HEALTH CARE SUPPORT WORKER

Recruiter
NHS Fife
Location
St Andrews
Posted
16 May 2018
Closes
15 Jun 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
FIFE HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE PARTNERSHIP
INTEGRATED COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT AND SUPPORT SERVICES (ICASS)
ST ANDREWS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
HEALTH CARE SUPPORT WORKER
REF NO: FW662/05/18AP
SALARY: £17,760 - £20,727 PRO RATA
BAND 3 - HOURS: 22.5

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced HCSW to join our Intermediate Care Team as part of the Integrated Community & Support Services (ICASS) in the St Andrews Locality. The Intermediate Care Service provide rehabilitation and reablement to the adult population within the locality. This will be delivered to service users as in-patients, out-patients or within their own home.

The primary function of this role will be to work with the Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy Services within Intermediate Care to deliver therapeutic treatment programmes to service users in the ward setting or their own homes, preventing hospital admission and supporting early discharge from hospital. Physiotherapists & Occupational Therapists will provide specialist assessments to this patient group and allocate work to this post holder. This post will sit with the Physiotherapy team primarily and they will provide supervision and development.

You will have an SVQ Level III in Health and Social Care or equivalent. Experience working as a Physiotherapy and/or Occupational Therapy support worker would be desirable. It would be desirable to have experience working with older people as they are the main group of service users referred. Working as part of a supportive multidisciplinary team you will be expected to carry out ongoing treatment programmes for a mixed caseload of mainly older people.

You will have good organisational skills, excellent communication skills and be able to work independently as well as within the team.

There may be occasions where you will be required to work in one of the other community hospital sites within the Division. Evening and weekend working are part of ongoing developments. Our service offers regular supervision, PDP and supports training opportunities. The ability to travel throughout the area is essential.

For informal enquiries please contact Alison Constance, Physiotherapy Team Lead (admin) or email

A requirement of this post is to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Prior to appointment.

NHS Fife is legally obliged to ensure all its employees are legally entitled to work in the United Kingdom. All applicants are required to confirm their right to work in the UK in their application. If you are not a United Kingdom (UK), European Community (EC) or European Economic Area National please state the visa category under which you are legally entitled to work in the UK on your application form and the expiry date of your leave to remain in the UK.

Application forms can be downloaded from , saved to your PC and returned to the recruitment team by email attachment. You can also request an application pack by email quoting the job reference number.

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We will acknowledge all returned application forms within 24 hours of receipt.

We do not accept CV applications. Applications may be considered on a job share basis.

CLOSING DATE: 12 NOON ON 29TH MAY 2018

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