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Bank-MHS Healthcare Assistant

Band 2

Main area
Mental Health Services
Grade
Band 2
Contract
Bank
Hours
As and When
Job ref
395-BANK218-DEC18
Site
Various
Town
London
Salary
Band 2 £10.79 Inc. HCA
Closing
20/11/2018 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.

We operate a temporary staffing service and can offer competitive hourly rates, flexibility of shifts and hours, access to the NHS pension scheme, variety of work and access to training opportunities.

We are looking for Mental Health Health Care Assistants to work on a temporary basis, as and when required who will support the team, department and organisation to achieve the Trust’s mission of “Best care by the best people”.

You will support the clinical team in the provision of patient nursing and rehabilitation care by working alongside qualified nursing and therapy staff and will therefore be able to work as part of a team, participate in the implementation of care and rehabilitation programmes to ensure patients regain confidence in maintaining activities of daily living whilst recognising the patient’s beliefs, preferences and choices to support the Trust mission by incorporating the Trust’s values and Staff Charter into your day to day role and to engage with service users and relatives with empathy and compassion.

Please ensure you meet the person specifications and have the relevant qualifications required for the role.


This vacancy will be closed as soon as a suitable number of applicants have been received; therefore please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If shortlisted you will be required to take a Literacy & Numeracy assessment, date to be confirmed.


For more information about working on the Temporary Staffing Bank please contact the Temporary Staffing Team on 0300 300 1530.

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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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