Healthcare Support Workers
Healthcare Support Workers are central to the running of Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust supporting nurses, doctors and other staff to provide top quality care. They are fundamental in helping patients in their journey back to full health.
We are looking for a number of Healthcare Support Workers to join us and work in a range of inpatient and community settings, with a variety of individuals across the lifespan - from child and adolescent services, through to working age and older adult and dementia care.
Alongside registered practitioners you will provide interventions to people struggling with mental health difficulties, including issues such as self harm and suicidal thoughts and dementia and work in collaboration with their family / careers.
Your day to day will vary depending on which area of the Trust you work in. Your duties could include:
- One to one work with patients in their home, supporting individuals attendance in health and social care settings, involvement in group activities and attending multidisciplinary meetings
- Teaching and supporting life skills, such as using public transport, paying for bills, managing a home to live independently, helping with personal care, shopping and meal preparation, engaging in hobbies/Interests and communicating with others.
- Providing emotional support for an individual and their families.
- Connecting with community resources and relationship building with other services.
- work with service users to promote independence, maximising daily living skills.
- Assist in maintaining general and specific patient observations under the supervision of registered nursing staff.
- Facilitate and participate in recreational and physical activities in the provision of health and social care to service users. ·
- Participate in the escorting of patients as required.
Whatever area of our organisation you work in, you will need to demonstrate a commitment to providing a high-quality standard of care, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a positive attitude towards change, with an ability to contribute to the evolving nature of our services.
You will receive regular supervision and for some roles, you may be expected to work shifts over 7 days.
Applicants will be matched with the most suitable work area as part of the recruitment process depending on skills / experience and which area you would prefer.
Why chose to work with us?
Our people lie at the heart of what we do. Over 2,500 excellent, well trained and motivated staff are what makes LPFT successful. Our NHS Trust is, as rated by our own staff, one of the best mental health trusts in England. In our latest staff survey we have scored number 1 for staff morale when compared to all Trusts, not just those delivering mental health services. We're really proud of this.
What are the benefits?
Band 3 permanent role with a salary of £20,330–£21,777.
We also offer:
- Flexible working
- Development opportunities
- Regular clinical supervision and annual appraisal
- Early access to our staff wellbeing service and psychology therapies
- Excellent working environment
- Free car parking
- NHS Pension
What are the next steps?
Our values and behaviours are at the very heart of LPFT and we would welcome an application from you if you share these values and believe that you can make a difference.
We will be holding a recruitment event for successful applicants in May 2022 which will include an opportunity for you to hear more about the role and the organisation.
How do I apply?
For an informal chat about the role or recruitment event please contact Justine Wright (HR Business Partner) or Karen Christer (Head of Workforce Development) on 07518 294800.
You can apply via jobs.nhs.uk