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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/03/2022.

Health Care Assistant - Band 3

Job Reference: 367-CAMHS-4688-G

Employer:
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
CAMHS
Location:
Forest House Adolescent Unit, Forest Lane, Kingsley Green, Harper Lane, Herts, WD7 9HQ, Radlett
Salary:
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire which you can find in the 'Further Links' section of this advert. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form (If you are experiencing problems please call 01707 253878).

The Role


Forest House Adolescent Unit is a 16 bedded in-patient unit for 13-18 year olds, and is a New Care Models pilot site for NHS England.

What this means is, Tier 4 in Hertfordshire has changed, to offer an alternative to in-patient admissions in the form of an award winning Home Treatment Team. The Home Treatment Team and the in-patient team will be working side by side, very closely, to enable young people to receive the right care, at the right time for the right individual.

We are looking for a number of Band 3 HCA's who can join our Multi-Disciplinary Team to deliver safe and effective inpatient services that aim to embrace recovery by working in partnership with service users and their carers.

Our CAMHS Services are currently rated as CQC "Outstanding" and provide a high standard of treatment and care in a safe and therapeutic setting for service users in the acute and vulnerable stage of their illness. The successful candidate must display a considerable degree of initiative, possess mature judgement and maintain a calm, friendly and efficient manner when dealing with service users, their relatives, colleagues and visitors. The post holder will be required to work independently using initiative, and applying a high degree of confidentiality to all of their work. They must be able to demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills, manage competing demands and organise their work effectively. We are looking for motivated nurses who can bring energy and ideas to the team.

We would be interested to hear from you if you are interested in working with an "Outstanding Team" and wish to further develop your own carer in a supportive and forward thinking organisation.

Car driver essential, or access to a car (unless you have a disability as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 2010).

 

For further details / informal visits contact:

For more information or to arrange a visit please contact Amanda Kelly or Della O'donnell - Team Leaders on 01923 289940




Why you should work for us....

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is rated by the Care Quality Commission as an Outstanding provider of mental health and learning disability services. In 2021, we won the prestigious Health Service Journal award for Mental Health Trust of the Year, with the judges saying they were “blown away” by our people’s achievements and that everything they saw “sings and hums”. This year, our staff rated us the 4th best mental health and learning disability trust to work for out of all 52 trusts in the country. Our staff tell us that they are proud to be part of the HPFT team, proud of the standard of care we provide and proud that service users are our top priority. Our people tell us they feel supported though a great development, wellbeing and work-life balance offer and a highly compassionate, values-driven culture. We are equally proud of our staff, who live our values of being welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional so that together we provide great care and great outcomes for our service users and carers.

If you would like to join a team to be proud of and you share our values and passion for great care and outcomes for our service users and carers, we would love to hear from you.

Additional Information

HPFT is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

The Trust is committed to helping staff balance work and home life and welcomes applications from candidates wishing to work part-time or under flexible working arrangements.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

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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