Could you be a General Nursing Assistant (GNA) for the Integrated Placement of Care Hub (IPOCH)?

Call us today for an informal chat: 01270 278352 or 01270 278386
Or email: ccicp.placementofcare@mcht.nhs.uk

Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP) is looking to expand its team of GNAs who work as part of the IPOCH team. The team is looking for a number of experienced carers and/or Health Care Assistants whose aim is to provide high quality care to patients within their own homes.

 

GNAs provide care and support to patients at home. This means supporting the rehabilitation of a patient as they aim towards living independently again. Examples of support offered to a patient may include:

  • Assisting with personal care and getting dressed
  • Assisting to maintain bowel and bladder health
  • Working alongside a patient in the preparation of light meals like sandwiches or soup
  • Promotion of use of equipment/mobility aids
  • Medication reminders
  • Assistance with bowel and bladder health
  • Assistance with catheters or stomas
  • Support and encouragement with rehabilitation exercises, as advised by therapists

A significant part of the role also involves supporting end of life patients in their own homes. This is through providing a highly dignified and quality approach to care for the patient and their families at such a challenging time. 

 

Starting salary: NHS band 3 

GNAs can also expect a generous holiday allowance starting at 27 days annual leave per year, access to a gold standard NHS pension scheme, a generous fuel allowance, free uniform, NHS discounts, and comprehensive occupational health and wellbeing support, among many other benefits.

The IPOCH service operates seven days a week, 365 days a year, between the times of 8am and 10pm. GNAs can expect to work a shift pattern of 8am – 4pm or 2pm – 10pm. Full time and part time positions are available.

  • Previous experience of working as a carer/health care assistant within the NHS and/or a similar healthcare setting
  • Confident driver (applicants must hold a valid UK driving license)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Passionate about providing high quality care to all patients

For an informal chat, please call either 01270 278352 or 01270 278386 or email ccicp.placementofcare@mcht.nhs.uk

Full training and support is provided when starting in the role.  IPOCH is dedicated to supporting and developing its staff and ensuring that everyone feels they have the skills needed to enjoy their role and provide the very best care. Opportunities for development are also available.

IPOCH delivers NHS packages of care to patients within their own homes. The service focuses on a “home first” approach; one of rehabilitation and promotion of independence for patients leaving acute/bed based settings or requiring step up care in their own homes. The service also provides end of life care for patients under the Palliative Care in Partnership service. Find out more about IPOCH here