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Mental Health Transport Assistant (Leeds)

Employer
NHS England Apprenticeships
Location
Leeds
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
27 May 2022

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Job summary

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • To support and transport vulnerable service users as part of a team.
  • To be able to attend the office within one hour during on-call shifts
  • Maintain Enhanced DBS (organised and paid for during Induction)
  • To provide a professional and caring service for all patients whilst in our care.
  • To ensure that at all times patient safety remains paramount, and safe systems of work are adhered to
  • To support the care of patients during assessments in line with the Mental Health Act
  • Safe use of Company vehicles and equipment, preparing required patient paperwork and driving to local and national locations.


Main duties of the job

Key Skills:
  • Valid Manual Driving Licence for the UK held for minimum of 1 year
  • Age over 21 due to company's insurance
  • Passion for working in a fast paced environment,
  • Able to reliably adapt and work well under pressure
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good knowledge of national geography desirable
  • Vaccinated against Covid-19

In return, we offer:

Full Training :Including Patient Care, Patient Transport, De-Escalation Techniques, Physical Intervention, Handcuff training, First Aid. Additional training also available.

Salary:£9.80p/h days - £10.80p/h nights& weekends (enhanced pay of £1.20 extra per hour for work at a Mental Health 'place of safety' and for bed watch activities, supporting ward staff)

Benefits:
  • Healthcare Cash Plan- provided by Westfield Healthcare
  • Additional training and continued personal development opportunities
  • Refer a friend scheme

Holidays:28 days annual leave pro rata

Working Pattern:Flexible (choose when you work) or 4 on 4off shift pattern

Contract:Flexible (no minimum hrs) or GH130 (approx. 30 hrs p/w) or GH40 (approx. 40 hrs p/w)

About us

A little about us:

Secure Care UK is one of the countrys leaders of specialist patient transport for the NHS and wider healthcare sectors across the UK, working from North and South sites on a local and national basis.

The team are responsible for the safe transportation of service users diagnosed with mental health conditions, who may display challenging behaviour. It is a demanding yet very rewarding service that we provide, and our Company culture is founded upon the drive and motivation of our people.

We are growing rapidly and are looking for enthusiastic individuals that have a passion for providing excellence in Health Care and an interest in gaining experience in our niche sector. For the right individuals we will provide you with a comprehensive Induction Programme where full training will be provided.

Job description

Job responsibilities

At Secure Care UK we understand that some people are looking for a role with certainty of income whilst others need the flexibility to work when family or personal circumstances permit. Whatever your situation if you have a kind heart and a calm head we would love to hear from you.

A little about us:

Secure Care UK is one of the countrys leaders of specialist patient transport for the NHS and wider healthcare sectors across the UK, working from North and South sites on a local and national basis.

The team are responsible for the safe transportation of service users diagnosed with mental health conditions, who may display challenging behaviour. It is a demanding yet very rewarding service that we provide, and our Company culture is founded upon the drive and motivation of our people.

We are growing rapidly and are looking for enthusiastic individuals that have a passion for providing excellence in Health Care and an interest in gaining experience in our niche sector. For the right individuals we will provide you with a comprehensive Induction Programme where full training will be provided.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • To support and transport vulnerable service users as part of a team.
  • To be able to attend the office within one hour during on-call shifts
  • Maintain Enhanced DBS (organised and paid for during Induction)
  • To provide a professional and caring service for all patients whilst in our care.
  • To ensure that at all times patient safety remains paramount, and safe systems of work are adhered to
  • To support the care of patients during assessments in line with the Mental Health Act
  • Safe use of Company vehicles and equipment, preparing required patient paperwork and driving to local and national locations.

Key Skills:
  • Valid Manual Driving Licence for the UK held for minimum of 1 year
  • Age over 21 due to company's insurance
  • Passion for working in a fast paced environment,
  • Able to reliably adapt and work well under pressure
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good knowledge of national geography desirable

In return, we offer:

Full Training :Including Patient Care, Patient Transport, De-Escalation Techniques, Physical Intervention, Handcuff training, First Aid. Additional training also available.

Salary:£9.80 p/h for days and £10.80 p/h for nights and weekends (enhanced pay of £1.20 extra per hour for work at a Mental Health 'place of safety' and for bed watch activities, supporting ward staff)

Benefits:
  • Healthcare Cash Plan- provided by Westfield Healthcare
  • Additional training and continued personal development opportunities
  • Refer a friend scheme

Holidays:28 days annual leave pro rata

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Minimum 12 months driving experience


Desirable

  • Experience working in the care industry


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.

Employer details

Employer name

Secure Care UK

Address

Oaktree House

408 Oakwood Lane

Leeds

LS8 3LG

Employer's website

https://securecareuk.co.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

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