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Healthcare Assistant – Men's Mental Health: Medium

Organisation
St Andrew's Healthcare
Reference
20166
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Health & Medical
Location
Northampton
Expiry Date
10/08/2018 09:46:00
Healthcare Assistant – Men's Mental Health: Medium Secure IPULocation: NorthamptonSalary: From £16,485 per annum + enhancementsCareer Level: Primary Contributors

Job Description

Healthcare Assistant – Men's Mental Health: Medium Secure IPU
Location: Northampton
Salary: From £16,485 per annum + enhancements
Career Level: Primary Contributors (Band 2)
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.
  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.
 
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:
  • Resilient
  • 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
 
Rewards
 
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 5th August 2018