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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/09/2019.

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Healthcare Assistants - Holt Ward

Job Reference: 798-9309

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Holt Ward
£18,813 to £20,795 pa pro rata for part time

Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are ‘at risk’ and employed by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post will be withdrawn.


Our Trust is a great place to work and we are keen to ensure that all our employees have the right values in order that we can provide the best service to our patients. These values are very important to us, and as a potential candidate you should be made aware that we test for these throughout the whole assessment/recruitment and selection process, and will only interview and recruit individuals who demonstrate these values through their application and behaviour.

Details of our Values can be found on our website link 'Working together for outstanding care - our vision'

Together We Can

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is a leading provider of community nursing, therapy and mental health services to people of all ages throughout our county.

Rated Good by the CQC, with a clearly defined strategy and proven financial track record, we believe that key to maintaining our high standards and meeting the challenges we face is to retain and recruit committed, skilled and motivated staff.

So Together We Can empower you to make changes which will make every day better; we can support you through our health and wellbeing opportunities; and we can continually meet your ambitions through our flexible in-house learning and development programmes.

We believe our staff are our biggest asset. We want to develop a positive, inclusive and caring culture that engages and inspires all our staff, with a clear focus on improvement and advancing equality of opportunity.

Are you motivated, enthusiastic and want to make a real difference?

We provide a specialist Inpatient service for adults with mental health needs across 3 inpatient wards. Our teams sit within the Adult Mental Health and Learning Disability Service Delivery Unit.

The patient group for Worcestershire is diverse and encompasses a broad spectrum of needs and illnesses. We are currently looking for dynamic, caring, and innovative healthcare assistants to make a genuine difference to patients, and their families, throughout their inpatient journey.

We are looking for you to join our teams on

  • Holt (Assessment ward),Worcester

As an organisation we live by and pride ourselves by our organisational values, which are that we are Caring Ambitious Responsive Empowering Supportive.

We have a Good rating from the CQC and our ambition is to achieve Outstanding!

The inpatient teams are friendly and welcoming, providing a nurturing team environment to foster personal, and professional, development in a challenging, but an interesting environment. Inpatient services have consistently received nominations at the Trust Annual Award Ceremony, and were winners in 2015, shortlisted in 2016 and multiple winners in 2017 for Quality Improvement, Patient Choice and Courageous! We were also shortlisted for the HSJ Awards in ‘Most effective adoption and diffusion of best practice’ for our work in Mental Health Red2Green and continue to work collaboratively with ECIP and other Trusts nationally.

We pride ourselves on providing high quality person centred care in an inclusive and individualised manner.

If we sound like the kind of place you’d like to work we can offer you –

  • Wide range of training courses and opportunities alongside high quality mandatory training.
  • Supervision that incudes team and individual supervision, as well as regular line management supervision.
  • The opportunity to work directly alongside those with lived experience of mental health illness
  • Uniform
  • Flu jab
  • Opportunity to observe, and participate in Schwarz Rounds.
  • Opportunity to attend dedicated Celebration of Good Practice Events for our Service Delivery Unit.

The shifts are full rotational, including weekends and Bank holidays.

We recognise the hard work our staff give every day on the wards and celebrate this as much as we can. The wards have individual annual away days, we celebrate achievements via the Big Shout Out across the organisation and even buy our staff cupcakes now and again! See what we have been up to on Twitter @InpatientsWorcs

If you are interested in working for us, would like to visit any of the wards or just ring us for an informal chat Naomi Morgan 01905 760088

Closing date: 12 September 2019

PLEASE NOTE: All new appointments are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

If the same or similar vacancy arises within the recruitment period of this post or up to 3 months afterwards, the Trust may chose not to re advertise, but to select a suitable candidate from this interview pool. The new post may differ in terms of the base, hours available (full or part time) or contract type (permanent or fixed term) and therefore you are encouraged to apply for advertised posts but specify on your application form your preferences.

In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable.

Applicants must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.

**If the position being applied for requires a DBS check to be undertaken on you, it will be a condition of your employment that you have subscribed and continue to subscribe to the DBS Update Service. New employees to the Trust are required to pay the fee for the initial DBS check (this will be deducted from their first months’ salary) and the annual subscription (£13) to the DBS Update Service. Internal applicants are required to pay the annual subscription fee only (£13). Further information on the update service can be found on our website link ‘DBS Update Service.’

The Trust offers a preceptorship year for newly qualified nurses and AHP's and attendance at preceptorship programmes is a condition of employment.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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