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Health Care Assistant

NHS AfC: Band 3

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health care assistant
NHS AfC: Band 3
37.5 Per Week - 1.00 WTE
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Whittington Health NHS Trust
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The Bridge School, 251 Hungerford Road, N7 9LD
£18,813 - £20,795 Per Annum Plus HCAS
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Whittington Health NHS Trust received a ‘good’ overall inspection from the CQC in April 2016, rated ‘good’ in a national review of openness and transparency standards across NHS trusts in England and ranked 78 out of 230 NHS Trusts overall.

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Islington Additional Needs and Disability Team (IANDS) is a multidisciplinary service for children and young people 0-19. We are seeking a Band 3 Health Care Assistant/ Therapy Assistant to join our team. The successful applicant will work primarily across The Bridge Academy Primary and Secondary sites in Islington. The Bridge is an outstanding school for children and young people with complex learning needs, the majority of whom have a diagnosis of Autism. You may also have the opportunity to support the wider Islington IANDS team special schools team which includes Richard Cloudesley and Samuel Rhodes school.


Your primary role will be assisting the school nursing team in the effective delivery of individualised support and care for children attending schools. Clinical responsibilities will include daily feeds via special feeding tubes (Nasogastric and Gastrostomy), giving medication and supporting with health care plans, including epilepsy plans.  You will also be required to support in the organisation of school medicals etc.

You will work alongside a team of experienced health care assistants, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and full training and support will be provided by a School Nurse.

This post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. Please apply early as applications will close once sufficient numbers have applied.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Please contact Kirsty Hammond, Team Leader ( 020 7619 100 ex2242 if you would like to discuss this role.