Nursing Assistant - COVID-19 in Chichester

About Devon Partnership... We provide mental health and learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist and secure services for the wider south west region and nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health...

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About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health and learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist and secure services for the wider south west region and nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery.

Our values

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to demonstrate) the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation.

These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity and compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and applications are encouraged and welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time, job share and flexible working applications will be considered and supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health and learning disabilities.

We are a Disability Confident Employer. Applicants who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria in the job description will be invited to interview.

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we want to attract and retain talented people and create a great place to work with a shared sense of pride and ambition. Our vision is to have an inclusive society where the importance of mental health and wellbeing is universally understood and valued. Recovery is at the heart of everything we do and we are one of the pioneers in driving forward the recovery agenda.

Shortlisted for Best Employer by Nursing Times 2018

Nursing Assistant

Are you an enthusiastic and motivated team player looking for a new challenge? If so, have you considered working within Secure Services in Dawlish, Devon?

Starting salary from£18,005 + up to 25% extradue to requirement for shift work (earlies, lates, nights and weekends)

We currently have exciting opportunities available for Nursing Assistantsto join our team at Langdon Hospital in Dawlish.

You will hold a QCF/NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care or have an equivalent qualification. If you already have the Care Certificate or hold a level 3 QCF qualification in care you will be appointed on a Band 3 salary.

If you have a minimum of 6 months experience in the last 2 years working in a care role, you can complete the form “Care Certificate Evidence Document” from the additional documentation list to evidence that this experience is equivalent to the 15 standards as set out within the Care Certificate. You will need to take this completed form to interview where it will be reviewed by the appointing manager and if you meet the criteria, you will be appointed on a Band 3 salary.

If you have less than 6 months experience working in a care role, you will be appointed as a trainee and paid at a “spot salary” currently £18,005 whilst you complete the Care Certificate. As soon as this is completed your salary will then increase to £19,737.

We will also offer entry onto our apprenticeship scheme which is open to applications every 6 months. This allows entry onto our career progression pathway. If you are interested developing a career in care but do not have the relevant experience required then please contact our Practice Education Team who give your details of our up and coming apprenticeship careers events on dpt.practiceeducation@nhs.net

  • Langdon Hospital operates on a 24/7 shift basis and therefore enables staff to qualify for unsocial enhancements in addition to basic pay even whilst completing the training programme.
  • You will need to work well within teams, have basic IT skills and be able to carry out duties as directed by qualified nursing staff in order to provide them with support in assisting patients to overcome their health problems.
  • You will need to be flexible in regards to working pattern and adapt to service needs. This post will therefore require you to undertake shifts including 4 weeks of earlies (7.30am – 3.30pm / 7.30am – 8.30pm) and 2 weeks of lates (12.30pm – 8.30pm / 8pm – 8am) over a 7 day working week as part of a standard working pattern.
  • Our secure services are focused on providing support for men who have experience with the legal system because of their mental health needs. We aim to provide them with a safe and secure environment that supports their recovery, giving them access to a wide range of treatments, therapies and care options. All staff are contracted to site and may rotate around working on any of our 7 wards.

If your application is successful you may be required to participate in an assessment and if successful you will be invited to attend a face to face selection morning/afternoon interview date for this will be confirmed shortly.

PLEASE NOTE, PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY

Location

Langdon Hospital

Langdon Hospital is home to Devon Partnership NHS Trust's forensic mental health service.

The service supports people who, as a result of their mental health issues, have had contact with the legal system and need a safe and secure environment that enables them to receive a wide range of treatments, therapies and care to help them recover.

There are four inpatient units at Langdon Hospital:

• Dewnans Centre

• Avon House

• Owen House

• Chichester House

About us

Overall Devon Partnership NHS Trust has been rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commissioners and we have supported our medical leaders within national roles at the Royal College of Psychiatry and NHS England.

Our passion and commitment to achieve this shapes our vision, mission and strategy to promote good mental health and wellbeing. Our staffs are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services. All of our members of staff work to our organisational values.

Our offer to you:

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:

  • Commitment to career development
  • Wide range of leadership development opportunities
  • Up to 41 days of paid leave per year, depending on length of NHS service, includes bank holidays
  • Generous NHS pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 14.5% of pensionable pay
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption leave over and above the statutory minimum requirements
  • Sick pay up to a maximum of six months full pay and six months half pay
  • Childcare vouchers – annual savings of up to £1,19
  • Commitment to flexible working
  • 24/7 free confidential advice and support service
  • Refer a friend and both earn £500 - available for selected posts. Terms and conditions apply.
  • Freedom to speak up ‘Guardian Service’, enabling you to safely discuss any concerns impacting on patient care
  • Preceptorship schemes
  • Exclusive health service discounts for NHS staff
  • Stagecoach – bus transport discounts
  • Salary sacrifice cyclescheme
  • Access to free recovery and wellbeing courses
Living here

Exeter is a thriving city with fine dining restaurants, excellent schools and flourishing art scene. Alongside a dynamic city lifestyle, as the third largest county in England, it’s no wonder Devon can also offer people the space to contemplate, to relax and reinvigorate yourself. You’ll also have access to some of the UK’s most beautiful countryside and coastlines.

 



Extra information

Status
Open
Location
Chichester
Published at
21-09-2020
Type of Job
Health / Medical
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
No
Car Preferred
No
Must be eligible to work in the EU
No
Cover Letter Required
No
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