Healthcare Support Worker

Leyland, Lancashire, England
PR7 5LW
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust £ 1.0 - 1.0 Per hour Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 1.0 - 1.0 Per hour
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
22 Jun 2022
Closes
21 Jul 2022

Job Description

Main duties of the job

We are looking to recruit warm, compassionate, caring, hard working individuals to join our friendly, motivated and dynamic team at HMP Garth.

Health Care Support workers are valuable members of our multidisciplinary team supporting the Qualified Nurses and Medical staff in providing holistic care to patients in custody.

Applicants must possess good communication skills, have a pleasant personality and be committed to patient care.

The post holder will enjoy working within a busy, friendly and professional team, and

We would welcome any potential candidates to enter discussion about this role, to look around the prison and to meet the team if they wish to do so.

Healthcare services operate 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, and the successful applicants would need to be flexible in their approach to meeting the demands of the service.

This post is full time: Monday - Friday 8am- 4pm



Working for our organisation

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) is one of the leading mental health trusts in the UK.

Serving a population of 1.2million people, the Trust employs around 4750 people who make a difference across 130 locations. Situated in one of the most exciting and affordable cities in Europe, GMMH provides community and inpatient mental health care, alongside substance misuse services across the North West.

GMMH is one of the most active research trusts in the UK, with one of the highest levels of recruitment to clinical trials for mental health. This puts our staff and service users at the leading edge of new mental health treatments.

The Trust provides a range of specialist services including prison in reach across the North of England, a specialist centre for mental health and deafness and in patient perinatal mental health care.

We have been rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commission. Our substance misuse services and leadership were rated as 'Outstanding'

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
To contribute and support delivery of Integrated mental health and clinical substance misuse care to patients in custody at HMP Garth, by providing nursing care by taking clinical observations of a patient; understanding the NEWS2; Venepuncture and ECG. Training will be provided.

Support the patients under the care of the Clinical Substance Misuse service.

To assist nursing staff in their assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individual care plans.

To work effectively in providing multidisciplinary care, working with internal and external agencies.

To promote service user recovery, and thus support independent and healthier lifestyles

Person specification

Essential & Desirable
Essential criteria
  • Experience of working in a healthcare environment
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Experience of working with clients with severe and enduring psychological difficulties
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate with a wide range of people including: service users, carers, members of the public and other professionals


Desirable criteria
  • Clinical observations or willingness to develop skills
  • Experience of dual diagnosis patient
  • Knowledge of specialist needs of service users within the prison environment and criminal justice systems.
  • Basic mental health knowledge
  • Willingness to develop in areas of practice depending on service need


Essential & Desirable
Essential criteria
  • Experience of working in a healthcare environment
  • Willingness to continue professional development
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Team Work
  • Understanding importance of record keeping


Desirable criteria
  • Understanding of NEWS 2
  • Understanding of Dual diagnosis patient
  • Examples of working under pressure
  • Understanding difficulties with prison population
  • Willingness to undertake additional training to meet role requirements


Important Information about working for GMMH:

All positions within the Trust are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, for further information on the checks required please visit the NHS Employers website www.. Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply for posts at Greater Manchester Mental Health who have direct experience of mental health, learning disability or drug and alcohol services either as a service user or a carer.

**If you do not hold a current competency based qualification and or the Care Certificate, you will

Ref: 1162098656

Job Details

Healthcare Support Worker

Leyland, Lancashire, Englandd Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust
Pay
£ 1.0 - 1.0 Per hour
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
22 Jun 2022
Type
Permanent
Closes
21 Jul 2022

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