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Job summary

Main area
Band 3 HCA
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 3
Contract
Permanent: 6 month probationary period
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
338-3541227-22
Employer
Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Mill View Court
Town
Cottingham
Salary
£20,330 - £21,777 Pro rota
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59

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Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust logo

Healthcare Assistant

NHS AfC: Band 3

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust are proud award winners of the HSJ Provider of the Year 2019

Job overview

This post is considered a regulated post under the Vaccination as a Condition of Deployment of Health and Social Care Workers guidance and the person appointed must be fully vaccinated with 1st and 2nd dose of an approved Covid-19 vaccine

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two Band 3 Health Care Assistants to join our team at Mill View Court. 

The successful candidate must be committed, conscientious and motivated and have an empathetic and understanding approach to the people who access our service.  They also need to have an appropriate level of self-awareness,   the ability to use their initiative when working with often complex and challenging situations, and also be a keen team player who is able to ‘look outside of the box’

Experience of mental health services would be preferred, but there will be the opportunity for further development and training as well as supervision, guidance and support.

Main duties of the job

This is a fifteen bedded mixed sex unit, based within Castle Hill Hospital;  we  provide assessment, interventions and treatment for working aged adults, experiencing mental health difficulties.

To provide and receive routine information requiring tact, reassurance, empathy and persuasive skills.

To demonstrate a safe level of inter-personal skills when managing individuals with complex needs, accounting for any communication difficulties facing the patient.

To maintain up to date knowledge and skills relevant to 
the field of practice

Work with other colleagues within the relevant area of 
care to further develop a knowledge and understanding of 
relevant legislation and policy e.g. Mental Health Act, 
Vulnerable Adult Policy, The Children’s Act, Valuing 
People and implications of these to patients and their care.

To make judgements around what may or may not be 
significant changes in a patient’s condition, involving 
observation and engagement skills and whether or not to 
report any changes to a registered healthcare 
professional.

To recognise emergency situations and respond 
accordingly.

To undertake basic physical or psychological tests 
recognising and reporting significant findings to a 
registered healthcare professional.

 

 

Working for our organisation

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust that delivers integrated health services to communities across Hull, East and North Yorkshire. To find out more about our wide range of services visit humber.nhs.uk/Services

You will join our team of over 2,800 colleagues that work together to change lives. lives. We’re proud of our Trust community and we know you will receive a warm welcome and all the support you’ll need from your new team to get you started.

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development.  We value our staff and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills to deliver outstanding care.

We recognise the positive value of diversity and promotes equality whilst challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire is a great place to live and offers some of the most competitive house prices in the country with access to excellent schools and further and higher education providers.

We offer a wide range of benefits to help support a healthy work-life balance and support your overall health and wellbeing.

  • Free on-site parking
  • Buy and sell annual leave
  • Cycle to work & car leasing schemes
  • Extra day off on completion of mandatory training and receiving your flu vaccination
  • Wide-range of Health & Wellbeing benefits

Find out more about what makes our Trust ‘Humbelievable’ at join.humber.nhs.uk

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further information with regard to this vacancy please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification

To discuss this post further please contact Lindsey Reddall (Ward Manager) on 01482 344540.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • NVQ III in health or social care or equivalent knowledge and experience

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable experience of working within mental health/learning disabilities services

Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Working knowledge of mental health or learning disability issues including: mental health legislation, medication management, user involvement
  • Standard IT skills
Desirable criteria
  • Willingness to undertake further academic development
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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Name
Lindsey Barker
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
lindsey.barker5@nhs.net
Telephone number
01482 344540
Additional information

Lindsey Barker, telephone 01482 344540., email lindsey.barker5@nhs.net