Healthcare Assistant

Healthcare Assistant

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust | Retford, ENG, GB

Posted 15 days ago

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We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic, reliable and adaptable Health Care Assistants to join well established Nursing Teams around the site of Rampton Hospital.

Rampton Hospital is one of three high secure hospitals in the country providing a range of highly specialised services to patients who experience a mental health problem, personality disorder or learning disability combined with a history of offending behaviour.

The hospital is host to a number of national high secure services including the services for women, learning disability and deaf patients.

We provide a range of treatment pathways for patients with complex needs including psychological, occupational and educational approaches to support their recovery.

Our Trust offers a comprehensive induction programme and opportunities for continued personal and professional development through ongoing training, education, supervision and appraisals.

Participate as a member of the nursing team in delivering appropriate care packages with other disciplines as required within a secure environment working within well established procedures, carrying out care duties with supervision available and close by.

You will be providing and maintaining a high standard of care, facilitating therapeutic / meaningful activities for patients on the ward.

Liaising closely with other health and social care professionals as well as patients, relatives and carers.

Undertake, record and report clinical observations as directed by registered staff.

Always act in a manner to promote and safeguard the interests and wellbeing of patients.

Actively promote a responsible caring attitude at all times, treating all patients with dignity and respect.

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?

Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people – our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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At our Trust you will have access to internal and external training and quality improvement opportunities and not to mention the wide range of employee benefits NottsHC offer including:
• Annual leave of 27 days plus bank holidays (this will increase up to 33 days depending on NHS service and in accordance with A4C terms and conditions)
• Pension scheme
• Flexible working and job share opportunities
• Promotion of a healthy work life balance
• Salary sacrifice schemes e.g. public transport loans, cycle schemes
• Staff discount schemes e.g. Discounted leisure Centre membership
• Free on-site parking (dependent on site)
• An extensive health and wellbeing package including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Staff Counselling services
• Support for carers

Rampton Hospital offers all new staff members a wellbeing support package to enhance your development. This package includes a comprehensive induction, followed by two weeks on your allocated ward as not part of compliment. This time will allow you to work with a dedicated mentor to complete a bespoke induction booklet. You will also be allocated a Retention and Wellbeing Team Leader to provide support and supervision for your first 6 months in post. The Retention and Wellbeing Team Leaders are qualified nurses with extensive experience working across a variety of settings within Rampton Hospital.

Please note that this post may not meet the pay and skill level required for a Skilled worker visa

Successful applicants with no prior NHS experience would normally be placed at the bottom of Agenda for Change Band 3. This salary is below the minimum salary required for sponsorship for a Skilled Worker / Health & Care visa. In these circumstances the Trust would not, therefore, be able to sponsor for a Skilled Worker / Health & Care visa.

Applicants requiring a Skilled Worker Visa can determine the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship against the relevant criteria here