Job summary

Are you looking to start a new career in Healthcare in 2023? If you are a Health Care Assistant currently working in the NHS or the private care sector, or you’re considering starting a career in care, then we’d love to hear from you.

SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE INVITED TO ATTEND AN OPEN INTERVIEW ON TUESDAY 21st FEBRUARY AT 5pm

We are seeking to recruit a positive, enthusiastic, and compassionate Health Care Assistant to join our team within Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) at our in-patient unit, Hopewood, Mansfield Road, Sherwood, Nottingham, NG3 5FL.

Previous experience of working within a healthcare setting or with people who have experienced mental health difficulties would be preferable, but is not essential. Full training and ongoing support will be given. We welcome applications from those wanting a career change.

We are looking for applicants who are eager to learn and keen to deliver in both performance and patient care, and this role will give you the opportunity to grow and develop both personally and professionally.

We operate on a 24/7 shift pattern.

Postholders will receive enhanced rates of pay for any unsocial hours worked (evenings/weekends/bank holidays)

We welcome applications from those wanting to work Part-Time or Full-Time and will consider all Flexible Working requests.

This post will not be eligible for a certificate of sponsorship.

Main duties of the job

Our staff have a key clinical role within a well-established multidisciplinary team, and as a Healthcare Assistant your role will be to support in the delivery of high quality, compassionate care to our patients.

The post holder will undertake a range of duties to participate in the delivery of care through involvement in assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. This includes assisting with all activities of daily living, addressing the physical and mental health care needs of patients, while promoting individual health and wellbeing

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?

Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people – our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Date posted

17 January 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 2

Salary

£20,270 to £21,318 a year Per annum (pro rata for part time)

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

186-084-23-HC

Job locations

Hopewood

Foster Drive

Nottingham

NG5 3FL

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the Shortlisting Criteria section of the document.

In return, we will offer you a range of benefits for Making a Difference with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, including:

  • Annual leave of 27 days plus bank holidays (this will increase up to 33 days depending on NHS Service)
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and sick pay
  • Comprehensive induction and training
  • Commitment to career development
  • Wide range of training and development opportunities
  • Working in a supportive environment
  • Promotion of health work/life balance
  • Staff discount schemes e.g., discounted leisure centre membership
  • Free on-site parking
  • An extensive health and wellbeing package including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Staff Counselling Services
  • Retail discounts
  • Regular support and clinical supervision including CPD opportunities

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the Shortlisting Criteria section of the document.

In return, we will offer you a range of benefits for Making a Difference with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, including:

  • Annual leave of 27 days plus bank holidays (this will increase up to 33 days depending on NHS Service)
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and sick pay
  • Comprehensive induction and training
  • Commitment to career development
  • Wide range of training and development opportunities
  • Working in a supportive environment
  • Promotion of health work/life balance
  • Staff discount schemes e.g., discounted leisure centre membership
  • Free on-site parking
  • An extensive health and wellbeing package including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Staff Counselling Services
  • Retail discounts
  • Regular support and clinical supervision including CPD opportunities

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

Essential

  • NVQ II in Health and Social Care, Care Certificate or equivalent experience
  • Experience of working in a Healthcare setting
  • Able to undertake training in the management of violence reduction
  • Good written/oral communication skills

Desirable

  • To have a basic understanding of the different types of mental health conditions, and/or Learning Disabilities

Essential

Essential

  • Ability to work to meet the needs to the service

Desirable

  • Standard Keyboard skills
Person Specification

Essential Criteria

Essential

  • NVQ II in Health and Social Care, Care Certificate or equivalent experience
  • Experience of working in a Healthcare setting
  • Able to undertake training in the management of violence reduction
  • Good written/oral communication skills

Desirable

  • To have a basic understanding of the different types of mental health conditions, and/or Learning Disabilities

Essential

Essential

  • Ability to work to meet the needs to the service

Desirable

  • Standard Keyboard skills

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

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