Job DescriptionHealthcare Assistant - Harper ward (Female ward) Dementia & Huntington's Disease IPU
From £16,980 plus enhancements
Full time fully flexible - 37.5 hours per week
Harper is a 11 bed unit for females with a diagnosis of dementia, Huntington’s disease and other neurological conditions. Harper ward offers person centred, holistic care with support from a multi-disciplinary team including doctors, occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, dieticians, Speech and language therapist. Patients require support with personal care, accessing fresh air, feeding and engaging in therapeutic activities.
Working at St Andrew’s Healthcare
Harper ward will be moving to a brand new dementia hub located within St Andrew’s grounds (approx. Nov 19) where our ladies will be nursed in a state of the art building with superb services and amenities.
St Andrew’s are the largest independent provider of services to the NHS, 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
Healthcare Assistants work in all areas of our Clinical Services, supporting staff teams in delivering and focusing on our Patients and their rehabilitation, enabling activities of daily living and hands on care. The role can be very active and we therefore require you to be able to cope with the demands of this dynamic post.
Applications are welcomed from well-motivated individuals who are flexible, able to demonstrate high standards of care and who possess excellent written and verbal communication skills alongside good IT literacy. You will need to have resilience to work in a secure healthcare setting and this will help you meet the challenges and expectations of working as a Healthcare Assistant.
We offer an excellent benefits package including:
· 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 free vocational qualifications
Closing date: Sunday 12th May 2019