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Healthcare Assistant

Job Type

Full-time

Location

Schoen Clinic Newbridge

About the Role

Be the difference in your patients’ lives!

As Health Care Assistant (HCA), you will be responsible for a 24 hour service assisting the nursing staff to implement the care plans of patients at Schoen Clinic Newbridge. The nursing staff will decide the detailed care plans in conjunction with best practice (e.g., NICE guidelines), and HCAs will participate in the development and implementation of daily activities to support the care plans. 


You’ll be required to undertake regular physical observations of patients, as directed by nursing staff, and feedback on their level of risk appropriately. You will support and supervise patients at meal times which can include assisting nurses with Naso-gastic feeding, and be able to work within the NICE guidelines alongside the Health and Safety policies we hold at Schoen Clinic. Further duties will include (but not limited to):


  • To be responsible for establishing therapeutic relationships with the patients.


  • To liaise with Staff Nurses, Occupational Therapists and MDT members in terms of unit activity.


  • To report any issue of concern to Staff Nurses. 


  • Demonstrate awareness of safeguarding principles in all dealings with young people and their families. 


  • Assist Occupational therapists and Assistant psychologists to deliver therapies, as time permits, and with agreement of nursing staff.


  • As per the needs of the hospital, help staff and support other on-site services.

Details

Location

Schoen Clinic Newbridge


Job Type

Full Time, Permanent


Category

Nursing Support


Salary

£22,380 - £22,912 per annum (depending on experience)


Benefits

You will have access to a wide range of benefits which include (but not limited to):


  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays, which increases with the length of service

  • Enhanced maternity & paternity pay

  • Paid emergency leave

  • Professional development opportunities so that you can build your career with us

  • Contributory pension scheme with Royal London

  • Enhanced Private Medical Insurance with BUPA including access to a private GP service, free screening, and the inclusion of pre-existing conditions.

  • Dental Cover

  • Recognition schemes for employees

  • Eye care scheme with Specsavers

  • Online benefits portal with high street and online shopping discounts

  • Winter flu jabs

  • EAP assistance on a range of topics and concerns

Skills & requirements

Educational

·       A good standard of education, ideally NVQ level 2 of equivalent

·       Can demonstrate clear evidence of continued professional development


Specific Training, Skills & Knowledge

·       Must be able to demonstrate good interpersonal skills

·       Good verbal and written communication skills

·       Must be able to ensure safe practice

·       Working in a healthcare setting

About your future team

Schoen Clinic Newbridge is a multi-award-winning and specialist eating disorder hospital, providing inpatient, outpatient and daycare services to young people aged 8-18 years.


Schoen Clinic culture

Our culture of world-class medical excellence is based around our five key values:

  • Accountable: Taking ownership of the things I say and do

  • Caring: Treating others as I would like to be treated

  • Collaborative: Working together to make a winning team

  • Courageous: Being proud to be different and challenge the norm

  • Determined: Seeing things through to meet and exceed expectations

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