Senior Healthcare Support Worker
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
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We are seeking experienced Health Care Support Workers to join the team in our Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), the Hartsholme Centre which opened Summer 2017.
This is an exciting time to join LPFT as we continue our journey of service improvement.
Our staff supports people in one of the most critical stages of their mental illness. The PICU is a 10 bed, male only unit based in central Lincoln.To be successful in this role, you need to be self-motivated, enthusiastic and empathetic. You will need excellent communication skills, be resourceful and keen to contribute actively in patient care, as a key role in the team.
This post also offers an additional £2000 Environmental Allowance per annum. This will be paid upon the PICU reopening.
Main duties of the job
Under the supervision of a registered nurse participate in the development, implementation and maintenance of high-quality care within a ward environment, through involvement in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care.
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire
You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work.
We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!
We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services. This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future.
We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions.
We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff. As well as all the usual NHS benefits, LPFT also provides an enhanced benefits package including early access to psychological support and physiotherapy, support with transport and travel, financial wellbeing packages and discounts.
To work within the policies, protocols and clinical procedures of Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust and to promote competent working practice within an integrated multi-disciplinary team. To liaise with the nurses and carry out assigned duties as a member of the multi- disciplinary mental health team. To be prepared to work on own initiative as necessary and report to the Nurses. Promote equality for all patients and understand their health needs. Demonstrate an awareness of service user and carer perspectives on the provision of treatment and continuing care. Participate regularly in clinical supervision sessions. Liaise with representatives from associated voluntary and statutory organisations and facilitate good communication processes. Attend in-service training and other study / refresher days to meet individual, statutory and service needs. Participate in performance reviews. To work with service users to promote independence, maximising daily living skills. Assist in maintaining general and specific patient observations under the supervision of registered nursing staff. Facilitate and participate in recreational and physical activities in the provision of health and social care to service users. Demonstrate an understanding of the responsibilities in relation to patients property and valuables, respecting cultural values. Always act in a manner as to promote and safeguard the interests and well-being of patients. Actively promote a responsible caring attitude at all times, treating all patients with dignity and respect. Always act in a manner that ensures no patient is the subject of any form of abuse. To report any incident which does not comply with Trust policy regarding incident reporting. Participate in the escorting of patients as per the Unit procedures. Accompany patients and participate, as needed, in recreational activities. Maintain good order and cleanliness on the Unit