Care Assessor: Visa Sponsorship Available

Full Time
Kent, United Kingdom

25,147 – 27,596 £ / Year

Job Summary

We are looking for a Care Assessor to join our Urgent Care Service.

Urgent Care Services provides short term health, therapy and care support to enable service users to remain in the community / home environment. This may include treating acutely unwell people that would otherwise require hospital admission, and also supports hospital discharges. The service covers 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Care provided at night includes End of life care, catheter care and other urgent care that is unplanned and cannot wait until the following day. This care is provided by a night nursing team.

Home is nationally evidenced to be the best place to recover and regain independence. Enablement and rehabilitation will be the priority focus with active participation from service users in order to achieve maximum independence.

We are working with East Kent Hospitals Trust, who are leading on developing a virtual ward for people with acute respiratory infections, such as a chest infection, or with an underlying condition, like COPD, to be cared for at home.

Patients who agree to be discharged earlier from hospital, will be monitored at home using technology, such as apps, wearables or other medical devices remotely – and supported by a consultant, specialist GP or advanced practitioner.

If you are interested in a new challenge and an exciting new change within an Urgent Care setting, then this just may be the job for you.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide care and support for vulnerable patients in a community setting, supporting with personal care, meal preparation and medication administration, following care plans and risk assessments
  • To carry out observations & procedures and be aware of normal ranges.
  • To recognise patient progress/deterioration and provide feedback to senior team members in a timely manner.
  • To be familiar with relevant trust policies and procedures in order to maintain high standards and patient safety.
  • To obtain patient feedback for service improvement.
  • To be able to triage referrals, complete basic assessments and follow up assessments
  • To create care plans & risk assessments, order equipment and send onward referrals as necessary
  • To support in duty role

About us

One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC. We’ve got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values Compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.

Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we’re reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We’ll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Our career pathways will help you achieve your aspirations

Person Specification



  • Evidence of Foundation Degree Level study (Level 5) or equivalent (Nursing Associate)
  • Functional Skills at Level 2 (Literacy and numeracy/ GCSE grade A-C or equivalent in English and Maths)


  • Mentorship/ Coaching qualification



  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Senior Healthcare worker
  • Experience of working as part of a team
  • Experience with the use of Microsoft Office and a variety of IT packages (E-Pay / E-roster / AT-P / CIS)


  • Experience of community environment



  • Awareness of professional issues and recent developments in the NHS and Primary Care including Clinical Governance, NICE, Essence of Care
  • Knowledge of up to date clinical practice
  • Understands the role and remit of a Band 4

Skills & Abilities


  • Sound communication and interpersonal skills (verbal and written)
  • Moderate IT skills
  • Holds current and valid driving licence/permit & access to vehicle

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to motivate and organise others to ensure best practice
  • Ability to work under pressure

Ability to Manage


  • Able to support the implementation of local and national agendas for health under the guidance of the Registered Practitioner
  • Ability to prioritise care delivery in a professional manner, considering Trust policies and procedures
  • Ability to manage own time effectively

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).

Closing Date: 05 May 2024

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Job Category: Care Professions & Services
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: United Kingdom

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