£18,005 – £21,142 a year
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.
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
Healthcare Assistant (HCA)
Salary:from £18,005 + up to 25% extra due to requirement for shift work (earlies, lates, nights and weekends)
We currently have exciting opportunities available for Healthcare Assistants to join our team on Belvedere Ward at Franklyn Hospital. You will hold a QCF/NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care or have an equivalent qualification.
Can you put people first and provide nursing care that is person-centred, safe and compassionate?
Have you ever wanted to experience what it’s like to live and work in a coastal part of beautiful Devon?
Due to the expansion of the Team, we are searching for motivated and innovativeindividualsto join us on Belvedere Ward at Franklyn Hospital, Exeter. Join us and you will play a central role in a committed and dynamic team that has been rated as Outstanding by CQC.
This is an incredible opportunity to establish a career with Devon Partnership NHS Trust, one of the country’s most exciting and progressive mental health and learning disability trusts. You will be well supported and encouraged to develop your clinical competencies within a stimulating learning environment.You will become part of a multi-disciplinary team, using your skills, experience and personal qualities to help deliver a package of care to people on ward that helps them on their road to recovering a good quality of life.
This role is on a ward that operates on a 24/7 shift basis. You will qualify for unsocial enhancements in addition to your basic pay.
Salary for this role will be dependent on qualifications and experience working in a care role. The details for this are outlined below.
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 which is offered on an apprenticeship salary. This allows entry onto our career progression pathway.
We have no preconceptions about the people we employ. What matters to us is your passion, commitment and determination to succeed. We will assess this at interview.
You will have excellent communication skills, a commitment to working flexibly and be happy to participate in the internal 24 hours, 7 day a week rota to meet the needs of people who use our services.
We expect you to be able to demonstrate how you have worked effectively in a multi-disciplinary team setting. You will need to demonstrate your commitment to personal development and how you have supported a team to succeed.
We welcome independent and critical thinkers. You will be encouraged and supported to use quality improvement methodology to help improve the services we offer. The Trust’s Quality Improvement Academy is on hand to provide access to expert advice and support in your work area that will help you to improve the work you do every day.
Belvedere Ward is where we provide assessment, care and treatment forpatients with an Organic Mental Illness (Dementia), based at Franklyn Hospital, Exeter.
Our team at Belvedere includes a Consultant Psychiatrist, Ward Manager, Registered Mental Health and Registered General Nurses, Assistant Practitioners, Support Workers, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Junior Doctors, Discharge Facilitators, Medical Secretaries, an Admin Team, Peer Support Workers, a House Keeping Team, and a Team of enthusiastic Volunteers. We have a strong work ethic and pride ourselves on delivering person-centred care. We treat everyone – staff, stakeholders, colleagues and the people we care for and their families – with respect and dignity.
As part of the application process, you may be asked four simple values based recruitment questions. Your responses will determine we are happy to progress with your application.
If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email with interview details. Therefore, it is important that you check your NHS jobs account regularly. To access emails from us, please log into your account, and go to ‘My Applications’.
In submitting an application form, you authorise Devon Partnership NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed. We will not seek references until you have been made a conditional offer.
Please note by applying for posts that require a professional registration, you are also consenting to this being checked prior to interview. Preference will be given to staff at risk in priority order.
This advert will be withdrawn when a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you have part completed an application, we will contact you to advise you of this.
As a new member of staff to Devon Partnership NHS Trust you will be required to attend a full induction programme at the beginning of your employment. The content and length of this programme will depend on your new job role and where you will be working. This can be between one day for non-clinical staff and up to 10 days for inpatient clinical staff.
Thank you for applying.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.