Healthcare Assistant

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Recruiter
Devon Partnership NHS
Location
Torquay
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
01 Apr 2021
Closes
11 Apr 2021
Ref
369-A-21-65625
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health and learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist and secure services for the wider south west region and nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery.

Our values

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to demonstrate) the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation.

These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity and compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and applications are encouraged and welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time, job share and flexible working applications will be considered and supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health and learning disabilities.

We are a Disability Confident Employer. Applicants who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria in the job description will be invited to interview.

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we want to attract and retain talented people and create a great place to work with a shared sense of pride and ambition. Our vision is to have an inclusive society where the importance of mental health and wellbeing is universally understood and valued. Recovery is at the heart of everything we do and we are one of the pioneers in driving forward the recovery agenda.

Shortlisted for Best Employer by Nursing Times 2018

The role

  • Are you someone looking for a career in one of the UK's most respected mental health and learning disability trusts?
  • Would you like to do a job that makes a difference every day?
  • Would you like to join a ward team rated as Outstanding by CQC in 2019?!

Due to retirement and the expansion of our establishment of staffing, we are looking for Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) to join the Beech Unit team in Torbay Hospital. Beech is currently being refurbished into a 16 single bedded en-suite functional older persons acute mental health ward for patients with a functional mental illness.Our patients are admitted with diagnoses such asbi-polar affective disorder, psychosis, anxiety and depression. The ward is due to reopen at the end of July 2021 with improved and bespoke facilities for both staff and patients. We are very excited to welcome new staff to our work family and help us with becoming world-class!

The role of the HCA is an extremely challenging, yet rewarding role. The successful candidates will be an integral part of our ward team, covering a 24 hour service providing recovery and compassion-focused mental health care for our patients. Our HCAs are extremely skilled in supporting distressed patients and think on their feet. Therefore it is essential that successful candidates use their initiative whilst providing truly meaningful care.

Our team consists of a Ward Manager, Deputy Ward Managers, Nurses, a Consultant,Medics,OTs, OTAs, Physiotherapist, Art Therapist, Holistic Massage Therapist, Admin, Discharge Facilitator and Community Support Link Workers.

Devon Partnership NHS Trust is growing as we establish ourselves us as one of the leading providers of mental health services in the country.We are currently looking at how our Older Persons Mental Health Crisis Home Treatment Team Pilot can be continued as an extension of our Beech Unit service, to allow our staff to rotate into Community Crisis Team roles. This is a bespoke and attractive offer that is not yet being done elsewhere in the Trust and has the potential to be very special for our patients, whilst encouraging our staff to build upon their skills.

Working as part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you will make a difference to people's lives from the moment you start.

For further information on the role do not hesitate to contact Lewis Powell, Beech Ward Manager on lewis.powell@nhs.net or 07773 159424.

If you do not hold a QCF/NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care, an equivalent qualification, or the Care Certificate - you will need to complete the Care Certificate within 3 months of commencement of the Band 3 post.

If you have a minimum of 6 months experience in the last 2 years working in a care role, but do not hold the Care Certificate you can complete the form "Care Certificate Evidence Document" from the additional documentation list to evidence that this experience is equivalent to the 15 standards as set out within the Care Certificate. You will need to take this completed form to interview where it will be reviewed by the appointing manager and if you meet the criteria, the manager can approve this in place of completing the Care Certificate.

More information about the content of the Care Certificate can be found at skillsforcare.org.uk/Learning-development/inducting-staff/care-certificate/Care-Certificate.aspx

We will also offer entry onto our Apprenticeship programme to initially undertake the Level 3 in Health & Social Care, this open to applications every 6 months. This allows entry onto our career progression pathway to enable you to undertake further training to degree level clinical posts.If you are interested developing a career in care but do not have the relevant experience required then please contact our Practice Education Team who give your details of our up and coming apprenticeship careers events on dpt.practiceeducation@nhs.net

The location

Your base will be on the Beech Unit, at Torbay Hospital,however under the current COVID-19 conditions this may be subject to alternative arrangements/change for example home working. Please be assured that any alternatives will be discussed fully with you and the organisation. Please ask the appointing manager if you have any questions.

About us

We are a very proud and forward thinking team. We were announced as the Royal College of Psychiatrists Team of the Year Award for Older Adults in 2019 and we have pride ourselves with providing innovative yet high standards of care.

Join us at Devon Partnership NHS Trust and you'll be joining an award-winning organisation that is passionate about mental health and learning disability. One that cares about the people it supports - and one that also cares about its staff.

Our offer to you

We recognise our people want to learn and develop, becoming the best that they can be. We offer all our staff a range of training opportunities including a variety of in-house training programmes designed and delivered by experts, and opportunities to access external training where appropriate.

In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years' service withtheNHS so you can really enjoy what Devon has to offer
  • Individual personal development plans and a commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBTI+ network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and reduced public transport rates


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Application supporting information

As part of the application process, you may be asked four simple values based recruitment questions. Your responses will determine we are happy to progress with your application.

If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email with interview details. Therefore, it is important that you check your NHS jobs account regularly. To access emails from us, please log into your account, and go to 'My Applications'.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Devon Partnership NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed. We will not seek references until you have been made a conditional offer.

Please note by applying for posts that require a professional registration, you are also consenting to this being checked prior to interview. Preference will be given to staff at risk in priority order.

Any identification documents supplied as part of the recruitment process will be verified manually and electronically in line with NHS employment check standards.

Please note

This advert will be withdrawn when a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you have part completed an application, we will contact you to advise you of this.

As a new member of staff to Devon Partnership NHS Trust you will be required to attend a full induction programme at the beginning of your employment. The content and length of this programme will depend on your new job role and where you will be working. This can be between one day for non-clinical staff and up to 10 days for inpatient clinical staff.

Thank you for applying.

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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