healthcare assistant - mental health in carlisle

posted
08 October 2019
contact
wayne jackson, randstad care
job type
temporary
salary
£ 12 - £ 15 per hour, excellent benefits
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posted
location
carlisle, north west
specialism
health
sub specialism
Nursing
job type
temporary
working hours
Full-Time
salary
£ 12 - £ 15 per hour, excellent benefits
experience
All bands
reference number
CJ379928
contact
wayne jackson, randstad care
phone
0191 2331381

job description

Are you an experienced Healthcare Assistant, passionate about providing high levels of care and support to individuals with mental health conditions and challenges behaviours? Are you supportive and compassionate and comfortable dealing with very high-needs patients? If so this sounds like a role for you!

A ward in Carlisle, Cumbria is currently seeking a Healthcare Assistant to work on a rota basis for the next 2-3 months. The individual should have great communication skills, and a passion for working with individuals with Mental Health conditions/Learning Disabilities and being their advocate.

This Healthcare Assistant role involves providing support within a 16 bed mixed sex acute mental health unit with patients aged from 18+.

As a Healthcare Assistant within an acute Mental Health setting, you will have PMVA training due to the nature of the work - Randstad are able to provide this if needed.

There are ongoing night shifts available within this unit (shifts run 20.30 - 07.30).

The Healthcare Assistant's typical shift could involve:
- Assisting nursing team with observations.
- Completing observations when patients are sleeping.
- Food preparation for supper (i.e. making toast and hot chocolate)
- Having 121 time to talk with the patients.
- Supporting patients with getting ready for bed/getting up and ready in the morning.
- Working 1-2-1 with newly referred admissions to the ward.

Benefits to the Healthcare Assistant include:
- Quieter ward and environment
- Ultra-competitive pay
- Working for a committed, supportive and experienced Ward Manager who offers an 'open-door' policy at all times to help resolve any challenges.
- Always a nurse available for additional support.
- Always being on shift with a permanent member of staff who is an expert on the patients they look after
- Up to £300 worth of vouchers when you Refer a Friend to Randstad

To be considered for Healthcare Assistant role, you must:
- Excellent written and verbal communication
- Experience working with patients who display challenging behaviours.

Randstad Care is a specialist nursing recruitment agency. Our specialist Nursing consultants work with NHS and private sector teams across England. Whether you are looking for an interim or permanent post close to home, or nationally, we are able to assist you with a dedicated point of contact to provide support and guidance.

Do you know a Nurse looking for a new role? If so, We offer a fantastic refer a friend scheme, where you could receive £300 in vouchers for every nurse you refer to us who we place, subject to Ts and Cs.

If you wish to apply for this role or would like to discuss any of the other opportunities we have available please contact the Nursing team on 0191 233 1381, or click Apply below.

Randstad Care acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Care is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.

Did you know that Randstad Care have been awarded a place on the National Clinical Staffing Framework for the NHS? This means we will be able to bring you more opportunities within nursing & midwifery and clinical staffing.

Randstad Care acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Care is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.

Did you know that Randstad Care have been awarded a place on the National Clinical Staffing Framework for the NHS? This means we will be able to bring you more opportunities within nursing & midwifery and clinical staffing.

skills

mental health assessment