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Health Care Assistant

Band 3

Main area
Inpatients/YPHTT
Grade
Band 3
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
395-AR152-19
Site
Brookside Unit, Barley Lane, Ilford, Essex, IG3 8XJ
Town
Ilford
Salary
£18,813 - 20,795 pa plus HCAS
Closing
25/09/2019 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

Health Care Assistant -

An opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic individuals to join the modernised Child and Adolescent Mental Health inpatient service, Brookside, in Goodmayes, Ilford, Essex.

Brookside has been recognised across both London and Nationally for a high quality service and CQC rated "outstanding" practice. Providing both an innovative home treatment team and a 15 bedded acute ward for children and young people, it’s a lead service which provides treatment and prevention support within NELFT London catchment area and inpatient care nationally.

The successful candidates will work with young people aged between 12-18 years, their families and carers, with acute emotional, psychological and behavioural difficulties. There is scope within the job role to take part in formalised therapeutic contact with young people and carers.  This will enhance the applicant’s future career planning and or academic endeavours. The successful candidates will form part of multi-disciplinary team offering inpatient and Home Treatment Team care through intensive multi-disciplinary interventions and a structured daily programme with a central educational basis.


We are looking for candidates who have enthusiasm and passion for meeting the needs of acutely unwell young people, as well as being adaptable, enjoy variety, can work independently, as well as understanding the relevance of team work.


Candidates will have an opportunity to work across both services and will be expected to continue to strive and develop these new integrated services.

The main responsibilities of the post:

-To complete 5 days of Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression course which is yearly updated and implement in practice as required.
-To work shifts over a 365 day a year basis including night duty
-To undertake assessment of client’s needs and support qualified nurses in formulating appropriate individual care plans taking on a holistic approach.
- Ensure that relatives and carers of service user and feel able to communicate effectively with the clinical area to answer any queries or concerns.
- Appropriate IT skills to ensure accurate documentation and communication around a young person’s care
-Take steps to maintain the safety and welfare of young people, staff and visitors to the ward.
-Work alongside service users and carers/relatives to continually work towards improving and maintaining high standards.
- To complete mandatory training and development as required.
- To undertake clinical and children's safeguarding supervision.

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are successful at interview for this post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

 

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

 

 

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham Essex

High Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,722 to a maximum of £4,743).

The post may close before the scheduled closing date depending on the volume of applications.

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Applicant requirements

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

Carey-Ann Baisden
Ward Manager
0300 555 1156
Carey-Ann.Baisden@nelft.nhs.uk