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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/05/2020.

Health Care Assistant

Job Reference: 329-WAR557

North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Adult Mental Health - Warrington
Hollins Park Hospital, Warrington
£18,005 - £19,337 per annum

Are you committed to providing outstanding patient care?

We have an opportunity for a caring, compassionate health care assistant for our Kingsley Ward. If you would like to support us in providing outstanding care, every time, we are keen to hear from you.

North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides treatment, support and guidance for a wide range of health issues, including physical, mental health and learning disability services.

Kingsley Ward provides assessment and treatment for service users with dementia. Kingsley Ward is an extremely busy and challenging 18 bedded mixed sex ward.

The role of a Health Care Assistant worker is vital to ensure we deliver safe, high quality care to our service users.

As a must have you will be:

  • Passionate about delivering high levels of care and supporting people with a range of mental health illnesses.
  • An effective communicator and listener.
  • Flexible in terms of delivering care within a variety of environments.
  • Able to work as part of a team.
  • Able to use your own initiative and work independently, under the supervision of a qualified practitioner.
  • Have good numeracy and writing skills.

Whilst experience of working with people who are experiencing mental health problems is not essential, it would be desirable. Previous experience of using computers would be helpful, but training will be supplied.

We are keen to receive applications from experienced health care assistants, but most importantly we are looking for considerate, supportive individuals who listen and care.

This post is subject to an enhanced check with adults barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. Successful candidates will either have a valid DBS check with the Trust or will be required to pay for the cost of the DBS Disclosure which is £47.50, the cost of which will be deducted from first salary.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Michelle Weekes

Clinical Team Manager

North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is looking for skilled people to help us deliver a range of community-based physical health services, mental health and learning disability services to support our communities in Bolton, Halton, Knowsley, St Helens, Sefton, Warrington and Wigan to live life well.

Rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission, we focus on joining up mental health and physical health services to deliver whole person care which supports people with all aspects of their health and wellbeing.

We employ 4,000 staff across a range of professions and are committed to providing high-quality, safe and efficient patient care.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who consider themselves to have a disability and who meet the minimum (essential) criteria at each stage of the selection process. If you would like your application to be considered under the Trust’s guaranteed interview scheme you can indicate this in the personal information section of your online application form.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from By applying for this post you are agreeing to North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy early once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

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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