Healthcare Support Worker - Bethlem Hospital

Healthcare Support Worker - Bethlem Hospital London, England

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Full Time London, England 24378 - 27285 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Are you passionate about healthcare and are keen to make a positive difference? If so, please apply today for a role with great career development opportunities where you can make a real difference. By joining us, you will be building a career that matters, and will embark on an exciting the journey to realising your dream career in healthcare.

What we need from you:

  • A positive and caring attitude
  • Enthusiasm
  • Determination to excel
  • Willingness to learn and undertake training
  • Care worker experience is an added bonus but not an essential requirement. If the qualities above are a good description of you - then we would love to receive your application!
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The Healthcare Support Worker is the role for those who have experience and training, in clinical practice, in a ward or other clinical setting. The Healthcare Support Workers provide personalised care to service
users, undertaking clinical tasks with supportive supervision as required. Those in this role will spend significant amounts of time engaging with people who use our services.

We have opportunities for people who are bothnew to careand for thosewith care experiencewho have attained the Care Certificate, to come and work with us as healthcare support workers at the Bethlem Royal Hospital.

Those who are new to care are invited to apply for Band 2 positions an those who have experience and a Care Certificate from the NHS* will be eligible to apply for the band 3 role of Senior Healthcare Support Worker

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) provide the widest range of NHS mental health services in the UK as well as substance misuse services for people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol. We work closely with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King's College London and are part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre. There are very few organisations in the world that have such wide-ranging capabilities working with mental illness. Our scope is unique because it is built on three major foundations: care and treatment, science and research, and training.

SLaM employ around 5000 staff and serve a local population of 1.1 million people. We have more than 230 services including inpatient wards, outpatient and community services. Currently, provide inpatient care for approximately 5,300 people each year and treat more than 45,000 patients in the community in Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark; as well as substance misuse services for residents of Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich. By coming to work at SLaM, you will gain experience of being part of an organisation with a rich history and international reputation in mental health care. You will have access to professional development and learning opportunities and have the chance to work alongside people who are world leaders in their field.

Working under the direct supervision and guidance of a Registered Nurse/ Senior Health Care Support Worker/ Assistant Practitioner/Nurse Associate to support the delivery of quality nursing care, contributing to the physical, psychological, social, recreational, and spiritual care in a recovery focused way through therapeutic engagement and activities, and taking steps to address any issues that arise.

Undertaking activities to ensure that the fundamentals of care are met - nutrition, hydration, hygiene, comfort, emotional and social support.

Providing hands-on care to service users including: Undertaking 1-1 engagement with service users in an honest, open and non- judgmental way.

Recognising and valuing service users as individuals, acknowledging the importance of maintaining the service user’s respect and dignity at all times and ensure that the care provided respects equality and diversity.

Escalating any concerns to a Registered Nurse.

Monitoring and recording service user clinical observations as directed by a Senior Clinician/Registered Nurse/ B4, such as physical observations and vital signs and escalating as appropriate any signs or symptoms of deterioration or that do not fulfil the personal parameters to the relevant professional.

Implementing the principles of ‘recovery’: encouraging and supporting service users to engage with healthy lifestyles, participate in community meetings and other activities of their interest.

NOTE: In addition to a pastoral support programme designed to meet the specific needs of Healthcare Support Workers, all our Healthcare Support Workers will have access to numerous professional development opportunities to develop their career including a pathway to training as a Nurse Associate through an apprenticeship.

Healthcare Support Worker - Bethlem Hospital
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
London, United Kingdom
Matthew Patrick
$500 million to $1 billion (USD)
1001 to 5000 Employees
Healthcare Services & Hospitals