Healthcare Assistant

Folkestone, Kent, England
CT19 5JE
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
20 May 2020
18 Jun 2020

Job Description

This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated individual to join our experienced team working 5 days per week with the Early Intervention in Psychosis Service covering the East Kent localities.

Would you like to be part of a forward thinking service that is creative and innovative in engaging people with a presentation of first episode of
psychosis ? Are you someone who has a passion for working with young people and adults with acute mental illness?

Do you want to develop your knowledge, skills and expertise to ensure that we deliver high quality, person centered care at the right time and in the right place? We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Healthcare Assistant to work in our community service.

We actively encourage applications from people with experience of working within a community mental health care setting. The team provide a service to people aged 14-65 with a presentation of first episode of psychosis and it would be beneficial for individuals applying for this post to have some experience working with people with complex mental health needs and be able to engage people in a practical way that enables recovery and to have an understanding of the importance of their physical health.

The role includes a focus on physical health, nutrition and well-being working closely with the Band 5 well-being practitioner. This will involve supporting service users to have physical health checks, providing education and support to service users and their families and helping to run well-being clinics. The post holder should have a qualification in venepuncture or be willing to complete.

The successful post holder will receive supervision from within the team monthly. Peer support is available monthly across the Horizons Service.

Ideally we would like applicants to have:

* NVQ at Level 3 in health and social care or equivalent relevant training
* Good written and verbal communication
* Good IT skills
* Willing to complete training on the Trust`s electronic clinical records system (RIO)
* Ability to work on your own and willing to develop skills and abilities
* Be outgoing and enthusiastic
* Venepuncture qualification

The post holder will also be expected to work flexibly as needed to give service users choice and this may include working between 8am and 8pm on occasions if they are at work or school.

In return for your commitment, we offer excellent opportunities for personal development through supervision and appraisal.

In the winter of 2017, we launched our new and exciting Nursing Strategy, which is attached here for your reference. Our strategy will support our registered and unregistered nursing staff to provide the best care possible to our patients and their families, whilst enjoying a long and supportive career with us here at KMPT.

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 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 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 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.

KMPT is c

Ref: 421156335

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