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Healthcare Assistant - PICU

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Healthcare Assistants
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: From £20,535 per annum + Enhancements

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Working at St Andrew’s Healthcare

A top 20 UK charity, St Andrew’s Healthcare is a charity providing specialist mental healthcare services. We work in partnership with a number of NHS, voluntary, educational and research organisations to deliver a range of specialist inpatient and community mental healthcare services, education and research that helps to improve the lives of people with complex mental health needs.

We currently have opportunities within our Male and Female Psychiatric Intensive Care Units based in Northampton. They offer short periods of rapid assessment, intensive treatment and stabilisation for patients within a locked setting.

Your role with us 

As a Healthcare Assistant working in a PICU, you will be 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 this post.

The role will involve flexible working hours, these could be early and late shifts as well as long days and will involve rotation onto nights and weekends.

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.

You do not need prior experience of working with in this area as long as you are willing to learn and share our values and drive to provide exceptional services.


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