Bank Healthcare Assistant
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
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This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and suitably experienced individual to work as a Health Care Assistant within the services in Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Our wards are looking for a compassionate and person- centred experienced Healthcare support worker with an ability to work in a flexible manner to meet the demands and needs of the service.
The successful applicant would be expected to work as part of the team undertaking the assessment, care and treatment of patients experiencing an acute mental health crisis, working in a recovery-orientated manner towards the ultimate discharge of the patient.
There will be opportunities to work over a 24/7 rota which includes weekend and bank holidays.
People with a lived experience of mental health issues are strongly encouraged to apply.
Should this vacancy receive a high number of applications, the vacancy may be closed earlier than the closing date stated so don't delay and apply today.
Main duties of the job
As a Healthcare Assistant, your main responsibilities will be to work with the multi-disciplinary team to establish and deliver a therapeutic programme of care for service users.
You will be required to communicate with patients, relatives and carers and assisting with clinical duties, including personal care and ensuring infection prevention and control standards are maintained.
You will also undertake personal care duties for service users in hospital, report patient's conditions to qualified staff and document care delivery in patients notes.
You will need to use your strong communication skills, attention to detail and motivation to provide quality care for service users.
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are a large Mental health trust looking to add Healthcare Assistants to our Bank Team. The Sussex Partnership Bank is a dedicated flexible team providing the highest level of healthcare support across all wards and departments.
In order to be a successful Healthcare Assistant in our team you will:
- Have a recognised qualification in an area related to the workplace or equivalent technical/life skills
- Be fit to undertake any duties related to the role including physical interventions for the management of violence and aggression
- Have experience working as part of a team
- Have excellent communication skills
- Have evidence of a commitment to lifelong learning
- Have a professional and friendly demeanour
It would also be advantageous if you:
- Have experience working within a mental health setting
- NVQ Level 2 in care
See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.
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