Urgent Community Response/Virtual Ward Support Worker | Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 24-Mar-23

Closing Date: 23-Apr-23

Location: Reading, RG1 8NQ

Salary: Not specified

Urgent Community Response/Virtual Ward Support Worker | Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Are you looking for an exciting new role in a high performing and supportive team? Perhaps you are ready for your next challenge? We have a fantastic opportunity for a Healthcare Assistant to join the Reading Urgent Community Response /Virtual Ward Team.
The post-holder will work with and support the clinicians by working with the patients in their own home and in a care home, who require an urgent response to prevent unnecessary admission to hospital or require monitoring at home. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team providing appropriate patient focussed care.

You will be a team player and work collaboratively with staff from all disciplines whilst maintaining high professional standards. You will ensure good communication, and effective processes and procedures are maintained across the service.
The post holder will work 37.5hrs per week, 7 days a week, between the hours of 8am – 8pm, which will include weekends.
The role is based at Cremyll Road, Reading and staff parking is available on site.

Interview date to be confirmed

• To provide a high quality, integrated and effective service by performing specific clinical tasks delegated to them by the nurses for patients presenting with an acute healthcare crisis. All patients are initially assessed by the Nurse.

• To carry out delegated Healthcare Assistant (HCA) duties for these patients e.g. venepuncture, ECG, bladder scans, vital signs, monitoring of pressure areas, checking equipment
• To be able to recognise deterioration in the condition of a patient and immediately inform the advanced nurse practitioner, Nurse or therapist. The post holder is also expected to work without direct supervision.
• To undertake any administrative duties associated with the service as requested by the team and following appropriate training. This may include completion of computer forms, arranging transport, photocopying, filing, distributing mail, typing, sending appointment letters, taking and/or typing minutes.
• To maintain comprehensive patient documentation and collect such statistics and data for service or audit requirements as necessary

• Work flexibly in response to service need across our multiple sites

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC, we’re committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

The trust employs almost 5,000 people over more than 100 sites and community settings across Windsor & Maidenhead, Slough, Bracknell Forest, Wokingham, Reading and West Berkshire.

As an inclusive employer, we value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall 100 Top Employer. Whatever your background or individual needs, at Berkshire Healthcare you’ll be supported by friendly and professional managers to succeed.

These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare:
• Caring for and about you is our top priority
• Committed to providing good quality, safe services
• Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions
We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
• Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
• 27 days’ annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell leave
• Generous NHS pension scheme – 20.68% employer contribution
• Excellent learning and career development opportunities
• Advanced IT enablement
• ‘Cycle to Work’ and car leasing scheme
• Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
• Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants via the Blue Light Card
• Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and more to support equality
• Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave and access to our three staff nurseries
The “must haves” for you to be considered for this role: 
• Be able to carry out specific clinical tasks delegated to them
• To communicate relevant information sensitively with appropriate MDT team members, with consideration for patient confidentiality and in line with data protection guidelines.
• To be able to communicate effectively with patients’ relatives, carers and other professionals if required.
• Able to work autonomously, with the ability to work under pressure, with excellent organisational, communication and time management skills to prioritise work

If you’re someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, join us and let’s be outstanding together.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

This advert closes on Monday 10 Apr 2023

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