Healthcare Assistants - Women's Medium Secure IPU

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

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Healthcare Assistant –Women’s Medium Secure IPU

Based:  Northampton

From £16,980 plus enhancements

Full time - 37.5 hours per week, which will include long day / nights and alternative weekend working 

We care and treat women aged 18-65 who have a diagnosis of emotional, psychiatric and behavioural difficulties; pose a risk of harming themselves or others and require care within a medium secure environment.

Following a period of assessment and once stabilised patient’s progress onto their future care pathways. This can be within the hospital setting or if applicable back to the community. We are an experienced, close knit team, and you will be supported and developed to achieve your own goals whilst working here.

Working at St Andrew’s Healthcare

St Andrew’s are 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 our Clinical ward areas, supporting staff teams in delivering and focusing on our Patients and their rehabilitation, enabling activities of daily living and hands on care. The role can be very active and we therefore require you to be able to cope with the demands of this dynamic post.

Your profile

Applications are welcomed from well-motivated individuals who are flexible, and who must be 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 22nd December 2019.