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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/06/2022.

Band 3 Healthcare Support Worker

Job Reference: 313-A-22-119970-CS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Mental Health Services
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
£20,330 - £21,777 pa

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 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Are you looking for a new challenge as a Health Care Support Worker?

An exciting, and rare, opportunity has arisen offering a permanent 37.5 hours per week post with the Mental Health Services for Older People In-Reach Team.

We are a team of nurses, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, health care support workers, psychologist and speech and language therapist who provide mental health treatment, support and advice to residents of care homes and community hospitals. We work in a multi-disciplinary way to respond to the needs of our patients; our care home patients have a dementia which is leading to challenges in care delivery while our community hospital patients are experiencing mental ill-health which is impacting on their physical recovery. Based at the Neville Centre at Leicester General Hospital the team takes referrals from Leicester City, Leicester County and Rutland.

As a Health Care Support Worker you will be required to:

  • Work alongside your team members to implement and evaluate individualised plans of care, carrying out patient visits independently
  • Carry out patient observations to inform assessment and treatment needs
  • Support patients to maintain their health and well-being
  • Undertake specified and delegated clinical and therapeutic activities
  • Ensure high standards are maintained in a safe environment, promoting equality and sensitivity for all individuals
  • Accurately record patient information on the Electronic Patient Record

As well as all mandatory training we will provide regular individual management and clinical supervision, along with a Health Care Support Worker Development Forum, to support you and to enable you to safely build on your knowledge and skills.

If you feel you have the drive and imagination to join our team we would love to hear from you.

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

For rostered areas, 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 new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed 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.

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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