Healthcare Assistant - Men's Medium Secure IPU, Northampton

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

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'You should join St Andrew’s if you want to have the opportunity to make a difference to somebody’s life in a positive way' - Greg Martin, HCA 

Our specialist Men’s Medium Secure IPU is made up of 5 wards; Prichard, Cranford, Robinson, Fairbairn and Rose.  All situated in William Wake House, each ward has their area of specialism and provides exceptional care for male patients with needs including; deaf/communication difficulties, brain injury and personality disorders.

Your role with us

As a HCA, you'll be under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional, usually a nurse, and work with doctors, psychologists and a range of other healthcare professionals.  The main contact you'll have, though, is with the people in our care.

There are no set entry requirements to become a Healthcare Assistant but there are skills and personal characteristics needed, the role can be quite active and we would therefore require you to be able to cope with the demands of an active post. To be a Healthcare Assistant in mental health care, you'll need to be:

  • Resilient
  • Caring and kind
  • Cheerful and friendly
  • Willing to do personal care tasks (washing, toileting, etc.) in some areas

You'll also need:

  • Communication and listening skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Observational skills

Rewards

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
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Free parking
  • Paid DBS application
  • Access to free vocational qualifications

Closing date: Sunday 30th June 2019