Healthcare Assistant – Dementia Pathway - Neuropsychiatry

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Healthcare Assistants
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: From £14,961 + Clinical Allowance

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Healthcare Assistant

The Neuropsychiatry pathway at St Andrew’s is a specialist service delivering tailored care to support people with complex, acquired and progressive brain conditions.

Our neurological services deliver tailored care for patients with acquired brain injury, complex dementia and Huntington’s disease.  By interweaving three therapeutic streams (Behavioural, Cognitive and Functional) we can reduce aggression and anti-therapeutic behaviour, and optimise engagement to achieve the correct balance of care and containment. We promote an individual and person centred approach.

Working at St Andrew’s Healthcare

We’re the UK’s largest independent provider of NHS services, 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

We have an exciting opportunity for Healthcare Assistants to work across our wards in the Dementia Pathway, 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 physically fit. Applications are welcomed from well-motivated individuals who are flexible, able to demonstrate high standards of care and who possess good interpersonal talents with very clear and concise written and verbal communication skills.

A basic knowledge of IT and an ability to work flexibly, independently or as part of a team are essential criteria when providing care for service users with challenging behaviours. Applicants must also be self-motivated and able to demonstrate the ability to provide high standards of care.

Knowledge and experience of working with this patient group would be an advantage but not a requirement.

We have a great ‘Learning through Work’ training programme, which will help people with or without experience in healthcare become true professionals within the Healthcare Assistant role.  Successful completion of the programme will enable access to further progression and development opportunities within the Charity & each year we provide the financial and development support for 20 of our staff members to gain a Nursing Degree through our Aspire nurse bursary programme.

Rewards

We offer an excellent benefits package including pension, sickness policy on par with the NHS, 35 days holiday, life cover, car lease scheme, cycle to work scheme and childcare vouchers.

Closing date:  Sunday 17th December 2017.