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Band 3 Healthcare Assistant - Larch Unit, Callington Road Hospital

Band 3

Main area
Re-ablement and Recovery
Grade
Band 3
Contract
Substantive
Hours
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
342-BR173-1119
Site
Callington Road Hospital
Town
Bristol
Salary
from £18,813 per annum
Closing
15/12/2019 23:59

Larch is a step -down Re-ablement and Recovery Unit. We accept service users from the acute wards in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and north Somerset who no longer require acute care, but have barriers to discharge from Hospital. We work collaboratively with service users to reduce length of stay and overcome barriers to discharge.

We are a motivated and skilled multi-disciplinary team who are Recovery focussed. We work closely with  service users on their journey back  into the community. We work closely with other agencies including Social Care.

A typical day will involve: Providing a listening ear to service users and reporting any concerns to the nurse in charge, monitoring  service users mental health, taking physical observations, working with the team on relapse prevention work, escorting service users on  home visits or to potential placements, supervising kitchen use and supporting with shopping and budgeting, helping  service users keep their rooms and en-suite shower rooms clean, supporting service users to apply for benefits.  You will be asked to  facilitate  ward activities and  informal groups , with guidance.

We are looking for Healthcare assistants who have:


- An interest in  working in Mental Health, ideally some experience of working with  or relating to those with mental health problems.
 - Good communication skills.
- An interest in supporting others.
- Able to use IT systems.

 Ideally the person will have experience of working in in-patient care, though this is not essential. The role is on Larch Unit but we are part of a large Hospital site and there may be occasions where the post-holder will need to be flexible and support other units.

There will be training opportunities and regular supervision both individually and as part of a group.

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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

Liz Hammonds Ward Manager

0117 9195649

or Lucy pike Matron

0117 9195630