Return to search

NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/01/2020.

  • Add to favourites

Healthcare Assistant

Job Reference: 310-ASMH-2205665

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Adult and Specialist Mental Health
Mulberry 1, Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge, Cambridge
£17,652 - £19,020 pa pro rata

Mulberry 1 are seeking talented Healthcare Assistants to join the Assessment Unit team. Are you looking for a new challenge, a new team in which to develop new skills or build upon your existing skills.

If you are an enthusiastic and motivated individual with a passion for working in care we would strongly encourage you to apply to join the 3 day Acute Assessment Unit based in Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge. The unit works closely with the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Teams and has close links with the treatment and recovery wards.

The post offers the opportunity to work intensively with service users in crisis developing plans of care as part of a strong multi disciplinary team. The post holder will undertake assigned tasks involving direct patient care including physical, psychological, social and recreational needs. They will also work within an integrated care system which provides a Mental Health Service, seven days a week, 24 hours a day within an acute ward setting.

The service provides Multi-disciplinary team (MDT) working with the nursing and therapy teams, psychologists and inpatient consultants. The MDT works with service users strengths and focuses around recovery and transitions out of hospital. Staff will be supported to develop professionally through supervision and there are excellent training opportunities. The post holder will have the opportunity to participate in developing treatment plans and interventions in conjunction with the MDT.

Given the specialist nature of the ward it functions with a high level of qualified staff giving the opportunity to deliver excellent patient care. Should you be successful in your application you can be assured of our commitment to support your development. Previous employees have progressed into a variety of roles within the team and wider organisation. If you are aspiring to develop further in your career then this is the post for you, CPFT are dedicated to the development of its workforce with many in house courses and clinical skills modules.

The Trust also has strong relationships with Anglia Ruskin University and the team have historically supported individuals to access higher education modules to support continuing professional development. Working within the acute care services at Mulberry 1, will give post holders the opportunity to learn a full range of basic mental health skills, and to assist registered nurses with care and treatment of patients on a day to day basis. We also offer regular individual and group supervision. In addition, we offer a 5 day induction on commencement in post.

**CPFT will support new to care Clinical Healthcare Support staff Band 2 - 4 through the provision of a robust programme of learning and development over their first 12 weeks in the Trust leading to the completion of the Care Certificate. The Care Certificate is a foundation programme which can provide the first steps into future career development within the NHS.

** Other benefits from joining us are: Annual leave allowance 27 days plus bank holidays (depending on NHS service) Pension scheme: Full-time/Part-time or job share opportunities: Salary sacrifice scheme: Staff discount scheme: Free parking: Monthly team lunch.

Professional leadership programmes for experienced staff through NHS Academy Stress awareness training Mindfulness training Counselling service


For further details / informal visits contact:

Charlie Gale, Modern Matron on 07814 286111


Richard Hanlon, Clinical Nurse Specialist on 01223 219711.

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) is an equal opportunities employer and believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect, encouraging applications from all sectors of the community.

The aim of CPFT is to ensure that no employee in employment or job applicant receives less favourable treatment because of their race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin or on the grounds of gender, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion; or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not justified by the job to be done.

CPFT is looking to build upon its pool of temporary workers with Temporary Staffing Services (TSS). You will be asked at interview if you would be willing to register with TSS. This is an excellent opportunity for those looking to take on additional hours that are flexible around their personal circumstances.

Internal CPFT applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ and who meet the essential criteria will be given prior consideration over other candidates who apply for this post. If you are ‘at risk’ please make it clear on your application so you receive priority consideration.

If you are successful at interview you will be subject to pre-employment checks, including a DBS (if appropriate) and references to cover 3 years of continuous employment. To ensure a smooth process please bring all identity documents to your interview. A list of required identity documents will be attached to your interview invitation.

In submitting an application form, you authorise CPFT to check any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

Please note that due to the variety of contacts you may provide it cannot be guaranteed that the recruitment process will be managed exclusively within the NHS email system.

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.

SAFERJobs To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

  • Investors in People Bronze Logo
  • Disability Confident Employer
  • Positive about Disabed People Logo
  • Employer Recognition Scheme Bronze
  • Mindful Employer Logo
  • Smoke Free Logo
  • Age Positive Logo
  • Stonewall Logo
  • Apprenticeships Logo
  • CQC Good