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Older Adult Mental Health
Band 2
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
Employer type
Priority House
£15,404 - £18,157 pa
28/01/2018 23:59
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Healthcare Assistant

Band 2

It’s an exciting time to join us: KMPT has been rated Outstanding for Caring and Good overall in our most recent CQC inspection in January 2017!

Would you like to be part of a forward thinking progressive service? Do you want to develop your skills working within mental health for older adults? If the answer is yes; we have Healthcare Worker vacancies at the Orchards Inpatient Unit, Maidstone.

In return, you will receive the support of a well-developed nursing team and you will have the opportunity to participate in appropriate training for this role.

The unit specialises in the assessment and treatment of older adults with both functional and organic mental health issues. The Orchards is a 16 bedded unit based at Priority House. The Healthcare Worker is a key member of the multidisciplinary care team and will have continuing responsibility to:

- Deliver an effective and competent level of care under the guidance and supervision of the associate workers, senior associate workers, qualified nurses and occupational therapists, determined by the patient’s plan of care.

- Be fully aware of the needs of patients over a 24 hour span of care.

- Knowledge and Experience in Mental Health and older people

- Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.

- Be willing to develop knowledge and skills.

Band 2: Completing the NVQ level 2 or 3 and extra units of competence as required for you service within a specified time.

Previous experience of working with people with severe mental health problems and experience or knowledge of caring for people in an inpatient setting.

This post is subject to a six month probationary period for candidates external to the Kent and Medway NHS Social Care and Partnership Trust.

Employment in this post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

Michelle Chapman/Marian Reeves on 01622 725000

If you have problems applying, contact

01227 812166