brighton and Hove.

The role is predominantly working within our rehabilitation bedded units, supported by the registered nurses. However there may be an element of visiting patients within their own home, therefore you need the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team. You would be required to work shifts that cover from 08:00-16:00 or 12:00-20:00, 7 days a week.

You will be required to demonstrate: excellent communication skills; an understanding of how to help people manage their health conditions in the community setting; and knowledge and practical skills (such as skin and wound care, specimen collection, taking observations,) which will enable you to fulfil the role.

We are a short term service that has a key focus on facilitating discharges and reducing admissions to hospital and we work closely with our medical colleagues including GP’s and community elderly care consultants, to provide a joint approach to the management of our patients. We provide expert interventions and advice to our patients and the local community on managing illness and exacerbations that could result in deterioration of health and wellbeing. We see people in the community as well as in our rehabilitation bedded units.

We offer a well-supported working environment, including policies to support and ensure good practice and there are opportunities for professional and clinical development.

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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

Sarah Pond

Clinical Lead Community Beds


01273 242117 Option 1, Option 2/ 01273 696011 ext 1170


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