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Healthcare Worker

Reference

PRI53366

Location

Mill Garth Hospital, Millpond Lane, Meanwood, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS6 4RA

Priory Group Division

Healthcare

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£17,715.58

Hours

37.5

Job Advert - Division Information

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.

Job Advert Role Description

Mill Garth Hospital is a 21-bedded locked rehabilitation and recovery service suitable for men aged 18 years and over. The hospital focuses on active rehabilitation and recovery for those with mental illnesses and personality disorders.

We believe that anyone with a mental health condition should be given the best chance possible to lead a happy and fulfilling life, and our aim is to provide individuals with the confidence and skills to move or return to the community..

Due to a genuine occupational health requirement we are looking to hire Support Workers for this role.

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.

Responsibilities

• 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 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.

• 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 gaining a quality service that is value for their money.

• 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.

Knowledge / Education / Skills

• Educated to a minimum NVQ 1 or GCSE’s in Mathematics and English.

• Understands the need for strict confidentiality

• Basic IT literacy

No Experience necessary

The nature of the role necessitates frequent interaction with staff, patients and visitors on the ward involving the regular exchange of routine information in person and over the telephone. Well-developed observational and listening skills are essential for monitoring the mental, emotional and physical wellbeing of patients.

Leadership

Provides advice and guidance to new starters and agency workers undertaking similar tasks, liaising with the multi-disciplinary team.

Budgets & Equipment

Collective responsibility for the care and appropriate use of resources on the ward.

Information

Responsibility for the accuracy of personal recordings in patients records and maintaining confidentiality.

Safeguarding

All Priory Group colleagues have a responsibility to safeguard the individual’s we care for, these may be adults and children or individuals connected to the people Priory Group supports. Colleagues must ensure they are aware of the local child and adult safeguarding policies and procedures in their service, in addition to who to contact within the Local Authority Safeguarding Team for further advice.

All colleagues are required to attend safeguarding training appropriate to their role and to undertake additional training in associated areas.

Diversity and Inclusion

Respects and applies the requirements of diversity and inclusion, promoting and role modelling these across the team

Benefits

Competitive salary

25 days’ annual leave plus 8 bank holidays increasing to 30 days plus bank holidays with length of service

Wellbeing Incentives

An employee assistance programme

Free meals/refreshments when on duty

Free car parking

Flexible Benefits Packages

Career Pathway Opportunities

Donation to a charity of their choice

 

For an further information please contact Peter Massam, Ward Manager on 0113 388 5260

 

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.

Working Environment

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

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.

Closing Date

30/09/2021