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Healthcare Assistant - Medium Secure

St Andrew's Healthcare
Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Our Medium Secure Division is offering the exciting opportunity to work within our new clinical mental health pathway, developed to support and rehabilitate males of a working age.

Full-time and part-time hours available

Salary: £19,361 per annumLocation: Northampton

Our service will enable a smooth transition from admission to enable stabilisation, preparing patients to move through to our two specialist treatment wards.

We have a number of great opportunities for Healthcare Assistants and Registered Nurses with a good understanding of forensic services. However experience in this area is not essential as all staff will be supported through local induction and provided with mentorship as an employee within the Medium Secure Division.

You will be part of our wider nursing and clinical teams focusing on our patients treatment and recovery. We do this by providing safe, effective, patient-centred care in line with national standards set by the Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services, essential standards from the CQC, and best practice guidance relevant to secure care from the National Institute of Health and Social Care Excellence (NICE).

Our overall purpose is to 'relieve suffering, give hope and promote recovery'. Our aim is to help patients recover so they can be treated in lower levels of security and eventually the community.

Applications are welcomed from well-motivated individuals who are able to demonstrate high standards of care and empathy, and who possess good communication skills alongside good IT literacy.

At St Andrew's you can enjoy a special sense of pride and belonging - by helping transform the lives of patients, while shaping the future you want for yourself. We're the UK's leading mental healthcare charity with an excellent and well-deserved reputation as a provider of specialist mental healthcare.

The Men's Medium Secure Wards pride themselves on having robust patient centred approach that affords boundaries. Our commitment to holistic care, safety, recovery and innovative therapies and treatment makes St Andrew's the perfect place to establish your career. Join us and you'll be part of a team with a shared focus on people not profits, with all surpluses re-invested to benefit our patients.

To be a Healthcare Assistant in mental health care, you'll need to be:
  • Resilient
  • Caring and kind
  • Cheerful and friendly
  • Willing to do personal care tasks (washing, toileting, etc.) in some areas

You'll also need:
  • Communication and listening skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Observational skills

The role can be quite active and we would therefore require you to be able to cope with the demands of an active post.

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.


We offer an excellent benefits package including: Pension; Sickness policy on par with the NHS; Access to the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts schemes; 35 days annual leave (including bank holidays), 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 and the opportunity to become a qualified Nurse or Nursing Associate.

Be part of a great team, apply for this role now.

St Andrew's Healthcare has reviewed its approach to COVID vaccination and our procedure remains that for the safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff, all new starters joining the Charity will be required to provide evidence to our Occupational Health team that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Where there is a medical exemption this will need to be provided as part of the Occupational Health check.
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