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Bank Healthcare Worker

Colchester, Essex

Job Description

Partnerships in Care are one of the UK’s leading providers of independent specialist secure and step-down care across the UK. With hospitals around the country, 30 years of experience in our sector and highly skilled and experienced teams, we help patients and commissioners find the right care pathways without the need for multiple reassessments.

Elm Park is a locked rehabilitation unit, specialising in Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). Brain Injury Services (BIS) provides specialised care pathways within PiC for people with acquired brain injury (ABI). BIS has been successfully delivering neurobehavioral rehabilitation since 1985 to people with ABI whose challenging behaviour prevents attainment of their maximum rehabilitation potential and personal autonomy. BIS is populated by trans-disciplinary teams composed of psychologists, doctors, therapists, nurses, healthcare workers and support staff under the leadership of the Hospital Director and other senior management.

As part of our bank team you will assist and support the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of patients in the unit and on community trips. Working as part of a trans-disciplinary team under the direct supervision of a qualified nurse you will be required to undertake a range of duties involving direct patient contact and interaction.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and dedicated individual to join our bank team and provide high quality care to our patients. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who genuinely wants to contribute to the world of care and make a real impact on our patient’s quality of life, without the commitment of being a contracted employee.

Full training will be provided and you will be required to attend a 4 day induction programme.

Our Bank Healthcare Worker role involves:

  • Helping patients with their daily personal care routine
  • Carefully observing patients whilst on shift, providing accurate verbal reports on incidents to the nurse in charge
  • Accurately recording patients’ activities via an electronic system and also an online incident portal, under the supervision of qualified nursing staff
  • Providing 1-2-1/group therapy activities with patients to improve their cognitive skills
  • Supporting patients to re-integrate back into the Community by accompanying them to access the Community individually or by groups
  • Working with patients to enhance and maximize their independence in their activities of daily living skills such as completing functional skills like laundry, shopping, cooking etc.
  • Supporting and coaching patients in enhancing their quality of life and teaching them how to treat others with dignity and respect

Please be aware this list is not exhaustive and does not include the full range of duties, PiC reserves the right to include other duties within the remit of the role

To be successful as a Bank Healthcare Worker, you’ll need:

  • Good communication skills, written and oral
  • Ability to empathise with patients
  • Basic Literacy skills
  • The ability to work as part of a team and individually
  • A practical approach to problem solving
  • Basic numeracy skills
  • Motivation and initiative
  • Some appreciation of Mental Health disorders
  • A passion to deliver care of the highest quality to patients and their families
  • A full clean UK driving licence would be desirable as travel to other sites will be required and also the need to take patients out in the company vehicle

As part of your role you may experience challenging situations, including the possibility of violence or aggression. In those situations you may need to use “Breakaway or MVA (Management of violence and aggression)” techniques, and consequently you will be required to undertake the required training. This is a basic requirement for all Healthcare Workers within Partnerships in Care. It is therefore imperative that you are physically able to participate


  • Educated to GCSE standard or equivalent
  • NVQ Level 2 in health and social care or equivalent would be desirable, however this is not essential


  • Experience in a similar field is desirable but not essential

About our benefits

In return for your hard work, you will receive:

  • Free meals while on duty
  • Weekly pay in arrears
  • Free on-site car parking

All positions within Partnerships in Care (PiC) are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Unless specifically commissioned in advance PiC will not consider Applications submitted by or through agencies.

PiC is an equal opportunities employer.

Please read the job description and person specification carefully and ensure that you demonstrate the knowledge, skills and experience required to carry out the role.

Any personal information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

We aim to write to all applicants informing them of the outcome of their application, but if we have not contacted you after four weeks from the closing date please assume your application was unsuccessful.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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