Job DescriptionHealthcare Assistant – Basildon, EssexLocation: EssexCareer Level: Core Contributors (Band 2)Salary: From £17,735 inclusive of London Fringe Allowance plus Special Duty Pay Hours: 37.5
St Andrew’s Essex provides patient centred care for both men and women with a personality disorder and/or mental health issues in a low secure and locked environment. Working at St Andrew’s Healthcare
We’re the UK’s largest independent provider of NHS services, a unique mental health charity aspiring to deliver truly world-class care. Our focus is transforming lives through ground breaking treatment and rehabilitation, with surpluses re-invested in our outstanding facilities. You’ll find a welcoming, inclusive culture here, inspired by the shared values of our team. Everyone has their part to play in the amazing work we do – you’ll have every opportunity to get what you want from your career. Your role with us
As a HCA, you'll be under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional, usually a nurse, and work with doctors, psychologists and a range of other healthcare professionals. The main contact you'll have, though, is with the people in our care. The role can be quite active and we would therefore require you to be able to cope with the demands of an active post.
There are no set entry requirements to become a Healthcare Assistant but there are skills and personal characteristics needed. To be a Healthcare Assistant in mental health care, you'll need to be:
- Caring and kind
- Cheerful and friendly
- Willing to do personal care tasks (washing, toileting, etc.) in some areas
- Able to follow instructions and procedures
- Able to work in a team but use your own initiative
You'll also need:
- Communication and listening skills
- Organisational skills
- Observational Skills
We offer an excellent benefits package including pension, 35 days holiday, and sickness policy on par with the NHS life cover, car lease scheme, and cycle to work scheme and childcare vouchers. Closing date: Sunday 9th December 2018.