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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/12/2020.

Senior Health Care Support Worker

Job Reference: 274-LPFT6668

Employer:
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit
Location:
Hartsholme Centre, Long Leys Road, Lincoln
Salary:
£19,737 to £21,142 pa + £2k Environment Allowance

NEW BUSINESS – NEW SERVICES – NEW JOBS IN LINCOLNSHIRE!!

Lincolnshire is leading the way with mental health transformation projects

Do you want to be part of changing mental health for the future? Improving things for the next generation and influencing the future. We have a number of exciting new opportunities for clinical and non-clinical staff.

Excellent, well trained and motivated staff are what make the Trust as successful as we are.

We employ over 2200 staff in a variety of roles and are proud that in the past two years we have been rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England; achieving the second best mental health trust nationally in 2018 staff survey. We firmly believe that the key to high quality patient care is a contented workforce and this is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us as ‘outstanding’ for well led and ‘good’ overall.

As a Trust we believe that having a diverse workforce and allowing people to be themselves is essential to good employment, we are openly supportive and encourage difference. We have three active staff network groups for Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME), Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender (LGBT+) and staff with Mental and Physical Lived Experience (MAPLE). This has resulted in annual staff conferences and some great national accolades, such as, the Trust being included in the Top 100 organisations in the country within the Stonewall Index.


We are seeking experienced Health Care Support Workers to join the team in our Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), the Hartsholme Centre which opened Summer 2017. We are looking for one post at 37.5 hours per week and one post at 25 hours per week.

This is an exciting time to join LPFT as we continue our journey of service improvement. We already have 'Good' from the CQC but we want to get even better at delivering the very best patient care.

Our staff supports people in one of the most critical stages of their mental illness. The PICU is a 10 bed, male only unit based in central Lincoln, with state of the art design and technology - all within easy access of the A1 and A46 to Newark, Nottingham, Sheffield, Grantham, Grimsby and Hull.

To be successful in this role, you need to be self-motivated, enthusiastic and empathetic. You will need excellent communication skills, be resourceful and keen to contribute actively in patient care, as a key role in the team.

This post also offers an additional £2000 Environmental Allowance per annum.




In partnership with staff, volunteers, patients and carers we have developed our values, behaviours and culture over the past three years; and we live by them. Our leaders are compassionate, supportive and avoid blame. We look at solution focused outcomes, working on a theme of continuous improvement, which benefits the Trust, its employees and of course our patients and services users.

We also offer great new rewards and benefits to staff as you will see, so if you are not already part of our team why not come and join us?

We offer 24 hour services within our Inpatient, Crisis and SPA teams, if you are successfully appointed to posts in these areas or others that might have specified, you will be required to work unsociable hours and shift patterns.

Preference will be given to NHS colleagues who are currently 'at risk' and meet the minimum criteria of the Job Description & Person Specification.

Please provide accurate details for your references, these should cover the last 3 years and include your current or most recent employer or education to enable The Recruitment Team to be timely in their request. For internal staff we will seek a reference from your current manager.

Interview Expenses will not be paid.

Due to recent high volumes of applications, posts may be closed earlier once a sufficient number have been received.

Where required new employees will be subject to an electronic Disclosure & Barring Service check, please refer to the additional documentation above. You will be asked to attend a Pre-employment check appointment in Sleaford or Lincoln. Start dates will coincide with Induction and fall on the first week of the each month.

If you have any difficulty completing this application form please contact (01522) 421510
You can find LPFT on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @LPFTNHS.


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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