Health Care Support Workers

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Locala Community Partn
Kirklees, Calderdale, Bradford
Competitive salary
19 Feb 2021
01 Mar 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Locala Community Partnerships CIC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

An element of flexible working is expected to maintain safe, effective, responsive services. All posts recruited to by Locala Community Partnerships CIC (whether on a fixed term or substantive basis) are subject to a 6 month probationary period.

Healthcare Support Workers

Salary: Band 2 £ 18,005 to £19,337 per annum pro rata

Location: Rotational posts base to be confirmed on appointment.

Job Type: Permanent Contract

Working hours: Full/Part time hours


Be part of our success story and contribute to our bright future, and yours...

We have a number of opportunities for Healthcare Support Workers across our organisation in services on a rotational basis to gain experience in a range of specialities, so if you are keen to provide care of an excellent standard for others and are looking for a rewarding career where you can make a real difference and change lives for the better, then we would love to hear from you.

Experience is not required! We will invest in your future by supporting you to develop your career and will support you each step of the way. You will be supported in the first instance to achieve the Care Certificate.

There are opportunities to support routes to further your career to a Band 3 Healthcare Support Worker as well as routes into Nursing across the organisation including apprenticeship routes.

We will actively help you to achieve your career aspirations, surrounding you with professionals who can share their knowledge and experience to help you accomplish your goals.

Over the last few years we have:
  • Supported a number of Trainee Nursing Associates to become registered Nurse Associates and we continue to support colleagues through an ongoing programme in partnership with the University of Huddersfield. Locala colleagues from a variety of backgrounds with varying levels of experience in and outside of health care have started their journey as Health care Support Workers training to become to successfully register as Nursing Associates .
  • In 2021/2022 and thereafter we will be offering opportunities to develop on from a Nursing Associate to qualify as a Registered Nurse.

What is the role of a Health Care Support Worker?

As a Healthcare Support Worker, you will work with patients, service users and their carers to support and encourage them on their journey to full health. Helping them to build their confidence and gain independence on their journey through practical and caring support.

Some of your typical duties will include:
  • Adhering to service protocols and policies to enable you to provide physical observations such as temperature, blood pressure, weight measurement and oxygen saturation levels
  • Assisting patients with all activities of daily living as required
  • Assisting members of the multidisciplinary team with agreed procedures such as chaperoning
  • Understanding the principles of infection control and the importance of dietary and fluid requirements of individual patients
  • Informing the Nurse in charge of any potential hazard, accident, incident or patient problem that occurs
  • Undertaking basic clerical and reception duties, including organising patient transport, taking and sending laboratory samples such as blood tests
  • Supporting COVID19 vaccination clinics

    About us:

    Locala Community Partnerships is a Community Interest Company (CIC), an independent, not for profit social enterprise, providing NHS services to over 400,000 people, in and around Yorkshire.

    We're a not-for-profit social enterprise, so we are in the great position of having the flexibility to tailor our services to meet the needs of our communities - and any financial surplus is re-invested straight back into supporting patient care.

    We embrace diversity and individuality, reflective of the community we work within. Celebrating talent and capability, we encourage colleagues to be advocates in regard all aspects of life and work with equal merit. Join Locala and be part of our community - be the difference.

    To start a rewarding career within Healthcare Services for Locala arrange a call with our team to discuss your application and available working hours.

    For further information relating to this post please do not hesitate to contact Wendy Edmondson on 07469 186 399

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Please ensure you read the Application Guidance Document on the right hand side of this page prior to filling out this form to help you.

To minimise delays please ensure your application is submitted with valid email addresses for referees, one of whom MUST be your current or most recent employer.

Our offer to you

In return for becoming part of our team we offer a full induction and training package to support your needs, we will develop and motivate you to enable you to have the right skills to do your job, we offer great working conditions along with supporting you to achieve a good work life balance. We offer a competitive contributory pension scheme with Royal London. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of society regardless of disability, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. For further information about our benefits, please click on the Locala Benefits for applicants on the right hand side of this vacancy to read more.

Please apply as soon as possible as posts will be closed once sufficient applications are received.

If you have not been shortlisted you will be notified through the NHS Jobs Website. If you require further information on why you haven't been shortlisted please contact the recruiting manager. Please provide your contact details for either email or telephone for them to be in touch. If an insufficient number of applications are received for this vacancy, there is a possibility the post could be re advertised even after the shortlisting process.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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