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Physical Health Assistant

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Llanarth Court, Llanarth, Nr Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 2YD

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time




22.5 hrs p/wk

Job Advert - Division Information


Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.



Job Advert Location Description

Llanarth Court is a specialist hospital providing medium and low secure care for men and women with mental illness and/or personality disorder and for men with intellectual/learning disability. We also have a 4 bedded open rehabilitation bungalow. We are a sector-leading example of how providing a wide variety of care settings and a clear care pathway in the direction of recovery, can be achieved for all patients.

Job Advert Role Description

As part of our physical health care  team you will assist and support the Physical Health Nurse in the delivery of quality care, in relation to maintaining and improving physical health needs of patients.

As a Healthcare Worker you will be working within a team, which includes a range of professionals. You will make an effective contribution to providing high quality care within a medium secure forensic setting.

The patient group consists of both male and female individuals with a mental illness, learning disability , personality disorder or  enduring mental illnesses. You will need to take a positive approach to the management of challenging behaviour, 

Be a positive role model to patients and demonstrate an understanding of their needs. You will need to undertake mandatory training and adhere to physical, relational and procedural security of the hospital

You will work within an identified career development pathway and be expected to complete appropriate competency development portfolios.


Key duties:

- To support the physical health nurse to perform physical health checks including ECG , routine physical observations and take bloods

To assist in organising physical health clinics. Help monitor chronic conditions and offer health promotion 


Role requirements/Qualifications: (Please update to what is relevant to the role)

•           Demonstrate ability to take bloods, perform ECG and routine physical observations Good communication skills

  • First Aid qualification and Basic Life

•           Ability to work flexibly

•           Basic Literacy skills

•           Common sense approach to problem solving

•           Basic numeracy skills

•           Motivation and initiative

•           Some appreciation of Mental Health problems

•           Education to GCSE Standard

•           NVQ or equivalent would be an advantage.


In return for your expertise and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits including :

•           25 days (pro rata) annual leave plus bank holidays

•           A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)

•           Private Medical Insurance Scheme

•           Life Assurance

•           Free meals while on duty

•           Carefirst – Employee Assistance Services

•           Continuous learning and development

•           Childcare vouchers

•           Career development

•           Free car parking

•           Voluntary Benefits

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.


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.

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