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Healthcare Assistant

Band 2

Main area
Adult & Specialist Mental Health
Band 2
Full-time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Fulbourn Hospital
£17,652 - £19,020 pa & pro rata
26/08/2019 23:59

Healthcare assistant

Mulberry 2 are seeking a talented Healthcare Assistant to join the Treatment Unit. Are you looking for a new challenge, a new team in which to develop new skills or build upon your existing skills.

If you are an enthusiastic and motivated individual with a passion for working in care, we would strongly encourage you to apply to join the 3 week Acute Treatment Unit based in Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge. The unit works closely with the local community teams, Crisis Resolution Home treatment Team.

The post offers the opportunity to work intensively with service users in crisis developing plans of care as part of a strong multi disciplinary team. The post holder will undertake assigned tasks involving direct patient care including physical, psychological, social and recreational needs. They will also work within an integrated care system which provides a Mental Health Service, seven days a week, 24 hours a day within an acute ward setting.

The service provides Multi-disciplinary team (MDT) working with the nursing and therapy teams, psychologists and inpatient consultants. The MDT works with service users strengths and focuses around recovery and transitions out of hospital. Staff will be supported to develop professionally through supervision and there are excellent training opportunities. The post holder will have the opportunity to participate in developing treatment plans and interventions in conjunction with the MDT.

Given the specialist nature of the ward it functions with a high level of qualified staff giving the opportunity to deliver excellent patient care. Should you be successful in your application you can be assured of our commitment to support your development. Previous employees have progressed into a variety of roles within the team and wider organisation. If you are aspiring to develop further in your career then this is the post for you, CPFT are dedicated to the development of its workforce with many in house courses and clinical skills modules.

The Trust also has strong relationships with Anglia Ruskin University and the team have historically supported individuals to access higher education modules to support continuing professional development. Working within the acute care services at Mulberry 2, will give post holders the opportunity to learn a full range of basic mental health skills, and to assist registered nurses with care and treatment of patients on a day to day basis. We also offer regular individual and group supervision. In addition, we offer a 5 day induction on commencement in post.

**CPFT will support new to care Clinical Healthcare Support staff Band 2 - 4 through the provision of a robust programme of learning and development over their first 12 weeks in the Trust leading to the completion of the Care Certificate. The Care Certificate is a foundation programme which can provide the first steps into future career development within the NHS.

** Other benefits from joining us are: Annual leave allowance 27 days plus bank holidays (depending on NHS service) Pension scheme: Full-time/Part-time or job share opportunities: Salary sacrifice scheme: Staff discount scheme: Free parking: Monthly team lunch.

Professional leadership programmes for experienced staff through NHS Academy Stress awareness training Mindfulness training Counselling service


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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lorna Williams, Ward Manager on 01223 219619 

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501