Healthcare Assistant

Canterbury, Kent, England
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Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust £22383.0 - 22383.0 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£22383.0 - 22383.0 Per year
Hours
Full time
Contract
Permanent
Role
Other Qualified Professional
Posted
13 May 2024
Closes
27 May 2024

Job Description

Job overview
Please note, that we are currently unable to offer sponsorship for Band 2 Healthcare Assistant/Support Worker roles as they do not meet the UK Visas and Immigration criteria.
We are looking for a enthusiastic, motivated and flexible Healthcare Assistant to join our established team of nursing staff based atSt martins Hospital The role involves providing care and support to in-patients currently experiencing acute mental health difficulties requiring an inpatient admission.

Commitment to meeting the needs of people with mental health problems and valuing their rights is a pre-requisite.

You will be required to adopt a flexible working pattern and be committed to self development and training.

Main duties of the job
  • Promoting patient's self care and supporting with activities of daily living with reference to the care plan.
  • Maintaining a clean and healthy caring environment and assisting patients in all aspects of daily living skills as required.
  • Escorting patients as required as part of their care and treatment plan.
  • Serving food/assisting with cooking and promoting self-catering as required to meet individual care plan needs.
  • Working a full range of shifts as per the requirements of the service. May also be required, at times, to work at other Trust units and/or sites.
  • Physically fit and able to carry out all duties following successful completion of physical interventions training (PMVA) as required.
Working for our organisation
Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.
We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.
The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.
You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.
The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
  • Recording and reporting accurately any changes related to the patient's current behaviour and/or risks to Nurse/healthcare professional in Charge in a timely manner.
  • Recording care given and reporting omissions accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Supporting and carrying out therapeutic observations as required and instructed.
  • Promoting a healthy, safe and secure environment by adhering to Trust statutory health and safety requirements and maintaining confidentiality of information at all times in compliance with Trust policies, procedures, protocols and guidance.
  • Supporting new team members.
  • Demonstrating a professional approach to work, and abide by the Trust values.
  • To provide comfort, compassion, empathy and time to patients and their carers, family and loved ones.
  • Undertake and maintain all essential training to role.
  • Working confidently in a variety of environments which present different challenges whilst continuing to act in a professional manner.
  • Balancing all aspects of the job role across the 7 day working pattern.
  • Being flexible and responsive to competing demands
Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • NVQ level 2
Experience

Essential criteria
  • Customer facing role
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working in mental health
KMPT Staff Benefits:
NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 20.6% 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 NHS
27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service
29 days full time or pro rata if part time
After 10 years NHS service
33 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 staffs 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 offers a face to face counselling service for any issues not just work related problems.
NHS discounts and shopping vouchers Staff can sign up for Red Guava, PS discounts and Health Service Discounts to receive a variety of 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.
Induction
KMPT is committed to supporting all new staff and this includes a comprehensive Induction programme. The programme's duration depends 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 subject specialists and include the required training.
The programme may involve some travel to the various training venues across Kent and Medway, the main ones being Canterbury, Maidstone and Dartford.
New starter bonus At the Trust we really value our nurses and the skills they bring. To recognise this we offer a New Hire Bonus of £1200 pro rata for band 5 and 6 nursing staff.
Staff Network Forums A variety of staff network forums which empower, support and encourage network members and allies, to reflect KMPT values and promote equality and diversity.
Lease car schemeCycle to work scheme The list goes on.........!
Probation Period. New employees external to Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust are subject to a six month probationary period.

Ref: AC0438E

Job Details

Healthcare Assistant

Canterbury, Kent, Englandd Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Pay
£22383.0 - 22383.0 Per year
Job level
Other Qualified Professional
Hours
Full time
Posted
13 May 2024
Type
Permanent
Closes
27 May 2024

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