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Bank -Community Clinical Support Worker - Hospital Home Care

NHS AfC: Band 3

Main area
NHS AfC: Band 3
Bank: Relative Mileage will be paid for this role
  • Part time
  • Flexible working
Job ref
331-X3450621-Bank - C
Across Bay
Cross bay including FGH / RLI and South Lakes area
£20,330 - £21,777 per annum/pro rata
Salary period
06/12/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

Are you a dynamic, motivated, resilient individual with exceptional clinical  and reablement skills?

Are you passionate about providing a high quality service?

UHMB are looking for Community Clinical Therapy Support staff to help support patients to return home using the trusts supported discharge model and continue the patient’s rehabilitation pathway in the community. This role involves supporting patients to reach their goals as they return home from the acute settings

Our service also provides high quality outreach care at home for our patients whilst they are awaiting a permanent care provider to begin. 

You will be required to travel to patients homes within rural locations – please note having your own transport/the ability to travel is an essential requirement to this role and you will require to have business on your vehicle insurance. 

Relative mileage will be paid for this role.


Main duties of the job

You will work independently in the community to support patients who are medically optimised to return home from the hospital setting.  You will support patients and their families with activities of daily living including personal care,  meal preparation and medication support along with working with patients on their rehabilitation goals.

You will be supported by the Hospital Home Care Clinical Lead, Hospital Home Care Clinical Supervisor and Coordinator and  other essential community support services including Occupational Therapists and District Nurses. This will enable the patient’ rehabilitation journey to continue in the community and for patient’s to be cared for in their own home.


Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/

Person specification

Education and qualifications

Essential criteria
  • • NVQ Level 3 - in therapy or health and social care related subject and/or adequate exercise
Desirable criteria
  • • Food Hygiene Certificate


Essential criteria
  • • Experience in a care setting
Desirable criteria
  • • Experience working within a community setting
  • • Previous experience as a Technical Instructor

Skills, ability and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • • Ability to work under pressure
  • • Ability to work unsupervised
  • • Effective communication skills
  • • Ability to communicate effectively, using a variety of methods including written and verbal communication
  • • Reliable and honest, with a respect for privacy and confidentiality
  • • Genuine empathy and understanding of others
  • • Using a caring approach to working with others
  • • To use a person centred approach at all times
  • • Ability to follow instructions
  • • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • • Excellent time-keeping skills
  • • Understand the need for confidentiality
  • • Knowledge of moving & handling
Desirable criteria
  • • Ability to contribute ideas and following through when appropriate
  • • Good understanding of Client group
  • • Understanding of CQC requirements

Physical attributes

Essential criteria
  • • Ability to perform moderate to intense physical effort for short periods throughout the working day


Essential criteria
  • • Ability to comply with the Trust's policies
  • • Ability to travel as required
  • • Must be willing to work night duties as required
  • • Ability to be flexible to accommodate the needs of the service
  • • ability to maintain patient confidentiality
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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Debra Green
Job title
Hospital Home Care Manager
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

Debra Green
Hospital Home Care Manager
Mobile: 07968623220


Catherine Woods 
Hospital Home Care Clinical Lead
Tel: 07971066555