Rapid Response Assistant x2
Sussex Community NHS Trust - Brighton

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Sussex Community NHS Trust is committed to paying all our staff the Living Wage. This is an hourly wage rate that ensures working people on the lowest incomes achieve a decent standard of living for them and their families. We are the first NHS organisation in Sussex to have been granted accreditation as a ‘Living Wage Employer’.

Staff working in the South East Coast Region will be given priority consideration for vacancies if they are at risk of redundancy.

An exciting opportunity has risen to join our service in the community (Community Rapid Response Service). You will be an active member of the multi-disciplinary team composed of occupational therapists, physiotherapists, nurses, support workers and social workers, supporting patients at home to minimize risks and promote recovery through the promotion of independence and planned programmes of care with the aim of preventing unnecessary hospital admission.

As a Rapid Response Assistant, you’ll be responsible for delivering essential patient care under the supervision of a qualified practitioner, this includes:
  • Providing personal care
  • Relaying information
  • Assisting with transfers and mobility
  • Providing basic equipments
  • Assessing and recording vital signs
  • Assisting with feeding requirements
  • Assisting with meal preparation, laundry and shopping etc.
  • Treating all patients with respect and courtesy, maintaining dignity and respecting individual needs and differences, both physical and cultural.
There are opportunities to participate in varies trainings to further develop yourself and consolidate your knowledge.

These are two permanent posts for x1.0 WTE x1 0.5 WTE with 6 months’ probation period covering Monday to Friday 08:00 - 20:00 and alternate weekends and bank holidays.

If you feel that you have the ambition, energy and motivation needed to work in the community and have the inter-personal skills, confidence and enthusiasm that this job requires, then this may be the post for you and looking to work within a friendly and supportive team and enjoy working in a rewarding and challenging environment then this could be the job for you!

If you are selected for interview you will be contacted within 3 weeks of the closing date.

When applying for this post it is essential that you read the Job Description and Person Specification and use the “supporting information” space to demonstrate how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the person specification, as your application will be judged against this.

Please indicate under "supporting information" if you have a disability and wish to be considered for shortlisting in line with our 2 ticks commitments and/or if you have any particular requirements to enable you to participate in the selection process. Please insert "I wish to apply under the 2 ticks scheme".

This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. Please ensure that you check your e: mails on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically also; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

If you are successful in your application for this post you will be expected to attend the Trust's Corporate Induction which takes place at the Trust’s headquarters at Brighton General Hospital. This will give you a real opportunity to meet other colleagues starting at the same time. As well as this it will provide you with an informative session on the Trust, its values and mission along with an opportunity to meet key individuals such as our Chief Executive. Start dates will be made available to you during the selection process.

Working towards equality.

A no smoking policy is operated.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit) Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

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