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Health Care Assistant

Band 2

Main area
Personality Disorders
Band 2
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£17,652 - £19,020 pa pro rata
19/08/2019 23:59

Are you looking for career development in Adult Mental Health Specialising in Personality Disorder?

Located in the vibrant University City of Cambridge, Springbank Ward at Fulbourn Hospital provides exceptional career development opportunities in the recovery focused care of adult females experiencing difficulties associated with a diagnosis of Borderline personality Disorder. We are currently looking to recruit experienced, enthusiastic and motivated Band 2 Healthcare Assistants to join our Springbank team, to provide an innovative and forward thinking service as we continue to develop and improve our new Nurse Led inpatient service.

Springbank is a 12 bed treatment and recovery focused ward within the Fulbourn Adult Acute in-patient service. With an admission pathway of up to 12 months, we aim to provide a therapeutic environment offering planned care and treatment focusing on Psychosocial Interventions, DBT skills and individual Recovery Plans.

With a disorder often arising from psychosocial adversity we focus on proactive, targeted nurse led interventions focused on supporting individuals to build a meaningful life through engagement in work or other meaningful activity through established links with the Cambridge Recovery College.

The focus during the stay on the ward is on-going assessment, treatment, care and recovery, enabling service users to attain a position in which they feel safe and able to take on the challenges that exist for them in the community.

We believe in truly collaborative care, support and positive risk taking.

We are seeking to recruit caring and compassionate Healthcare Assistants to provide high quality care to our patients on Springbank and in return we will provide you with excellent personal and career development opportunities.

Working within the acute care services at Springbank, will give post holders the opportunity to practice a full range of core skills, physical nursing skills including wound care and also to gain experience in risk assessment, management and recovery focused interventions.

We are keen to support and develop our staff with CPD options and encourage promotional opportunities within the Trust. The service provides an in-house education progromme and we have close links with Anglia Ruskin University. The ward embraces ongoing training as a part of daily work. This includes both peer group training and profession-specific cascade learning including progression on a pathway to Mental Health training

We also offer regular individual and group supervision.

In addition, we offer a 5 day induction on commencement in post. Other benefits from joining us are:

  • Annual leave allowance 27 days plus bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Full-time/Part-time or job share opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Staff discount scheme
  • Free on-site parking at Fulbourn
  • 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

Siobhan O' Kane

Interim Ward Manager

Springbank Ward

01223 219493

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

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