Location
Kent House - Kent House hospital and school,Crockenhill Road,St Mary Cray,Orpington, Kent BR5 4EP
Priory Group Division
Healthcare
Vacancy Type
Bank
Salary
£9.00 Basic pay Bank holidays £11.00
Job Advert - Division Information

Providing quality, inspiring innovation and  delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. Enabling our patients with mental health difficulties to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our multidisciplinary clinical teams.

Job Advert Location Description

Kent House is a 17-bedded Tier 4 low secure hospital for young people aged 12 – 18 years with mental health, behavioural or psychological difficulties, and an OFSTED-registered school which supports the young people with educational attainment.

The service is set in a rural environment with close links and transport to the local community and amenities.

We provide care for the young people admitted to Kent House Hospital in the least restrictive way and we adhere to the values and principles of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS). We are members of the Quality Network for Inpatient Camhs to measure and improve the quality of our care and treatment.

What we’d like from you:

•           Previous experience within a healthcare setting desirable

•           A strong sense of responsibility

•           Reliable & trustworthy

•           Willingness to learn

•           Effective communication skills

•           Flexibility and strong “can do” attitude

•           Quality orientation

What we’d like to give you:

•           A competitive salary

•           Disclosure check cost coverage

•           Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training

Job Advert Role Description

As part of our nursing team you will assist and support the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of patients in the unit and on community trips. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team under the direct supervision of a qualified nurse you will be required to undertake a range of duties involving direct patient contact and interaction.

We are looking to recruit personable, flexible and motivated Health Care Assistants to support our qualified staff with the delivery of care to our patients. You will be involved in the personal care and meeting the psychological needs of a diverse group of service users with varying degrees of mental and physical issues. You will be caring and attentive with the skills to build strong and trusting relationships with people. It is also important that you work well in a team as you will work alongside qualified nurses and staff from other professions.

All employees have a duty for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults. Staff must be familiar with the Hospitals and their Local Safeguarding Boards’ Safeguarding Policy (Adult and/or Children, where appropriate) and the process for raising concerns about the welfare of anyone with whom they have contact. Staff must also ensure they receive the appropriate level of safeguarding children and adult training depending on their role at Kent House Hospital.

Staff are expected to access supervision and support from their line managers and/or their unit’s safeguarding co-ordinator, or the Hospitals Named Professionals (Named Nurse and Named Doctor) where applicable to their role.

Skills and Knowledge

•           Good communication skills

•           Ability to work flexibility

•           Basic Literacy skills

•           Common sense approach to problem solving.

•           Basic numeracy skills

•           Motivation and initiative

•           Some appreciation of Mental Health problems.

Qualifications

•           Education to GCSE Standard

•           NVQ or equivalent would be an advantage.

Division DBS info

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.

Disclosure

All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.