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Cygnet Coventry HCSW Bank


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We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic Bank Support Workers with experience of care work in a mental health setting, a good awareness of security and health and safety and who can demonstrate a good knowledge base of Cygnet Hospital Coventry’s patients' specific needs. We especially welcome applications from post-graduates wishing to gain mental health experience.

Cygnet Hospital Coventry is a brand new development that we are building on the site of the old St Mary’s School in Lansdowne Street, Coventry, and is due to open in January 2017. The mental health hospital will comprise of 56 beds, and will offer specialist inpatient services for women across three wards, with step down facilities also forming part of the care pathway.

You will be required to assist the patients in activities of daily living, facilitate Section 17 leave and carry out regular observations, responsible for providing an excellent standard of care to all patients and enhancing their experience of admission to the hospital.

Bank staff are required to work for the first 6 months at the hospital at which they first applied and where they received induction training. After this time, they are able to work at other Cygnet units and will be paid at the rate offered by that unit.

For those who may wish to join our team permanently, the bank system is an excellent opportunity to showcase your talent and passion for quality and excellence and gain valuable work experience. You will work ad hoc shifts as staffing levels demand and although shift patterns are not guaranteed we regularly call upon our bank staff to supplement quality of care for our service users.

We also pay you for your training; you will receive gross payments of £150 for completing your PMVA training and a further £150 for your online training once you have completed 5 shifts.

Each hospital is committed to the development and well-being of all staff and provides regular supervision, on-going training and access to Cygnet-wide career opportunities. All employees are encouraged to identify their own learning and development needs linking them with the current and future needs of the hospital and each hospital has a generous continuing education budget together with flexible rotas to permit attendance at day release training schemes.

For further information please contact Tracy Whitaker on  ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed )

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