Nursing Assistant

Employer
Devon Partnership NHS
Location
Dawlish
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
5 Dec 2021

Job Details

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

Nursing Assistant

The Role

  • Are you someone looking to start a career in one of the UK's most respected mental health trusts?
  • Would you like to do a job that makes a difference every day?

Our Secure Services Directorate has exciting opportunities for Nursing Assistants to join our team at Langdon Hospital in Dawlish.

About you

**Previous applicants need not apply**

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated team players with a passion for providing compassionate care to our patients.

You may already hold a QCF/NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social care or have an equivalent qualification but if not, you will be required to complete a care certificate once you start in post.

Alternatively, if you can demonstrate that you have a minimum of 6 months experience in the last 2 years working in a care role, 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.

Starting salary from £20,330 + up to 25% extra due to requirement for shift work (earlies, lates, nights and weekends)

We will also offer entry onto our apprenticeship scheme which is open to applications every 6 months. This allows entry onto our career progression pathway. If you are interested in 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
  • Flexibility is essential as Langdon Hospital operates on a 24/7 shift basis. Staff qualify for unsocial enhancements in addition to basic pay (even whilst completing the training programme}
  • You will need to be flexible in regards to your working pattern and adapt to service needs. This post will therefore require you to undertake shifts including 4 weeks of earlies (7.30am - 3.30pm / 7.30am - 8.30pm) and 2 weeks of lates (12.30pm - 8.30pm / 8pm - 8am) over a 7 day working week as part of a standard working pattern.
  • Due to the nature of the role, all staff are required to both attend and pass a physical restraint assessment as you may be involved in restraint incidents on a regular basis. This is a requirement to ensure we meet the needs of our patients and remain effective in maintaining the safety and wellbeing of all.
  • You will need to work well within teams, have basic IT skills and be able to carry out duties as directed by qualified nursing staff in order to provide them with support in assisting patients to overcome their health problems.


About us

Our Directorate provides forensic mental health services for the south west region and has an excellent reputation. We support people who, as a consequence of their mental health problems, have had contact with the legal system and require a safe and secure environment that enables them to receive a wide range of treatments, therapies and care to assist in their recovery.

Location

Langdon Hospital is set in 111 acres of Devon Countryside with spectacular views of the sea. Our campus-style hospital site includes the recently opened Dewnans Centre, a £27 million state-of-the-art 'medium secure' unit, as well as a number of 'low secure' and open wards. We are proud to be rated as an "Outstanding" service by the CQC.

Our site offers free parking, a patient-led café and on-site gym as well as spectacular views across the Dawlish coast and countryside.

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:
  • 27 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years' service with the NHS 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
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • 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
  • Structured learning and development opportunities.


Living here

South Devon offers a beautiful coastal and countryside location with a wide range of social & leisure opportunities. This ranges from some of the best beaches in the Country, The Moors, Canals and rivers all of which can be accessed easily via foot, car, bike or boat, it's no wonder Devon can also offer people the space to contemplate, to relax and reinvigorate yourself.

PLEASE NOTE, PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY

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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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