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Health Care Support Worker

Central and North West
Kershaw Ward, St. Charles Hospital, Kensington and Chelsea
Competitive salary
Closing date
20 Sep 2021
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CNWL (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust) has almost 7,000 staff providing integrated healthcare to a third of London's population, Milton Keynes and areas beyond. We involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference. We're proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME and people with disabilities to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.

We are recognised locally, nationally and internationally for providing high quality, innovative healthcare. We aim to employ only the best people, and our experts are frequently called upon to contribute to national health strategy and policy, and many models of our care have been adapted for use in other countries.

We offer a generous relocation package (subject to eligibility assessment) and flexible working options, including bank assignments for most roles. See attached Staff Reward and Wellbeing Handbook detailing our benefits, discounts and wellbeing intiatives for staff.

Become part of our team. We care for you as much as you care for others.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for 2 Health Care Assistant posts to work in Kershaw older adult Ward at St Charles Hospital. You will be working as part of a dedicated multi-disciplinary team assessing, treating and providing person centred, recovery focused care to service users with a range of mental health conditions including dementia and other severe and enduring mental illnesses.

Kershaw Ward is a 14 bedded ward, which are based at St Charles Hospital in the Ladbroke Grove area of Kensington and Chelsea. We are seeking individuals who are friendly, hard working, compassionate and motivated with good communication skills. If you are committed to providing high quality person centred care to service users in an older adult inpatient setting, this could be the opportunity for you.

Kershaw Ward has achieved AIMS accreditation from the Royal College of Psychiatrists which demonstrates our high standards of practice and commitment to continuous improvement.

We provide, and supervise the delivery of high standards of care to patients in accordance with up-to-date evidence based professional practice and Trust policies.

We work together as part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team structure in developing and implementing assessments, treatments and recovery focused care for patients. You will receive ongoing support from your peers, nurses, clinical team leaders and other members of the MDT. You will also receive individual supervision as well as support in reflective practice groups

The post holder will be an excellent team player with an ability to facilitate collaborative working, ensuring high standards of assessment, care and treatment for patients within the ward and wider unit.

We are looking for an individual who has effective communication skills not only when engaging with services users, but also with their carers and any other professional(s) involved with the service users care.

The successful candidate will have:
  • Excellent communication skills and a caring, compassionate approach to patient care. • Motivation to drive improvement in the care of Inpatients within a mental health setting.
    • Be committed to continuous professional development and to working as part of a team.

In return we can offer:
  • Supervision and Appraisal
  • Ongoing professional development
  • A stimulating and challenging working environment.
  • In-house and the Trust mandatory training
  • Possibility of going on to complete Nursing Associate Programme and or Nursing Apprenticeship.

We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications.

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Samuel Opoku-Mensah

Ward Manager Kershaw Ward

Email address

Telephone number 02082067220

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CNWL NHS Foundation Trust are committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults.

Due to the high response levels we receive for some vacancies, we may expire any of them prior to the advertised closing date and advise you to submit your application as soon as possible.

Our Agenda for Change employment contracts are subject to a contractual 13 week probationary period.

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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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