Healthcare Assistant

Healthcare Assistant Mansfield, England

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Full Time Mansfield, England 22816 - 24336 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Sherwood Oaks is a purposed designed 70 bedded Adult Mental Health Inpatient service located on the outskirts of Mansfield.

The hospital will have 4 single sex wards and a hospital-based place of safety (Section 136 suite) all providing single person accommodation with en-suites. Sherwood Oaks Hospital will provide high quality care 24 hours a day 7 days a week to people over the age of 18 from Nottingham City and County who are experience a range of mental health and emotional difficulties.

We are seeking proactive, compassionate, caring and recovery focused Healthcare Assistants with excellent communication skills to join our existing dynamic multidisciplinary teams to be involved in extensive assessments and formulations to support the planning and delivery of patients care. The multidisciplinary teams all work in a way that is collaborative, evidenced based and responsive to people’s needs.

What our patients say about our Healthcare Assistants:
They listen to people & digest what is said. Doctors & [healthcare] assistants were 1st class in carrying out their roles & delivering a fantastic service. Thanks (Cherry Ward)

All the nurses and [healthcare] assistants are so caring. (Forest Ward, Lings Bar Hospital)

The role will entail working under the direction of a registered professional to participate in the development and maintenance of high quality patient care through involvement in assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.

We offer a comprehensive induction programme and opportunities for continued personal and professional development through ongoing training, education, supervision and appraisals. We will support you in your career as a Health Care Assistant and beyond. Our Healthcare Assistants have the exciting opportunity to apply to join the Trainee Nursing Associate (TNA) programme, a two-year course, resulting in Nursing Associate registration and making you eligible to train as a Registered Nurse via a shortened Nursing degree or Registered Nurse degree apprenticeship (RNDA). The TNA course acts as a stepping stone to becoming a Nurse, and we are proud to offer this opportunity to our Healthcare Assistants.

What our patients say about our Healthcare Assistants:
There is a therapeutic atmosphere on the ward in every way, Meals are of high quality and to me it was home from home.

There is a strong team feeling amongst staff and all are friendly and caring. Examples of excellent practice- nurses, HCA are always free for 1-1. (Kingsley Ward)

The healthcare assistants helped me so much. They explained things well and helped with my care plan. The Healthcare assistants made me feel better. (IRC Morton Hall - Primary Care)

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


The main duties/responsibilities of the role are:

  • Assisting with ADLs, addressing physical and mental health care needs of patients
  • Undertake, record and report clinical observations as directed
  • Assess and support in the management of risk
  • Assist in treatment/activities which may involve accompanying and escorting patients to activities/appointments
  • Maintain accurate and timely records both written and computerised
  • Support junior staff providing monthly supervision sessions
  • Engage in link roles and projects
  • Ensuring IPC guidance is adhered to and managing the ward environment
To see the full range of roles and responsibilities, please refer to the attached job description.

If you want to be the Health Care Assistant that makes a difference, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Healthcare Assistant
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
London, United Kingdom
Amanda Pritchard
$5 to $25 million (USD)
10000+ Employees
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