Healthcare Assistant

Recruiter
Devon Partnership NHS
Location
Exeter
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
17 Jul 2021
Closes
22 Jul 2021
Ref
369-A-21-69280
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

Healthcare Assistant (HCA)

Salary: from £19,737 + up to 25% extradue to requirement for shift work (earlies, lates, long days,nights and weekends) with the chance to join our internal staff bank where extra shifts are often available.

Due to an increase in our staffing establishment we currently have exciting opportunities available for Healthcare Assistants to join our team on Belvedere Ward at Franklyn Hospital.
  • Are you looking for a new challenge, providing dynamic, high-quality inpatient care?
  • Can you put people first and provide nursing care that is person-centred, safe and compassionate?
  • Have you ever wanted to experience what it's like to live and work in a coastal part of beautiful Devon?

We are searching for motivated and innovative individuals to join us on Belvedere Ward at Franklyn Hospital, Exeter. Join us and you will play a central role in a committed and dynamic team that has been rated as Outstanding by CQC.

This is an incredible opportunity to establish a career with Devon Partnership NHS Trust, one of the country's most exciting and progressive mental health and learning disability trusts. You will be well supported and encouraged to develop your clinical competencies within a stimulating learning environment.You will become part of a multi-disciplinary team, using your skills, experience and personal qualities to help deliver a package of care to people on ward that helps them on their road to recovering a good quality of life.

This role is on a ward that operates on a 24/7 shift basis. You will qualify for unsocial enhancements in addition to your basic pay.

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

About you

We have no preconceptions about the people we employ. What matters to us is your passion, commitment and determination to succeed. We will assess this at interview.

You will have excellent communication skills, a commitment to working flexibly and be happy to participate in the internal 24 hours, 7 day a week rota to meet the needs of people who use our services.

We expect you to be able to demonstrate how you have worked effectively in a multi-disciplinary team setting. You will need to demonstrate your commitment to personal development and how you have supported a team to succeed.

We welcome independent and critical thinkers. You will be encouraged and supported to use quality improvement methodology to help improve the services we offer. The Trust's Quality Improvement Academy is on hand to provide access to expert advice and support in your work area that will help you to improve the work you do every day.

Location

Belvedere Ward is where we provide assessment, care and treatment for patients with an Organic Mental Illness (Dementia), based at Franklyn Hospital, Exeter.

Our team at Belvedere includes a Consultant Psychiatrist, Ward Manager, Registered Mental Health and Registered General Nurses, Assistant Practitioners, Support Workers, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Junior Doctors, Discharge Facilitators, Medical Secretaries, an Admin Team, Peer Support Workers, a House Keeping Team, and a Team of enthusiastic Volunteers. We have a strong work ethic and pride ourselves on delivering person-centred care. We treat everyone - staff, stakeholders, colleagues and the people we care for and their families - with respect and dignity.

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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 (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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