Healthcare Assistant

Recruiter
Koala Recruitment Group
Location
Glasgow
Salary
£16000 - £17000/annum
Posted
10 Jun 2017
Closes
10 Jul 2017
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Providing quality, inspiring innovation and  delivering value is what our client sets out to achieve. Enabling their patients with mental health difficulties to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of their multidisciplinary clinical teams.

The Hospital provides a peaceful atmosphere, surrounded by relaxing landscaped gardens and is the perfect environment for treatment. With over 30 inpatients at any time, they also cater for over 400 outpatients who seek their services for psychological services without disrupting their daily lives.

The Hospital has previously been awarded the Priory’s “Site of the Year”. This is a demonstration of the Hospital’s strong clinical reputation, founded upon the quality of its care and expertise.

Our client is one of the UK’s leading centres for the treatment of depression, anxiety and addictions. The hospital is led by an e­ffective and experienced multidisciplinary team. They work together to develop personalised, recovery-focused treatment programmes and care pathways, as well as a range of therapies, to meet all of their patients’ needs.

In addition, their Eating Disorder Unit is the largest specialist inpatient unit of its kind in Scotland and due to the quality of its care patients come for treatment from all over the UK. In May 2015 the unit was included in the Quality Network for Eating Disorders (QED) under the Royal College of Surgeon’s Accreditation for Inpatient Mental Health Services (AIMS).
 
The role:

We are looking to recruit personable, flexible and motivated Health Care Assistants to support the hospitals qualified staff with the delivery of care to our clients, patients. You will be involved in the personal care and meeting the psychological needs of a diverse group of service users with varying degrees of mental and physical issues. You will be caring and attentive with the skills to build strong and trusting relationships with people. It is also important that you work well in a team as you will work alongside qualified nurses and staff from other professions.

The successful candidates will support and assist the hospitals multi-disciplinary teams in the assessment, planning and implementation of individual care plans, undertaking routine tasks and activities as directed to facilitate the well-being, dignity and treatment of all patients. The role is based on our Eating Disorders Ward but flexility is required in working across wards as required.  

The successful candidates will be able to work within a team or on their own initiative; will be hard working and reliable and will demonstrate enthusiasm and an ability to adapt to challenging situations.  In addition, the successful applicant will have effective communication skills, be caring in nature and possess a willingness to learn.

As our client is an independent Acute Psychiatric Hospital we can offer you the opportunity to develop your skills in a supportive environment.  The hospital is committed to providing training opportunities for staff at all levels and actively encourage professional development.  Staff are supported by means of regular clinical supervision.

What we’d like from you:

Previous experience within a healthcare setting desirable
A strong sense of responsibility
Reliable & trustworthy
Willingness to learn
Effective communication skills
Flexibility and strong “can do” attitude
Quality orientation

What we’d like to give you:

A competitive salary
Disclosure check cost coverage
Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
Enhanced Maternity pay inline with NHS.
25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
Birthday Holiday  - Your Birthday as an extra days annual leave
Online benefits and cashback rewards
Cycle to work scheme
SMART Childcare Vouchers
SMART Pension option