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Healthcare Assistant

Reference

PRI42096

Location

Kent House - Kent House hospital and school,Crockenhill Road,St Mary Cray,Orpington, Kent BR5 4EP

Priory Group Division

Healthcare

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£18,130.40

Hours

39.37

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Job Advert Role 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.

There is no better time to get into healthcare than now!
Are you feeling uncertain about job security? Perhaps recent job hunting hasn’t landed the job you want due to a lack of industry experience…
What if you could build a career in an industry that provides full training, requires no prior experience and leaves you with a genuine sense of achievement and reward knowing that you’ve made a huge positive impact on someone’s life? 
If that sounds like you, this could just be the job for you!

Priory Hospital Kent House are recruiting for Healthcare Assistants now! We are looking for enthusiastic, caring and passionate people to become an integral part of the healthcare team. In this role, you will be the first line of support for our patients and be responsible for providing compassionate care during your time with them. 

No experience in healthcare? Do not worry; At Priory, we are immensely proud of the career pathway and training we provide and as long as you show the characteristics needed 

for a role in care, we will give you all the training and support you need to become a competent healthcare professional. You will also be working alongside qualified nurses and medical professionals to help guide you day-to-day.  

Although we don’t require any prior healthcare experience, there are a few characteristics you will need to be successful in this role:
Resilience – This is a role working with vulnerable patients who can have varying degrees of mental health difficulties, so there will be days where your resilience is challenged, this is why it’s so important to have a team ethos in our Hospitals. 
Excellent Communication Skills – Communicating with patients and staff is vital to understand the needs of the patients and relay any information to the nurses and medical professionals.
Organisational Skills – You’ll need to be comfortable documenting information and be organised in your approach.


Care and Compassion – Our patients require the best care and compassion we can offer, if you are a naturally caring person, this is a role for you. 
Attentive – No patient is the same and so being attentive to understand them and identify areas we can support is key. 
Here is what we will give you:
• A competitive salary
• 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
• An extra annual leave day for your birthday! (we don’t think anyone should work on their birthday)
• Ongoing Training 
• Access to Priory apprenticeships 
• Free Parking
• Access to our spend and save benefits platform ‘Priory Perks’
• Contributory pension

Above all, we provide a supportive working environment where you can flourish in your career and feel incredibly rewarded by helping those who need it most.

If you want Healthcare to be a ‘job for life’ The Priory Group will help you there.

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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.

Job Description

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Closing Date

13/12/2020