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Healthcare Assistant - Dementia Pathway

Organisation
St Andrew's Healthcare
Reference
16965
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Health & Medical
Location
Northampton
Salary
+ Clinical Allowance and Special Duty Pay
Expiry Date
23/09/2017 09:24:00
Healthcare Assistant – Neuropsychiatry – Dementia Pathway Band 2Based:  NorthamptonSalary from £14,961.00 plus £683 clinical

Job Description

Healthcare Assistant – Neuropsychiatry – Dementia Pathway


Band 2

Based:  Northampton

Salary from £14,961.00 plus £683 clinical allowance, enhanced pay for unsocial hours

Hours: 37.5 hours per week 

Our Neuropsychiatry Pathway offers unrivalled care, treatment and rehabilitation for adults and older adults with challenging behaviour and complex needs that is recognised for being at the forefront of innovative service developments, for its excellence in service delivery and rehabilitation practice, and for its ability to manage and reduce aggressive behaviour.  Currently running at record occupancy levels, we have a team of over 400 dedicated full-time staff from 16 disciplines working across 12 wards and 3 houses.

We have a number of exciting opportunities for Healthcare Assistants to work within the Dementia Pathway of our service, supporting staff teams in delivering and focusing on our Patients and their rehabilitation, daily activities and care. The role can be quite active and we would therefore require you to be physically fit. Knowledge and experience of working with this patient group would be an advantage but not a requirement.

Applications are welcomed from well-motivated individuals who are flexible, able to demonstrate high standards of care and who possess good communication skills alongside good IT literacy.

We have a great ‘Learning through Work’ training programme, which will help people with or without experience in healthcare become true professionals within the Healthcare Assistant role.  Successful completion of the programme will enable access to further progression and development opportunities within the Charity.

At St Andrew’s you can enjoy a special sense of pride and belonging – by helping transform the lives of patients, while shaping the future you want for yourself.  We’re the UK’s leading mental healthcare charity with an excellent and well-deserved reputation as a provider of specialist mental healthcare.

Our commitment to holistic care, safety, recovery and innovative therapies and treatment makes St Andrew’s the perfect place to establish your career.  Join us and you’ll be part of a team with a shared focus on people not profits, with all surpluses re-invested to benefit our patients.

Closing Date:  Sunday 27th August 2017

Our excellent benefits package includes:
  • Pension
  • Sickness policy on par with the NHS
  • 35 days annual leave, increasing to 41 after 10 years' service
  • Life cover
  • Car lease scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Free parking
  • Paid DBS application
  • Access to vocational qualifications