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Healthcare Assistant

Reference

PRI54804

Location

Burston House, Rectory Road, Burston, IP22 5TU

Priory Group Division

Healthcare

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£18,067.55

Hours

37.5 Per Week

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 Location Description

Our service offers a low secure hospital setting based near the market town of Diss and provides a range of assessment and treatment services to 31 adults with a primary diagnosis of learning disability and who challenge the provision in mainstream care.  In addition to a learning disability, many of our patients have complex needs including forensic histories, mental illness, ASC and Personality Disorders.  Most patients are detained under the Mental Health Act 1983.     

Job Advert Role Description

Burston House are seeking motivated, enthusiastic and flexible Health Care Assistants to work on alongside a multi-disciplinary team of qualified staff in ensuring the well-being and care of our patients.

Main Duties:

•           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.

•           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.

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

Our benefits:

•           25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (at commencement of employment) plus a day off for your birthday

•           A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)

•           Free meals while on duty

•           Free parking

•           Long Service Annual Leave entitlements

•           Carefirst – Employee Assistance Services

•           Continuous learning and development

•           Voluntary Benefits

All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check for all successful applicants.

For more information please contact Sara Smith 01379 649936 or email sarasmith@priorygroup.com

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.

Job Description

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Closing Date

30/11/2021