Healthcare Assistant Recruitment Campaign

Surrey and Borders Par
Farnham Road/Chertsey/Epsom/Surrey wide
Competitive salary
07 Jan 2021
16 Jan 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Vacancies in Farnham Road Guildford, Chertsey, Epsom and Surrey wide

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey & North-East Hampshire.

We are looking for enthusiastic and caring people who would like to work as Health Care Support Workers across Surrey and Borders Hospitals, community and social care services.

In this vital care support role, you will develop professional healthcare experience and be part of the nursing team working hands-on in a hospital, community and social care environment to help care for people who have a range of diverse and mental health problems or learning disabilities.

Why be a Healthcare Assistant Worker?

As well as an opportunity to gain or increase your healthcare experience and knowledge, joining Surrey and Borders is a great way into a long-term NHS career with prospects. Being a Healthcare Support Worker is a rewarding and varied role, making a positive difference to people's lives every day.

Your values and compassion are more important than previous care experience, as we will give you full and ongoing training to achieve your true potential, in addition to growing your skills and knowledge working with other registered healthcare professionals and nurses.

Summary of day to day responsibility
  • To observe report and record changes in the clients physical, mental health and behaviour
  • To provide care for people who use our services as planned in Multi - disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings
  • To be aware of and work to the principles of the Mental Health Act (MHA)
  • To give and receive clear messages by telephone and or personal contact
  • To provide the necessary physical care to people who use our services to help them complete daily living activities i.e. personal hygiene, diet and fluid intake, clothing and laundry, personal environment, elimination, maintaining rest and sleep and activity, physical observations

Your Training, Development & Progression

We will ensure that you receive the full training required to enable you to provide excellent patient care and clinical support. In addition, you will gain some nursing skills and work towards a recognised Care Certificate.

The Trust offers the opportunity for staff to apply for additional training including Apprentice Standard qualifications and the opportunity to apply for Nursing and Nursing Associate Apprenticeships, subject to meeting the experience and entry level requirements.

Benefits include:
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Outstanding benefits package, including NHS Pension,
  • On-line learning to help develop your career
  • NHS staff discounts at a wide range of providers Including JD sport, Nando's, Pizza express etc

All our inpatient Units work 24/7 rotational shifts which require people to work days, nights and weekends - our full-time hours are 37.5 per week and each shift is 12.5 hours. The Trust has an e-rostering system in place which allocates the shift pattern for each employee.

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Please note that all salaries shown are based on whole time of 37.5 hours per week for non-medical roles and 40 hours per week for medical roles, part time roles are pro-rated accordingly.

The Trust aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee is unfairly disadvantaged on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status/civil partnership, religion/belief or trade union status. The Trust is committed to the employment and career development of people from ethnic minority backgrounds and people with disabilities.

The Trust would encourage applications from people who have experience of using Mental Health & Learning Disability Services.

We reserve the right to close this post early should we be overwhelmed by applications. Please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process. If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please do not hesitate to contact us to make an offline application within the original timeframe.

Existing work permit holders should be aware that if the post they are applying for is a promotion or with a different Trust, a new work permit application will have to made. We are unable to guarantee the outcome of the decision of the Home Office.

Since October 2017 all of our premises have been smoke free.

Please ensure you read the person specification as your application will be judged against this.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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