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An exciting opportunity has arisen for, dynamic and motivated HCAs to join our highly skilled, innovative and rapidly expanding Frailty service.

The Overall Aim Of The Unit Will Be To Provide Care And Support Planning In Preparation For Hospital Discharge, The Frailty Service Compromises Of

The post holder will be based at Bevan Court, a 30 bedded ward that will consist of medically optimised patients, or patients who otherwise attend the trust without the need for ongoing care on an acute medical or surgical ward. Patients here will be looked after by a multidisciplinary team or nurses, doctors, therapists, social workers, pharmacy and volunteers as part of the trust’s frailty service.

    • A dedicated Ambulatory unit, which provides rapid Comprehensive Geriatric (CGA) for patients with frailty and frailty syndrome.
    • A 16 bed in patient Frailty Assessment ward, that benefits from daily Consultant Geriatrician leadership along with a dedicated team of nursing, therapy and social care professionals.
    • A Community Frailty Service for St Helens CCG that is reactive in order to prevent hospital admission and also provides ongoing management for frail patients in the community.

There will be opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills working closely with an experienced and highly skilled multi-disciplinary team.

Please note, this vacancy may close earlier than expected should a sufficient number of applications be received.

The post holder must be flexible, as you will be expected to work flexible shifts days & nights.

An Enhanced DBS Certificate with both the Children’s and Adults’ Barred Lists is required for this post.

Interviews for this position will take place on 20th November 2020.

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the THIRD year running!

The Trust is currently the only acute Trust in Cheshire and Merseyside, and is one of few in the entire country, to achieve the title of OUTSTANDING, rated by the Care Quality Commission.

We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are also a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.

Our ‘5 Star Patient Care’ strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

Our Latest Achievements Include

    • Acute Trust of the Year – HSJ Awards November 2019
    • Trust rates Outstanding by the CQC – Inspection August 2018 and March 2019
    • Best in the NHS, Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment 2017 and 2018
    • The Trust achieved top marks in the country for areas including; cleanliness, food, privacy and dignity, facilities for patients living with dementia and disabilities, conditions, appearance and maintenance of the hospital buildings.
    • Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal)
    • Best acute Trust in England (NHS Staff Survey 2017,2018 and 2019)
    • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)

In the NHS Staff Survey 2019 the Trust scored the highest marks in the following areas;

    • Best place to receive treatment in the NHS (for 2nd year running)
    • Top Acute Trust for treating its staff fairly with regards to career progression (for 3rd year running)
    • Quality of care (best score for 5th year running)
    • Staff engagement (best score for 4th year running)
    • Staff morale (best score for 2nd year running)
    • Bullying and harassment (best score for 2nd year running)
    • Safety culture (best score for 2nd year running)

Our staff rated our Trust as the best place to work and receive treatment. The Trust has also been recognised, for the third year running, as being the top acute Trust in the entire country for staff engagement, staff motivation, and pride in the quality of care we provide to patients.

For Further Details / Informal Visits Contact

NameJayne SharplesJob titleWard ManagerEmail ******** number******** / 7742

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust are committed to providing an environment and services which embrace diversity and which promote equality of opportunity, we welcome applications from all sections of the communities we serve to enable us to reflect their diversity and improve the delivery of the services we provide.

Any information gathered during the application process relating to protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010, is gathered for statistical purposes only and is not made available to recruiting managers at any stage of the recruitment process.

As a ‘Disability Confident Leader’ we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who consider themselves to have a disability and who meet the minimum selection criteria (essential) at each stage of the selection process.You can indicate your wish submit an application under the Trust’s guaranteed interview scheme in the personal information section of the online application form.

If you consider yourself to be disabled or have any other long term health issues and have special support needs in applying for a job, attending for an interview or in undertaking any tests as part of a selection process, please inform us of any reasonable adjustments you require in order for us to support you in maximising your ability to gain employment with us.

The Trust is a non-smoking site. Failure to follow this rule could lead to disciplinary action.

If you are having difficulty completing an online application, please contact ********

Please be aware, that we may close a vacancy earlier than stated, should a sufficient number of applications be received from which a shortlist can be confirmed therefore you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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