North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is looking for skilled people to help us deliver a range of community-based physical health services, mental health and learning disability services to support our communities in Bolton, Halton, Knowsley, St Helens, Sefton, Warrington and Wigan to live life well.
Rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission, we focus on joining up mental health and physical health services to deliver whole person care which supports people with all aspects of their health and wellbeing.
We employ 4,000 staff across a range of professions and are committed to providing high-quality, safe and efficient patient care.
Find out more: www.nwbh.nhs.uk
FIXED TERM CONTRACT FOR 6 months - Health Care Assistant
Are you committed to providing outstanding patient care?
We have an opportunity for a caring, compassionate Health Care Assistant based on Byron Unit at Hollins Park Hospital.
If you would like to support us in providing outstanding care, we are keen to hear from you. North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides treatment, support and guidance for a wide range of health issues, including physical, mental health and learning disability services.
The Byron Unit is an assessment and treatment specialist service which provides care for service users with mental illnesses, who also have a diagnosis of a learning disability.
The role of a Health Care Assistant is vital to ensure we deliver safe, high quality care to our service users. As a must have you will be:
• Passionate about delivering high levels of care and supporting people with a range of mental health illnesses
• An effective communicator and listener
• Flexible in terms of delivering care within a variety of environments
• Able to work as part of a team
• Able to use your own initiative and work independently, under the supervision of a qualified practitioner
• Have good numeracy and writing skills
Whilst knowledge of working with people who are experiencing mental health problems is not essential, it would be desirable. Previous knowledge of using computers would be helpful, but training will be supplied. We are keen to receive applications from skilled Health Care Assistants but most importantly we are looking for considerate, supportive individuals who listen and care.
This post is subject to an enhanced check with adults barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. Successful candidates will either have a valid DBS check with the Trust or will be required to pay for the cost of the DBS Disclosure which is £47.50 for an enhanced disclosure, the cost of which will be deducted from first salary.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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Further details / informal visits contact
Anna Garnett - Ward Manager