Healthcare Support Worker - Inpatients
Solent NHS Trust
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The search is over, this is the start of your journey with Solent NHS Trust! We are committed to staff who are at the forefront of our patient care, as without you -- there would be no Solent. We're looking for likeminded individuals to drive our high standards of patient centred care and support our patients to rehabilitate, increase their independence and promote quality of life.
As a Healthcare Support Worker, you will be responsible for maintaining the safety and wellbeing of our patients, deliver personal care whilst promoting privacy and dignity and support patients with their nutritional, skin, continence and mobility care. We need you to be flexible to work a variety of shifts, rota's are provided 6 weeks in advance with the possibility of a bank contract too.
We operate two level 3 rehabilitation units, a Level 2b Neurological Rehabilitation unit and a Neuropsychiatric unit which provide a range of specialist rehabilitation. As part of Solent's exciting Futures project we are moving all our community rehabilitation units onto a single site with a new purpose built state of the art rehabilitation centre of excellence.
Fanshawe Ward and Lower Brambles both provide step- up and step-down beds supporting acute admission avoidance and rehabilitation to help our patients strive towards their best outcome.
We have an intensive induction period, pastoral care and support within your role and training and qualifications on offer to develop your career in a way that works around you!
Main duties of the job
- You will work as a member of a multidisciplinary team alongside service users to promote independence and daily living skills, including personal hygiene, diet and fluids, encouraging them to engage in activities as identified within their care plan.
- Act as a role model for team members, supporting new or less experienced colleagues.
- This role will assist and support qualified staff and carry out assigned tasks as directed, without supervision.
- This role will demonstrate excellent communication skills, engaging, encouraging or negotiating with clients with complex, at times challenging needs to ensure they are provided with the most appropriate care and support.
- Actively promote recovery-focussed care with patients, in conjunction with other health professionals, including achievement of set goals.
- Support patients with their rehabilitation and recovery, respecting them as individuals, supporting them and understanding their right to express their needs.
- Be the main provider of personal care for patients where required.
- Accurately assess, describe and record observations in patients' mental and physical state using appropriate assessment tools, escalating concerns as appropriate.
- Undertake clinical and environmental risk assessments and document key risk areas, seeking guidance from senior staff when dealing with cases indicating a high level of risk.
- Raise incidents appropriately in an accurate, objective and concise manner.
- Undertake escort duties to other hospitals as required.
Make a difference with us
If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.
We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.
To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
To deliver the best value for money
Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.
In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.
We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.
We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.
*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*