An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Band 4 Healthcare Assistant (HCA) preferably with some experience in Cardiology or Heart failure to develop and enhance their skills within the community setting as part of a proactive and forward-thinking team.
You will work as part of an established community heart failure service providing support to patients and carers within their home environment and / or clinic setting, under the direction of the Community Heart Failure Nurse Specialist. This includes assisting in the ongoing assessment and provision of care and reporting changes in patient status to the nurses. The role will involve promoting optimum independence and individualised patient centred care. The post-holder will be joining a multi-disciplinary team working with other Heart Failure Specialist Nurses, Cardiologists, and the wider Brent Integrated service to support patients who are at risk of admissions to hospital.
The role of the HCA is to work with the multi professional team and the Registered Nurse/ HCP and wider team to assess, plan, organise and deliver clinical care in line with service and patient needs, as agreed with supervising clinicians.
The HCA should have a breadth of knowledge across the lifespan and across the fields of nursing, providing holistic and person-centred care and support for people of all ages and in a variety of settings. The HCA should be able to work independently under the leadership of registered nurses,working within the sphere of nursing and care and within all aspects of the nursing process.
HCAs are equipped with the knowledge, understanding, skills, attitudes, and behaviours relevant to employment as an HCA and will work to a nationally recognised Nurse and Midwifery (NMC) code of conduct and must meet the NMC standards of proficiency.
The post Holder will be based at Hillside Primary Care Centre but will be required to travel to different sites often and work in a variety of settings including community centres, clinics, patients home or own home.
Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs – Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster – and Hertfordshire.
Just as we care about our patients’ wellbeing, we care about yours!
We can offer you:
- A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
- Single occupancy accommodation in Central London – (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
- Car lease scheme *T&C’s apply
- Flexible working options
- Annual travel card loan
- Training, support and development in your career
As an NHS trust,we are committed to equal opportunities and ensuring equality and diversity in the workplace.
We have a number of staff networks: Disability and Wellbeing Network (DAWN), Race Equality Network and the Rainbow Network which supports LGBT+ staff. Each network has a champion who is an executive director at the Trust and they hold regular meetings to discuss issues and make plans to improve CLCH.
- To be responsible for providing the appropriate nursing evidence-based care of an allocated group of patients.
- Be an accountable professional who is responsible for their actions, working in line with NMC standards of proficiency
- Recognise and work within the limits of their competency
- To work as part of a multidisciplinary team using resources efficiently.
- To deliver quality care to patients and to work effectively within the nursing team.
- To be competent in carrying out a variety of clinical procedures.
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