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Senior Healthcare Assistant - Naseby

Employer
St Andrew's Healthcare
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Our patients and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew's CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day

Why the Naseby Ward?

Our specialist Women's pathway is a fine example of our pioneering work, providing a safe place for rehabilitation and recovery for women with complex needs. From trauma and abuse to domestic violence, our range of services is uniquely diverse and we have specialists in every area who understand the very specific and wide-ranging needs of women with Personality Disorder and how to help them.

We believe every individual has strengths; our treatment programs build on these to help our service users recover. We want all patients in our division to have the right care, treatment and support to be able to move into an environment of a lower security, and eventually return to the community.

Your role with us

In your role as a Senior Healthcare Assistant, you will be supporting staff teams in delivering and focusing on our patients and their rehabilitation, daily activities and care. The role can be quite active and we would therefore require you to be able to cope with the demands of an active post, and have good time management skills. You will work closely with the Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Dietetics and Medics in the Division and have a particular interest in the Physical Healthcare and Nutritional needs of the patient groups.

Your profile

To become a Senior Healthcare Assistant there are skills and personal characteristics needed. To be a Senior Healthcare Assistant in mental health care, you will 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
  • Be self-directive and have good time management

You'll also need:
  • Communication and listening skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Observational skills
  • Interest in Physical health
  • Interest in Nutrition & providing dietetic support

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
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Free parking
  • Paid DBS application
  • Access to free vocational qualifications

Interview Date: 9th June 2022
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