Senior Healthcare Assistant

Priory Education and Children's Services
11 Sep 2018
18 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
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We don't just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn't exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort. So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.

Burton Park is part of the Priory Brain Injury care pathway, which boasts extensive Brain Injury Services offered across 13 sites throughout the UK.

Priory Brain Injury Services (PBIS) provide highly specialised treatment programmes for people with acquired brain injury (ABI) grounded on national guidance and research; from acute medical rehabilitation and neurobehavioural rehabilitation through to long-term continuing care.

The diversity of our services allows a seamless care pathway for our patients as their rehabilitation needs change. Priory's Brain Injury Services is focused on using data to inform best practice, individualise care plans and measure patient outcomes

PBIS has been successfully delivering neurobehavioural rehabilitation and making a positive difference to people's lives since 1985 to people with ABI, whose challenging behaviour prevents attainment of their maximum rehabilitation potential and personal autonomy.

Burton Park is a 50 bedded inpatient specialist neuro-rehabilitation service for treating and discharging people with complex neuropsychiatric needs. The site is split across 3 units:

- Warwick Lodge has undergone a full refurbishment. It will specialise in providing support and care for people living with Huntingdon's Disease.

- Cleves Lodge specialise in ABI (including slow stream rehabilitation) and neurobehavioural disability

- Dalby Unit - Female only unit, specialising in ABI or Progressive Neurological Conditions

As a Senior Healthcare Assistant you are a critical member of the Ward team, supporting and assisting Registered Nurses in the assessment, planning and implementation of patient care. Delivering care to the patient as prescribed by the individual care plans and liaising with family members as appropriate.

- You will need a minimum of 2 years experience as a Healthcare Assistant in a similar environment.

- You will be required to assist the qualified staff with the assessment and implementation of individual patient care plans undertaking routine tasks and activities as directed to facilitate the wellbeing, dignity and treatment of all patients, as well as providing practical support and responsive care to patients who require assistance with intimate personal needs such as dressing, bathing and toileting activities ensuring that such activities comply with procedures and the relevant healthcare legislation.

- You will observes and monitors the wellbeing of patients ensuring that any unusual physical, mental or emotional occurrences are promptly referred to senior staff/the primary nurse and documented as appropriate.

- Provide specific interventions with patients as delegated by a Registered Nurse, and following training and competency attainment. Such interventions include Observation and Engagement with Patients, escorting patients on leave, and being involved in de-escalation and management of violence and aggression.

- Qualified to take on the role of phlebotomist.

- Actively participate in regular ward meetings and attend other meetings as requested.

- Support the qualified staff in the maintenance of stock levels, including pharmaceutical products and the maintenance of ward cleanliness and tidiness and adhere to infection control policy and procedures at all times.

- Develops and maintains a good professional relationship with patients, colleagues and visitors responding promptly and courteously to requests and enquiries.

- Help promote and maintain an environment conducive to meeting the needs of the patient / relatives and carers.

- Ensure service users are gaining a quality service that is value for their money.

- To receive and convey information from telephone or personal enquiries in a courteous manner and ensure all persons visiting the ward are greeted and assisted in a welcoming and supportive manner.

- Lead Training Role in the hospital (i.e. for PMVA).

- Provides advice and guidance to new starters and agency workers undertaking similar tasks, liaising with the multi-disciplinary team. - Provides support to HCA's where appropriate.

- Collective responsibility for the care and appropriate use of resources on the ward.

- Responsibility for the accuracy of personal recordings in patients records and maintaining confidentiality

In return for your expertise and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits:
- Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training

- 33 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays

- Online benefits and cashback rewards

- Cycle to work scheme

- A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)

- Private Medical Insurance Scheme

- Life Assurance

- Free meal while on duty

- Employee Assistance Services

About us
From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.

All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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