Job descriptionEastbourne District General Hospital Frailty Ward Health Care Assistants – Band 2 Full time -Internal rotation Reference East Sussex Healthcare Trust has exciting opportunities for Healthcare Assistants on our Frailty Unit in Eastbourne District General Hospital, and we are looking for highly motivated, dynamic and passionate individuals. Caring for short stay frailty patients ensures a varied role where staff can learn specialty care for those who may have multiple medical conditions, are on multiple medications and are often require specialist support at home or in their care homes. Staff will also support patients who are acutely unwell, may also have poor recognition (dementia & delirium), difficulty in walking, falls and frailty. We are looking for experienced Health Care Assistants; hospital experience is desirable but not essential. A minimum of NVQ2 two in health and social care or the equivalent. Successful applicants will be required to complete a two day Induction course, which will include all the Trust statutory/Mandatory training to join our team inviting them to share their knowledge and experience with the ward; you will need to be well motivated and committed to high standards of patient care and personal professional development. In return for your hard work and dedication, East Sussex Healthcare Trust offers excellent opportunities for career progression and professional development as well as a personal induction programme. We are proud to provide ‘Outstanding’ care and be a great place to work We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people’s own homes. In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as ‘Good’ overall, and ‘Outstanding’ for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated ‘Outstanding’. Eastbourne DGH rated ‘Good’. In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious ‘Building for our Future’ programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come. Please refer to the job description attached. If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.
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