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Band 3 Healthcare Assistants - Bristol Inpatient Wards

Job Reference: 342-BR038-0319

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Salary from £18,813 per annum pro rata

Healthcare Assistants wanted!

Do you enjoy working with people? Have a passion for helping others, Have problem solving skills and are not afraid of a challenge? If you also have an interest in Mental Health, this could be the job for you.

As a healthcare assistant, no day is ever dull. This is a job that can make a real difference to people’s lives, and it takes all sorts of different people to make up a staff team.

We are running an event to recruit into our Mental Health Inpatient services for both Callington Road, and the Southmead sites. If you wish to express an interest we invite you to apply, so that you can visit our service and we can talk through what the job involves.

You will also be able to meet some of the current staff and service users. This is an opportunity to ask questions, but also to come to an interview. We have jobs on many of the wards, so we hope to recruit suitable candidates.

The interview day will be at The Callington Road Site which is on the edge of Bristol and just in front of a beautiful nature reserve. The site itself is purpose built and therapeutic. We also have jobs at The Southmead site, where there is a strong dynamic team.

Our inpatient services include Women’s, Men’s and Mixed sex services. We also have PICU services and later life services, to name a few. A background in Mental Health is desirable but not an essential part of the criteria.

We pride ourselves on delivering high quality, evidence-based individualised care. The emphasis is on providing a therapeutic environment, allowing individuals to recover in a safe and supportive environment

Working on a Ward is an opportunity to work as part of a friendly team and there are always more experienced staff to call upon for advice. There is ongoing training and an induction programme and we support staff to take up opportunities as they arise.

If you are new to the NHS, Welcome! you will be entitled to all the usual NHS benefits and we can provide you with details of these on the day.

Staff will be required to work a rotational 24 hour shift pattern and will need to complete PMVA training which requires some physical mobility.

The Interviews will be held in small informal groups on Thursday 2nd May.

Refreshments will be also be provided.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Lucy Pike - Matron on or contact Lucy's PA Angela Harvey on 0117 919 5741

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust(AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.

We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.

Adverts normally close for application a few minutes before midnight on the closing date. Interview expenses will not normally be paid. Applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted via our recruitment system TRAC so please check your emails regularly. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks after the closing date please assume that your application has been unsuccessful. We only accept applications submitted via NHS Jobs and TRAC. Any personal details supplied to AWP by you will be held on the Trust systems in line with the General Data Protection Regulation. AWP is committed to Equality and Diversity - we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are a Disability Confident Employer (Two Ticks) offering a guaranteed interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

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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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