Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant London, England

Whittington Health NHS Trust
Full Time London, England 26618 - 28065 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Simmons House is a 12 bedded unit specialising in the treatment of those aged 13-18 presenting with a range of mental health problems.

As a Nursing Assistant you will have the opportunity to develop skills working therapeutically in Individual, Group and Family contexts, as well as becoming involved in a wide range of educational and recreational activities. You will have the opportunity to expand your experience and to build up links with referrers and community based services.

We offer a developed and highly structured system of clinical supervision and training, and are committed to supporting suitable post-basic study.

Whilst previous relevant experience would be an advantage, we are equally impressed with those who can demonstrate imagination and enthusiasm, and who feel they can make a contribution to the work with this stimulating and rewarding client group. This post involves working with children so the successful candidate will need to apply for disclosure.


To support the registered nurse/clinician in the implementation of an agreed plan of care with the patient.

To participate in in-service training programmes as required.

To engage with patients and be prepared to initiative activities under the supervision of a Clinician.

To undertake a range of activities on the unit assigned by the registered nurse responsible for supervising the work of untrained staff for that shift.

To assist the patient to ensure they meet their dietary requirements.

To act as Keyworker to designated young people in collaboration with a registered nurse. behaviour and physical and psychological well-being.

Maintain effective communication with all other grades of staff, patients, relatives and

Working for your organisation (‘About Us’)
Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff. We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief. The Trust believes that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.

The Nursing Assistant is a member of the Nursing Team appointed to support Registered

Nurses in the assessment, planning and the delivery of care to patients.

This role involves engagement with patients and their families in formal and informal settings.

At times this will take considerable mental and emotional effort in a setting that deals with

family breakdown, serious mental illness child abuse where there will be instance of verbal

and physical aggression.

The post holder will undertake a range of assigned tasks under the supervision of a registered

Nurse involving the direct care of patients whilst maintaining a client friendly environment.

This would include key-working, group work, milieu management and family work.

Nursing Assistant
Whittington Health NHS Trust
London, United Kingdom
Amanda Pritchard
$5 to $25 million (USD)
10000+ Employees
Insurance Carriers
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