Healthcare Assistant - Dementia & Huntington's Disease IPU

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Healthcare Assistants
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: From £16,980 plus enhancements

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Hear from HCA - Jessica Khalaf

My favourite thing about working at St Andrew's is Feeling like part of a team and working together. 

I was also really pleased when I discovered the Aspire programme as I was not sure if I would be able to study nursing otherwise.

I have quickly progressed and am now in my final year of university. I will be working as a mental health nurse in a years’ time, which is incredibly exciting!"

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Healthcare Assistant - Dementia and Huntington's Disease IPU

Based:  Northampton

From £16,980 plus enhancements 

Full time fully flexible - 37.5 hours per week


`Exciting times ahead, with the opening of the new Dementia Hub` in November'

Our Dementia and Huntington’s disease (HD) IPU consists of 6 locked wards for male and female patients from across the UK.  Our Dementia service provides cognitive, physical and behavioural management of patients with a progressive neurological condition.  Our HD services provide psychiatric, cognitive and motor deficit management of patients.  Our therapies and interventions are delivered through a highly skilled multi- disciplinary team consisting of medical, psychology, occupational therapy, social work, physiotherapy, nutrition and dietetics, physical health and speech and language provision. Adopting an integrated approach to service delivery, we ensure that the care we provide is personalised addressing both mental and physical health conditions

Working at St Andrew’s Healthcare

We’re the largest independent provider of services to the NHS, a unique mental health charity aspiring to deliver truly world-class care. Our focus is transforming lives through ground breaking treatment and rehabilitation, with surpluses re-invested in our outstanding facilities. You’ll find a welcoming, inclusive culture here, inspired by the shared values of our team. Everyone has their part to play in the amazing work we do – you’ll have every opportunity to get what you want from your career.

Your role with us

Healthcare Assistants work in all areas of our Clinical Services, supporting staff teams in delivering and focusing on our Patients and their rehabilitation, daily activities and care. The role can be quite active and we would therefore require you to be able to cope with the demands of an active post.

Your profile

Applications are welcomed from well-motivated individuals who are flexible, able to demonstrate high standards of care and who possess excellent written and verbal communication skills alongside good IT literacy. You will need to have resilience to work in a secure healthcare setting and this will help you meet the challenges and expectations of working as a Healthcare Assistant.


We offer an excellent benefits package including:

  •          Pension
  •          Sickness policy on par with the NHS
  •          35 days annual leave, increasing to 41 after 10 years' service
  •          Life cover
  •          Car lease scheme
  •          Cycle to work scheme
  •          Healthcare cash plan
  •          Free parking
  •          Paid DBS application
  •          Access to free vocational qualifications

Closing date: Sunday 21st July 2019