Community Healthcare Assistant - Bodmin & 3 Harbours

Main area
Adult Community - North
Band 3
Part time - 30 hours per week (Hours will include evenings and weekends)
Job ref
Bodmin & 3 Harbours District Nursing Team
£22,816 - £24,336 Per Annum
Salary period
08/10/2023 23:59

Job overview

Successful applicants will be invited to attend an Assessment Centre at Carew House, Bodmin on 20th October 2023. 

The Community Nursing Service in Cornwall is offering a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Community Health Care Assistant to join our team. 

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a passion for delivering nursing care to candidates in their own homes, including those who are approaching end-of-life.  The role will involve carrying out planned nursing care which may include wound care, venepuncture, catheter care, pressure area care and delivering personal care to end-of-life patients.

We believe in integrated ways of working to achieve the best possible patient outcomes.  Previous care experience is essential.  The trust is committed to personal learning and development within community nursing with many opportunities available.

Due to the nature of the role, it is essential that applicants have a valid UK driving licence and are able to travel independently on a daily basis to and from the base, patient's homes and other venues around the geographical area.  Mileage is paid at Agenda for Change rates and travel time between visits is incorporated into your working shift.

This opportunity will include working  with Bodmin and 3 Harbours  community nursing team, based at Bodmin Health Centre or Par Health Centre. The service covers from 8am to 10pm, with staff working 7.5-hour shifts. 

Main duties of the job

  • To carry out assigned tasks while regularly working without direct supervision involving direct care to patients and carers to support the registered nurse.
  • To work as a member of the community nursing team within a given geographical area.

The District Nursing Team work on a flexible rota shift system covering the period from 8am to 10pm which includes an on call system offering a high standard of service.

Working for our organisation

We’re an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people’s physical and mental health.  We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability. 
We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK. 
Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff. 
We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases.  Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner. 
Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon.  As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see ‘supporting documents’.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • NVQ Level 3 qualification in care or equivalent experience
  • GCSE Maths & English or equivalent qualification
  • Evidence of experience in care setting
  • Trained in Venepuncture or willingness to undertake relevant training
Desirable criteria
  • Additional relevant training in Healthcare


Essential criteria
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Ability to work without direct supervision and to time restraints
  • Ability to relate to people from different backgrounds
  • Ability to cope under pressure

At Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust we are proud to prioritise the development of our people. To support this, the following opportunities are available:

  • Career conversations and individual development plans for succession planning and talent management
  • Protected CPD time for registered staff
  • Access to a dedicated central development fund supporting CPD for all staff
  • Leadership and Management development programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • A full clinical induction programme for operational skills
  • Access to a care certificate programme for our band 1-4 clinical staff
  • A bespoke and robust preceptorship programme to support newly qualified staff
  • Individual professional development programmes

Being part of a successful NHS Foundation Trust brings a portfolio of rewards and benefits for our staff. These include:

  • Suite of health and wellbeing initiatives to support our colleagues physical and mental health
  • Free access to individual HARP portfolios to support revalidation for nursing staff
  • Free DBS checks where required
  • Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • The Trust reimburses all application costs for staff eligible to apply for EU settlement status.

The Trust reserves the right to close this advert once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process you will be contacted via email regarding interview details.

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust welcomes and values individuals with lived experience of mental or physical ill health joining our workforce. We aspire to have a culture that develops, promotes and supports lived experience roles - throughout the organisation.

If you are successful, you agree to Occupational Health accessing your health records from your current or previous employer to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. Appointments are subject to full three year satisfactory references therefore please ensure you include correct contact details for your nominated referees including email addresses.

Any general recruitment queries, please contact our recruitment team on 01208 834644

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Applicant requirements

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mel Johns
Job title
Manager Bodmin and 3 Harbours Community Nursing
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