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Band 2 Healthcare Support Worker

Job Reference: 313-A-21-98287-SB

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Mill Lodge
£18,005 to £19,337

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.


Mill Lodge, Huntington Disease Inpatient Services

Mill Lodge is a Mental Health Ward for adults with Huntington's disease. The patients come for a period of assessment for their physical, mental and cognitive functioning.

The focus of the unit is to assist people in regaining the skills to enable them to function at their optimum. The multidisciplinary team at Mill Lodge is a well-established team who take pride in the delivery of care in the unit.

We are looking for a Health Care Support Worker who is caring, compassionate and genuinely interested in working with patients at all stages of the disease including end of life care. The role of the Healthcare Assistant is to support the qualified nursing staff and the wider multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of direct patient care. This will include:

  • Taking physical measurements from named patients as delegated by the team.
  • Supporting patients in maintaining their health and wellbeing;
  • Undertaking specified and delegated clinical and therapeutic activities, providing audits and data collection
  • Accompanying patients on external visits
  • 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.

If you feel that you have the qualities that we are looking for, this may well be the job for you.

The role will involve working 37.5 hours over a 7 days rotation.

If you would like more information about the role or about the unit, please contact the Team Manager, Pascal Pereira, on 0116 2951615.

Provisional Interview date: TBC

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

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information about applying and working for us are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

It is a statutory requirement for roles that involve work in care homes that staff are up to date with their Covid vaccination status to be able to work in that environment, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Where a role requires this, they will need to demonstrate that they meet this requirement during the recruitment process.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

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

For all substantive roles the appointment of new staff (excluding medical staff) is subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. 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.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview over other candidates who apply for posts.

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