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Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Nottinghamshire Healthcare is one of the country’s leading providers of integrated healthcare and has an extremely diverse portfolio of mental health, intellectual disability and community health services. The Trust is also involved in a number of collaborations in research and innovation with the University of Nottingham and other partners. The Trust has an income of over £449m and employs over 8,900 staff to provide these services.
The Trust is developing an increasingly important role within the new Integrated Care System (ICS) frameworks, and colleagues across the Trust have played vital leading roles in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Nottingham and
Healthcare Support Worker
Closed for applications on: 25-Jan-2022 00:00
Vacancy status: Closed
Closed for applications on: 25-Jan-2022 00:00
- Arnold Lodge
- Cordelia Close
- LE5 0LE
- Major / Minor Region
Contract type & working pattern
- Full time - 37.5 hours per week
- £18,546 - £19,918 per annum (pro rata for part time)
- Salary period
- (Band 2)
- Main area
- Forensic Services - Medium secure
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Honesty, Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork.
We are a provider for Mental health, intellectual disability and specialist mental health services, community physical health for adults and children, prison health and our low, medium and high secure hospitals including Rampton Hospital.
We are Stonewall Diversity Champions (reaching the accolade of Top Employer in the UK in 2015), Disability Confident Employers, Age Positive, Mindful Employers, and signatories of the British Deaf Association’s BSL Charter, the Armed Forces Covenant and the TUC’s Dying to Work Charter.
The Trust is developing an increasingly important role within the new Integrated Care System (ICS) frameworks, and colleagues across the Trust have played vital leading roles in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
We are recruiting for Health Care Assistants to join our Trust across our Forensics Divisions at Arnold Lodge. We are looking for candidates that want to make a difference and have the values and attributes that align to our Trust. Previous healthcare experience is not required for Band 2 posts.
We are looking for applicants that are passionate about caring and patient focused, enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team.
We appreciate personal and work commitments are sometimes difficult to manage. We will support people to achieve the right work – life balance through flexible working in full and part time roles to maintain the health and wellbeing of our workforce.
Our Trust offers a comprehensive induction programme and opportunities for continued personal and professional development through ongoing training, education, supervision and appraisals.
The East Midlands Forensic Mental Health Service, Arnold Lodge, based in Central Leicester is a 102 bedded Medium Secure Hospital providing in-patient Forensic Psychiatric Services for adults with Mental Disorder and a history of offending behaviour aged 18 and above. We provide the highest standards of evidence-based therapeutic care, which includes vocational and recreational opportunities.
Arnold Lodge provides the highest standards of evidence-based therapeutic care, which includes vocational and recreational opportunities. Arnold Lodge has been rated by the Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services in 2020 as the joint 3rd best Medium Secure Service in the country.
Working for our organisation
We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.
We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.
Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?
Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people – our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.
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Detailed job description and main responsibilities
We are looking for healthcare workers who are resilient, passionate about nursing and patient centred. Candidates must have excellent communication skills and understand the need for developing positive therapeutic relationships with our patient group. Applicants need to be enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a dynamic team under the supervision of qualified nurses.
At Arnold Lodge we value and recognise the contribution of our staff, offering a comprehensive induction programme. In addition, we provide learning and improving opportunities for continued personal and professional development through ongoing training, education, supervision and appraisal.
You must be over 18 and ideally have experience of working with adults, although this does not need to be in a caring environment. You must have a qualification in English and Maths (GCSE, NVQ). You will be required to work on a rotational 24hour shift pattern which includes days, nights and long days.
Please see attached job description for further details on the Band 2 healthcare positions.
At our Trust you will have access to internal and external training and quality improvement opportunities and not to mention the wide range of employee benefits NottsHC offer including:
- Annual leave of 27 days plus bank holidays (this will increase up to 33 days depending on NHS service and in accordance with A4C terms and conditions)
- Pension scheme
- Flexible working and job share opportunities
- Promotion of a healthy work life balance
- Salary sacrifice schemes e.g. public transport loans, cycle schemes
- Staff discount schemes e.g. Discounted leisure Centre membership
- Free on-site parking
- An extensive health and wellbeing package including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Staff Counselling services
- Support for carers
Further information regarding NottsHC employee benefits can be found on our website www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk
If you want to be the Health Care Assistant that makes a difference, then we look forward to receiving your application.
*The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the post early once we have received a sufficient number of applicants, so we advise you to submit your application early to prevent disappointment.
*We will be requesting references by email. Please ensure you include email addresses and contact numbers for your referees to avoid delay in the recruitment process.
Local & Regional Restrictions: This vacancy is available to employees of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust who are currently declared 'at risk' & also NHS employees currently at risk in the West Midlands, East Midlands & East of England. Where staff wish to relocate beyond their local geography, employers will seek to support redeployment across a wider geography.
Please note that this does not apply to Medical and Non-Executive Director posts, which are exempt from this criterion.
Preferential consideration will be given to employees of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust who are currently declared ‘at risk’.
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Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is now a Smoke Free Trust . This means that there will be no smoking on all Trust premises including buildings, gardens or car parks.
The Trust believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We guarantee an interview to candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum essential criteria.
We positively encourage people who have experienced mental health problems to apply for a role within the Trust.
When you apply for a position with the Trust using Trac Jobs you will be contacted by E-mail regarding invitation to attend interviews. Please note any further correspondence regarding any offer of employment and contract will also be sent from Trac to the email address provided on your application.
Payslips/P60’s will only be available electronically via MyESR Employee Self Service.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, convictions which would otherwise be considered as 'spent' will also be checked as part of an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.
For eligible posts, DBS disclosures are mandatory before commencement of employment within the Trust. Therefore, if you are in a position that is deemed a regulated adult and/or child care role, you will not be able to start your employment until we have received a satisfactory DBS Disclosure.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
- Commitment to undertake NVQ or equivalent. Good general education
- Good verbal / written communication skills, Ability to work as part of a team
- Self Motivation, Open minded, Committed to user involvement, Enthusiastic, Reliable
- Releveant experience of working in a healthcare setting. Relevant experience of working with patients who display challenging behaviour.
- Positive attitude and evidence of ability to encourage interests in patients
Further details / informal visits contact
- Marie Kisto
- Job title
- Ward Manager
- Email address
- Telephone number
If you have problems applying, contact
- Duncan Macmillan House
- Porchester Road
- NG3 6AA
- 0115 969 1300 Volume Ext: 1954157
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