Enhanced Care Support Worker – Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust – Huddersfield

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

We are seeking enthusiastic individuals who have a passion for caring for older adults with cognitive impairment. This role requires a person who is able to work without direct supervision, uses their own initiative and has previous care experience. Must also have reliable IT, written and verbal communication skills, and be creative and practical; work well within a team and be confident. We expect you to be willing to learn and develop your skills, also prioritise your workload and contribute to new ideas to improve the care and experience of our patients.

The role of Enhanced Care Support Worker is to support the multidisciplinary teams on the wards, providing 24 hour care for people with cognitive impairment, who are distressed and at risk of harm to themselves or others. Training will be provided in specialised skills including; social engagement; ; and enhanced conflict resolution techniques to enable these patients to experience individualised person centered care.

The Enhanced Care Team represent a virtual ward, but can be based on any ward over both hospital sites, to provide support for both patients and staff.

Shift patterns are over a 24 hour period with Nights, Long days, Earlies and Lates; these posts require some weekend and bank holiday working as part of the ward rotas. You will be ward based and there will be times when you will be asked to move areas to support as needed by ward staff and on-call matrons.

If this interests you, apply now and don’t miss this opportunity to make a real difference to the quality of patient care at CHFT.

Interviews to take place week commencing 25th of April.

The role of Enhanced Care Support Worker is to support the multidisciplinary teams on the wards, providing 24 hour care for people with cognitive impairment, who are distressed and at risk of harm to themselves or others. Training will be provided in specialised skills including; social engagement; ; and de-escalation techniques to enable these patients to experience individualised person centred care.

The Enhanced Care Team represent a virtual ward, but can be based on any ward over both hospital sites, to provide support for both patients and staff.

Shift patterns are over a 24 hour period with Nights, Long days, Earlies and Lates; these posts require some weekend and bank holiday working as part of the ward rotas. You will be ward based and there will be times when you will be asked to move areas to support as needed by ward staff and on-call matrons.

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