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Trainee Healthcare Assistant (Inpatients)

Job Description

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 160 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.

We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journal’s Best 100 Places to Work.

Based at Harrogate District Hospital, Cedar Ward is an 18 bedded mixed sex acute inpatient ward providing care to adults who suffer from a variety of mental health conditions. A Vacancy have arisen within the team providing an opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our busy and challenging environment.

The successful candidates will need excellent communication skills and be able to demonstrate an interest in mental health. The role requires the candidates to support the care, assessment, interventions and activities for service users as well as the management of their behaviour. A flexible approach is required as this post involves shifts including night rotation.

The HCA training programme will last 2 years during which time individuals will be expected to achieve Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy, the Diploma in Health & Social Care Level 3 and meet the required competencies of the role.

*Salary during training will be in accordance with Annex U of Agenda for Change:

During 1st year: £13,759 per annum

During 2nd year: £14,741 per annum

Following successful completion of the training programme and the two years’ experience the individual will transfer to Agenda for Change Band 3.

Informal visits to the ward are welcomed.

INFORMAL ENQUIRES TO: Nicola Muldoon, Ward Manager on tel:  ( Phone number removed ) .

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the protection of staff, service users and visitors to the Trust from second hand smoke and currently operates a no smoking policy which ensures all buildings and grounds are smoke free.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from individuals who have experience of mental ill health or learning disabilities. Our service users and carers tell us our staff should be consistently concerned with maintaining and improving care with pride, empathy and compassion.

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This job advert may close as soon as sufficient suitable applications have been received. If interested please apply for this post as soon as possible

If your application is successful, the information you give on your application form will be used to create and be retained on your electronic staff record and to provide access to core Trust systems.

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