Healthcare Assistant

Maidstone, Kent, England
ME17 4BU
Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust £ 18.546 - 19.918 Per year Full time Save This Job
£ 18.546 - 19.918 Per year
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
24 Nov 2021
23 Dec 2021

Job Description

Job overview

Would you like to be part of a forward thinking progressive service? Do you want to develop your skills working within mental health for older adults? If the answer is yes, we have a Healthcare Worker vacancy at the Orchards Inpatient Unit Maidstone. The ward itself is currently undertaking a full refurbishment so on returning to the ward staff will be working in an up to date brand new environment.

Main duties of the job

The unit specialises in the assessment and treatment of older adults with both functional and organic mental health issues. The Orchards is a 16 bedded unit based at Priority House.The Healthcare Worker is a key member of the multidisciplinary care team and will have continuing responsibility to:

- Deliver an effective and competent level of care under the guidance and supervision of the associate workers, senior associate workers, qualified nurses and occupational therapists, determined by the patient's plan of care.

- Be fully aware of the needs of patients over a 24 hour span of care.

You will:

Working for our organisation

The organisation offers excellent annual leave entitlement and pension contributions. KMPT also strive to support staff and has strong links with staff support services.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
- Have knowledge and experience in mental health and older people

- Have the ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing

- Be willing to develop your knowledge and skills (Band 2: Completing the NVQ level 2 or 3 and extra units of competence as required for your service within a specified time)

- Have previous experience of working with people with severe mental health problems and experience or knowledge of caring for people in an inpatient setting.

Please be advised - if you are successful and are invited to interview, you will need to undergo pre-Interview assessments.

Person specificationExperienceEssential criteria
  • Previous experience of working with older people with mental health problems and experience or knowledge of caring for people in an inpatient.

Desirable criteria
  • NVQ or equivalent

SkillsEssential criteria
  • Ability to communicate clearly in writing

DevelopmentEssential criteria
  • Willingness to develop self

KMPT Staff Benefits:
NHS pension scheme
Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits.

Please see Apply. Apply/Pensions.aspx for more details.
Annual leave for Agenda for Change
On appointment to NHS27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service29 days full time or pro rata if part time
After 10 years NHS service33 days full time or pro rata if part time

Plus bank holidays that's up to 41 days - more than 8 weeks paid time off!

Medical staff have national Terms and Conditions.
Buying and selling of annual leave is also available as part of our flexible approach to staff benefits.
Recommend a friend campaign
If you already work for us you could refer a friend from outside of the Trust to any of the roles below and you can receive £1000 if they are successfully recruited; Nursing staff - RMN RGN RNLD - Band 5 and 6, Medical Doctors, Clinical Psychologist and Allied Health Professionals,
Flexible working
Covers job share, term time working, flexible shifts etc. Just ask and we will try to help.
Statutory and occupational maternity, paternity or adoption leave
Dependant on length of NHS service
Other paid/unpaid leave
This can be for Jury Service, Reserved Armed Forces, etc. This is paid outside of annual leave.

Non paid leave for career breaks
Staff Support
KMPT offer a face to face counselling service for any issues not just work related problems.
NHS discounts and shopping vouchers
Staff can sign up to Red Guava, PS discounts and Health Service Discounts to receive a varietyof discounts in travel, fashion, technology, mobile phone contracts, food and drink, days out etc.
Learning and Development opportunities
In addition to the mandatory subjects there are a number of leadership, management and staff topic areas, including coaching and mentoring.

KMPT is committed to supporting all new staff and this includes a comprehensive Induction programme. The duration of the programme is dependent on role and can be from 2 days to 4 weeks (not always consecutive days).
The Induction programme will provide an excellent opportunity for new staff to meet and engage with KMPT's

Ref: 369144219

Job Details

Healthcare Assistant

Maidstone, Kent, Englandd Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£ 18.546 - 19.918 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Full time
24 Nov 2021
23 Dec 2021

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