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Band 3 Healthcare Assistant - Elizabeth Casson House

Band 3

Main area
Re-ablement and Recovery
Band 3
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Callington Road Hospital
from £18,813 per annum
23/07/2019 23:59

Elizabeth Casson House, is an 8 bed psychiatric intensive care unit. This is an opportunity to be involved in the development of a new service and work with female patients from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures who are experiencing acute psychiatric illness.

This ward supports and cares for some of the most vulnerable service users from our community and is a highly challenging environment within a fast paced and diverse work setting. This is an exciting service to be part of, which works within specialist multi-disciplinary team, delivering high quality, intensive care to patients experiencing acute illness.

We want to recruit Health Care Assistants to support and assist our qualified Nurses in the delivery of individualised nursing care and creating a welcoming and therapeutic environment. Flexibility, creative thinking and a sensitive approach to working with individuals with a range of mental health problems are the key skills required. Although no formal qualifications are required, you will be expected to undertake a comprehensive induction programme and receive a range of mandatory and vocational training opportunities.

We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic, and passionate, band 3, Health Care Assistants to join our experienced and cohesive team. We pride ourselves on delivering high quality, evidence-based individualised care. The emphasis is on providing a therapeutic environment, allowing individuals to recover in a safe and supportive environment.

If you have a passion and interest in caring for female’s with psychiatric illness and would like to enhance you’re clinical skills by working in a fast paced, dynamic environment then we would really like to hear from you.

The appointee will be required to work a rotational 24 hour shift pattern and will need to complete PMVA training.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Louis-James Gwynne (Ward Manager) or Sophie Hannah (charge Nurse) at Elizabeth Casson House on 0117 919 5286.