Support Worker - Rapid Response

Recruiter
Virgin Care
Location
Hereford
Posted
19 Apr 2019
Closes
28 Apr 2019
Sector
General
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 3 Support Worker - Rapid Response Swale

At Virgin Care, we've created a working environment where everyone can really feel the difference.
It's the kind of place where nothing's too much trouble, where our service is seamless. Where you'll feel empowered, listened to, valued and where we'll support you to bring your best self to work every day. And that's just the beginning.

Since 2006, we've delivered innovative and refreshing health and social care services to millions of people by developing our own unique approach where our patients are at the centre of everything we do. And right now, we're looking for a Support Worker to join our Rapid response nursing team to help us continue to change things for the better.

We are expanding our current rapid response service to enable us to prevent even more hospital admissions, facilitate early discharge and provide a 2 hour response to referrals. The support worker role will include visiting patients in their own homes and providing care to meet activities of daily living; this will be short term until a care package can be initiated. There will be the expectation that the support worker will undertake technical aspects of nursing care e.g. wound dressings, blood glucose monitoring, insulin administration etc. following a period of training and when deemed competent to do so. The working hours are shifts between the hours of 08.00 - 20.00 and covering 7 days per week.

Working closely with our Rapid response team, Community Nurses, GP's and other Health care professionals you'll be responsible for delivering care as allocated by the Team Sister without direct supervision for patients within their own homes. You will be expected to deliver, monitor and maintain high standards of care at all times. You'll care for patients and their families in the way that you believe is best, delivering our high service standards, sharing best practice, and actively improving the way we work. You will also need to have a full driving license and access to a car to complete your duties.

You will have the ability to work both independently and also as part of a wider multidisciplinary team. Ideally you will have experience of working within a community setting and of providing personal care. It is expected that you should have strong communication and organisation skills and a flexible approach which will ensure you deliver positive experiences to patients at every stage of their healthcare journey.

But what's in it for you? Well, we offer a competitive salary, lots of training and development, great perks including being part of the Virgin Tribe giving access to exclusive offers as well as discounts on Virgin products and services.

Virgin Care are committed to equal opportunities and welcome a broad diversity of talent to apply.

Virgin Care Limited reserves the right to cease any advertising prior to the published closing date for a role that receives a high number of applications.

Virgin Care Limited, its subsidiary companies and the Virgin Care LLPs are part of the Virgin Group and provide NHS and social care services. If you would like to know a little more about how we use your information, please see our website's privacy policy which can be found on our website- careers. [... Click Apply...]/interested-in-working-with-us/

If you are applying to work at Virgin Care Private, please see the privacy notice at- careers. [... Click Apply...]/interested-in-working-with-us/

If you'd like to discuss the role further, or see a copy of the full job description, please contact Fumi Ajibade on [... Click Apply...]or [... Click Apply...]

Similar jobs

Similar jobs