Healthcare Assistant - O'Connell South ward, Dementia & Huntington's Disease IPU

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Healthcare Assistants
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: £16,485 plus enhancements

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Healthcare Assistant - O'Connell South ward Dementia & Huntington's Disease IPU

Based:  Northampton

From £16,485 plus enhancements (Career Level: Core Contributor - Band 2)

Full time fully flexible - 37.5 hours per week


O’Connell South is a 13 bed unit for Older adult males with a diagnosis of dementia and other neurological conditions.  O’Connell south offers person centred, holistic care with support from a multi-disciplinary team including doctors, occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, dieticians, Speech and language therapist.  Patients require support with personal care, accessing fresh air, feeding and engaging in therapeutic activities. 

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

Closing date: Sunday 31st March 2019