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Senior Healthcare Assistant

Reference

PRI39496

Location

Priory Hospital North London, Grovelands House, Southgate, N14 6RA

Priory Group Division

Healthcare

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£18,500

Hours

37.5

Job Advert Role Description

Priory Healthcare is the UK’s leading provider of private mental health care. We have an outstanding reputation both for the service we deliver and for the investment we make in our people and in our environment. The Priory Hospital North London is renowned for its clinical excellence in the field of Acute Mental Health, Addiction and Adolescent Services.  The Hospital is located in a secluded part of Southgate, North London, and set in several acres of private grounds. Easy access via several bus routes, M25 and A406 or Southgate Station on the Piccadilly Line.

 

Priory North London  is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young Adults. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer. Further information can be obtained from www.dbs.gov.uk

 A critical member of the Ward team, supporting and assisting Registered Nurses in the assessment, planning and implementation of patient care. Delivering care to the patient as prescribed by the individual care plans and liaising with family members as appropriate.

Assists qualified staff with the assessment and implementation of individual patient care plans undertaking routine tasks and activities as directed to facilitate the wellbeing, dignity and treatment of all patients.

• Provides practical support and responsive care to patients who require assistance with intimate personal needs such as dressing, bathing and toileting activities ensuring that such activities comply with procedures and the relevant healthcare legislation.

• Observes and monitors the wellbeing of patients ensuring that any unusual physical, mental or emotional occurrences are promptly referred to senior staff/the primary nurse and documented as appropriate.

• Contribute to a team approach to patient care in conjunction with all members of the multidisciplinary team.

• Prepared to take on additional responsibilities subject to service need and competence achievement such as Phlebotomy

• Participate in regular ward meetings and attend other meetings as requested.

• To assist in the maintenance of stock levels, including pharmaceutical products, not medicines.

• To assist in the maintenance of ward cleanliness and tidiness and adhere to infection control policy and procedures at all times.

• Develops and maintains a good professional relationship with patients, colleagues and visitors responding promptly and courteously to requests and enquiries.

• Help promote and maintain an environment conducive to meeting the needs of the patient / relatives and carers.

• To receive and convey information from telephone or personal enquiries in a courteous manner and ensure all persons visiting the ward are greeted and assisted in a welcoming and supportive manner.

• Lead Training Role in the hospital (i.e. for PMVA).

The problems faced by patients may present difficult and challenging situations, which may heighten the physical, sensory and emotional demands of the role.

 Minimum 2 years as a Healthcare Assistant in a similar environment.

Please contact beverleyrutledge@priorygroup.com*  for further information

Division DBS info

About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

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. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.