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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/01/2022.

Health Care Assistant (Band 2)

Job Reference: 376-NLCG-0115

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust
NLCG AMH Mulberry & Laurel Wards - Great Oaks
£18,546 to £19,918 pa pr


Great Oaks Inpatient Services are looking to recruit Healthcare Assistants

If you are caring, compassionate, enthusiastic and motivated and have a passion for delivering high quality person-centred care then we have the right job for you! We are looking to recruit permanent Healthcare Assistants to work on either Laurel or Mulberry Ward.

Laurel Ward is a 13 bedded acute mental health ward providing assessment and treatment for older adults with both organic and functional mental illnesses. Mulberry Ward is a 17 bedded acute inpatient mental health ward that caters for working age adults who are suffering from an acute episode of mental ill health, some of whom may be detained under the Mental Health Act. We believe care and treatment for mental health comes in a variety of forms ranging from medication, psychological input and therapeutic activities and we promote a holistic approach on the ward utilising a wide range of mental health professionals.

The wards provide 24hrs a day 7 days a week healthcare cover and so the position involves shift work comprising of a mixture of early, late and night shifts. Long days are also available where requested.

The successful applicants will possess excellent communication skills, be capable of working as part of a team as well as on their own initiative (under the direction of a Trained Nurse). A mature manner and the exercise of confidentiality and discretion are also important. Previous experience of care is desirable.

The Trust is committed to supporting its staff to develop themselves and there are ample opportunities to attend training sessions on a wide variety of topics in order to both enhance staffs existing skills and develop new skills along the way. Some additional training that we recommend for ward-based staff is venepuncture and ECG’s.

You will join a welcoming and supportive team delivering high quality care to people from North Lincolnshire. Successful candidates will possess excellent communication skills, be capable of working as part of a team as well as using their own imitative (under the direction of a Trained Nurse) and be able to demonstrate a caring and compassionate nature towards others. A mature manner and the ability to exercise confidentiality and discretion are a must.

If you are interested in working with us, please contact Rachel Morrison (Ward Manager) on 01724 382054 or email to discuss the role further and have an informal chat.

We are also holding some virtual drop-in sessions where you can meet the Ward Manager’s for Laurel and Mulberry Ward, have an informal chat and ask any questions. The sessions will be held on the following dates – if you would like to attend then please email and an invite will be sent to you

- Wednesday 29th December 3pm-4pm

- Thursday 30th December 3pm-4pm

- Friday 31st December 3pm-4pm

Interviews for applicants that are shortlisted will be held on 25th January 2022.

In anticipation of the Government guidelines regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for frontline workers and those having face to face contact with patients please be advised that, where applicable, appropriate evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status, official clinical exemption or confirmation of your commitment to be vaccinated by the timescales given will be required as part of the recruitment process.

If you are shortlisted for interview we will contact you via your NHS jobs account, so please check this regularly.

We reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as you can.

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust is committed to our responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, therefore we apply robust recruitment and selection procedures to ensure that the people selected are right for the job.

We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce. We welcome people from all backgrounds and are keen to reflect the population we serve. The Trust would like to particularly encourage people from LGBTQ+, black and ethnic minority, disability backgrounds and male applicants to apply as the Trust is under-represented in these groups. However, it must be stressed that selection will be solely on merit and in accordance with the Trust Appointment of Staff Policy

We would welcome applicants with lived experience, including providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs. We actively welcome applications from people who have used our services.

We offer fantastic rewards and benefits to our staff as you will see by clicking the link to our Work With Us brochure.

We also understand the value of having a positive work life balance and consider requests for flexible working for all our positions.

RDaSH have three Staff Networks: Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, (BAME), Disabled and Wellbeing (DAWN) and Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ+) to support our inclusion agenda. We are proud to be one of the top performing Trusts in the region for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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