Bank Healthcare Assistant, Thornford Park

Elysium Healthcare - Thatcham RG19 (30+ days ago)

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Elysium Healthcare brings together a unique approach to the delivery of care where the patient is embedded in the heart of all aspects of hospital life.

Our inclusive way of working has the patient as a true partner in their care. We recognise that each and every member of staff has an important role to play in the success of Elysium. It is with their dedication, passion and hard work that we can deliver excellent care programs that truly benefit the patients.

Elysium Healthcare has a network of 22 sites strategically placed across England and Wales.

At Thornford Park we treat a diverse group of patients with varying degrees of mental and physical issues. Our adult male service users are detained in conditions of low and medium security and PICU services, and our work includes treating patients with personality disorders and those who represent a risk to themselves and others.

Hourly rate: £9.05

Benefits of working on the hospital bank include the flexibility to accept work that suits your individual circumstances and availability and paid holiday.

Our Bank Healthcare Assistant role involves:
Assisting qualified staff with the assessment and implementation of individual patient care plans

Undertaking routine tasks and activities as directed to facilitate the well-being, dignity and treatment of all patients

Providing practical support and responsive care to patients who require assistance with intimate personal needs such as dressing, bathing and toileting activities, ensuring that such activities comply with procedures and the relevant healthcare legislation

Observing and monitoring the well-being of patients ensuring that any unusual physical, mental or emotional occurrences are promptly referred to senior staff/the primary nurse and documented as appropriate

Developing and maintaining a good professional relationship with patients, colleagues and visitors

Responding promptly and courteously to requests and enquiries

As a Healthcare Assistant you will work as part of a multi disciplinary team to deliver high quality personal and psychological nursing care to our service users, this includes acting as a hospital driver and patient escort. It is important that candidates can demonstrate high levels of mental resilience in order to work in a changing and often challenging environment, it is also a mandatory requirement that candidates can successfully complete our mandatory training programme which includes learning physical intervention techniques for managing violence and aggression.

To be successful as a Bank Healthcare Assistant, you’ll need:
To be highly committed

Excellent interpersonal skills

A desire to work with vulnerable adults/in the care industry

The ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise professional boundaries at all times

Experience of working in a health care role, but not necessarily in the mental health/forensic sector as full training will be given.

Please note that sch.9 (1) Equality Act 2010 applies to this role and that priority will be given to male applicants. Successful candidates will be subject to a CRB enhanced disclosure.

We are an equal opportunities employer!

For further information please contact Yolanda Spicer-Martinez, Unit Manager on 01635 860072.