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Community Health Care Assistant Band 3 – Permanent, Part Time

If you are a Self -motivated, dynamic individual with a passion for community care, this could be the position for you.

You will be working alongside a multi-skilled team of community practitioners led by Specialist Practitioners in District Nursing. Your role will be to support the team with service delivery supporting with clinical interventions and providing care to vulnerable individuals.

Job details
Posting date: 26 June 2024
Salary: £22,816.00 to £24,336.00 per year
Additional salary information: £22816.00 – £24336.00 a year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 08 July 2024
Location: Ashton-Under-Lyne, OL6 9RW
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: C9245-24-0353


The District Nurse team promotes wellbeing and independence to all our patients in an understandable and approachable way. You must be able to display effective communication skills with patients, family, carers as well as the wider Multi professional workforce.


Main duties of the job

The Health Care Support Worker for the District Nursing Service will assist the team in the delivery of high quality nursing care to patients in the community setting. The individual will be proficient, competent and work without direct supervision in a patient’s own home or clinic setting.


About us

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside & Glossop. We provide a range of services both within the hospital and across our community for both adults and children.Our vision is to improve health outcomes for our population and influence wider determinants of health through collaboration with our health & care partners.

We have a clear set of values & behaviours which we expect all of our staff to demonstrate:

  • Safety
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Communication
  • Learning

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+& Disabled people.

Benefits include; flexible working, 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays, sick pay, NHS Pension Scheme, free eye tests and health checks, gym discount, free bicycle loan scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, support with stress, bereavement, relationships, finance, and much more.


Job description

Job responsibilities


To undertake delegated duties to patients in their own home, residential care setting or clinic setting, this can include routine wound care, venepuncture, assisting in the delivery of palliative care, administration of insulin and eye drops following training and assessment of competencies.

Communicates with the District Nursing Team members, other health care professionals and voluntary agencies discussing patient care as directed by the qualified nurse.

Attends training relevant to role and ensures development opportunities are identified through the appraisal process.

Undertakes clerical work within the team as delegated by the Team Leader such as stock ordering, filing and retrieval of patients notes.

Responsible for maintaining a nursing bag with appropriate equipment required to deliver care e.g dressings and gloves.

To participate in health promotion programmes with patients and carers, encouraging self-awareness and self-management.

To assist in the support and education of family/carers to prevent ill health.Completion of the Care Certificate will be required.


Maintain confidentiality of information.

Communicate effectively with staff at all levels including team members, patients, relative and other visitors to the Trust, acting at all times within the Trust Values and Behaviours.

Possess the ability and knowledge to utilise different methods of communication with individuals and their families to provide support.

Able to identify and develop methods to manage barriers to effective communication.

Demonstrate excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills to communicate sensitive information effectively with patients, families, colleagues and other agencies.

Communicate appropriate information to and from other departments/service as required.

Maintain accurate and comprehensive patient records in line with organisation standards of practice and data protection legislation.

Demonstrate empathy with patients, their families and carers, ensuring their views, choices and experiences influence thinking and individualised care provision.

Responsibilities for Physical and/or Financial Resources

Contribute to the budget management by ensuring that the most effective use of resources is maintained and reporting any anomalies to the Team Leader.

Promote a safe environment for the treatment of patients and protection of staff by ensuring the effective use of equipment and materials in compliance with Health and Safety Policies.

Participate in product evaluation programmes if requested by the Matron.Ensure the regular maintenance of technical equipment including calibrating where required and checking for faults.

Assist in the organisation of efficient stock control, maintaining adequate levels of stock and promoting the most cost effective usage of these resources

Responsibility for Policy, Service Development and Implementation

Be aware of, comment on and actively participate in changes in policies and service development

Embrace and support line management and the team in making service improvements effective in the work place.

To keep up to date with Intermediate Tier Service changes and identify opportunities for improvement and development of the services within the District Nursing Service.

Attend and participate in training and external courses if agreed by Line Management.

To implement changes in practice and service delivery as directed by the Matron.

Responsibilities for Human Resources and Leadership

Participates in the induction and orientation of newly appointed staff.

Ensures compliance with Trust Mandatory Training.

Works unsupervised the majority of the time, uses knowledge to care for specific cohort of patients.

Monitor the health, safety and security of themselves and other members of the team, including identifying and assessing potential risk factors to maximise staff, patient and carer safety.

Continuously upholds the core values and beliefs of the Trust.

Acts as a professional role model.

Contributes to the Clinical Governance Processes within the service ie prompt incident reporting.

Demonstrate an overall awareness of quality issues and a commitment to continuous quality improvement.

Research, Development and Audit

Contribute to obtaining Friends and Family Feedback for the Service

Identify areas where activity can be improved with support of the Team Leader

Participate in audit as necessary

Physical Skills and Effort

The post holder will be expected to travel between different work locations throughout the day. They will be expected to load, transport and unload necessary equipment between work locations.

The post holder will be expected to kneel, sit on heels, and move patients during manual handling, support patients while walking, assist patients to transfer, sit and stand.

Mental EffortThe post holder will be expected to concentrate during care delivery and ensure good communication with patients who have impaired understanding and communication difficulties e.g. impaired speech and hearing.

Emotional Effort

Occasional exposure to distressing situations. The clinical work may involve working with terminally ill patients, having to provide support and advice to families/carers and patients in distress.

The post holder will be dealing with people in their own homes who may be in the exacerbation stage of a long-term illness or a sub-acute stage of a new illness. Some clients may have poor family/social support. Patients may be depressed, withdrawn or show challenging behaviour.


Person Specification

Skills and Abilities


  • Good interpersonal skills/communication (verbal, written, non-verbal)
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to time manage and use own initiative
  • Be computer literate (able to use PC, email, internet etc)



  • Experience of working within a community setting



  • GCSE English and Maths or equivalent


  • NVQ level 3
  • Care certificate



  • Knowledge of the community nursing services role in patient care

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, 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. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

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