Healthcare Assistant

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Durham, UK
Closing date
23 Sep 2020

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Employer: Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Department: Learning Disabilites Inpatients
Location: Lanchester Road Hospital, Durham
Salary: £19,737 - £21,142 per annum
Job Type: Fixed term (6 months)
Working pattern: 37 hours per week

The successful candidate must have completed the Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 3 or equivalent. Candidates must also have Literacy and Numeracy level 2 or equivalent and must complete the Trust Healthcare Assistant competencies within their probationary period (first 6 months in role).

An exciting opportunity has arisen for band 3 Healthcare Assistants to work with adults with learning disabilities within the Durham and Darlington area. The post requires the successful candidates to work in the adult learning disabilities inpatient assessment and treatment unit at Lanchester Road Hospital, Durham.

You will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of issues relating to Transforming Care Agenda, risk assessment, Positive behaviour support, autism and physical and mental well-being.

Working within a person centred values based and supporting the nursing team in identifying strategies and plans for future care, maximising individual's strengths and minimising the impact of their needs on their daily lives.

You will need excellent communication skills and be calm, confident and resilient in your approach. You will need to be able to form therapeutic relationships with people with learning disabilities and mental health needs. You will be joining a team of highly skilled and committed individuals and will become part of the multi-disciplinary team.

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