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Healthcare Assistant - Men's Medium Secure Unit

St Andrew's Healthcare
Contract Type
Health & Medical, Management
Expiry Date
05/07/2018 13:26:00
Healthcare Assistant – Men's Mental Health: Medium Secure IPULocation: NorthamptonSalary: From £16,486 per annum + enhancementsHours: 37.5 per

Job Description

Healthcare Assistant – Men's Mental Health: Medium Secure IPU
Location: Northampton
Salary: From £16,486 per annum + enhancements
Hours: 37.5 per week
Our specialist Men’s Medium Secure IPU is made up of 5 wards; Prichard, Cranford, Robinson, Fairbairn and Rose.  All situated in William Wake House, each ward has their area of specialism and provides exceptional care for male patients with needs including; deaf/communication difficulties, brain injury and personality disorders. The medium secure IPU is a rewarding place to work – with new projects happening that bring ideas to life as well as a range of learning & development opportunities for staff to grow personally and professionally. 
We are particularly keen to recruit new staff to our Prichard ward as part of a Turnaround project.  Prichard cares for young male patients aged 18-30years and  you will be part of a newly expanded team that are working together to introduce new ways of working to transform care. Prichard team will enjoy an exceptional programme of supervision, training and support.
Working at St Andrew’s Healthcare
We’re 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, daily activities and 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.
Your profile
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:
  • 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 free vocational qualifications
Closing date: Sunday 8th July 2018