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Children's Health Care Assistant | Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 03 June 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £22,816 - £24,336 per annum
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 03 July 2024
Location: Salford, M6 5FW
Company: Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6063688/236-SCO-CS196-24-P


We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Continuing Care support worker to provide quality care within packages of care provided by the Continuing Health Care Team (CCHC).

The CCHC is part of the Salford Children's Community Nursing Service. We provide commissioned packages of care for young people with complex and/or palliative care needs. Care is provided within a range of settings including the child’s home, education and community settings.

We require the candidate to be caring and compassionate with excellent communication and time management skills and be able to respond to unexpected and challenging situations appropriately and professionally.

A full individualised structured induction programme will be offered and training on a range of clinical skills including monitoring the young person’s vital signs, respiratory support including care of a tracheostomy; ventilation and secretion management; nutritional support and medicine management; as well as supporting the family with day-to-day care need.

Regular coordinated support will be offered with a range of supervision sessions; this will as well as a chance for the candidate to allow to contribute to our services ethos of placing children, young people, and families first; whilst enhancing the Northern Alliance Care trust values

The role includes different shift patterns over a 24-hour period which is predominantly night cover but will also include days shifts.

A car user is essential for the role.
• To work unsupervised caring for the young people in a variety of settings (home, school, community, hospital).
• Work on a shift pattern that includes days and nights
• Carry out all agreed therapeutic programmes and interventions effectively. This includes monitoring and recording the young person’s vital signs, respiratory support including care of a tracheostomy; ventilation and secretion management; nutritional support including enteral feeding and medication management; as well as supporting the family with activities of daily living.
• To communicate with the young people and their families in an appropriate manner

• To plan and provide play and stimulation when appropriate according to the young person’s needs and abilities and when appropriate following their individual care plans by other therapists and professionals.
• Clear and relevant documentation in patients records both written and electric where appropriate.
• To take an active part in all learning opportunities and maintaining your own personal development.
• To support and assist in the mentoring of new team members during their induction.
• Follow up to date infection control procedures whilst caring for the child in any appropriate setting including the wearing of appropriate PPE for example mask/ visors/gloves and aprons.

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we’re always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care, appreciate and inspire – to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

We are currently in process of updating our values. For the latest information around our values and behaviours, please visit our careers

Previous candidates who have applied need not apply.

We respect the value of difference. So, our aim is to employ people representative of the communities we serve. Regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, trans status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, religion or belief, all are welcome.

We continually review our recruitment processes to ensure they are supporting us achieving an inclusive and representative team.

We recognise that many people find interviews daunting and the conventional interview approach, of unseen questions, often impacts performance on the day. We are therefore piloting sending interview questions, to candidates, in advance. This vacancy is within one of our pilot areas therefore if you are invited for interview you will receive your interview questions in advance of your interview date. Feedback on this process will also be requested to help our teams understand and evaluate your recruitment experience.

This advert closes on Monday 17 Jun 2024

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