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Band 2 Healthcare Assistant

Job Reference: 313-A-20-79100-KW

Employer:
Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Department:
Older People Mental Health Services
Location:
Evington Centre/Bennion Centre
Salary:
£17,652 / £17,983 / £19,020

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.


Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion?

Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated Band 2 Health Care Support Workers who can demonstrate a kind and caring personality and a passion for looking after elderly patients with functional and organic mental health Illness.

We have vacancies at the Evington Centre and Bennion Centre.

Part Time and Full Time posts are available on a permanent basis with Internal Rotation.

You will be working for the Trust’s Community Health Services Division, providing ground-breaking in-patient Community Health Services within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We are an integrated and flexible workforce that delivers seamless, high quality, coordinated care, driven by clinical outcomes and a positive patient and staff experience.

The Community Health Services Division in-patient wards provide multidisciplinary support and care planning to patients with complex medical and Mental Health needs. We provide high quality and compassionate care to frail older people. You will be part of a forward thinking team and need to demonstrate a commitment to ensuring our clients receive excellent individualised care while promoting independence.

The main role of the Healthcare Assistant is to assist in the delivery of prescribed programs of patient care. We are looking for Healthcare Assistants to work on our wards and contribute to the care of our patients with kindness, compassion and empathy. You need good communication skills, a passion for working on our wards and a clear understanding of the role of the Healthcare Assistants within the team to support the care of our patients. A willingness to engage in developing both yourself and the service is essential.

We actively encourage development and aim to provide a flexible workforce to meet service needs. This will include internal rotation to cover a 24hr 7-day service and the ability to work in other localities/departments.

If you want to make a difference to patients and their families, feel a sense of achievement in your job and that your work can make an impact on local people’s lives then we would like to hear from you.

You must be a good team player and have a compassionate and sensitive approach. Previous healthcare experience and a basic level of IT competence are required. References and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks will be requested for successful applicants.

IF YOU ARE SHORTLISTED FOR INTERVIEW THERE IS A REQUIREMENT THAT YOU SIT AND PASS THE NUMERACY AND LITERACY ASSESSMENTS ADAPTED BY THE TRUST.

If successful, you will be supported to complete an induction program. In addition we offer: free parking on all our sites and a shift pattern that includes traditional 7.5 hour shifts and a long shift pattern. For more information please contact: Caroline Heffernan 0116 2253702

 

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

Twitter @lptjobs / facebook.com/lptjobs




We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

Twitter @lptjobs / facebook.com/lptjobs


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.



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