Mental Health HCA

Randstad Care
Carlisle, UK
Closing date
12 Nov 2020

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Are you an experienced Healthcare Assistant, passionate about providing high levels of care and support to individuals with mental health conditions and challenges behaviours? Are you supportive and compassionate and comfortable dealing with very high-needs patients? If so this sounds like a role for you!

A number of wards in Carlisle, Cumbria are currently seeking a Healthcare Assistants to work on a day shift bank basis. The individual should have great communication skills, and a passion for working with individuals with Mental Health conditions/Learning Disabilities and being their advocate.

This Healthcare Assistant role involves providing support within a mixed sex acute mental health units with patients aged from 18+.

As a Healthcare Assistant within an acute Mental Health setting, you will have PMVA training due to the nature of the work - Randstad are able to provide this if needed.

Shifts are available on a flexible bank cover basis for day shifts
Shifts run either:
07.00 - 15.00
13.00 - 21.00
07.00 - 21.00

Shifts are available on 24 hours notice therefore the desired candidate will have flexibility around this.

Excellent hourly rates of:
Monday-Friday (days) - £15.00
Saturday - £20.00
Sunday - £25.00

The Healthcare Assistant's typical shift could involve:
* Assisting nursing team with observations.
* Completing observations when patients are sleeping.
* Food preparation for supper (i.e. making toast and hot chocolate)
* Having 1-to-1 time to talk with the patients.
* Supporting patients with getting ready for bed/getting up and ready in the morning.
* Working 1-2-1 with newly referred admissions to the ward.

Benefits to the Healthcare Assistant include:
* Quieter ward and environment
* Ultra-competitive pay
* Working for a committed, supportive and experienced Ward Manager who offers an 'open-door' policy at all times to help resolve any challenges.
* Always a nurse available for additional support.
* Always being on shift with a permanent member of staff who is an expert on the patients they look after
* Up to £300 worth of vouchers when you Refer a Friend to Randstad

To be considered for Healthcare Assistant role, you must:
* Excellent written and verbal communication
* Experience working with patients who display challenging behaviours.
* MUST have valid PMVA training with certificate

Randstad Care is a specialist nursing recruitment agency. Our specialist Nursing consultants work with NHS and private sector teams across England. Whether you are looking for an interim or permanent post close to home, or nationally, we are able to assist you with a dedicated point of contact to provide support and guidance.

Do you know a Nurse looking for a new role? If so, We offer a fantastic refer a friend scheme, where you could receive £300 in vouchers for every nurse you refer to us who we place, subject to Ts and Cs.

If you wish to apply for this role or would like to discuss any of the other opportunities we have available please contact the Nursing team on (phone number removed), or click Apply below.

Randstad Care acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Care is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.

Did you know that Randstad Care have been awarded a place on the National Clinical Staffing Framework for the NHS? This means we will be able to bring you more opportunities within nursing & midwifery and clinical staffing
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