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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/05/2021.

Band 2 Healthcare Assistant

Job Reference: 313-A-21-94505-CS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Rutland Ward
£18,005 - £19,337 pa pro rata

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.

Band 2 Health Care Assistant

If you don’t think a Community Hospital is an exciting place to work, then think again!

The Rutland Ward in Oakham offers challenge and a level of autonomy you won’t get in larger units. If this is something that appeals to you, then we should talk.

The role

The principle role of the Healthcare Assistant is to assist the healthcare team in the provision and delivery of programmes of patient care. This includes:

  • Taking physical measurements from named clients/service users as delegated by the team;
  • Supporting clients/service users in maintaining their health and wellbeing;
  • Undertaking specified and delegated clinical and therapeutic activities;
  • Under the supervision of healthcare professionals assist the healthcare team with the provision of clinical care;
  • Ensuring high standards are maintained in a safe environment, which promotes equality and sensitivity for all individuals;
  • Assisting Registered Professionals in the implementation and evaluation of individualised care plans; and
  • Accurately recording patient information.

The Team

  • Has created a highly supportive environment with a multi-disciplinary approach to patient management and care.
  • Our Learning and Development centre will ensure you have the knowledge and skills to meet patient needs and complete your CPD requirements.

The Unit is a 16 bedded medical stepdown, rehabilitation and palliative care ward. It is one of 12 wards which form the Trust’s Community Health Services Division.

We would recommend and encourage you to visit our ward during the application process to give you an insight into how the ward works and what you can expect from the role, or phone to gain an oversight as to what the role would involve.

This is a full time post working 37.5 hours per week in a 24/7 environment, but part time hours are also available if desired. Staff will work long days or night shifts as the service requires. Additionally, we offer free parking on all our sites.

Please contact Carla Yaxley (Acting ward Sister) or Sandy Sawyer (Deputy Ward sister) on 01572 772015 or email for further information.

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.

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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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