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Health Care Assistant

NHS AfC: Band 3

Main area
Community Nursing
NHS AfC: Band 3
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Across 7 days)
Job ref
Ladies Walk Clinic
£21,730 - £23,177 Per Annum
Salary period
29/03/2023 23:59

Job overview

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and caring person to join our Community Nursing Team within Dudley NHS Foundation Trust, supporting Long Term Conditions and Community Nursing staff, you will be part of a team providing high quality nursing care to patients in the community, driver essential.  Minimum training requirements is a qualification in NVQ Level 3 Health and Social Care.  

Previous experience as a Health Care Assistant in Acute or Community Nursing setting essential.  You will have good communication skills and be able to work independently and as well as part of a team.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder is responsible for the ongoing assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care. The post holder will carry out all relevant forms of care and will take responsibility for caseload holders in their absence.



Working for our organisation

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of providing safe, caring and effective services because people matter.  We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace. 

We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as BAME, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds. 

 We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake

Person specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Experience as a Health Care Assistant in the acute or community nursing setting
  • NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care
  • English and Maths Qualifications at one of the following academic levels/grades:- O Level - Grade A to C CSE Grade 1 only GCSE Grade A to C GCSE Grade 9 to 4 Functional skills Level 2

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate the ability to work autonomously as and when required
  • Enthusiastic – seizing the opportunity for personal and service development
  • To be able to motivate self and others to deliver a quality service
  • Forward thinking – to identify opportunities for improvement in service development
  • Flexible to meet the demands of the service

Skills & Experience

Essential criteria
  • Show an ability to develop working relationships with other team members and professionals
  • Good written grammar and organisation change
  • Show the ability to adapt to change
  • Ability to keep all information confidential
  • Be able to work independently in the home and provide feedback to other team members
  • Understand own limitations and when to ask for help
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of being able to work as part of a team
  • Have some knowledge of NHS issues
  • Show evidence of working to a plan of care
  • A willingness to learn / competency in performing clinical observations including temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure and oxygen saturations.
  • A willingness to learn / experience in the management of long term conditions for example exacerbation of COPD.

Communication & Interpersonal Skills

Essential criteria
  • Able to communicate accurately in both verbal and written forms
  • Able to comprehend instructions
  • Must be able to commute to meet the needs of the job
  • Able to communicate to all care settings within Dudley Health Economy

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in People: GoldMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Improving working livesAge positiveDisability confident leaderArmed Forces Covenant Bronze AwardENEI TIDE Gold 2021Care Leaver CovenantNHS Pastoral Care

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dawn Acton
Job title
PDN for community
Email address
Telephone number
01384 323218
Additional information

If you would like anymore information, please email or telephone the Community Admin Team on the contact details above.