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Senior Healthcare Assistant

Employer
Priory Group
Location
County Durham, Darlington
Salary
Up to £9.88 per hour
Closing date
9 Jun 2022

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The Priory Hospital Middleton St George is located close to Darlington, County Durham and provides individualised treatment and care for people with mental health needs of adults who present with complex and challenging behaviours, in a safe and supportive environment. Our comprehensive integrated services offer complete care pathways allowing service users to transfer effortlessly between the most appropriate care, meeting individual needs enabling recovery and re-engagement within the community and maximising life opportunities.

Our multi-disciplinary teams provide care for up to 101 male and female service users, working collaboratively with their commissioners, across our 7 wards and our nearby community house. We deliver acute and recovery and rehabilitation environment which includes a specialist female Personality Disorder service. Our focus is on the delivery of excellent care, empowering service users to progress towards the least restrictive setting and towards independence. Our vision is to place our Service Users at the heart of our service provision, working closely with them and their carers to support their recovery and rehabilitation

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Senior Healthcare Assistants to join our Healthcare teams at Middleton St George. As a Senior Healthcare Assistant you will support and assist qualified staff in the assessment, planning and implementation of patient care and you will deliver care to patient's as prescribed by individual care plans. As a rehabilitation and recovery focused ward, you will have the opportunity to work with Service Users with enduring mental health issues, and with them find ways to minimise/overcome the impact of illness on their daily lives. The Multi-disciplinary team work creatively with Service Users to achieve this.

The successful candidate will work along side the other Senior health care assistant to lead champion and mentor the team of health care assistants on site. The role will also involve observing and monitoring the well being of patients ensuring that any unusual physical, mental or emotional occurrences are promptly referred to senior staff/nurse in charge as appropriate.

What we'd like to give you:

* A competitive salary

* Disclosure check cost coverage

* Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training

* 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

* Birthday Holiday - Your Birthday as an extra day's annual leave

Free meals whilst on duty

* Free on-site parking

* Access to our on-site gymnasium

* Online benefits and cashback rewards

* Cycle to work scheme

* SMART Pension option

* Local rewards and recognition programme open to all colleagues

* Excellent staff break facilities in our bespoke new staff lounge

The successful candidate will be required to apply for a disclosure at the required level from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Visit our website www.priorygroup.com to apply.

Please contact Claire Mockler, Dalton/ Sycamore Ward Manager for further details on 01325 333192

Company

Nursing at Priory Healthcare

At Priory Healthcare, we’re passionately committed to making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support. But that’s just the start. As a recognised leader in the healthcare sector, we’re equally passionate about harnessing the potential of everyone on our team – including our rapidly growing community of RMN’s.

So join us and we can promise you one of the most dynamic and supportive career environments in the sector.

We are already the largest mental health provider in Europe and treat upwards of 80 conditions in over 275 facilities around the country. But look beyond our size and you will also discover an unrivalled reputation for providing quality, inspiring innovation and delivery value for our service users.

What does this mean for you? More than you might imagine.

For a start, there’s greater clinical diversity here than anywhere outside of the NHS. This offers you the chance to develop your career at the forefront of nursing practice in one or  more of our six specialist areas – Acute Mental Healthcare, Secure, Rehabilitation and Complex Care, Eating Disorders and Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

You will enjoy excellent learning and development resources, too. In addition to benefiting from our award-winning e-learning programme, your structured career progression could include supported study for specialist diplomas, preceptorships if you are newly qualified, a range of other externally accredited courses, the option of becoming a trainer on your own site, and much more besides.

Our working environment and culture are also exceptional. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team of doctors, psychiatrists, therapists and other health care specialists. We don’t just work together. We listen to each other, share ideas, explore new ways of doing things and actively pursue innovation and excellence is all that we do. So while the work can be incredibly demanding, you will never lack the support, collaboration and encouragement you need to perform to your best and achieve your true potential.

As for recognition and rewards, they are everything you would expect from an organisation that values your expertise and commitment. And your career prospects? Well, the sheer scope and scale of our behavioural care services – and the pace of our development as a business – means that you can grow as far and fast as we do.

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