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Health and Social Care Assistant

Job Type

Permanent

Region

South East

Salary

Location

£27,355.38

Posted Date

4 February 2022

Kensington, Greater London (On-site)

Closing Date

4 March 2022

We are looking for a Health and Social Care Assistant to join us.

The HSCA role offers an exciting opportunity to become part of the My Care My Way workforce; bringing together health and social care expertise to deliver real change for how care is delivered in West London.

The vision for this role is aspirational, in that it aims to bring together over time duties that are carried out by Health Care Assistants, Social Care Trusted Assessors, Navigators, and other disciplines. The post holder will also be equipped to provide some clinical duties such as blood pressure, Venepuncture and low-level mental health support. There is an emphasis on promoting independence and supporting patients to adopt self-care approaches, by linking them in with voluntary sector services based on their long-term conditions, interests and preferences.

You will be assigned one or more GP practices to work in, build strong relationships and provide a range of support from basic observations, signposting to support organisations and practical advice.

Essential Criteria:
• Ability to build strong stakeholder relationships – with GPs, Case Managers, Practice managers and patients.
• Ability to work independently and remotely from colleagues.
• Ability to work from various locations – including; GP practices in the assigned borough, home, offices.
• Problem solving – you will be matching patient needs & circumstances to available support.
• IT literate – you will use System 1 (NHS IT system), Excel spreadsheets and emails as well as online directories.
• Degree educated or commensurate experience.

**Please note, this role may involve working some Out of Hours shifts, covering evenings and weekends**

My Care My Way

My Care My Way (MCMW) is an innovative way of working with people over the age of 65 with complex needs and conditions. The person is at the centre of holistic care planning across organisations such as health, social care and the voluntary sector. This way of working is a more coordinated, consistent way of providing care for people over 65 with long term conditions in West London and requires people with commitment and passion to work with older people. My Care My Way has been created following intensive work with professionals, patients and the voluntary sector to create a model of care rooted in evidence and designed to meet local needs.

Patients are at the heart of the model, and are working in partnership with professionals, supported by a dedicated integrated care team. All involved, including the person and their carer, will design care plans together to keep the person well for as long as possible and to achieve outcomes that they identify.

My Care My Way delivers more consistent care for patients at their GP practice, within two multi-functional Integrated Care Hubs in the locality, or within their homes.

How to apply

Please email a CV and supporting statement (that addresses all the essential criteria) to recruitment@aukc.org.uk, subject line: HSCA. CVs submitted without a supporting statement will not be considered. You may also apply via Charity Job. Due to the volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to shortlisted candidates.

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