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Healthcare Assistant - Eating Disorders




Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal, 100 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, SK8 3DG

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





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

Our Eating Disorder unit is on the look out for new Healthcare Assistants to join their hard-working and dedicated team. 

The Eating Disorders service here at Cheadle Royal is made up of Cedars an 18 bed unit and Aspen an 11 bed Unit. Together both units work cohesively to provide care for both male and female patients with the goal to provide positive psychological and physical outcomes throughout the provision. 

In order to provide our service users with the best care possible we rely on a team of motivated professionals to work together. Each ward has a team which includes Consultants, Psychologists, Occupational Therpists, Nurses and of course Healthcare Assistants.


Job Advert Role Description

The role of Healthcare Assistant includes but is not limited to the below: 

• Assists qualified staff with the assessment and implementation of individual patient care plans undertaking routine tasks and activities as directed or delegated to facilitate the wellbeing, dignity and treatment of all patients. 
• Provides practical support and responsive care to patients during meal times. 
• Observes and monitors the wellbeing of patients ensuring that any unusual physical, mental or emotional occurrences promptly referred to senior staff/the primary nurse and documented as appropriate. 
• Provide specific interventions with patients as delegated by a Registered Nurse, and following training and competency attainment. Such interventions include Observation and Engagement with Patients, escorting patients on leave, and being involved in de-escalation and management of violence and aggression. 
• Contribute to a team approach to patient care in conjunction with all members of the multidisciplinary team. 
• Participate in regular ward meetings and attend other meetings as requested. 
• To assist in the maintenance of stock levels, including pharmaceutical products. 
• 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. 
• Ensure service users are receiving a quality service. 
• 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. 

The successful candidate: 
• Educated to a minimum NVQ 1 or GCSE’s in Mathematics and English. • Understands the need for strict confidentiality 
• Basic IT literacy
• No experience is necessary however a keen interest in supporting people with Eating Disorders is desirable.

We are proud to offer:
•         Excellent salary
•         Many benefits in line with the NHS
•         Working with a dedicated multidisciplinary team
•         Free on-site parking
•         Enhanced maternity pay
•         Flexible benefits including reduced rates and access to new schemes including gym membership, IT technology (laptops / tablets / smartphones) and private healthcare
•         Access to development opportunities including:
•         Sponsorship of professional qualifications through our Individual Professional Development (IPD) panel
•         Leadership & management development
•         Long service awards
•         Birthday annual leave




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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.


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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