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Health Care Support Worker - Acute Inpatient Mental Health

Posted 3 April by Cygnet Health Care Featured Ended
Caring and compassionate, you'll be assisting our dedicated nursing team. You'll play an important role in the daily routine of our service users.

Here at Wyke, the calm environment of our intensive care ward welcomes men with acute mental health needs and our dedicated, multidisciplinary team work with the individual to create a seamless route from referral to discharge. For older males, we have a specialist ward for treating service users with complex mental and physical needs. There is no upper or lower age limit, but this care setting provides support for challenging behaviour alongside other conditions such as Huntington’s, physical frailty, terminal illness, diabetes and cardiac problems.

Branwell Ward is an open acute service that can support up to 19 men in a therapeutic and calming setting. The service is an emergency admission ward that aims to work with service users with a broad range of mental health problems. The team works closely and collaboratively with service users, their family and the referrer to provide a seamless pathway from referral to discharge.

Working as an active member of our dynamic MDT, you’ll provide support for our nursing staff including the admission, assessment, implementation and discharge of inpatients, with a focus on dignity and safety at all times. You’ll bring with you a sound level of literacy and numeracy skills and preferably an NVQ level 2/3 in a relevant care setting. With some experience working in a secure a psychiatry service you’ll have a good level of physical fitness and a strong, flexible mental aptitude in order to meet the demands of the role. Demonstrating the abilities, experience and skills needed to deal effectively with challenging situations, you have an active interest in developing your knowledge and skills.

In return, you’ll receive a competitive salary and a range of benefits including:

  • Teaching and CPD programmes
  • Generous study and exam leave
  • Financial support for further training and personal development
  • Active participation in clinical governance
  • Appraisal and peer supervision
  • Possible rotation between services
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Free life insurance
  • Subsidised meals on duty
  • Comprehensive employee assistance programme and discount centre
  • Health Cash Plan.

To apply for this position, please click apply now and the Recruitment Team will contact you shortly. If you need help with your application, please call the Recruitment Team on.

Reference: 34520084

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